Covepets is pleased to announce that Lindsey King, CPDT-KA has earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

Offical Press Release from CCPDT:

“Lindsey King, CPDT-KA has earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Now Lindsey joins over 3000 Certificants worldwide.

Until the creation of the CCPDT in 2001, there was no true certification process for canine professionals. Many schools teach dog trainers and offer certifications for their specific programs. These certificates, therefore, reflect the teachings and quality of a specific school. Other organizations offer take-home tests for “certifcation”. These canine professionals are not monitored to ensure they are completing the test without any assistance or collaboration nor is the testing process standardized.

This unprecedented process was originally implemented by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest association of dog trainers in the world, founded by noted veterinarian, behaviorist and author Dr. Ian Dunbar. A task force of approximately 20 internationally known dog training professionals and behaviourist worked for three years to research and develop the first comprehensive examination. Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) was hired to ensure the process met professional testing standards. APDT then created a seperate, independent council - The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - to manage the accreditation and pursue future development.

Candidates who pass the exam earn the title Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed and may use the designation “CPDT-KA” after their names. All certified trainers must earn continuing education credits to maintain their designations or take the examination again in three years”.

Lindsey has been a trusted team member and lead in our kennel and DayCare program. Her determination and passion for educating herself about behaviour and the skills required for the CCPDT certification have been a pleasure to witness. I feel 100% confident that Lindsey will bring the level of customer service and respect for your pets that you have come to expect from Hampton Cove Animal Hospital & Covepets. Check our website and social media outlets for details on our training services. This is a service of Covepets so as always if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact Jason at 256-533-3385 or

Thank you for trusting us with your pets,

Jason Clark, Practice Manager

Hampton Cove Animal Hospital & Covepets