Stilwell is great, but trainers certified by her are a bit thin on the ground - there are other assurances of pos-R training, with larger rosters.
PPG, the Pet Professional Guild
- mostly in the USA, but also Europe APDT
in Ireland, the UK, & Australia
[not the U-S
, as the US-apdt accepts every stripe of training methods, & all tools are permitted;
so long as U've never been charged with & convicted of
animal cruelty, U can be a member in good standing.] IAABC
around the world
in the UK, COAPE / APBC
, as well as the Animal Behavior & Training Council [ABTC
], a regulatory body: The Animal Behaviour and Training Council - The Animal Behaviour and Training Council
The next step up from a credentialed trainer is a CAAB - certified applied animal behaviorist
Beyond that is a Board-certified diplomate, a veterinary behaviorist
- a DVM with an added specialty in behavior.
- where do U live?
Perhaps someone on the forum can refer U to a local trainer, or a nearby behaviorist [with credentials].