About Patricia

Patricia Tschanen

started Crazy Jumpers Dog School in the Fall of 2009, the Boarding in May 2013. Patricia, her husband Richard and Willy the cat, immigrated from Switzerland in 2008. The move to their little farm in Fraserwood was a dream come true for these animal lovers. Patricia and Richard share their lives with five dogs and three cats.

Patricia started her 'doggie career' over 30 years ago in Switzerland. She competed with her Collies in international dog shows in puppy, junior and standard classes. Patricia also trialed her dogs in all levels of agility throughout Switzerland. In her spare time Patricia worked as an Agility Trainer and Instructor as well as a Puppy Class Instructor.

In Canada, Patricia's involvement with dogs continued. She is training and successfully competing withmultiple dogs in Agility and Rally Obedience.
A newer obsession from Patricia is running sled dogs! A student in her agility class of 2009 was a local dog musher. Their mutual love of dogs led to Patricia becoming a handler and assisting with training a sprint racing team. Assisting with these Alaskan Huskies has introduced Patricia to the differences between working dogs and house pets.
Patricia runs her own team of "Fluffies" on the kicksled now and enjoys this kind of winter-activity a lot! So it was obvious to get a winter class started where people learn how to properly teach the dog how to pull.

Experience:

- Puppy Class instructor
- Obedience instructor
- Agility instructor
- Agility competititor
- Rally Obedience intructor
- Rally Obedience competititor
- C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator
- Handler for a sled-dog musher
- Handler for the 8-dog winner in the Canadian Challenge 2017
- Train and Running sleddogs
- Winter Sport pulling-class instructor

Qualifications:

- Puppy Class Instructor Certification
- Agility Instructor Certification
- Advanced Agility Instructor Certification
- ICS Certificat as Obedience Trainer and Instructor
- C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator
- Pet First Aid/CPR Certificate

Continuing education:

- Tellington Touch seminar
- 'Playful from Puppy to Dog' seminar
- Agility training camps with international coaches
- ICS Certified Obedience Trainer and Instructor
- written and online resourses
- Rally Obedience Seminars
- C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator
- ongoing webinars
- Herding clinic
- Disc dog clinic

adopted a pregnant Border Collie in July 2013

What a wonderful experience!This was for sure one important part missing in my education and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity raising a litter of nine puppies, as my Foster-Kids for Hulls Haven Border Collie Rescue.