Animal Trainers


5003 SW 41st Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32608

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.

2365 Harrodsburg Road A325
Lexington, KY 29601-4841
Tel: (800) 738-3647

For general information about zoos, aquariums, oceanariums, and wildlife parks, contact

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
Tel: (301) 562-0777

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.

Professional Testing Corporation, 1350 Broadway, Suite 800
New York, NY 10018-7702
Tel: (855) 362-3784

Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) specializes in training and placing hearing assistance dogs, autism assistance dogs, and facility dogs.

10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502-9360
Tel: (800) 990-3647
Tel: (541) 826-9220

565 Callery Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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

885 Woodstock Road, Suite 340-202
Roswell, GA 30075-2274

Visit the association’s Web site for information on entering the field, schools, and publications.

1430 Gadsden Hwy, Ste 116-613
Birmingham, AL 35235
Tel: (972) 296-1196

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

2111 Chestnut Ave, Suite 145
Glenview, IL 60025
Tel: (312) 893-6585