Multi-Species Intern Academy

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Multi-Species Academy

Due to low registrations, this academy has been canceled for 2019.   If you are interested in this academy, email us at and let us know.  If we get enough interest, we may add it back into the rotation, next year.

CEUs available for CCPDT

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 reserves a space in this Academy. Remainder of tuition 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.

Peaceable Paws Multi-Species Academy with Pat Miller
Duration: 6 days: Monday through Saturday
Size: Limited to 8 students
Cost: $1500

Our six-day Multi-Species Academy will address force-free/clicker training for species other than dogs. This is an opportunity to apply the principles of behavior and learning with a different animal, and realize the critical importance of understanding other species (their natural behaviors and what is reinforcing) in order to successfully work with them. We may have cats, horses, rabbits, birds and some other small companion animals to work with. Students for this course will research the species they choose as their primary subject and present a plan for the week’s training. They are welcome to bring their own “other” species with them, within reason and with pre-approval. There are some reading requirements prior to the course start date, and quizzes and a final written and practical exam during the course.

Prerequisites are either successful completion of our L1 Basic Canine Training and Behavior Academy or an ongoing program of self-study and passing the Level 1 written exam with a score of 70% or better, then submitting videos for review of the student clicker training a subject to perform specified behaviors. If the student is too far away to take the exam here, we can find a trainer to administer the exam within a reasonable distance of his/her location.

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
Opportunity to become a Peaceable Paws affiliate (dependent on grades)
Eligibility to become a PMCT1 or PMCT-2
Snacks served daily

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.

Additional information

Dates September 9, 2019 to September 14, 2019