Elise Patrick is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and is a graduate of the Peaceable Paws Level 1 Intern Academy, studying under renowned positive dog trainer and author, Pat Miller. Elise is also a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild and is committed to the organization’s principles of training without pain, fear, or force. Elise has attended several conferences and seminars focused on animal behavior and training and is committed to continued education. Elise also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Baker University and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Kansas.
In addition to her love of training dogs, Elise is most passionate about responsible pet adoption and rescue. Before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in Spring 2018, she volunteered with the Behavior Team at the Lawrence Humane Society in Lawrence, KS, primarily conducting canine behavior evaluations, monitoring play groups and assisting with training at-risk dogs.
A native Kansan, Elise now resides in Astoria, Oregon with her husband, Aaron, their 6 rescued animals – Millie (labradoodle), Katana (American Pit Bull Terrier), and four indoor cats, Hermie, Amber, Albert and Yadi. When not caring for her own pets, Elise volunteers at the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, assisting in rehabilitation efforts of coastal birds and native wildlife. She also volunteers with Angels for Sara Sanctuary, providing care and support to senior dogs.