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Fill the world with happy  dogs enjoying an exceptional quality of life as loving companions



Welcome to the Dog Coach training school. I am Maria-Christina Patala and I made my passion for dogs my job.

I was fortunate to grow up around dogs, cats, horses and many other animals. From a very young age I had a

dream of working with animals. So this dream is now becoming a reality with the creation of Dog Coach training school.


Here you’ll find a fun, sporty indoor dog area to play, socialize and learn with your dog or puppy whatever the weather. A positive, social atmosphere to meet like-minded dog lovers. 


We offer training for puppies and adult dogs. Our method is Force Free concept that focuses on the dog and owner interacting as a team. It balances the principles of canine behavior with stress management and positive based training principles. Our training classes help develop communication and deepen your enjoyment of your dog. They are specially designed to encourage dogs to build confidence and success as they master new behaviors in a simple, step-by-step process. 


I have 12 dogs all rescued and abused cases and 3 of them have 3 legs due to human cruelty and many cats. Meet some of my animals on the photos that follow.

I am a fully-qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), UK. The IMDT is considered to be on the cutting-edge in reward-based dog training. IMDT trainers are equipped with the most up-to-date, science-based dog training techniques that have been proven effective while placing the dog’s welfare at the forefront. As an IMDT professional,             I adhere strictly to the IMDT's Code of Ethics. 

I am also proud to be a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), an association of animal professionals dedicated to force-free training practices. I undertake continuous professional development and I am committed to constantly improving my knowledge and practice of positive reinforcement dog training through regular attendance of courses and seminars.

I have successfully passed the assessment and became Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor. The PDA program is a newly launched international licensing initiative focused on improving and strengthening dogs' and their guardians' skills, both in    a class situation and in the real world  

Professional Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). A professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

Member of The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) which elevates animal behavior consulting and training worldwide through ethical standards. The IAABC is a certifying organization providing evidence-based education, professional development, and networking for animal behavior professionals and the public we serve.


Gold Member of the Pet Professional Network. The Pet Professional Network is the first international business support organisation for force free pet professionals. Working in collaboration with world class training and behavioural institutes, they provide the very best advice in all aspects of marketing, mindset and personal development, helping connect members with like-minded professionals in a safe environment. They are proud to be an Affiliate of ICAN (the International Companion Animal Network).

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