Pat has had dogs her whole life starting with her first Border Collies Dylan and Marina. When another special Border Collie, Rily, came along 18 years ago, her formal dog training journey began! A few years after that, Tana, Rily’s full brother from a different litter, joined the family and quickly followed Rily in going to classes and having heaps of fun! This led 10 years after starting classes with Rily to opening Flying Paws Dog Training!

Since 2014 Pat has run Flying Paws, building it up to be the go to place for the next level dog training on the North West Tasmania. In 2016, Pat became a qualified Puppy Class instructor and in 2017 became a qualified and accredited Dog Trainer by achieving her Certificate III in Dog Behavior and Training. As well as this she has completed many in person and online courses and undertakes continual learning to find new ways to best help you and your dog.

While Rily passed away at the impressive age of 17 in early 2022, she has passed the school batten onto 4 year old Zani, (another Border Collie!). He helps keep an eye on what’s going on in the office.


Molly has also grown up with dogs her whole life, starting with her family Golden Retriever, Mawson. In 2015 for her 21st birthday, she got a Maremma puppy named Murphy to join his big brother Dudley, the family’s Miniature Fox Terrier. Murphy went along to puppy class at Flying Paws! He was a bit of a handful so quickly moved through the class to the weekly advanced class.

Molly started helping take classes in 2018. In 2016 she completed a Duke University course in Dog Emotion and Cognition and in 2019 she also became a qualified Puppy Class Instructor. In 2020 she completed both a level 1 and 2 Scent Work Instructor course. In 2021, she completed a Nutrition and Behaviour through the School of Canine Science. Also in 2021, she graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing.

Murphy is now 7 years old and is in the office a few days a week to help Zani keep an eye on what’s happening.


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