Visit the association’s Web site for dog training tips; career, education, and certification information; and to read a sample issue of APDT Chronicle of the Dog.
For general information about zoos, aquariums, oceanariums, and wildlife parks, contact
Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs and ongoing support.
PO Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
Tel: (800) 572-2275
Contact the council for information on certification for dog trainers.
Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) specializes in training and placing hearing assistance dogs, autism assistance dogs, and facility dogs.
PO Box 928
Lampasas, TX 76550
Tel: (512) 564-1011
25 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 624-6800
Visit the association’s Web site for information on careers, endangered species, useful books and other publications, and student membership. International Marine Animal Trainers' Association
Visit the association’s Web site for information on entering the field, schools, and publications.
In addition to a variety of classes, this organization offers certification opportunities for entry-level pet care technicians, as well as senior staff, supervisors, and managers.
Pet Partners (formerly the Delta Society) is "the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education."
345 118th Ave. SE, #200
Bellevue, WA 98005
Tel: (425) 679-5500