Our goal at Hole in the Wall Dog Training Academy is to keep you and your dog together. A well-behaved dog is a “good” dog. We want to help you train your dog so that you and your dog have fun and enjoy each other.

We offer small classes because personal attention is a top priority.

Positive reinforcement training is the method we use to help you accomplish your goals.

PAT RAPAPORT, Owner- trainer

Pat has 30 years of teaching experience. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Her enjoyment of working with both dogs and people sparks her excitement.

Pat graduated from the Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy with distinction and is a certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) Pat is certified in dog training through the Council of Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Need a presenter or home consultation for the expectant family or a family with small children? Pat is a licensed presenter with Family Paws

She is a member of the Love on a Leash Pet Therapy, The Intermountain Therapy Animals-R.E.A.D program, and is founder and chapter leader of Coastal Carolina Pet Provided Therapy - Love on a Leash.

Pat is an AKC Canine Good Citizen approved evaluator and an APDT evaluator for Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.).

Programs have been presented to Rotary clubs, Women's Clubs, School groups and Hospital Organizations.

When time allows Pat attends workshops and seminars by some of the leading dog trainers and behavorists in the country. Recently Pat attended a World Summit TagTeach conference in Verona,Italy.

Pat shares her home with her 2 young golden retriever, Charlie.

Pat has been a featured trainer for the Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy website.