Sarah Fricke has been helping people with their canine friends as a professional dog trainer and behavior counselor since 1997. Sarah began her career with extensive training in police k-9 and protection training and moved into the fields of obedience and pet dog training. Sarah focuses on teaching people how to use positive and effective training techniques to solve problem behaviors and teach good manners. Sarah firmly believes that training should be a fun, relationship building experience for people and their pets. In her off time she enjoys exploring Colorado with her partner Jon and daughter Penny. As well as playing in obedience, agility and conformation with her dogs Timber and Pippin (both Smooth Collies).
Born and raised in Sonoma, CA on a 2,600-acre ranch, the love of animal’s started. In high school, Patti started to work with a dog trainer and at that point she decided to make dog training her professional career.
In 1993 Patti started with the breed of Bernese Mountain Dogs and to this day still enjoys the breed. In the years to come she became very active in the conformation ring, obedience, agility, carting (Draft work), pet therapy work and service dog training. As she became an accredited dog trainer her career moved to becoming the area dog trainer for PetSmart and after 8 years is now with Colorado Dog Works as well as Mountain High Service Dogs. She is also an evaluator for the America Kennel Club for Canine good citizen, AKC Community Canine and Urban CGC, also a judge for the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America.
Patti is passionate about helping her client’s develop a bond with their dogs and help them to work as a team. Patti enjoys many different avenues of training including clicker training, agility, carting, all levels of obedience classes, rally, pet therapy work, and service dog training.