Pat Koven, LVT, KPA-CTP is the Customer Engagement Specialist at CattleDog Publishing®. She currently owns her own training and behavior modification company, Haulin’ Aus, Inc, which serves clients across the country. She and her staff offer a variety of classes, both basics and specialized, and private consultations for behavior concerns.
Pat’s love for animal education shows in her passion, pet-assisted therapy. As a Chapter Leader for the national organization, Love on a Leash, she and her Australian shepherd Willy visit libraries, nursing homes, children’s centers and hospitals while teaching and supervising 40+ volunteers in her home state of Maine.
In her previous position as the Behavior and Training Manager for Midcoast Humane, she developed less stressful behavior evaluations and behavior modification methods for all new arrivals to increase adoption rates and decrease length of stay. She developed training programs for all shelter animals using rewards based methods in addition to individualized training plans for longer-term residents and behavior cases. Pat enjoyed teaching staff about positive reinforcement methods and clicker training.
Pat has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2003, has a BA in Journalism and graduated as a Certified Training Partner from the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy in 2019.