The American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club (AKC) offers many different activities that you can engage in with your dog and earn titles, many of these without going to a dog show to compete. Anything’s PAWSable offers classes for many of these activities. Debi is a certified evaluator for the American Kennel Club.
Training your dog to earn titles is fun! While the title is fun to earn and you get to show off your and your dog’s hard work, the real benefit comes from the time you spend and the engagement with your dog. It builds a great relationship of trust and mutual understanding.
Some of the classes that Anything’s PAWSable offers to help you work toward titles are:
- Canine Good Citizen– there are 4 different levels and titles you can earn. Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a foundation for all therapy dog training as well.
- Trick Dog– there are 5 different levels and titles you can earn
- Fit Dog– levels being added; all help to build a solid core of your dog’s muscles and joints so every dog stays fit and healthy for a long healthy life
- Farm Dog– similar to the CGC, but focusing on a dog being in control in a farm environment as opposed to being out in public in town
- Rally-O– this is similar to obedience, but also very different. It requires skill and precision, but is much more relaxed. There are many different levels that can be attained
- Temperment Test– a class designed to help you help prepare your dog to pass the AKC Temperment Test, which evaluates 6 different areas of temperament response in the dog
*All of these, with the exception of the Temperment Test title, can be earned without traveling to an AKC sanctioned dog show to compete. Anything’s PAWSable can help you video and certify so you can then send your information to AKC to title.
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Why Hire a Certified Positive Reinforcement Trainer?
The professional dog training industry is widely unregulated. This means anyone can jump in and call themselves a dog trainer without having actually studied training methods and their effects, canine psychology and the science of how learning in the animal’s brain actually takes place. More than being ineffective, an uneducated “dog trainer” can inflict irreparable damage to a dog’s behavior & trust of humans. When hiring a dog trainer with certifications, you’re getting peace of mind knowing they’ve been vetted by an objective, third-party certifying body such as the CCPDT. Additionally, dog trainers who want to keep their accreditations must regularly attend continuing education workshops & education events to stay up-to-speed with science-based modern dog training techniques.