Pat Miller Certified Trainers

Pat Miller Certified Trainer Requirements

PMCT1 – Must have successfully completed at least three academies, two of which must be Level 1 Basic Training and Behavior and Level 2 Behavior Modification

PMCT2 – Must have successfully completed at least four academies, three of which must be Level 1 Basic Training and Behavior, Level 2 Behavior Modification, and Level 3 Advanced Training and Behavior Study. In addition, beginning January of 2012, all PMCT2s must actively participate in the PMCT2/3 yahoogroups list; submit at least one approved behavior case analysis per year; and 30 CEUs every 3 years. PPaws will accept CCPDT-approved CEUs, and you may also submit other events for approval.

PMCT3 – Must have successfully completed five academies, including all requirements for PMCT2, and attended a 1-week Private Intern Program with Pat Miller or, alternatively, complete the Level 1 Peaceable Paws Apprenticeship.

Effective August 1, 2011, Peaceable Paws is no longer accepting other programs as acceptable alternatives for our Level 1 program. You are welcome to contact us to see if you qualify to “test out” of Level 1.

Sheridan Francis, PMCT
Mississuaga, Ontario, Canada, L5J 1Z9
Tess Francis, PMCT2
Mississuaga, Ontario, Canada, L5J 1Z9


Sean Howard, PMCT
Up with Pup
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4J 1K2
Serving Toronto, Canada and surrounding areas. Canada’s first and only PMCT! Our goal: At Up with Pup we work every day to foster better communication and understanding between species. How we do it: We use positive, reinforcement-based training and customized behaviour modification programs to create rewarding relationships between each of us and our companion animals. If you are looking for a truly dog friendly approach to dealing with behavioural issus or just to teach basic good manners to your dog (whatever his or her age), then you are in the right place.

Shannon Applegate, PMCT
On My Best Behavior
Denver, CO 80211
Serving Denver Metro area. Offering dog and people friendly training- from behavior challenges to basic manners.

Susan Kaminsky, CPDT-KA, PMCT
The Country Dog LLC
18 Auburn Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 434-2884
Serving: Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, and Westport CT. Providing in-home training for dogs and puppies — good manners, puppy beginnings to prevent future behavior problems, addressing problem behaviors such as jumping, mouthing, and pulling on leash. We are flexible and will work around your schedule and address your goals.

Hedda Garland, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2
School of Dogs, LLC
Washington, DC 20016
Serving Washington DC & Northern Montgomery County. Offering in-home training, behavioral consultations assistance dog training, basic manners and behavior modification.

Estie Dallett, JD, PMCT-3, Member APDT
Civil Dogobedience, LLC
Washington, DC 20015

Nancy Fitzgerald, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Positive Results Dog Training
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 761-9125
Serving Northern Delaware and surrounding areas. Offering puppy kindergarten, basic and intermediate basic manners, private training, behavior modification, custom services.

Jenny Schneider, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Camp Canine USA, LLC
Cumming, GA 30041
(404) 642-4419
Offering: Family dog training. Basic manners. Clicker training. Dog-friendly, reward-based methods. Behavior counseling. Private instruction. In-home consultations. Beginner & Intermediate classes. Puppy socialization and early learning classes. Small, intimate class settings.

Laura Dorfman, CPDT-KA, PMCT
kona’s touch, inc.
Chicago, IL
Serving: Chicago and the North Shore. Offering: Positive, peaceful, in-home private lessons, consultations. Puppy and dog training, good manners and behavior issues, Agility, exercise options, aging issues.

Pawsitive Transformations
Bloomington, IL 61761
(309) 451-8348
Bloomington/Normal, IL and surrounding McLean County, IL. Services include private training to help your dog or puppy with good manners, as well as behavior modification for anxiety and aggression issues.

Leslie McGavin-Clifton, CPDT-KA, PMCT, AKC CGC
Look What I Can Do! Dog Training
Elkton, MD
A business dedicated to teaching the family pet good manners with safe and humane methods of clicker training and positive reinforcement. Instruction is human friendly, too! Private and group lessons available, as well as behavior modification for common behavioral problems. Serving communities within a 25-mile radius of Calvert area of Cecil County, MD. Further travel entails gas mileage fees

Kim Yocklin, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Canine Character, LLC
Frederick, MD 21701
Serving Frederick, MD. At Canine Character, we are committed to using only gentle, dog-friendly techniques to solve even the most challenging behavior issues. We combine an understanding of canine behavior with scientifically based training techniques to get results reliable enough for canine athletes, working dogs and, of course, family pets.Classes and consultations available.

Sabine Hentrich, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Four Positive Paws, LLC
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 580-0988
Private in-home lessons as well as in-home day school and board and train in Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland.

Shirley Greenlief, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Peaceable Paws, LLC
Fairplay, MD 21733

Shanon McAuliffe, CPDT-KA, PMCT

Karol Kennedy, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2
B PWSITV: Training for Pups and Their People
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Serving: Washington County and adjoining areas. in-home training, basic good manners classes and behavior modification. Pet walks and pet sitting for clients dogs, absent owner training available.

Susan Sarubin, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, PMCT3
Pawsitive Fit LLC
Easton, MD 21601
Serving Easton and vicinity. Offering in home, private training for people and dogs. Good Manners training, Behavior Consultations and pre-adoption counseling.

Helen Creech, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Wag & Train
Annapolis, MD 21401

Beth Joy, PMCT
Baltimore/Woodstock, MD 21163
Service areas: Baltiomre city, Baltimore County, Harold County, Carroll County and the surrounding areas. Improving the relationship between you and your dog through better communication. We use only positive techniques scientifically proven to work. We do not use or support use of shock, choke, or prong collars or any thing that may be aversive to your dog.

Katie Ervin, CPDT-KA, PMCT
4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Serving Hagerstown MD and surrounding areas. Good Manners Training and behavior modification for puppies and adult dogs in your home. 4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC is committed to scientific, reward-based methods that are effective and dog friendly. Dog Walking Services also available.

Jessica Miller, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Go Pawsitive, LLC
Clear Spring, MD 21722
Will travel to: Washington Co. MD, Berkeley & Morgan Counties in WV. Offering positive-reinforcement based (reward focused) Good Manners & registered K9 Nose Work® training for adult dogs and puppies, along with some behavior modification services. Early sport preparation training for Rally, Obedience, Agility and Freestyle, using force-free methods. Providing one-on-one in-home training packages, day-training packages and on-site training at our farm in Clear Spring. Also providing pre-adoption counseling services for families planning on acquiring puppies or adult dogs from shelters, rescues or quality breeders. K9 Nose Work® classes (offered via Peaceable Paws, LLC), private coaching and trial preparation and Nose Work Fun Days from an Associate Nose Work instructor registered with the NACSW.

Laura Nalven, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Atta Pup! Dog and Puppy Training
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Tanzi Leary, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Dog Crazy Lady
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Serving: Baltimore County Area. Training your best friend shouldn’t be stressful. I specialize in using modern dog and puppy training and behavior modification techniques that are fun, effective and create a great bond. I am a certified, professional trainer and have taught hundreds of students in both group and private sessions. Visit my website for more information about dog training in and around the Baltimore County area.

Summer Ragulsky, PMCT
Playful Pandemonium
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Serving: Silver Spring and surrounding areas. Private, In-home training for good manners and behavior modification. We’re force-free and we have fun.

Lisa Waggoner, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2
Cold Nose College
Murphy, NC 28906
Specializing in effective, reward-based clicker training for the family dog to help them become well-behaved companions and family members. Offering in-home training, small group classes, and behavior modification within the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee.

Trish Ryan, PMCT2
For Paw Drive
Manchester, NJ


Setting you and your dog up for success trhough positive reinforcement training for puppies through adult dogs. Covering good manners and behaviorial issues.  Also offering helping your newly adopted pal adjust to their fur-ever home.


Christine Danker, CPDT-KA, PMCT3, KPA-CTP
Hemlock Hollow, LLC
Slingerlands, NY
At Hemlock Hollow we believe that all animals should be treated with respect and kindness. Training should be fun and a journey the entire family should enjoy towards having a wonderful family companion for years to come. All training is taught with gentle methods and positive reinforcement. In-home consultations and classes for basic manners, training for the breed ring, obedience/rally offered. Private consultations are available for behavioral issues.

Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Serving Brooklyn and Manhattan Offering private, in-home manners training and behavior modification as well as help in raising a puppy or choosing a dog to adopt.

Jenny Chun, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2
Give Paw Dog Training
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Serving New York City In home consultations (manners training and behavior consultations; specializing in helping newly adopted dogs integrate into their new homes

Leigh Sansone, CPDT-KA, PMCT, CGC
Ruff Customers Dog Training
New York, NY 10025
(234) 752-9783
Serving metro New York City. Ruff Customers offers in-home puppy socialization to advanced manners training. We handle fear and aggression cases using modern, gentle, effective methods, such as Constructional Aggression Treatment (C.A.T.) and Desensitization & Counter-Conditioning.

Viviane Arzoumanian, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2
Pumpkinpups Dog Training
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Serving all of Brooklyn. Parts of Queens and Manhattan In-home good manners training and behavior consultations for puppies and adult dogs. Science based, time tested, gentle methods only. Crate training, house training, good manners, separation anxiety, fearful dogs, reactivity and aggression toward other dogs, human aggression cases considered on a case-by-case basis.

Rikke Brogaard, CPDT, PMCT-2
Rikke B Dog Training
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Serving: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan Positive dog training and behavior consultations, in-home training, dog and kid dynamic.

Lisa Wyatt, PMCT
Portland, OR 97214

Jeanne Klink, PMCT, Member APDT
Sow Pawsitive Pet Services
Meyersdale, PA
Serving Somerset County, PA. Offering private and group good manners training for puppies and adult dogs. Helping families train the family dog with positive reinforcement and clicker training methods that are both fun and effective. Trick classes also available. Home style, kennel free puppy and dog boarding. Small classes (5 to 6) dogs

Melinda Berger, CPDT-KA, PMCT, CDBC
Dream Dogs, LLC
Newton, PA 18940
Serving: Bucks County PA & surrounding area. Offering Home school, in-home consultations and behavior consultations.

Heather Smith, PMCT
All 4 Paws Dog Training
164 Mount Union Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
(717) 360-2106
Serving Franklin County and Adam County, PA. Providing private and semi-private in-home good manners training, behavior consultations, pre-adoption counseling, and assessments.

Sharon Messersmith, PMCT
Canine Valley Training Facility, LLC
Reading, PA 19606
Customized training, dog park, behavior consulting. We provide positive reinforcement manners training and specialized training for foster dogs / adopted dogs.

C.C. Casale, PMCT, APDT
SouthPaw Pet Care
Charleston, SC 29464
Serving: Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island Daniel Island, Downtown Charleston, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Folly Beach. Private Lessons, Day Training, Walkies, Exercise, Pre-Pet Consults & Behavioral Assessments. First Aid & CPR Certified. 20+ years experience including grooming and extensive rescue work. Group classes added soon.

AnnMarie Easton, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Pawsitive Companionship, LLC
Memphis, TN 38111
Serving Memphis & Shelby County TN & DeSoto County MS. Dog training that is reward based and fun for both the family and the dog. Offering small group classes including puppy socialization, basic & intermediate manners. AKC CGC preparation & testing. Also providing in-home training and behavior modification.

Elizabeth (Beth) Brock, PMCT
Fetching Manners
Harrison (Chattanooga), TN 37341
(423) 802-2189
Servicing: Chattanooga, TN & the surrounding Tri-State (TN/GA/AL). Obtain a better understanding of what your dog is telling you, & learn how to communicate effectively with your dog. Offering 1-on-1 in-home training (group classes soon) in both puppy & adult good manners & more! Specializing in helping you train your fearful/reactive dog.

Liz Fortanier, PMCT
Choo Choo Dog Camp
Chattanooga, TN 37408
Dog day care, boarding, training, grooming

Margaret Marsh, PMCT
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Kim Miller, PMCT
Hamilton, VA 20158
Serving: Loudoun County, Virginia and surrounding areas. offering private in-home training, small classes and behavior consultations. All training taught using gentle, compassionate and positive reward based techniques. Our focus is to provide fun and friendly training that will enhance the human animal bond.

Christine Bennett, PMCT
Muddy Paws Pet Store
Norfolk, VA 23503
Good Manners and Family Dog training using positive reinforcement methods. Group classes and private training.

Sara Boyle, PMCT
My Courteous Canine, LLC
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Serving: the towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford and the surrounding ares.

Valerie Balwanz, PMCT. CDPT
Pampered Pets
1371 Lower Ferry Rd
Charlottesville, VA
Small group classes; Manners Training, Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Play Group, Tricks, Private Lessons, Behavior Modification. All training is done with positive reinforcement clicker training and is based on the science of how dogs learn. Fun and Easy for the whole family.

Melissa M Chow, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Paws of Change Training and Behavior
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Serving: Northern and Central VA. Good Manners Training, Group Classes, Puppy Training, Private In-home Training, Behavior Training and Rescue Training.

Marnie M Montgomery, CPDT-KA, PMCT3
Joyful Dog LLC
Leesburg, VA 20176
Serving: Loudon VA, Western Fairfax VA and Montgomery County, MD. Private in-home training for Good Manners and Behavior Modification using positively rewarding techniques. Group classes for puppies and dogs in Great Falls, Leesburg, and Bluemont, VA. Also offering Tellington TTouch.

Head of the Class Dog Training, LLC
Winchester, VA 22602
(414) 881-0779
Serving: Winchester, VA and surrounding area. Teaching your dog humanely and gently the expectations and social skills needed to navigate its human world successfully, all while having fun! Offering: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic K-9 Social Skills 1 & 2, CGC/Star Puppy, APDT “My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S.” testing, Pet Partner Therapy Dog and more.

Peggy Bowers, PMCT2
Sundogs Canine Consultation and Training
Alexandria, VA 22309
Sundogs provides individualized, in-home, positive reinforcement training. I am committed to teaching you to train your dog in a compassionate and fun way that works. Offering positive puppy program to start puppies off on the right paw. “Good manners to last a lifetime.”

Lisa Spencer, PMCT2
Positive Perspectives Dog Training
Gainesville, VA 20155
Serving: Gainesville, Manassas, Brentsville, Warrenton, Centreville, Clifton and Chantilly. Offering puppy socialization, good manners, behavioral consultations and in home private consultations

Barbara Tran, CPDT-KA, PMCT
See Spot Shine, LLC
Pownal, VT 05261
Service Area: Vermont-Massachusetts-New York tri-state area. Services: Science-based for results, gentle for your and your dog’s well-being. Classes and in-home consultations.

Mary Eidukevicius, PMCT, APDT
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425