After spending many years in corporate America, Pat became involved in dog training after learning her dog is reactive and needs special care. She was then inspired to learn everything she could about how dogs learn, work and behave. Motivated by her love of dogs and learning, Pat has attended many seminars taught by experts like Suzanne Clothier, Fred Helfer, Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot and Jill Marie O’brien.
After training her dogs in obedience, rally and agility, Pat found her true love in K9 Nosework and competes with her dog, Smalls, at the Elite level having earned their ELT1 title.
Pat began teaching Nosework classes in 2011 and became a Certified Nosework Instructor with the National Association of Canine Scent Work in 2012. She has experience teaching students of all experience levels, from those just starting out in the sport to elite level.
Pat believes life-long learning and the having an open mind are important to grow as an instructor and also as a person. She wants each of her students to feel welcome and valued regardless of their skill level. Pat lives in Chicago with her dogs, Smalls and Benny.