Head trainer Rachel J Stintzcum, BA – Psych, CCPDT-KA, CGC/Therapy Dog

Rachel Stintzcum has been training dogs professionally for over 10 years, both teaching classes in a dog training facility and private lessons in client homes. Her background in psychology gives her the unique perspective of preventing possible behavior problems and dealing with existing ones in a way that benefits both the dog and the handler.

Thérèse, aka PatchO’ Pits has a BA in Elementary and Spec. Ed grades Prek-12

Thérèse believes in positive training to build solid relationships and trust with the dogs. She has been doing therapy dog work with her Pit Bulls for almost 25 years. She has apprenticed under Rachel for 10 years.

She also enjoys doing NACWS canine nose work, agility, k9 fitness, dog tricks, freestyle dance, dock diving, conformation events with her dogs, and has a special interest in k9 nutrition. She wrote a nose work article that was published in American Dog Magazine and is also a children’s book author. Her dogs have been featured in Training Secrets for Bully Breeds, American Dog Magazine, Bark, and other publications.