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Postby Graham » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:56 am

I am having a difficult time trying to understand how to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). I have read the handbook and I understand that you need to log 300 hours in canine behavior consulting with customers, shelters, rescues, ect. I'm confused as to how you can do canine behavior consulting with customers to count towards your hours logged when you are not certified??

Can someone please tell me what piece of the puzzle am I missing? I am reading through this handbook and it says nothing about need any sort of certificate to sit for the exam. You simply need to hours logged and you have to have a CPDT or Vet sign off on it.

any help?? :run:

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Postby Amie » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:13 pm

Keep track of the hours you're doing - each hour of classes or private consultation. The hours are simply hours you've worked (with owners and people, not shelter dogs!) not hours you've worked as a certified trainer. So you don't have to be certified for the 300 hours (I thought it was 500, but I could be wrong - it adds up fast either way.)

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