Dr. Ward is a Board-Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) through the Animal Behavior Society. She also holds tenure on the Board for Professional Certification 2013–2017. CAAB’s differ from trainers and other ‘behaviorists’ in that we all hold advanced graduate degrees from accredited universities,we are academically trained in zoology, animal behavior, and animal learning theory, and we publish scientific papers in peer-review journals. The process to become a CAAB is rigorous and competitive, and currently there are less than 60 CAAB Behaviorists worldwide. Click here to read more about our unique qualifications and how we work with both pet guardians and veterinarians to find the most workable solutions to dog behavioral problems.