Many people do not know that the dog training field is unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a “dog trainer” and often people even call themselves (inappropriately) dog behaviorists. It is important to research anyone you choose to hire to support your family.
FPPE looks for trainers and behavior consultants that have completed recognized courses and programs. One such program is Karen Pryor Academy. I know that a KPA grad has been exposed to a high quality curriculum and has professional qualities we are looking for. Here is a great example of one of our Family Paws KPA grads who is a wonderful example of an Family Paws Parent Educator.