Trainer from Oklahoma Joins APDT Board of Trustees

January 5th, 2016

Khara Criswell, MA, CPDT-KSA, CNWI, and staff member of The Doggie Spot has joined the board of trustees of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Criswell was appointed to serve a three-year term as the sixth trustee member.

She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and graduate of the Anti-Cruelty Society’s School of Dog Training. An American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Khara is also certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and earned her Nose Work Instructor certification from the National Canine Association of Scent Work. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from National Louis University. Khara has worked with animals for more than 15 years, and has over 3,000 hours of dog training and animal care experience as a volunteer shelter worker, foster dog parent, and behavioral consultant.

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1993 to be an inclusive forum for trainers to network with each other, provide educational opportunities, and grow the profession. Currently, the APDT reaches more than 5,200 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, business management, research, and continuing education in the professional dog training profession and pet industry.

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