Erika Austin, CPDT-KSA
Erika Austin, CPDT-KSA with her foster dog "Major"
Erika is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA)
and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
Erika has more than 10 years of experience working with dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. She has interned under licensed veterinarians, volunteered with countless animal rescue groups, worked at several different doggy daycare centers,
and was employed as a shelter manager for a no-kill animal shelter before
starting her own pet photography business.
Erika loves getting to know the people who love their dogs and is a passionate teacher,
of both human and canines! She believes that it's important for her clients to understand why dogs behave the way they do so that they can learn to problem-solve together. As a dedicated coach, Erika will customize each lesson to align with your personal training goals.
Whether it's jumping on visitors, pulling on the leash, or house-training a new puppy,
Erika is eager to help you find a solution that works for you and your dog!
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Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed indicates that a dog trainer has passed a comprehensive exam and an objective skills-based assessment along with at least 300 hours of dog training experience.
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®), established in 2001, is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Thousands of dog training professionals worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications as a mark of high professional distinction.
To learn more about the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers visit www.ccpdt.org
Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Professional Premium Member
- We believe in the fundamental value of the special relationship between dogs and humans, which benefits the individual and society as a whole.
- We believe in the fundamental value to society of the profession of dog training and behavior consulting.
- We believe in treating our human clients and their dogs with honesty and respect.
- We believe that dog training and behavior modification should be based on critical thinking, open inquiry, shared knowledge and standards of practice.
- We believe that reward-based training enhances the human-animal bond.
To learn more about the The Association of Professional Dog Trainers visit www.apdt.org