Mark Spivak

Mark Spivak

As an author, Mark Spivak co-authored the PLoS One and Behavioural Processes journal articles described above. He will imminently publish an outstanding book, “Effective Housebreaking- How to Housebreak Both the Easy and Difficult Dog,” that will be available on Amazon.com and via other national sources. He has partially completed another book focusing on basic pet obedience. For several years, Mark was a monthly columnist as “The Pet Expert” for Loving Pets Products, a respected national […]

Patricia King

Patricia King

Patricia King graduated from CPT’s in-house training program and has passed with honors all of CPT’s behavioral and obedience training examinations. Her education from CPT is furthered by her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Georgia State University, where she made the Dean’s list on eight occasions. Patricia has been a CPT Trainer for the past 20 years and has long been one of CPT’s most popular and requested trainers while remaining a fantastic […]

Karen Smalley

Karen Smalley

Karen Smalley is a graduate of CPT’s in-house training program and has passed with honors all of CPT’s behavioral and obedience training examinations. She has trained for CPT for the past 17 years.

Lisa Carroll

Lisa Carroll

Lisa and Jeff have trained dogs seriously for 27 years and are entering their eighteenth year training for CPT.

Megan Sinteff Jefferson

Megan Sinteff Jefferson

Megan Sinteff Jefferson started her dog training career in 2002 as a CPT apprentice trainer at just 16 years of age. She started by observing CPT Trainers Lisa and Jeff Carroll, who were neighbors of her parents, and then by formally entering the CPT apprentice program. Megan apprenticed for two years and then graduated to become a CPT trainer. She first worked in conjunction with her parents, Mike and Teresa. However, since her marriage to […]

Alexandra (Alex) Collier

Alexandra (Alex) Collier

Alex Collier has graduated from CPT’s in-house apprentice training program and is certified internally to perform many types of group, private, in-home private, and boarding instruction.

Meghan Markham

Meghan Markham

Meghan Markham has graduated from CPT’s in-house apprentice training program and is certified internally to train the majority of obedience and behavioral issues that we encounter during group, private, in-home private, and board training.

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson has trained dogs professionally for 3 years plus an additional 3 years as volunteer.  Prior to working for CPT and upon graduation from Texas A&M University, Melissa was employed by Power Paws Assistance Dogs in Scottsdale, Arizona.  While at Power Paws Melissa held the titles of Trainer and Canine Development Coordinator.  Her primary duties included training service dogs for recipients suffering from diabetes, mobility impairments, and psychiatric disabilities.  She also taught puppy raiser classes, […]

Jeanne Hodson

Jeanne Hodson

Jeanne Hodson graduated from CPT’s apprentice training program and is certified to train most obedience and behavioral issues that we encounter during group, private, in-home private, and board training. Jeanne’s life has been blessed with the companionship of many amazing canines. She has a special fondness for Great Danes which originated in her childhood.  Her first Dane, Hannibal, was her escort and protector on daily horseback rides along the New Mexico desert trails. She’s had […]

Mike Sinteff & Teresa Sinteff

Mike Sinteff & Teresa Sinteff

Mike and Teresa Sinteff own three wooded acres in Cumming where they perform Board Only and Board Training services for CPT.

Ann Silver

Ann Silver

Ann Silver has been CPT’s Office Manager for the past 5 years. Each day she comes to work, Ann brings outstanding skill, a love for animals, and a belief in CPT’s mission.

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