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Certified Canine Fear Abatement Experts & Certified Fearful Dogs Professionals

Contact these professionals for fee-based, specialized assistance.

In addition to providing programs to the general public and organizations, The Fearful Dogs Project trains qualified behavior consultants and trainers in effective, anti-aversive services designed specifically for fearful dogs and their caregivers.  Upon graduating the rigorous Fear Abatement Mastery program at a 95% to 100% level and before being awarded certification, every CCFAE and CFDP also signs an anti-aversives code of conduct & ethics agreement.

To help us ensure quality, the public is also encouraged to share its experiences with us privately regarding working with our consultants. 

(Note: With the exception of the instructor, these professionals are private service providers, not staff / volunteers of The Fearful Dogs Project.)

Rain Jordan - PNW USA,  &  via private, live

VCs  in all states and some countries

rain jordan fear free certified behavior consultant canine

Certified Behavior Consultant & Trainer


CFDP & CCFAE Program Instructor/Mentor

Canine Fear Solutions

Expert Canine LLC

Email Rain

Reanna Ali - Ontario, Canada

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Certified Trainer


Trizane Dog Services

Email Reanna

7 Important Qualities to Seek in Finding a Fearful Dogs Expert

1. The provider should be a confirmed anti-aversives professional.

2. The practitioner should work at the dog’s own pace, valuing the dog's comfort rather than speedy (often suppression-based) results.

3. The provider should be mainly a canine fear abatement and avoidance expert whose main focus is anti-aversive interventions. (The provider should not be

    mainly an "obedience" or "manners" trainer, nor a group trainer.  Treatment for trauma and serious fear in dogs should not done in group classes.)

4. The practitioner should be an expert on extremely fearful dogs. For example:


    -Has a lengthy, successful working history with myriad extremely fearful dogs, including feral dogs in captivity and other human-avoidant (e.g.,

     unapproachable and untouchable) dogs.

    -Has great depth & breadth of formal education in resolving extreme fear in dogs anti-aversively. (Not just attending prerecorded webinars and self-paced,

     unmentored courses.)


    -Has great depth & breadth of direct experience living with as well as working with extremely fearful dogs and their guardians (including a large number of

     large dogs rather than exclusively or mostly small dogs).

    -Understands the nuances of fear-based behavior in dogs rather than relying on labels such as “fear aggression."

5. The practitioner should be justifiably confident in the possibility of anti-aversively abating a variety of behaviors based in extreme fear, and of teaching you      to avoid the development of new fears and fear-based behaviors in your dog.

6. If the provider/practitioner suggests medication, it is to make the dog's experience more comfortable and safe-feeling, not simply to make the provider's

    efforts easier.

7. The practitioner’s certification should be rare, extraordinary, and hard-earned rather than common and easily obtained. (See Certification versus Certificate

    infographic below.)   

True certification should require serious study & practice, individual mentorship, in-depth exams, detailed proofing.   

In less rigorous programs, the title "certified" is misleading to the public. Here are the big differences:


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Certified vs. Certificate
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