Green Acres boasts a training staff that includes six Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA), who collectively possess over sixty-five years of combined training experience. To be eligible for certification as a CPDT-KA, trainers must accumulate 300 hours of instructional experience, submit a written reference from a veterinarian, colleague, and training student, and pass a written exam. The exam content covers the science of training, canine behavior and health, and elements of successful human/canine instruction.
Green Acres' training team is led by Don Hanson, past President of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the world's largest dog training and education organization. All of Green Acres' training staff, both lead and assistant instructors, are members of the APDT and as such are committed to continuing their own education within the field of dog training. Each of our introductory training classes has no more than five students and is co-taught by a lead and assistant trainer, thus ensuring you'll receive ample individual support and assistance.