APDT press release: It is APDT's pleasure to announce Lisa Clifton-Bumpass has won the 2005 APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Outstanding Trainer of the Year Award. The APDT offers yearly award contests because the organization feels very strongly about awarding and encouraging trainers and the animal community to the offer the very best to the animals and pets they love and respect. Lisa receives an all expense paid trip to the APDT 12th Educational Conference and Trade Show on September 14-18. She will benefit from the education and experience of world class trainers, ethologists, veterinarians, and scientists.
The award committee is made up of nine APDT members. Though there were many wonderful and deserving nominations for APDT Outstanding Trainer of the Year, Lisa Clifton-Bumpass nomination proved she meets and exceeds the award requirements. She has proven that she is devoted to consistent reward based training for her clients and their pets with her educational resume. Most impressive is Lisa's quest for additional education to pass on her learned knowledge to her clients and colleagues. Her generosity and devotion to training paid off when those around her sent in her nomination without her knowledge! What a great surprise and return gift of training and education.