About Us

debbieandpanzer3Debbie Duttenhofer, Owner and Nationally Certified Dog Trainer

Debbie, an animal lover since childhood, became interested in canine behavior while studying zoology and wildlife conservation at the University of Tampa.  Over the past 20 years, she has been active in Schutzhund, obedience, tracking and agility. She has been a foster parent for the Humane Society and has studied wild, captive wolves in Indiana.

Debbie has served as a volunteer trainer for St. Francis Service Dogs in Roanoke, VA and is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She has teamed up with Doggone Safe and is a presenter for the children's program “Be a Tree". This award winning, interactive presentation teaches children how to avoid being dog bitten. For more information on Doggone Safe, go to www.doggonesafe.com.

In November 2005, Debbie went to the University of Maryland and took the certification exam for dog trainers offered by the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).  The CCPDT exam is the first national, standardized test for dog trainers. Debbie passed and is now the first certified dog trainer in Roanoke. Why choose a certified dog trainer? To find out, go to www.ccpdt.org.  

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