Patricia is a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), a TTouch Practitioner for Companion Animals, a National Program Educator Emeritus and licensed Evaluator for Pet Partners, and in addition to her work with dogs she is a certified research administrator (CRA).
Patricia’s areas of interests are: dog behavior, animal assisted interventions, and working with visually impaired/blind dogs. She is active with Pet Partners where she volunteers in hospitals, prisons, and schools in and around North Carolina. Patricia serves on the Association of Professional Dog Trainers Foundation Board of Trustees as their treasurer. Patricia volunteers with local rescue organizations including Triangle Beagle Rescue where she has served as a foster home and a former board member. Patricia has over 20 years’ experience at Duke University where she has extensive experience in budget management and grant administration.
Ethology and Canine Behavior lecture, September, 2016: Canine Assisted Therapy: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown