CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital

On Tuesday, September 12, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Duffy Jones’ Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in Atlanta. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including a housebreaking consultation and a hands-on obedience demonstration. The staff […]

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CPT Trainer Performs Seminar at Briarcliff Animal Hospital

On Wednesday, August 2, CPT Trainer Mark Spivak appeared at Briarcliff Animal Hospital’s veterinary staff meeting to provide a seminar on reducing dog aggression. Mark first explained CPT’s history and services, then discussed diagnosis of dog aggression, categorization of different types of aggression, customization of solution plans dependent upon the diagnosis, and newer more human […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Pet Vet

On Monday, July 24, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Tracy Land’s Pet Vet veterinary clinic in Cumming. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching Dr. Land’s dog to walk on leash without pulling. […]

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Briarcliff Animal Clinic Enters Into Partnership with Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. (CPT)

Briarcliff Animal Clinic, one of the largest and most successful privately owned veterinary practices in the southeast, has commenced a business partnership with Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc., Atlanta’s most respected pet training company. CPT will provide group, private, and board training services to patrons of Briarcliff. Dr. Peter J. Muller, III, CEO of Briarcliff, states, […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Sawnee Animal Hospital

On Thursday, July 20, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Randy Esbeck’s Sawnee Animal Hospital in Cumming. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems. The staff appreciated the insights of CPT’s professional trainers as well as […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Pets Are People Too- Roswell

On Tuesday, June 13, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Pets Are People Too- Roswell. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching one of the veterinarian’s dogs to walk on leash without pulling and teaching […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Averill Animal Hospital

On Wednesday, June 14, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Averill Animal Hospital in Marietta. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching several fearful or aggressive dogs to accept greater degrees of handling and/or exposure […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Webb Bridge Animal Hospital

On Monday, May 8, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Webb Bridge Animal Hospital in Alpharetta. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems. The staff appreciated the insights of CPT’s professional trainers as well as CPT’s cognitive, […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Little River Animal Hospital

On Friday, May 5, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Little River Animal Hospital in Alpharetta. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching one staff member’s dog to enthusiastically perform more reliable and responsive obedience […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Chattahoochee Animal Clinic

On Friday, April 14, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Andy Morton’s Chattahoochee Animal Clinic in Roswell. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including consultations on housebreaking and digging and a hands-on demonstration on improving […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Lafferty Animal Hospital

On Tuesday, April 4, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Lafferty Animal Hospital in Alpharetta. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching Dr. Lafferty how to encourage his English Bulldog to become more comfortable when […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Demonstration at All Creatures Animal Hospital

On Wednesday, March 22, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Karolyn and Michael Akins’ All Creatures Animal Hospital. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral, and obedience problems, including teaching Dr. Akins’ Yellow Labrador retriever to walk calmly on […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Seminar at Dunwoody Animal Hospital

On Thursday, March 9, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Krista Weaver appeared at Dr. Douglas Morgan’s Dunwoody Animal Hospital. Mark and Krista first explained CPT’s history and services, then assisted the Hospital staff in resolving their pets’ behavioral and obedience problems, including teaching a staff member’s Boston Terrier to become more comfortable amidst strangers. The […]

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Another First Place In Utility- This Time In Arizona

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved another first place finish at the elite Utility level. On Sunday, March 5, Christina Shrake and her Golden Retriever, Dakota, earned a FIRST PLACE finish at the Utility A level with a score of 191.5 in an American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trial held outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Christina […]

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CPT Named “Experts” By WSB TV.com

On February 27, CPT was named as the WSB TV.com experts in the fields of dog training and pet care. WSB TV.com, which has over 100,000 hits per month, will link persons searching for information on pet training and pet care directly to CPT’s website or to CPT’s e-mail. In addition, CPT will author articles […]

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First Place Finish and New Utility Title

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved a first place finish and a new title at the elite Utility level. On Saturday, February 4, Karen Smalley and her Border Collie, Casey, earned a FIRST PLACE finish at the Utility A level with a score of 191 in an American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trial held in […]

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CPT Trainers Perform Demonstration at Animal Medical Center of Coming

CPT Trainers Perform Demonstration at Animal Medical Center of Coming On Wednesday, January 11, CPT Trainers Mark Spivak and Karen Smalley appeared at Dr. Mike McLaughlin’s Animal Medical Center of Cumming. Mark and Karen first explained CPT’s history and services, then progressed to assisting AMC’s staff in resolving their pets’ housebreaking, household manners, behavioral, and […]

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Two First Place Finishes and New Title

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved two first place finishes and a new title at the Novice level. On Thursday, October 27, Wrenn Slocum and her Standard Poodle, Toccoa, earned a FIRST PLACE finish at the Novice A level with a score of 178.5 in an American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trial held at Jim […]

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You are cordially invited to participate in Leesa Wheeler’s upcoming book… Charming Companions

CPT client Leesa Wheeler is currently at work on her second publication, Charming Companions, a compilation of photos and prose about our special bonds with our dogs. She invites fellow CPT clients to participate in the book’s construction. To contribute to Leesa’s upcoming book, Charming Companions, send a digital photo of you and your dog […]

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Two First Place Finishes

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved two first place finishes at the elite Utility level. On Saturday, August 26, Karen Smalley and her Border Collie, Casey, earned a FIRST PLACE finish at the Utility A level with a score of 187.5 in an American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trial held in Jonesboro, Georgia. On Sunday, […]

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Three New Titles

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved three new titles, several placements, and one first place finish. Elyssa Korman and her Samoyed, Astro, earned a THIRD PLACE finish at the Open A level with an excellent score of 189.5 in an American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience trial held in Jonesboro, Georgia. The third place finish was […]

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New Titles and First Place Finishes

CPT’s competition obedience team recently achieved one new title and several first place finishes. Christina Shrake and her Golden Retriever, Dakota, earned a FIRST PLACE finish at the Open level with an excellent score of 193.5 in an Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) obedience trial held in Woodstock, Georgia. Christina has had a very […]

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Nine-Year-Old CPT Student Defeats Adults in Obedience and Agility

Comprehensive Pet Therapy’s competition obedience team achieved some notable successes in the months of September and October. Our team earned two Open Obedience titles, one Novice Obedience title, another Novice Obedience leg, one Novice Agility Jumpers title, and several legs toward Agility titles. Our accomplishments included NINE FIRST PLACE FINISHES. The most prolific participant was […]

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CPT Debuts Two New Programs

Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc., (CPT) Atlanta’s most respected pet training company, is announcing the debut of two new programs: 1) An off-leash puppy program and 2) An innovative canine aggression-reduction program. The Off Leash Puppy Program is a novel group class exclusive to puppies 8 through 18 weeks of age. The puppies will learn socialization […]

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CPT Training News

CPT News CPT Agility Trainer Jessa Fagan is expecting her first child in September. Yes, it is a boy. Prior to her pregnancy leave, Jessa and her German Shepherd Dog, Piper, achieved their AKC Open Standard and Jumpers titles (OA and OAJ), which included nine first place finishes out of 12 competitions entered. CPT Trainer […]

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CPT Students Win at AKC Trials

CPT’s competition obedience team continued its record of successes at the Cherokee Rose Cluster of American Kennel Club (AKC) trials that occurred this past weekend in Atlanta. We had nine dogs entered during the combination of shows that occurred from Friday January 30 through Sunday February 1. The results were outstanding. Four of the nine […]

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CPT Students Win at ASCA Trials

CPT’s competition obedience program continued its record of successes at the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) trials that occurred this past weekend in Chamblee. We had two dogs entered on both Saturday and Sunday and achieved three first place and one third place finish! Christina Shrake and her Golden Retriever, Dakota, finished first on […]

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CPT Dog Completes Fourth Movie Role

Topper, a ten and a half year old male German Shepherd owned by Mark Spivak, Comprehensive Pet Therapy’s founder and president, just completed acting in his fourth feature movie. Tim Sullivan’s horror film “2001 Maniacs,” shot in historic Westville, Georgia, is a remake of the 1964 Herschell Gordon Lewis film “2000 Maniacs,” about a group […]

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CPT Students Dominate

October and November 2003 have been the best months yet for CPT’s Competition Program. CPT achieved first place scores in each class students entered and on one occasion swept first, second, and third place! On Saturday, October 25 CPT enrolled six dog/handler teams in the Kennesaw Kennel Club AKC dog obedience trials held at Jim […]

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CPT Student Wins High In Trial

September has been an exciting month for CPT’s Competition Program. All participants performed with consistent excellence. On Saturday, September 20 CPT enrolled three dog/handler teams in the Atlanta Kennel Club AKC dog obedience trials in the Novice A class. One CPT student took third place and the remaining students each received commendable scores of 191.5 […]

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CPT Trained Dog Performs in National Advertisement

Dakota, a one and a half year old Golden Retriever, owned by Christina Shrake and trained by CPT through our Group Class program, just completed acting in a national television advertisement for Invisible Fence, Inc. Rick Salcedo and Debbie Bartoletti of Springboard Creative, Invisible Fence’s advertising agency, desired a well trained, affable, male Golden Retriever […]

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CPT Students And Trainer Achieve Competition Successes

Since our inception CPT has trained the pets of over 21,000 Atlanta area customers. The vast majority arrive at CPT to obtain better trained household companions. They may complete a Beginner and Intermediate Group Class, some Private Lessons or a Board Train and feel their goals are met. However, some become so enthralled with the […]

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CPT Debuts Football’s First Retrieving Mascots

The Georgia Force, Atlanta’s home team in the Arena Football League, and Comprehensive Pet Therapy (CPT), Atlanta’s most respected pet training company, have partnered to create “Black” and “Blue.” Black and Blue are the Georgia Force’s official canine mascots. However, true to CPT’s name, Black and Blue’s function is far more comprehensive than the traditional […]

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CPT on Television

Please view CPT staff and our photogenic clients Jeff and Angie on tonight’s CBS, WGCL- TV 46, 11 PM news. Fred Powers of Clear Channel News developed a fascinating story line entitled “Dogs At Home.” We first view Harley (Jeff & Angie’s 6 year old Yellow Lab) through the eyes of a surveillance camera that […]

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Study Determines The Most Frequently Trained Dogs

An old canine maxim states “a trained dog is a happy dog and belongs to a happy owner.” Nevertheless, certain breeds receive training proportionately more than other breeds. On average, owners of large dogs enroll in pet training programs more frequently than owners of small dogs. During a recent month, the American Kennel Club (AKC) […]

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CPT Trained Dog Models in Advertisement

Phoebe, a seven year old Old English Sheepdog, owned by Veda and Gary Burns and trained by CPT through both our Board Training and Group Class programs, just completed modeling for an advertisement for Citizens Bank. The goal was to complete an a scene appearing like Phoebe was driving a car. For almost an hour, […]

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Georgia Force Tryout Results

Especially considering the short notice, the response to the Georgia Force tryouts was excellent. Twenty six dogs registered prior to the event. Twenty one appeared for the tryouts. However, three of the twenty one withdrew after viewing the difficulty of the required exercises, which left eighteen participants. Four judges evaluated the dogs’ performance in each […]

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Georgia Force and CPT Looking for a Few Good Dogs

The Georgia Force, Atlanta’s home team in the Arena Football League, and Comprehensive Pet Therapy (CPT), Atlanta’s most respected pet training company, have partnered to create “Black” and “Blue.” Black and Blue will become the Georgia Force’s official canine mascots. However, true to CPT’s name, Black and Blue’s function will become far more comprehensive than […]

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CPT Competition Student Achieves Victory

Dick Shuey and his Doberman Pinscher, Emmett, felt like the gender twisted maxim “always a best man never a groom.” During Dick and Emmett’s first two legs toward their CD title they achieved two second place finishes. First place was another CPT participant Lee Mischiara and his German Shepherd, Britta. Dick was proud of Emmett’s […]

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CPT Trained Dog Signed For Movie Role

Lucky, a one year old Golden Retriever, owned by Theo and Kristina Ratliff and trained by CPT has been signed to appear in “The Clearing” starring Academy Award winners Robert Redford and Helen Mirren. Lucky met all the director’s specifications and performed admirably during his audition. He will perform for five Atlanta shoot days in […]

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CPT Students And Trainers Achieve Competition Successes

Since our inception, CPT has emphasized the pet training programs within our portfolio of available services. Over 20,000 dogs have become better household companions by receiving our household manners, basic obedience and behavior modification instruction. Consequently, many people remain unaware that our prowess extends past basic pet training. Last weekend CPT’s Apprentice Training and Competition […]

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Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. Adds Two New Group Class Locations

Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. (CPT), Atlanta’s largest and most respected pet training company is pleased to announce the commencement of a business partnership with Averill Animal Hospital (Marietta, GA) and Hog Mountain Animal Hospital (Dacula, GA). Averill Animal Hospital and Hog Mountain Animal Hospital provide small animal veterinary services for clients in Cobb and Gwinnett […]

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CPT Students Achieve Agility Titles

Holly and Sierra Schmidt, CPT clients from Alpharetta, and their Toy Poodles, Pippin and Balto, and Miniature Poodle, Tootsie recently completed a series of successful AKC Agility trials. In early June, Holly and Pippin completed their AKC Novice Agility (NA) title in three consecutive shows, which included three perfect first place finishes. They also completed […]

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CPT Assists in Benefit for Red Fern Farms

For the past several years CPT has been a dedicated supporter of Red Fern Farms. To help those CPT customers unfamiliar with Red Fern Farms, Red Fern is a trend setting charitable organization that partners rescued dogs with emotionally traumatized and learning disabled children attending school in the Atlanta metro area. The program achieves fantastic, […]

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CPT on the Silver and Small Screen

CPT has always enjoyed participating in feature films and television commercials. In the past few weeks, we have had two trainers, a client, and several dogs participate in a television pilot, a music video, and a national television commercial. The WB Network pilot “In My Life” recently filmed in Atlanta included one CPT Trainer as […]

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Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. Enters Into Agreement with Invisible Fence Dealers

Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. (CPT), Atlanta’s largest and most respected pet training company is pleased to announce the commencement of a business partnership with Invisible Fence Company, Inc.’s two Atlanta dealers, Invisible Fence of Atlanta and Invisible Fence by Peachtree. Invisible Fence Company designs, manufactures, and installs pet containment systems throughout the United States. CPT’s […]

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CPT Students Achieve Multiple Victories

Lanny Nixon, a corporate banker for Wachovia and a CPT competition student, and his Labrador Retriever, Houston, recently completed a successful weekend of AKC Novice level competition. On Saturday, Lanny and Houston achieved first place out of 26 dogs with a score of 193.5 in the Atlanta Kennel Club event held at the Atlanta Exposition […]

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Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. Enters Into Partnership with Ruff n’ Tumble, Inc.

Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. (CPT), Atlanta’s largest and most respected pet training company is pleased to announce the commencement of a business partnership with Ruff n’ Tumble, Llc. (Alpharetta, GA). Ruff n’ Tumble’s Alpharetta dog activity center provides day care and exercise services for dog owners in the North Fulton area. CPT’s presence will expand […]

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CPT Assists in Benefit for Red Fern Farms

For the past several years CPT has been a dedicated supporter of Red Fern Farms. To help those CPT customers unfamiliar with R ed Fern Farms, Red Fern is a trend setting pet therapy organization that partners rescued dogs with emotionally traumatized and learning disabled children attending school in the Atlanta metro area. The program […]

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Comprehensive Pet Therapy, Inc. Trainers Work on New TV Show and Feature Film

Comprehensive Pet Therapy (CPT) Trainer Annette Redner recently returned from a 2 week stint in New York as an Animal Handler and Trainer on the set of Comedy Central’s new TV series “TV Fun House.” During her time on set, Annette worked with a multitude of animals, including dogs, cats, pigs, ducks, baby chicks, a […]

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