Curious about my professional credentials?

I believe strongly in a science-based, dog-friendly approach grounded in high standards of education and credentialing. I am committed to providing my clients with the best possible service – and behavioral interventions based on the most current research and information.

 

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Millie & Inca hiking
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Current credentials and memberships:

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Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

International Association of Animal Behaviorists
Family Dog Mediator

Certified Family Dog Mediator

Family Dog Mediator

Family Paws Licensed Educator

Family Paws Licensed Educator

Family Paws Parent Educator

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Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Association of INTODogs

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Diploma in Canine Behavior

International School of Canine Psychology

International Coaching Federation

Certified Professional Coach (for humans)

International Coaching Federation

Certification logo: Association of Into Dogs: Certified Canine Behaviourist

Certified Canine Behaviorist

Association of INTODogs

Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer

Separation Anxiety Pro Trainer

SA Pro Trainer

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Certified Animal Behaviorist

International Companion Animal Network

Aggression in Dog Certificate

Aggression in Dogs Master Course

Michael Shikashio
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Certificate in Emotional Healing

International School of Canine Psychology

Since 2015, I have earned more than 500 continuing education units. That number increases every year.

I also hold a Master’s Degree in intercultural psychology and communications, and additional graduate-level certificates/etc. in Animal Behavior, Learning Theory, and Training Facilitation.

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