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Dr. Rebecca Ledger with
her English Springer Spaniel, Poppy

Vancouver-based Animal Behaviour & Welfare Consulting specializes in providing science-based:

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The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is a network of skilled practitioners collaborating with veterinarian-led teams, specializing in various species such as dogs, cats, horses, small mammals, reptiles, birds, and others. APBC members offer diverse in-person and remote services, extending internationally. Full APBC members meet rigorous standards established by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), ensuring regulated and qualified practices that prioritize animal welfare through behaviour training. Full members, Like Dr Ledger, possess unparalleled expertise, encompassing a wide range of skills and knowledge in the animal behaviour industry.

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) sets and maintains standards for behaviour therapists, animal trainers and instructors, overseeing an international Register of qualified professionals. Comprising major animal welfare charities, educational institutions, and practitioner groups, the ABTC ensures high standards, requiring ongoing criteria fulfilment for registration. ABTC represents the sector's interests to the public and government bodies.

The Royal Society of Biology is a voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting their members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations. Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.

Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT) was established in 1993, and unites Canadian dog obedience trainers for education and idea exchange. The CAPDT promotes humane training methods, supports learning opportunities, and collaborates with stakeholders like veterinarians and shelters. It shapes the industry through expert-backed position statements, serving as a national voice.

Founded in 1976, The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) brings together veterinarians and researchers aiming to understand animal behavior and address related issues. AVSAB shares science-based education, consensus statements, and offers networking opportunities. Membership caters to veterinary graduates and those with a PhD in animal behavior or related disciplines.

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