About Perfect Pet Dog Training

Perfect Pet Dog Training, LLC provides professional, customized training programs for all dog breeds while strengthening the bond between families and their pets. We offer private lessons, day training and behavior modification training in Gaston County, Lincoln County, York County, South Charlotte and surrounding areas. We also offer group classes, daycare training and other programs at our facility in Gastonia.

We like to begin our program for each new dog with a phone call, so we can discuss your needs. We will then follow up with a visit so we can evaluate your dog in person. During this evaluation, we will also meet with you to develop the most appropriate training program for you and your dog. We utilize positive reinforcement training methods in all of our programs. The evaluation is free, and we have had fantastic results with our personalized programs.

Alison Pennington – Owner / Certified Professional Trainer

Alison Pennington is the owner and trainer at Perfect Pet Dog Training, LLC. She is a graduate of Elon University’s School of Communications. For five years after graduating from Elon University, she spent much of her free time volunteering at local shelters and rescues. Working with dogs was always a passion for Alison, so she decided to make training her fulltime career.

Alison became certified in on and off leash obedience and canine behavior modification in 2009. After graduating from Trainer School, Alison was hired as a Trainer, covering the Charlotte metro area. She began with private lessons, moving into group and in home training programs, and then in kennel training. Alison became interested in Therapy dogs and became a Certified Therapy Dog Trainer. She was involved in starting a local Therapy Dog Club in the Charlotte area. During this time she trained and assisted many of the TDC members on their visits to local nursing homes and schools.

Alison is a current member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator, AKC STAR Puppy evaluator and certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. She attends as many conferences and continuing education programs as she can, to help her provide the most up to date training regimens possible. Alison is also now the proud parent of four rescue dogs.

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Leighton Huffman – Certified Professional Trainer

Leighton Huffman is a graduate of CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and has over five years of professional dog training experience. Leighton is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in Positive Reinforcement Training. She is active in several dog rescue organizations – fostering, training, and re-homing rescued dogs. Her work at the Gaston County Police Department – Animal Control Division recently won her the Outstanding Service by a Citizen award for 2015. She has also prepared many dogs for therapy dog work and canine good citizenship. Leighton has 3 of her own dogs – Copper and Kenai are both German Shepherds and Stella is a Husky.

Leighton offers Private Lessons, Day Training and Behavior Modification training in Lincoln and Gaston counties. She also offers Group Classes at Perfect Pet Dog’s Training facility. Leighton can be reach at 704.418.1239 or leighton@perfectpetdog.com.

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Ashley Jenkins – Daycare Supervisor

Ashley Jenkins is Perfect Pet Dog Training’s Daycare Supervisor. Ashley plays a major role in the Daycare Training program where she cares for all of the dogs, walks and trains them and assists with client’s needs. She also assists with group classes, socialization with our private lesson canine clients and keeping our facility up and running.

Ashley began volunteering with a rescue group in Lexington, NC around the age of 16 and has been working with animals ever since. She started Paws of Gaston a local rescue group in 2012 and recently joined with Angel Ark Foundation a 501c3 nonprofit group. Ashley is a North Carolina licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Gaston County. She is currently studying Canine Training and Behavior Modification and working towards her certification. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Ashley has 4 of her own dogs – Lady, Olaf, Bruce and Man Cub. Ashley can be reached at 980.251.3459 or ashley@perfectpetdog.com.

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