About the Owners

Rolling Meadows Academy of Dog Training has been a leading dog training facility in North Carolina since 1995. To insure a lifelong bond and meaningful relationship, the founders Allan and Barbara Simpson are committed to providing the highest quality training for both the dogs and their owners.

They have maintained this high quality of training by attending and teaching many workshops and seminars around the country. They are professional members of many different national dog training organizations and compete in many different dog training sports.

Glen ``Allen`` Simpson

Before starting (RMADT) Allen was a Deputy Sheriff with Randolph and Davidson County, NC Sheriff’s Offices. During his years of service to the community, the majority of his time was spent as a Police K-9 Trainer and Handler.

  • Criminal Justice Degree (GTCC)
  • NC Law Enforcement Training Academy (DCCC)
  • NC Certified Law Enforcement Officer 1992 to 2002 (Randolph County – Davidson County)
  • NC Certified Vice & Narcotics Detective (Randolph County)
  • NC Certified Field Training Officer (Randolph County)
  • NC Certified Police K-9 Handler (K-9 Training, Inc.) Swansboro, NC
  • NC Certified Police K-9 Handler (Mid-South Police K-9 Association)
  • NC Certified Police K-9 Handler (North American Police Work Dog Association)
  • Nationally Certified Police K-9 Trainer (Mid-South Police K-9 Association)
  • Nationally Certified Master Police K-9 Trainer (Mid-South Police K-9 Association)
  • Nationally Certified Police K-9 Judge (Mid-South Police K-9 Association)
  • Nationally Certified K-9 Scent Discrimination & Tracking Instructor (Canine Industries)
  • Nationally Certified Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor (Penn Foster College)
  • Nationally Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC)
  • Randolph County Community College and Davidson County Community College, K-9 Instructor
  • Professional Sport Dog Competitor (IPO, KNPV, French Ring, AKC, UKC, AMBOR, Australian Shepherd Dog Club)

Barbara Simpson

Before Rolling Meadows, Barbara served in the health care industry. She worked with Hospice, Randolph Hospital and several in-home private nursing agencies. With that said, her specialty was in-home health and she had a passion for the care of geriatric patients affected by Alzheimer and dementia. Bringing peace and kindness to the suffering will always be what Barbara considers a true calling from her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • NC Certified Nursing Assistant 1990 to 2000 (Randolph County Hospital, Hospice)
  • NC Certified Dog Care Technician (DCCC)
  • Certified Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor (RMKCT)
  • Nationally Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC)
  • Randolph County Community College and Davidson County Community College, K9 Instructor
  • Professional Sport Dog Competitor (AKC, UKC, AMBOR, Australian Shepherd Dog Club)
  • Professional Member of IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals)
  • Assistant Instructor at DCCC for Canine First Aid
  • Instructor for The New Leash on Life Program Davidson Co NC Sponsored by NC DPS
  • Presented Dog Bite Prevention Seminars at Schools, YMCA’s, Scout Events, Ect.
  • Presented Dog Health and Wellness Seminars
  • Training “unadoptable” dogs at Humane Societies and Shelters

Allen and Barbara have been animal lovers since they were small children. Allen was raised in the mountains of West Virginia and grew up watching his dad raise, train and hunt with coon hounds and beagles. Barbara’s first dog was a Norwegian Elkhound/German Shepard mix that she trained by herself at the early age of ten years old. Over the years, Allen and Barbara have owned and trained many types of animals.

From their love of helping people and animals, they have built a business which has truly been a blessing to their family, as well as thousands of clients across the country. They share a passion for their business and believe in always doing what is right and best for the owner and the dog. They look forward to helping people find their perfect pet and are always willing to answer any and all questions in regards to training and behavior.