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Sophie Melissa Amphlett

Wilmette, IL 60091
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Business Description

Catering to residents of Evanston, Sophie Melissa Amphlett trains dogs and puppies. She is particularly skilled in training therapy and service dogs. Amphlett uses reward-based training and does not force, intimidate, nor hurt the canines in her care. She can help dog owners with concerns like aggression, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior. Amphlett became interested in dog training when she began fostering for Adopt-A-Pet in 2016. Later that year, she completed CATCH Canine Trainers Academy's Master Class program with distinction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best dog training certification?

There are several dog training certification programs available to help trainers expand their credentials. Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) are two of the highest certifications. Additional essential certifications include Basic Agility and Puppy Training.

What qualifications do I need to be a dog trainer?

Dog trainers are not required to get any type of certification; however, courses that award certifications help build client bases and ensure pet owners that their animals are in excellent hands. To become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, one must pass a written exam and have 300 hours of documented experience in dog training over a three-year period.

What kind of training do you need to be a dog trainer?

Professional training is not required to become a dog trainer, but the more courses and credentials one obtains allows for increased knowledge and skill sets in overall dog training. Depending on the certifications desired, training courses include obedience, behavior modification, pet CPR, clicker training, and K9 training.

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