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Sandy Patterson

Diploma Canine Behaviour Science and Technology

Qualified and Experienced Dog Behaviour and Training Consultant

Skills 4 Dogs was established by Sandy Patterson to provide effective, sound, science based dog training and behaviour problem solutions in the Mackay area. Sandy brings a wealth of qualifications and experience for the benefit of Mackay & District dogs and dog owners. She continues to study the latest science based training methods to keep fully up to date with new and proven techniques. Sandy says " I am proud I am able to offer sound advice and training programs, using the most effective, humane and ethical methods available. I am fully committed to ongoing study and attendance of workshops and seminars. I am also dedicated to promoting enjoyment and fun with our companion animals."

Sandy's Dogs

Professional memberships with:

  • APDTA #1651 (Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia)
  • PPGA - Pet Professional Guild Australia
  • ADAA- (Agility Dog Association Australia)
  • Dogs QLD (Canine Control Council of Queensland)
  • Founding member and instructor with P.A.T.S Mackay Inc. (Positive Agilitydog Team Sports Inc)


  • Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology with Companion Animal Science Institute
  • Cert IV Companion Animal Services with Delta Society Australia (to be competed in 2016)
  • Over 15 years of "hands on" experience in dog training and behaviour change programs.