Enrichment for Dogs: What’s the Endgame?


by Matt Tuzzo, CTC, CPDT-KA and Angela Tuzzo The word “enrichment” is thrown around by dog professionals constantly, especially among force-free trainers. For many clients, the word has become synonymous with others that they hear all the time – words like mental stimulation, exercise, and activity – all of which represent ways of enriching a […]

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Inform, Inspire & Engage: How Your First Lesson Can Set the Tone for Your Group Classes


By Melinda Schiller, CPDT-KA People take group dog training classes for a variety of reasons. Students may have just adopted a dog and want to start off on the right foot, or perhaps they have a behavior or manners issue they want to deal with. Maybe they want to have some fun with their dog […]

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UPDATE! New CCPDT Certificant Benefits


We are very excited to announce another great Certificant Benefit that has been added to your Certificant Benefits Program! CCPDT would like to welcome SnuffleMutt as a new Certificant Benefit. The SnuffleMutt snuffle mat is an interactive work-to-eat dog toy, providing mental stimulation, enrichment and entertainment for dogs. They can sniff, search and snuffle their […]

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