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The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants operates globally with members in over 70 countries. We support the professional practice of animal training and behavior consulting and work with other organizations and governments to codify the standards of practice of animal training, promote animal training as a recognized profession, and to support industry regulation that forwards the humane practice of animal training. The IAABC also offers internationally recognized credentials in animal training and behavior consulting across a range of animal species and professional specialties.

Why Join IAABC

When you join IAABC, you are welcomed into a worldwide network of behavior and training professionals and gain immediate access to their shared knowledge of behavior, business, and career advice. You will enjoy support from your peers as well as an organization that is committed to your success. And, you'll have the opportunity to earn internationally recognized credentials that position you as an expert in your field and in the global marketplace.


Improve your job skills and get ahead by working through the IAABC's career resources including shelter handouts, posters for clients, virtual training how-tos, and more. We also offer a job board and a monthly business best practices discussion group.


The IAABC offers internationally recognized credentials in Dog, Cat, Equine, Parrot and Shelter behavior. Earn respect from your peers, increase your referral base, and prove to your clients that you're committed to the highest standards of practice.


Learn from industry experts in our discussion groups and monthly virtual events. Volunteer and follow your passion while making a difference. Or, get active in your local chapter and meet up with like-minded professionals for support and encouragement. 

Nov. 2, 2022
CPBC Application Soon to be Released
The IAABC is proud to announce that its Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant application is in its final round of testing and is set to be released in February. This represents the only parrot...
Oct. 30, 2022
Announcing our New Website
Welcome to the new face of the IAABC! 
Oct. 26, 2022
IAABC Represents at APDT Conference
What's better than a beach party AND rekindling professional relationships? Representatives of the IAABC and IAABC Foundation gathered in Daytona Beach, Florida to learn, connect, and share the...

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Looking for education?


The IAABC's sister organization provides courses, mentorships and webinars to animal behavior professionals.


a dog, cat horse and parrot playing on circles that indicate IAABC Foundation programs: courses, webinars, live events, conferences, and mentorships


The IAABC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and accepts public donations to support its efforts to provide quality, evidence-based education, research, and other charitable activities.