Why Use an Animal Behavior Society Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB)?


Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) come from a variety of different backgrounds, but all include specialized training in applied animal behavior. We have broad expertise in animal behavior theory, scientific methodology, and application. It is important to recognize that the educational background required is extensive, and addresses a wide range of behavior processes.


To be certified as an Applied Animal Behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society (External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/applied-behavior.php), behavior specialists must have at least a Master's degree, Ph.D., or D.V.M.  Required graduate training include animal behavior principles, Learning Theory, Comparative Psychology, Ethology, Experimental Psychology and Physiology. Our graduate training also includes a strong background in research methods and analysis. We must have at least five years' experience and demonstrate scholarship in the field of animal behavior. We must provide written examples of animal behavior case management for at least six months, including follow-up and outcome.


CAABs are required to be scholar/practitioners, conducting scientific research in applied animal behavior, as well as applying scientific principles to behavioral and practical applications. We go beyond basic obedience training and into more complex behavior concerns. Certified animal behaviorists have the education, training, & practical experience to:

  • Custom-tailor a behavior modification plan to your pet's or companion animal's individual needs.
  • Take as much time as is needed to ensure that you know how to proceed, any potential pitfalls, and the reasons for the programs we design.
  • Develop workable, successful enrichment and welfare programs. Provide educational seminars, staff training, and workshops.
  • Assist in facility design for shelters, laboratories, boarding and daycare facilities.
  • We have the highest rate of success in helping animals overcome behavior problems, and in enhancing animal wellbeing in animal facilities of all kinds: from the home to smallest shelter to the larges industrial setting.


Using an Animal Behavior Society Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist means that you receive the best possible help. We understand the factors that affect your animal's behavior.



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