Creden​ti​als

Supporting Member:​

Wilke Walks is a supporting member of IAABC International Association Of Animal Behaviour Consultants.

"The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants' mission is to elevate the standard of animal behavior consulting worldwide by promoting continuing education, peer support and development, ethical practices through the use of Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) principles, and the provision of quality resources for animal professionals and the pet-owning public."

To learn more please visit https://iaabc.org

The Pet Professional Guild:

Wilke Walks is a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild (Association of Force-Free Pet Professionals) .

"The PPG was founded based on a commitment to provide educational resources to pet care providers and the public coupled with an emphasis on building collaboration among force-free pet trainers and professional pet care providers and advocates for mutually agreed guiding principles for the pet care industry. PPG partners, members and affiliates focus on each pet’s physical, mental, environmental and nutritional well-being adhering to a holistic approach to the care and training of family pets. " To learn more please visit https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/

We are proud to have signed the Shock-Free Coalition, please join us by clicking the following link: https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Advocacy-Resources

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid:

Wilke Walks has completed Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid certification twice and is dedicated to renewing our certification every three years.  

"Walks 'N' Wags has been offering Pet First Aid Courses since 2003. The course was originally developed by Nurse Ethne Dickinson of Oakland Educational Services Ltd. and her team of Veterinary professionals in 1993."

To learn more please visit http://walksnwags.com/


Catch Canine Trainers Academy:

Owner/Operator of Wilke Walks, Nicky Wilke is currently enrolled in Catch Canine Trainers Academy studying the Pro-Dog Trainer - Core Skills program. Once graduated Nicky Wilke will hold a Certificate in Dog Training and Behaviour from the State-Licensed Career School of Catch Canine Trainers Academy.

All the core concepts in behaviour and training are covered across 7 fascinating phases of self-study. All CATCH courses are approved by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers for continuing education units. 

 To learn more please visit https://catchdogtrainers.com

Defensive Handling :

Presented by Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CPDT-KA, CDBC and Michael Shikashio CDBC, "Safety and Defensive Handling with Aggressive Dogs" details the precautions that maximize safety for trainers, behaviour consultants, and shelter staff. How to safely work with dogs with a history of aggressive behaviour using proactive planning, defensive handling techniques, and leash handling skills are highlights of this webinar. Essential to anyone working with aggressive dogs, the effective use of various tools, recognizing the precursors for aggressive behaviour, as well as how to safely break up a dog fight are also featured.

To learn more please visit https://iaabc.org

Level 1 Dog Knowledge Cer​tified:

Wilke Walks is proud to have completed Level 1 of Dog Knowledge Certification course taught by Bravo Dog Training and Behaviour Consulting. This course is designed to help pet professionals work alongside dogs in a force-free, positive way using accurate and science based information. 

To learn more please visit http://www.dogknowledgecertified.com/​