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An Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB) is a dog professional who has earned an undergraduate degree in animal behavior or a closely related discipline like psychology, and also has either a Master’s degree, or a DVM or VMD degree with a behavioral residency. An ACAAB must also have completed a minimum of two years of professional experience in applied animal behavior, and have demonstrated this to the satisfaction of the Animal Behavior Society. ACAABs can be called upon to do behavior consultations and work directly with dog owners, but they can also work with other animals and in other environments too.