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Maria-Christina Patala is a fully-qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), UK. The IMDT is considered to be on the cutting-edge in reward-based dog training. IMDT trainers are equipped with the most up-to-date, science-based dog training techniques that have been proven effective while placing the dog’s welfare at the forefront. As an IMDT professional, she adheres strictly to the IMDT's Code of Ethics.  She is also a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), an association of animal professionals dedicated to force-free training practices. She undertakes continuous professional development and she is committed to constantly improving her knowledge and practice of positive reinforcement dog training through regular attendance of courses and seminars. She has successfully passed the assessment and became Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor. The PDA program is a newly launched international licensing initiative focused on improving and strengthening dogs' and their guardians' skills, both in a class situation and in the real world Professional Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). A professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

She is a member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), IAABC elevates animal behavior consulting and training worldwide through ethical standards. She is also a gold Member of the Pet Professional Network.

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