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Owner, David, earns CPDT-KA title

For the past year I've been logging hours and studying for an exam I took a few months ago to finally obtain official certification as a professional dog trainer after 7 years of training. Saturday I found out that I passed, and with flying colors! 94% out of the 250 questions (it took hours). I'm now David Levin, CPDT-KA, which stands for Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. As the below announcement explains, this is widely regarded as the standard for professional dog trainer designations. I'm excited to be amongst the 3,000 worldwide with this designation, but even more excited to start working toward the more prestigious next level, CPDT-Skills Assessed next year, an in person

Winner! Best Dog Walker 2018 Award

We are extremely proud to announce that Citizen Hound was just named Best Dog Walker in San Francisco in Bay Woof's Beast Of The Bay Awards 2018! This is yet another huge win for us, making for 11 official awards. At the time of writing this we still have 74 5-star Yelp reviews that are showing with an additional 25 that aren't currently showing, so nearly 100 with nothing less than 5! Tack on twelve more 5-star Google reviews, as well as plenty of press over the 6 years since I took over Citizen Hound, and a recent appearance as a podcast guest. This award noted about Citizen Hound, "Toting a reputation as the “canine concierge,” Citizen Hound is a solidly spectacular choice for anyone look

Podcast guest episode: How to Accelerate Business Growth and Become a Leader with David Levin of Cit

I was recently a guest on the Handling Business Podcast with host Britt Alwerud. Britt owns a dog care company and created an awesome software platform for small businesses with employees. On her podcast she speaks with dog care industry leaders who specialize in a variety of subjects, helping to share insight with others in our industry. We had a blast, and went well over her typical run time. Britt summarized much of the points we discussed below. How to get your business off the ground and accelerate growth. How important relationships are in

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