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IAABC's Mission

The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Inc. elevates animal behavior consulting and training worldwide with ethical standards and the effective use of Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) practices. The IAABC is a certifying organization encouraging evidence-based education, professional development, and networking for animal behavior professionals and the public we serve.

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. 

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CPBC Application OPEN NOW
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...

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Looking for education?


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


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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.