"Positive Approach is a welcoming community of dogs and their people."
I have been training dogs for over 30 years. In 2008 I began formal education for dog training, studying and practicing methodology for dangerous dogs, show dogs, and everything in between. I opened my own business in 2009, became the manager of Positive Approach in 2010, and subsequently bought that business in 2011. Positive Approach, Inc. is now well known for high quality dog training, daycare, grooming, boarding, and retail goods.
Jeri Lynn is certified as a professional dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the first to offer a national certification program for dog trainers. Candidates who pass the CCPDT's examinations earn specific designations which may be used after their names. All certificates must earn continuing education units to maintain their designations. They must also adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in their practices.
Jeri Lynn has also been qualified by the AKC (American Kennel Club) to test and certify dogs for its nationally-recognized Canine Good Citizen program. This certification identifies dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of their households and communities.
Jeri Lynn is a Professional Premium Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
Jeri Lynn is a full member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), a worldwide organization that provides a professional registry, representation and education to ‘force-free’ pet care providers and the public with an emphasis on building collaboration among ‘force-free’ dog training professionals.
Jeri Lynn is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. IAABC members have diverse practices and methodologies, and believe in the study and science of behavior consulting. We understand that animal behavior consultants can assist owners in managing and modifying problem behaviors, and in the process help strengthen the relationships between an owner and pet.