The Academy's education in behavior, training, behavior modification, teaching and counseling is widely considered to be unrivaled.
But more than that, the Academy is a community and a professional network that can last a lifetime.
An international community. Our students, graduates and staff discuss, study and "do the deep dive" into all things behavior across county, state and national boundaries on a daily basis. The level of discussion on our numerous safe, collegial, collaborative discussion platforms is unlike anywhere else.
The nitty gritty of applied behavior practice. Senior students already practicing can present interesting or challenging cases for input and review by their peers and the coaching team. They can also contact each other or an Academy graduate to co-operate on cases in their region if they wish.
A place to share a love of dogs. Academy members get together regularly in the Academy Café, our closed Facebook group, which acts as an online common room. This is where you can chat, exchange views, post interesting news and ask for comment or support in campaigns. And, of course, you can share your dogs - their stories, photos and videos. Pet dog training is currently a philosophical war zone and burnout is a serious concern. For this reason, we want our practitioners to not only be thoroughly educated, but supported, and their emotional health attended to, so they'll have long, fulfilling careers. And because dogs are so central to our lives and values, we pretty much can't get enough of them.