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Margaret Jones Davis, founder of Creative Dog Training, may have made the company official in 1984, but it's roots travel far deeper.
Her father, Earl Monroe Jones, Sr, DVM., gave her a lifelong introduction in the need for compassion with animals. Not only was he a life-long veterinarian who built one of the largest practices in Alabama, but he was instrumental in the authoring of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act, that was signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson on August 24, 1966. His involvement earned him the Schweitzer Medal in 1967 for "preventing much suffering by the enforcement of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act." more info on the Schweitzer Medal This instilled 2 important things that forever shaped the direction of Margaret's life: always do what is best for dogs, and help pass that value on to everyone around.
Margaret is also a freelance writer as a puppies expert with about.com. Visit puppies.about.com to see all her work.
Margaret also volunteers many hours with Hand-in-Paw. She and Demi visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools and more. Margaret says that it is difficult to determine who gets the most benefit - her, Demi, or those who they visit!
Currently I live with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Cletus LeRoy, my 14-year-old Siamese cat, rules the household and allows the rest of us to do his bidding. Zoro, his red tabby sidekick is the hunter of the family. Demi is my 10-year-old Golden Retriever that is well known for Chewbacca imitations and food bowl toting. She is also known around the city now as an official Hand-in-Paw therapy dog! Annie, her 6-year-old daughter is the family clown that aspires to be the next ever ready bunny. My nine-year-old Tennessee walking horse, Reno, now lives on a farm.
Why I Love CDT
My favorite thing to do at Creative Dog Training is to help socially challenged dogs learn to enjoy playing with dogs and people. It is fun to watch a puppy go from being the shrinking wallflower to the bell of the ball. I call this the magic of socialization whether it is an older dog going from grumbling to play bows or a puppy going from snarling to licking.