Resources

Accredited links to help you make informed decisions regarding your dog.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

The professional association of U.S. animal hospitals website is an excellent source of animal related medical topics. You can even find an accredited hospital here. (Hospital Locator)

American Humane Association (AHA)

The AHA, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest animal and child advocacy organizations in the country. They are involved in a wide range of educational, legislative, and research initiatives aimed at protecting children, pets, and farm animals from abuse and neglect.

American Kennel Club (AKC)

Look to the AKC for information on dog breeds, puppies, dog shows, the Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy programs, the AKC Animal Therapy program, and a variety of training resources.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

The ASPCA, created in 1866, is the oldest humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Although based in NYC, the Society plays a leading role in many national legislative and educational issues. Its website is a rich repository of information for pet owners on everything from skin conditions to behavior questions.

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

This organization of veterinarians, behaviorists, and research professionals publishes widely respected, scientifically sound positions on various dog training-related issues. On their website, you’ll find position statements about puppy socialization, the theory of dominance in dog training, and how to choose a dog trainer.

Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAAB)

CAAB is an organization of professionals with advanced graduate degrees in the science of animal behavior who have been certified through the Animal Behavior Society.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

CCPDT is an independent testing and certifying agency that sets the standard for dog trainers worldwide. This gives the dog owners a peace of mind that the methods used are based in science.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

CCPDT is an independent testing and certifying agency that sets the standard for dog trainers worldwide. This gives the dog owners a peace of mind that the methods used are based in science. This is why Common Sense Dog Training requires our trainers to become certified.