Why Choose a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT)?

Certified Pet Dog Trainers uphold the highest standards in the dog training industry, remain current in the advances in training and are dedicated to the education of pet dog owners. To become a Certified Pet Dog Trainer applicants are required to provide verifiable experience records and recommendations from a veterinarian, a client and another trainer. This information is reviewed and approved prior to the applicant taking the CPDT examination. The examination is independent, psychometrically sound and science based to demonstrate knowledge in instructional skills, animal husbandry, ethology, learning theory and equipment. The CPDT examination is updated annually to reflect changes in the industry and current scientific data. After trainers have earned their certification they are required to re-certify every three years by accumulating continuing educations units approved by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.


Holly is a perceptive and caring trainer.  She easily reads the needs and personality of the dog and handler and tailors the session to fit.  She is patient, positive and always cheerful, making training even the most difficult situation easier.
Lavern M.

I would like to highly recommend Holly Wallace in any aspect of dog training, whether it is in private lessons or in a classroom setting.  Holly is a bright, capable, energetic person that has a wonderful way with not only dogs but with her students.  Holly will go above and beyond when needed and always puts her pupils (both dog and human) first.
Kathleen C.
Colleague and Mentor

Holly puts her all into anything she puts her mind to and I have seen the proof in her own dogs and in the students who really love her classes.  She is patient, understanding and knowledgeable about her craft.
Carol G.
President of Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue

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PO BOX 545
Walkersville, MD, 21793

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