Patrick has been a dog lover all his life; he grew up with them and trained his first dogs in middle and high school. After traveling the country post college for several years with a sales job, he landed here in 2013 and opened The Louisville Dog Wizard. Since then, he, and his company, have worked with thousands of dogs. He takes pride in his work, his passion for dogs, and helping families have a more cohesive bond with their canine counterparts. He also is active in rescue work, saving dogs from high kill shelters throughout Kentucky, rehabbing them, then adopting them out to their furever homes. In addition, Patrick is a plant based runner, all around health nut, loves golf, and bad puns.
Greg is originally from Michigan, growing up in a small town just outside of Flint. Attending Central Michigan University after finishing high school, he majored in Psychology with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising. Upon receiving his Bachelor's he relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina with plans of pursuing a career in Advertising which is where he truly fell in love with dogs. Growing up with Shelties, he began spending more time with the countless other breeds and mixes while working at a dog daycare which increased his love and appreciation for all the different sizes and personalities. Eventually he looked into dog training, leading him to the Dog Wizard and eventually to Louisville. One of the main driving forces behind his desire to help dogs is one of his own, Calvin, who is a big, lovable Doberman who has been by his side since his time in Charlotte. Calvin grew up going to work with Greg at the dog daycare and is a critical piece to helping adequately assess and rehabilitate the dogs we work with. Next, he has a chihuahua mix named Stevie who is the wild child in the mix making sure everyone is on their toes and paying attention to him. Greg is a huge sports fan, so much so that both dogs are named after prominent sports figures from his favorite teams - Calvin Johnson Jr. of the Detroit Lions and Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings.
Renee is a Louisville native who grew up always having a passion for dogs. After graduating from the University of Louisville, she enjoyed careers in yoga teaching and massage therapy, but above all else, loved spending time with her pup. Her dog, Brego is truly who led the way to her Dog Wizard future after going through a board and train program for his leash reactivity. Brego's dramatic results not only changed her life, but instilled a passion in her to help other families like hers to improve their quality of life with their best friend! Outside of loving dogs, you'll find Renee is directionally challenged, usually doing something outdoors, and often accompanied by a craft beer!
Lead Office Manager
Rachel happily joined The Dog Wizard team in March of 2017! She has grown up with a love of dogs her entire life, so becoming a part of this team was an absolute dream! She and her favorite girl, Lucy, her 11 yr old rescue, handle the day-to-day logistics of the office. Their daily routine includes talking with dogs and their people about their goals in training, scheduling appointments, and managing the office tasks. The best part of her job is being part of such a wonderful team, and helping build positive relationships between people and their pups. In her free time, Rachel loves to play roller derby and macrame. Rachel is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time outside hiking with Lucy and her two active and energetic sons.
Amy has been with the Dog Wizard Office team since December 2016! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does so well. Amy has a passion for helping customers at the highest level and ensuring they feel great and know that there is hope for their dog. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! When she's not helping us in the office she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Winston. We are grateful to have her on our team!
Chloe is a New York native! She began working with people with disabilities while obtaining her bachelor's in Social Work. Throughout this journey, she noticed much of her free time was spent caring for animals, so she began a dog sitting business. She took it upon herself to volunteer and give back to the community at local animal shelters and sanctuaries in her free time. Chloe used to competitively ride horses but now just enjoys riding in her free time. Chloe discovered these experiences brought her immense happiness and consequently to shift her career toward one involving helping animals. Chloe is a proud and loyal member of our Dog Wizard family. When you talk to Chloe about your dog and the troubles you are having you will immediately feel at ease with her compassion for you and your dog! One of the best parts of her job, she gets to spend time at home with her two pups Bax and Benji.
Noelle has been a part of The Dog Wizard family when her path as a trainer started in 2011. She launched the Charleston Dog Wizard location in 2012 there she was able to help a lot of clients and their dogs have a better life and gain more freedom. In 2016 Noelle took over as the lead office manager where she was able to make an impact on the team to better serve the clients and trainers. With her first hand training knowledge of and knowing what it was like being on the other side as a trainer the office support was able to grow by leaps and bounds. She has helped build the office team with a family culture, compassion and passion that can be experienced with every client they talk to. Noelle continues to oversee the office but now spends her time continuing to develop and grow The Dog Wizard trainers and their businesses so that we can help even more people than we already do! She spends most days working remotely on her boat with her sidekick, Huckleberry.
The “Award Winning Dogs”
Emmie : Emmie is a 7 year old Pit mix. My girlfriend, Katie, adopted her as a puppy. She’s lived in many different cities, swam in Lake Michigan, enjoys fishing and running around on farms, and gives better kisses than most people.
Oscar: Oscar is a 3 year old Border Collie mix. Katie and I rescued Oscar from the Kentucky Humane Society in 2012. Oscar started out as a very shy and nervous pup with separation anxiety. Between Katie, Emmie, and I, we were able to turn him around and make him realize that life is much better outside of the puppy mill. Oscar displays his affection with the BEST hugs you’ve ever received.
Razzy : Razzy is a 2 year old Puggle (Beagle/Pug mix) We rescued her from a foster home in Cincinnati in may 2013. She is one of the most loving dogs you’ll ever meet and whenever someone meets her, they want to take her home. Our goal is to have Razzy one day become a certified Therapy Dog.