Canine Behavior & Training Academy
Approved CEUs for CCPDT
Scholarship opportunity – click here.
A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this academy. The balance is due 60 days prior to the academy start date.
Your academy tuition is 50% refundable (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 60 days or more prior to academy start date, 25% (minus the non-refundable deposit) if you cancel 45+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 45 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
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.
This academy is appropriate for training professionals and would-be training professionals, as well as dedicated shelter and rescue volunteers, and dog owners who are seeking a higher, more scientific level of skill and understanding when working with their dogs. This is essentially a college level course exploring behavior science and the hands-on application of force-free dog training methods. You are expected to read several books in advance of the course and be prepared to discuss and be tested on the concepts therein. You will be assigned to work with a shelter dog who has had little-to-no training prior to coming to Peaceable Paws. It is not for the faint of heart, but you will leave with a solid foundation of behavior science as it applies to dog training and behavior, and a deeper understanding of how your dog thinks and learns.
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 300 trainer/graduates of the Academy
Body of knowledge useful for your CPDT exams
CPDT CEUs available
Opportunity to become a Peaceable Paws Affiliate (dependent on grades)
Eligibility to attend additional academies and to become a PMCT and PMCT-2 and/or 3
Snacks served every day
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.