Patti’s Client Reviews

“I have taken classes from Patti before and she is always well prepared and keeps the class moving with a variety of activities.” – Renee T. and her mixed breed Bentley reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep Course with instructor Patti

“Patti’s experience is just outstanding. She fine-tuned my dog for the evaluation. But sometimes I needed a drastic change for a better performance in my part as a dog owner. Therapy dog training is indeed human training.

“Patti is the best dog trainer I’ve had during a year and a half dog training. Her teaching style is like college teaching: well prepared syllabus and good weekly assignments.” -Toshimi S. and his Miniature Schnauzer Simon Augustus, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep class with Patti

“Patti is very knowledgeable and her expertise will help my dog and I.” -Micah G. and his Golden Retriever Benny, reviewing their private therapy dog training lesson with Patti

“Patti is an outstanding instructor. The class prepared us to get Zoe registered at the first evaluation. We have now done visits to nursing homes and the people seem to appreciate it. The program Patti suggested at the airport has been very rewarding. In 7 months Zoe has had over 10,000 contacts.” -Frank A. and his Golden Retriever Zoe, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep course with Patti

“Patti is the best dog training instructor I’ve ever had and I have trained 5 dogs in the Twin Cities! She has really smart suggestions, is non-judgmental, interesting and helpful. She really tailors specific suggestions to the individual team, the course is well structured, has a logical progression, and it’s always fun. I liked that the class was small. We passed the test and I’m not sure that would have happened if we’d had someone else as our training instructor! I took a similar class at another training center (different dog) and it wasn’t nearly as good. I’ve recommended Patti’s course to anyone interested in therapy dog work.” -Debbie O. and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Louie, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep Course with Patti

“Patti is an amazing instructor. She is very knowledgeable on the subject of therapy dogs and makes it easy to transition to the real world of therapy dog visits as she does a great job preparing her students. I’ve had 2 dogs attend Patti’s therapy dog prep course and soon one more will follow.” -Laurie E. and her Lab/German Shepherd cross Lola, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep course with Patti

“Patti prepares us well for the exam. Helps all levels! Patti is my favorite therapy dog instructor! Follow up and communication is excellent. Great online links and information, too.” -Connie P and her Vizsla Molly, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep course with Patti

“Patti was extremely helpful and positive and followed up with excellent written tips and ideas. She was very responsive to our needs. She listened to our goals and concerns and was extremely helpful in helping us move forward.” – Randi B. reviewing their private training lesson with Patti

“Patti was fun and engaging. She was very supportive in some of the training challenges. I felt very prepared for the therapy dog test.” -Annelise A. and her Australian Shepherd Carmine, reviewing their Therapy Dog Prep Course with Patti