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Our Trainer

Teresa (“Terry”) Patton

Terry began training and showing dogs in 1974, when she earned Companion Dog (CD) and Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) titles for her miniature poodle and a CD title for her English springer spaniel. She was hooked on training and showing.  She has put over 40 performance titles in Rally, Agility, Obedience and Therapy work, on her dogs.  She has finished over 50 champions as breeder, owner, and/or handler.

In addition to showing dogs, Terry is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) #97346, is a veterinary technician and has managed two veterinary clinics.

One of her proudest accomplishments is as the breeder/owner of the 2007 Westminster Best In Show winner, a beautiful springer, CH. Felicity’s Diamond Jim, CD., RAE known as “James”. James was also the #2 Dog All Breeds 2007, #1 Sporting Dog 2006, 2007 as well as the ESSFTA Show Dog of the Year 2006, 2007, Sire of Excellence, an accomplished Obedience, Rally and Therapy dog.

Terry also knows cat behavior and shows Maine coon cats, one of which finished as Champion in 2019. She believes in positive training methods and looks forward to helping you have a stronger, more rewarding bond with your pet!