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Pat Burke – Owner & Head Richmond Dog Trainer

Owner & Head Dog Trainer, Pat Burke, an experienced trainer certified through the elite Canine Trade Group dog training school.

Pat Burke grew up in the tidewater region of Virginia. Having attended VCU in the early 80s, he has long had a place in his heart for the Richmond area. When given the opportunity to return to Richmond to take over James River Dog Training from his daughter Sarah, he jumped at the chance now he is expanding into Virginia Beach with Hampton Roads Dog Training! He is a sports enthusiast, and is loving being back here surrounded by like minded Redskins and VCU Rams fans. He is certified through the Canine Trade Group school for professional dog trainers. The training protocol he uses has been successfully correcting aggression and anxiety issues in dogs for over two decades!

Pat has been a lifelong lover of dogs. Throughout his entire life, he has never gone longer than two weeks without owning a dog. His understanding of how a dog interacts and becomes part of the family is grounded in personal experience. His dad had also trained dogs while in the military in the 1960s.

Pat’s experience of having been a public school teacher for over twenty years makes him uniquely qualified to teach families how to raise their dogs to be well behaved, successful members of the family. After all, it is the dog owner that gets the majority of the training!