I've been putting in my training hours at work to go towards getting my CPDT, which I'm still planning to obtain. I'm trying to look into additional learning options as well via workshops and/or dog trainer programs. ABC is out. I don't really like their program and most of the ABC trainers I know I don't really like their training style. There is one ABC trainer that actually works with me though that is the exception and I think she is a great trainer when it comes to obedience work. I haven't seen her work with dogs with extreme behavior issues though. I'm not sure what programs out there are good ones to look into. Depending on cost I may have to save up for a while or look into sponsorships if possible, but what are some good programs to look into? One I'm interested in is Karen Pryor Academy, but I think I remember it bring super costly. A few people have recommended I look into Triple Crown, but I don't know what training style they base their program on so I'm unsure. Also I can't remember if the APDT website lists workshops local to your area or not? I need to hop on the website and see. Any tips you trainers out there can offer me? I really want to be a dog trainer. I enjoy working with dogs more than anything and I've already learned so much from working with my own dogs plus through some of the dogs I've worked with at my work. My boss is a dog trainer and I would ask her for advice on this, but while she does get results from the dogs she trains, working with her and watching her training style, I just don't see eye to eye with her on most of her training methods. I prefer a much more positive training approach. I was thinking about it long and hard last night and I'm tired of slowly working towards this... I really want to do something for me... Something I can be successful in and that will give me some independence. Dog training is something that really makes me happy. Advice please?