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Perfect Pet Dog Training, LLC strives to provide professional, customized training and fitness programs for all dog breeds while strengthening the bond between families and their pets. We offer private lessons, day training and fitness training in South Charlotte, Gaston County and York County. We also offer lessons and group classes 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 the dog in person. After this evaluation, we will meet with you and come up with the most appropriate training program. 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 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. Alison is also now the proud parent of four rescue dogs.
After graduating from Trainers 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 the 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, APDT, a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen 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.