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We are very proud to announce that our team is getting bigger and stronger. Helen Motteram will be teaching Behaviour consults, follow up reports and success with clients. And of course Dr Charalambos Petevinos and Dr Loucia Demetriou continue with the first aid and Concepts and Theories of Learning: Our need to know in collaboration.  

All our certified trainers automatically become ICAN members and can use the official ICAN logo and if you qualify for Certified Animal Trainers then they can be listed on iCANs website.

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Our training program covers the following subjects:

  • Classical, Counter and Operant conditioning

  • Conditioned emotional responses (CER)

  • Positive reinforcement

  • Premack principle

  • Ways to get a behavior

  • Using Clicker 

  • Dog body language

  • Group classes

  • 1-2-1 training

  • Behaviour consults, follow up reports and success with clients.

  • K9 fist aid

  • Interactive play skills

  • Concepts and Theories of Learning: Our need to know

  • Assessment


The PDTA  program  takes up to 9 months to complete. While it's not designed as a full-time program of study, it does call for commitment. Through the program, you will be required to:

  • Attend three (3)  5-day courses at Dog Coach School in Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • Attend four (4)  half a day courses, which are Concepts and Theories of Learning: Our need to know in collaboration with Frederick University, Interactive Play with Craig Ogilvy, Behaviour consults, follow up reports and success with clients with Helen Motteram and K9 First Aid with Dr Haris Petevinos

  • 2 reading assignments with Q&A online.

  • 30 hours of practical hands-on training at shelters with video documentations.

  • Attend final assessment with written and practical examination.

COST 3,000 euro


SATURDAY 4th MARCH 2023          15:00 till 18:00 (3pm-6pm)

Aggression in Dogs: Behavior Change in Action

Michael Shikashio, CDBC will highlight why dogs display aggressive behavior and demonstrate the effective techniques he uses in his aggression cases. He will discuss the variety of underlying motivations for aggression, and why it is crucial to choose the most appropriate strategy for success, based on both internal and external factors for the dog. The presentation will also include case studies with video that demonstrate the progression of behavior change! Whether dog to human, or dog to dog, or dog to cat aggression — Mike will cover it all!

Michael Shikashio, CDBC, is the founder of and focuses on teaching other professionals from around the world on how to successfully work aggression cases. He is a five-term president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Michael is sought after for his expert opinion by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, New York Post, Fox News, The List TV, Baltimore Sun, WebMD, Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, SiriusXM Radio, The Chronicle of the Dog, and Steve Dale’s Pet World. He also hosts the popular podcast show “The Bitey End of the Dog” where he chats with the foremost experts on dog aggression.

He is a featured keynote speaker at conferences, universities, and seminars around the world, and offers a variety of educational opportunities on the topic of canine aggression, including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and the annual Aggression in Dogs Conference.


Early bird 50 euro per person. Early bird is valid till June 2022

Normal price after June 2022 is 70 euro per person

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