I have unofficially been training my entire life. Last year I finally took the plunge and got certified. I did research and found I had two choices to get certified. I could pay thousands of dollars and go through a program like animal behavorist college ( http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com) or I could work for Petco and get the same certification and get paid to get the training. I went through Petco. I also feel strongly I need to keep up on latest practices and advancements and continue to do research and learn all that I can. I love working with dogs. I am pictured here with my Malamute, Stinker. I have found that no two dogs are alike. Each dog is a new and exciting adventure.