Former operator of Goldenbrook Kennels, Allan Bauman of Sterling, recently received the first-ever Chairman of the Year Award from the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest association of dog trainers in the world. Bauman is a APDT charter member and former president, serving from 1995-2001. He also served as the president of the APDT Foundation board, recently stepping down from his board position. Bauman currently conducts dog training classes at Smithville United Methodist Church and was commended for his recent award by State Rep. Scott Wiggam.

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