Pat Miller Certified Trainer Requirements


Peaceable Paws, LLC

Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
301-582-9420

 

Pat Miller Certified Trainer Requirements

If you have completed the Level 1 Academy you can call yourself a Pat Miller Level 1 Academy Graduate (Not a PMCT!)

PMCT1 – Must have successfully completed at least three academies, two of which must be Basic Training and Behavior and Behavior Modification, with a third academy of your choice.

PMCT2 – Must have successfully completed at least four academies, three of which must be Basic Training and Behavior, Behavior Modification, and Cognition, with a fourth academy of your choice. You are invited but not required to participate on the groups.io study discussion list.

PMCT3 – Must have successfully completed at least five academies, four of which must be Level 1 Basic Training and Behavior, Level 2 Behavior Modification, Cognition, and Advanced Training and Behavior Study, and actively participate on the groups.io discussion list. You must also submit 30 CEUs for approval every 3 years. PPaws will accept CCPDT-approved CEUs, and you may also submit other events for consideration for approval.

PMCT4 – Must have successfully completed five academies, including all requirements for PMCT3, and attend a 1-week Private or Semi-Private Intern Program with Pat Miller (or alternatively, complete the Level 1 Peaceable Paws Internship) and participate on the groups.io discussion list. You must also submit 30 CEUs for approval every 3 years.

 

Peaceable Paws Academy Ethics Statement

At our Pat Miller/Peaceable Paws Academies we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in our training practices. Our Code of Ethical Conduct serves as a guiding principle for all trainers and participants, ensuring that every interaction is rooted in respect, compassion, agency and positive reinforcement. Our foundational principles are no fear, no pain, and no intimidation. We believe in nurturing strong bonds between humans and animals through trust, encouragement, and empathy. By adhering to these principles, we strive to create a safe, supportive, and enriching environment where both learners and trainers can thrive.