Yes, Virginia there actually are REAL animal behaviorists and there is a....
Directory of Certified Applied Animal
Behaviorists, Animal Behavior Society
where you can find out if a person you know who is proclaiming to be an Animal Behaviorist actually is.
Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.,
4994 S. Independence Way,
Littleton, CO 80123. (303)-932-9095, Fax (303)-543-9645.
EDITOR'S NOTE: I had originally planned on listing all of the certified behaviorists, but due to space constraints I found it impossible.