After years of trying to figure out how to work with dogs everyday, Patrick finally gave up everything to start training dogs professionally in 2002 for a company in Dallas Texas. He fell in love with his new career and knew he had made the right decision immediately. Transforming dogs so that they can live the life they want to with structure and freedom is like heaven on earth – whoever said “you won’t work a day in your life if you love your work” was exactly right! What Patrick wasn’t expecting was the bonus of how rewarding it was to help the human side of the relationship. After all, it doesn’t work unless we, as dog trainers, can get the training to be just as effective for the owner. Patrick feels very fortunate to get to continue his mission of making humans’ lives easier and dogs’ lives better!
Jack Sparrow Shackleford
Patrick’s sidekick and training assistant. Jack was a rescue dog that Patrick said was “love at first sight” (and Jack agrees). Since his rescue, Patrick has made this lucky dog a social, outgoing, obedience demonstrator, agility master, tricks doing, and free kisses galore dog. Hard to believe this little guy was sitting in a shelter waiting on someone to recognize his quality!