Congratulations on making the choice to become a VETcbs Certified Breeder.
When you clicked on the previous button, we received an email telling us that you’re ready to continue. Within 24 hours you’ll have a profile created on www.4act.com by us. That website is the home of LifeLearn, and they’ll be helping us track your progress. You’ll get there by clicking on the link below that says Video Training.
There are three basic steps now:
- Make the adaptations to your vaccination and deworming schedule immediately
- Download the form by clicking here to keep records on your puppies, and start using it for each puppy and dog you have.
- Watch your inbox and spam box for an email from www.4act.com or LifeLearn. You’ll see the instructions for accessing the site to watch the videos. Start watching the videos. We will track your progress. When that’s done we’ll arrange for inspection of your “breeding location”.
What’s the Certification Process Like?
OK… you’ve got the lowdown on what’s involved in becoming certified. It won’t be as hard as it sounds.
You may want to take a moment to read two blogs by certified breeders talking a bit how it was to go through the certification process.
In the meantime, you should have received an email from LifeLearn, also known as Animal Care Technologies, about how to log onto their website to watch the videos you need to see. The process is pretty simple, the videos are all pretty short, and you will hopefully enjoy them and learn something from them.
Email us if you any problems at all.
When I first heard about The Puppy Project I was very very skeptical. I didn’t trust the whole concept, and couldn’t accept the fact that veterinarians would consider themselves expert enough to create standards for us breeders. But after more research, and discussions with the veterinarians of the Puppy Project, I came to understand that this could be the best thing that’s ever happened for breeders.
I mean, we all spend our time and too much money trying to do what we love, and improve the breeds that we love. But there’s no reason we shouldn’t be making a living doing this! And you can see how the Puppy Mill problem is diluting the value of what we’re trying to accomplish as responsible, ethical breeders. So I’ve come to believe that the PuppyProject could help us all… breeders, the public, the dogs we love… everyone. I’ve gone through the certification process, and I’m glad I did.
I learned stuff I didn’t know (but I did know a lot of the information in the videos), I’ve got a better routine now for keeping records, and I look forward to working more closely with veterinarians (who can only help me be a better breeder). I also look forward to the discounts for vet care and for products that will be coming down the road. The certification process wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t that hard either. If I could do it, you can too!
The certification process sounded intimidating at first and quite honestly a bit overwhelming, but the moment I decided to apply and received my first email, I immediately felt at ease. It took me less than 2 weeks to become a certified breeder with The Puppy Project.
I knew that the mission to end puppy mills was something that I really wanted to be a part of and as I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that I could spend a little time each day to become certified with The Puppy Project and allow future puppy buyers to be certain that a puppy from The Puppy Project website would meet the highest standards.
If you are considering applying, please do it; and do not be intimidated with the list of requirements for certification, because if you are an ethical breeder, you are already doing everything that will be asked of you.
Please come and join us in the effort to support ethical breeders and in the process begin to put an end to puppy mills.