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CoolWag Co-Owner Earns Advanced Dog Training Certification (CPDT-KSA)

Heather Wegner, CPDT-KSA, professional dog trainer and owner of Northwest Arkansas's CoolWag doggy daycare, recently achieved advanced professional certification by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

This achievement makes her 1 of 5 people who have reached this level of dog training certification in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Recipients of this certification demonstrate the skills necessary to both train dogs and teach people how to train their dogs through exercises recorded and rated by a panel. Certification also provides an independent measure of an individual’s practical understanding of the field of dog training including training skills, instruction skills, training equipment, and the application of modalities.

Recipients must also engage in ongoing continuing education to maintain their credentials to ensure that recipients are continuing their personal development and applying current science and techniques with their clients. They are also tasked with adhering CCPDT’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Effective Behavior Intervention policies.

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Established in 2001, CCPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. As the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices, the CCPDT has certified thousands of dog trainers and canine behavior consultants worldwide. For more information, visit

About CoolWag - The Coolest Dog Destination of NorthWest Arkansas

Eric and Heather Wegner opened CoolWag’s doors in 2015 and features a five-acre facility allowing for a sociable open play environment separated by size, age, and temperament. Their goal is to give dogs and their humans an amazing experience while in their care. Each CoolWag employee is trained on dog safety, health, body language, vocalization and dog behavior.

Visit for more information on daycare, boarding, training, sports and pools, and other canine-related programs. Cats and other furry animals are also welcome

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