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.
The IAABC is a certifying organization providing evidence-based education, professional development, and networking for animal behavior professionals and the public we serve.
She is a gold Member of the Pet Professional Network.
The Pet Professional Network is the first international business support organisation for force free pet professionals.
Working in collaboration with world class training and behavioural institutes, they provide the very best advice in all aspects of marketing, mindset and personal development, helping connect members with like-minded professionals in a safe environment. They are proud to be an Affiliate of ICAN (the International Companion Animal Network).
Wendy Coersen from Holland, is a fully-qualified trainer of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and IMDTB UK, professional and qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist. 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 and IMDTB professional, she adheres strictly to the IMDT's Code of Ethics.
Wendy is also a professional dog trick trainer and assessor at FFTT and participates in Hollands dog dance championship in which she took first place in her category in 2016.