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Debra Milikan Instructor and Senior Volunteer Trainer

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Debra Milikan Instructor and Senior Volunteer Trainer

Deb has been training dogs since 1976 and has seen great changes in the field during that time. In 2007, she joined Canine Behavioural School and helped shape it into the school it is today. She is currently the Senior Volunteer Trainer, managing the training of CBS volunteers.

She sits on the international boards of the Pet Professional Guild, Doggone Safe, the Pet Professional Accreditation Board and Pet Industry Advocacy International. Deb chaired the committee that established the international Pet Dog Ambassador program and is also a faculty member of DogNostics Career Center and a Professional Member of the National Institute for Canine Ethics. 

Deb has authored in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of a book about regulating the pet training industry. She shares her life with two Griffons Bruxellois – Ned, and Laila. Both dogs have their Rookie and Novice Trick titles and are working towards their Novice Masters. Laila has her Bronze Sniffer Title, Ned his Silver Sniffer title.  It keeps them all out of trouble.


  • Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PPAB)
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM Education Center)
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer
  • Adv. Diploma Pet Bereavement Counselling
  • Dip Animal Behavior Science & Technology (CASI)
  • Dip Dog Training & Behavior Consulting (CASI)
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment
  • Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor & Assessor