2015 National Dog Trainer of the Year Finalists named

2015 National Dog Trainer of the Year Finalists

Jackie Dougall, Jeremy Joseph Brown, Jim Crosby, Barbara Henry, Lori Peper-Rucks, Karen Rude

MILLTOWN, WI – It takes a special kind of person to be a dog trainer. In most cases these trainers must not only be able to understand the animal’s behavior, but also how to work with its owner to ensure the training sticks. In the process, many dog trainers build a bond with both the animal and its owner that will leave a lasting impact on both. Greatmats wishes to honor these trainers that make a positive influence on the lives of dogs, owners and their communities, which is why it created the National Dance Instructor of the Year Contest. This contest recognizes dog trainers with integrity, outstanding customer service and quality training methods. Dog trainers have been nominated for this award by their clients, peers and community members based on these traits, and six finalists have been named, representing four states, for the 2015 National Dog Trainer of the Year Award.

Your finalists are:

(Name, training facility, city, state)

Jackie Dougall, Jackie’s Wag N’ Train, Hudson, Florida

Jeremy Joseph Brown, The Complete Canine, Tucson, AZ

Jim Crosby, Canine Aggression, Jacksonville, Florida

Barbara Henry, Domino Service Dogs, Lakewood, Colorado

Lori Peper-Rucks, Sunshine Kennels & Search & Rescue/Therapy/Service/Police K-9, Luck, WI

Karen Rude, Rude Dog U, Eau Claire, WI

Voting is taking place on Greatmats’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats/) now through Nov. 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced Jan. 4, 2016. The National Dog Trainer of the Year Contest is one of four simultaneous contests honoring instructors and trainers from various industries for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their students, clients and community.

Greatmats is a national dog and specialty flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.