Trish has been a dog addict since she was a teen, and managed to combine her love of dogs with her respect and affection for people. Her goal is always to enrich the lives of both, through the humane and thoughtful use of relationship work, environmental management and training.
Trish established the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society for new or interested trainers, which covers dog handling, evaluating, learning theory, training techniques and solving problems, as well as teaching people. Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas now hosts the Academy of Dog Behavior. Several hundred people have attended both levels of the Academy. She teaches workshops and seminars on behavior, canine management, temperament assessment, and handling difficult dogs.
Trish's speaking engagements have included numerous conferences presented by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Humane Society of the United States, and the American Humane Association, as well as California Animal Care Conferences, private training groups, webinars and teleconferences.
She has written a critically acclaimed book for dog owners, Parenting Your Dog (TFH Publications), as well as numerous articles about dog and cat behavior for local and national newspapers and magazines.