and Kim met while Bruce was walking his german shepherd puppy, since then
their lives have revolved around dogs.
have been teaching dog classes since 1986. While living in FL, they
taught obedience classes for several dog clubs around Tampa and for the
Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Dept.
have shown their german shepherds in various sports including; agility,
obedience, conformation and also participated at schutzhund trials. Bruce had done Search & Rescue extensively with his dog Onyx prior to Onyx's passing in February of 2011. They responded to the 9/11 crash in PA.
Bruce and Kim also worked at a local kennel for five years, where they were able to study dogs
under stress and to help calm the dogs during their stay.
Bruce has a degree in
drafting, he is a certified welder and was a union Sheet Metal Worker. In
1996, Bruce quit his job and went into dogs full time. Kim was a systems
engineer in her last corporate job, when she left corporate America in
Ringer's Pet Dog Training has four Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) Bruce
and Kim Ringer were the first two nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainers in Western PA.
Bruce Ringer is the only Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in Western PA.
They attend over 100 hours of dog training and behavior seminars a year. These seminars are typically their vacation. Even their "time off" involves dogs.
We are located in downtown Tarentum at the corner of E. 6th & Corbet.
The benefits of this area include:
- 2000 sq. ft of play area indoors
- Fully carpeted floors to minimize the risk of injury to your dog
- Outdoor play area during nice weather - we even have 2 doggie pools!
- Central air conditioning to keep your pup comfortable
- We have 2 parking lots: one on the right side of our building, the other behind the building. On-street parking is available as well.
That is one nervous fire hydrant!