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About Pat Engel, CTDI

Pat has been an animal lover all her life. Not surprisingly, her favorite species is Canis lupus familiaris.

For 20 years Pat has been helping owners understand and train their dogs in ways that respect and nourish the canine-human bond.

Co-Pilot Dog Training believes that your dog should be an equal and willing participant in the learning process - your training co-pilot.


  • Companion Animal Sciences Institute, Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology, July 2012, Pass with Distinction
  • Canine Behavior Academy II, Behavior Modification, Marin Humane Society, July 2010
  • Canine Behavior Academy I, Marin Humane Society, December 2009
  • Academy for Dog Trainers Cross-Over Certificate Program, San Francisco SPCA, January 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer, March 2010 to December 2011
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer since September 2008
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Professional Member since 2005

Recent Workshops Attended

  • Getting Started in Dog Parkour, January 2018
  • Games and Canine Conditioning Workshop with Kyra Sundance, July 2017
  • Cultivating Canines with Suzanne Clothier, April 2017
  • Dog Tricks Workshop - Instructor Certification, with Kyra Sundance, March 2014
  • Co-Sponsor, "Shape Up Your Training at Both Ends of the Leash" with Pat Miller, April 2013
  • Development of Social Behavior, and Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity and Aggression with Dr. Ian Dunbar, November 2012
  • Building Drive and Motivation for Performance Dogs with Denise Fenzi, April 2012
  • T-Touch Workshop for You and Your Dog, January 2011
  • Canine Aggression: “In Depth” Seminar with John Rogerson, November 2010

Pat with Jazz, her Welsh Corgi

Pat's newest rescue dog Foster,
adopted from Noah's B'ark in August 2012

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