Mark Spivak, CPT’s founder, is a nationally known trainer, behaviorist, and canine researcher. The neuroscience research projects he co-founded have been featured prominently on “60 Minutes” and “Nova,” as well as many other media outlets. Mark is also an experienced expert witness in criminal and civil legal cases that involve issues of canine behavior, where he has handled cases from throughout the country.
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 […]
Lisa and Jeff have trained dogs seriously for 27 years and are entering their eighteenth year training for CPT.
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 Caleb Jefferson in September 2009 and their subsequent purchase of 3 acres of pristine pastoral property in Flowery Branch, Megan has expanded her role providing CPT Boarding and Board Training services.
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 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 has trained dogs professionally for 8 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 […]
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 has now been training professionally for CPT for 5.5 years. Jeanne’s life has been blessed with the companionship of many amazing canines. She has a […]
Hadley “Reed” Hancock Santos’s dog training career started early in her youth. While growing up in southwest Georgia on a 2,000-acre farm and quail reserve she routinely assisted her father and grandfather, who trained Labrador Retrievers for obedience, hunting, and bird retrieval. In addition, Reed trained Pointers and English Setters for field trials and recreation […]
CPT is very fortunate to have Robin Puryear on staff. Robin’s animal training education started at 4 years of age, when she coaxed her parents to enroll her in professional horse riding lessons. Today, many decades later, she still successfully shows horses in dressage, a horse competition emphasizing obedience, precision, flexibility, and balance. Similarly, Robin’s dog […]
Ellie Dunn’s career with animals began in 2010 while a senior in high school. Since that time, Ellie Dunn has received a diverse exposure to dog training. Her early employment history is highlighted by tenure at a dog day care, a grooming salon, a pet sitting company, and at several veterinary clinics. Ellie’s experience […]
Chrissy Mattucci formerly worked for CPT in Atlanta and is now opening CPT’s Eugene, Oregon location. Chrissy’s preparation as a dog trainer started in 2005 with PetSmart, where she completed Petsmart’s corporate trainer certification program and soon became their most requested trainer in the Atlanta district. Nevertheless, Chrissy did not stop there. Since Chrissy has a […]
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.