Peaceable Paws Intern Academies


Level 1 Canine Behavior & Training Academy

Approved 22 CEUs for CCPDT & IAABC
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 reserves a space in the Academy date of your choice.
Balance is due 45 days prior to start of class.
Your academy tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to camp start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.
Limit 8 students

Peaceable Paws Level 1 Intern Academy with Pat Miller

Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost:  $1500

An intensive, internationally-acclaimed 6-day academy on basic dog behavior and training – a solid foundation for your ongoing education as a dog training and behavior professional, and the first step toward your Pat Miller Trainer Certification. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one attention.

Graduates come away with a thorough understanding of the basics of how dogs think and learn, as well as hands on experience training a shelter dog. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior; improve your training skills; discuss the challenges and gratifications of the training and behavior profession; develop relationships with peers to add to your trainer network.

What You Get:

Certificate of Completion

Online access to Peaceable Paws trainer network (more than 200 trainer/graduates of the Academy

Body of knowledge useful for your CPDT exams

22 CPDT CEUs

Opportunity to become a Peaceable Paws Affiliate (dependent on grades)

Eligibility to attend Level 2 and 3 Peaceable Paws Academies, to become a PMCT and PMCT-2 and/or 3

Light breakfast and snacks every day

Your Instructor:
Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC, is owner of Peaceable Paws, Director of the Peaceable Paws Academies, and an internationally acclaimed trainer and seminar speaker, training editor for the Whole Dog Journal, and award-winning author of five books on dog training and behavior. She launched Peaceable Paws in Monterey, California in 1996 and has been at the Maryland 80-acre campus since 2004.

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Level 2 Behavior Modification Academy

Level 2 Behavior Modification

Approved CEUs for CCPDT & IAABC.

A non-refundable deposit of $300 reserves a space in the class of your choice. Balance due 45 days prior to start of your class.
Your academy tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to camp start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Limit 8 students

This 6-day intensive learning opportunity is designed to help you achieve your career goals as an animal care professional or committed hobbyist.

We limit enrollment so we can be sure to provide you with an individualized, quality program.

Each course, while intense and exhausting, is intended to be an enjoyable, educational experience and offer networking opportunities with other trainers and interns that can serve you in the future.

Successful completion of our Level 1 Academy – or its equivalent – is a prerequisite for any of the Level 2 Academies, which can be taken in any order.

Interns are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. Rates at nearby hotels range from $69 to $130 per night. There are also campgrounds and RV parks nearby if you prefer.

Sample outlines, reading lists and additional information is available upon request at info@peaceablepaws.com.

Course Outline
I. How Dogs Learn- The Science of Behavior
II. Behavior Modification- Working with Problem Behaviors
III. Professional Practices / Client Relationships
IV.Pharmaceuticals- When? What? How?

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Level 3 Advanced Training and Behavior Study

Level 3 Advanced Training and Behavior Study

CEU’s for CCPDT & IAABC.

Exploring and experiencing advanced concepts of training and behavior – bring your own dog (preferably) or borrow a dog.

Shaping; Premack; Scent Discrimination; Advanced Targeting; Spelling; Jean Donaldson’s IQ Test; Fading Lures and Prompts; Reducing Latency and more.

Space is limited to 8 Interns.

Prerequisites for L3 Intern Academy Advanced Training and Behavior Study:
Successful completion of the Level 1 Academy and the L2 Behavior Modification Academy

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 reserves a space in the Academy date you’ve selected. Balance is due 45 days prior to start of class. Your academy tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to camp start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

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Level 3 Canine Aggression Academy

Level 3 Canine Aggression Academy

CEUs available for CCPDT & IAABC

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 reserves a space in the Aggression Academy.
Balance is due 45 days prior to start of class.
Your academy tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to camp start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Limit 8 students

Peaceable Paws Level 3 Aggression Academy with Pat Miller
Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost: $1500

An intensive, internationally-acclaimed 6-day academy on canine aggression – discussing aggressive behavior; observing certified behavior consultant Pat Miller conduct several realtime aggression consults; and working in teams with an assigned aggression case for the week.

Graduates come away with a deeper understanding of canine aggression, aggression consulting skills, and aggression behavior modification protocols.

Expand your knowledge of canine aggression; improve your consulting skills; discuss the challenges and gratifications of working with canine aggression clients; develop new relationships with peers to add to your trainer network.

What You Get:
Certificate of Completion
Online access to Peaceable Paws trainer network (more than 300 trainer/graduates of the Academy
Body of knowledge useful for your CPDT exams
CCPDT and IAABC CEUs
Opportunity to become a Peaceable Paws affiliate (dependent on grades)
Eligibility to become a PMCT or PMCT-2
Light breakfast and snacks every day

Your Instructor:
Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, is owner of Peaceable Paws, Director of the Peaceable Paws Academies, and an internationally acclaimed trainer and seminar speaker, training editor for the Whole Dog Journal, and award-winning author of five books on dog training and behavior. She launched Peaceable Paws in Monterey, California in 1996 and has been at the Maryland 80-acre campus since 2004.

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Level 3 Canine Cognition Academy

L3 Academy: Canine Cognition

Approved CEUs for CCPDT & IAABC.

A non-refundable deposit of $300 reserves a space in the class of your choice. Balance due 45 days prior to start of your class.
Your academy tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to camp start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Limit 8 students

This 6-day intensive learning opportunity is designed to help you achieve your career goals as an animal care professional or committed hobbyist.

We limit enrollment so we can be sure to provide you with an individualized, quality program.

Successful completion of our Level 1 Academy – or its equivalent – is a prerequisite for any of the Level 2 Academies, which can be taken in any order.

Interns are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging. Rates at nearby hotels range from $69 to $130 per night. There are also campgrounds and RV parks nearby if you prefer.

Sample outlines, reading lists and additional information is available upon request at info@peaceablepaws.com.

This academy is held at Peaceable Paws 17816 Spielman Road Fairplay, MD 21733

Behavior Science is just beinning to scratch the surface of the capabilities of the canine brain. Be on the cutting edge of Canine Cognition with this 6-day L3 Peaceable Paws Academy. We will explore cognition, metacognition, theory of mind, imitation, object identification, canine reading, and more.

Students will ideally bring their own dogs (dogs need basic clicker skills); dogs can be provided for a limited number of students who are unable to bring dogs.

Be prepared to be amazed!

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