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About Us

Fetch The Answer was created by The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers®, the leading independent testing and certification resource for dog training and behavior professionals. The CCPDT set the global standard for the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. We are a private, not-for-profit organization.

Our mission is to establish and maintain humane standards of competence for dog training and behavior professionals through criteria based on experience, standardized testing, skills, and continuing education.

We provide professional standards that support and promote excellence in the dog training and behavior profession.

We give dog owners a way to identify professional certified trainers and behavior consultants.

Professionals who pass the CCPDT’s examinations have been tested for fundamental knowledge and skill in humane, science-based dog training techniques. All certificants must earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their designations (CPDT-KA®, CPDT-KSA®, CBCC-KA®) and must also adhere to strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Effective Behavior Intervention policies in their practices.