My name is Zachariah Atteberry. I am a certified cat behaviorist and use this education to help people out for free with their behavior issues through 3 different animal rescues/shelters. I want to do the same for dogs but I have no money for dog behavior training school which is $2200. I cannot afford that as I only make $8 an hour - and the money doesn't matter...but it is not nearly enough to afford dog behavior training and certification fees.
I trained myself well enough in cats over 10 years that I passed the proficiency test and was awarded a cat behavior certification but do not know enough about dogs to do so. I will also be working with 3-4 shelters/rescues if I get approved for this funding to take the course. I will also be writing articles/e-books with my education to give back to the community. I have helped over 300 cats stay in their home free of charge and I want to do the same for dogs!
Course deadline is April 5th - money needed by April 4th. I want to focus on dogs in the shelter who have poor manners or obedience, dogs with aggression, dogs with separation anxiety, and so on.