Pet Expertise was created in 2003 by dog trainer, Jess Rollins with an inspiration to bring positive dog training products to her customers. The idea was to create a website that was full of helpful training information and products that were trainer-tested and carefully chosen to be the safest and best quality. Since then our wonderful customers (and their dogs!), have helped us to expand our business and have great success. We continue to search for (and create) health, safe and effective dog products to "Maximize Your Dog's Potential"!
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
They were founded in 1993 by Ian Dunbar DVM, Ph.D. as a forum for trainers to associate with one another and to discuss topics of mutual interest. They have since become a member-driven organization producing educational conferences in locations throughout the United States. Our annual conference has grown from 250 participants a few years ago to 1500 participants.
The CCPDT's certification program was the first national certification for dog trainers. Until the creation of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in 2001, there was no nationally available certification process for dog trainers. Many schools teach dog trainers and offer certification for their specific programs. These certificates, therefore, reflect the teachings and quality of a specific school. Other organizations offer take-home tests for "certification". These tests are not monitored, nor are the testing processes standardized, or checked by a psychometrician.
Bill started playing professionally and teaching in the mid 1980?s. His first gig experiences were in variety bands playing weddings and various social events but was quickly recruited into a thriving rock and roll cover band scene. During the latter 1980?s and early 1990?s He often traveled overseas for the Department Of Defense and delivered rock n roll to the troops as far as Japan, Korea, Honduras, Panama, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.