Welcome to Petras Dog Resource Center

Another project? All my friends have asked. I already have two businesses, online classes and give private lessons. So why this? The answer really, is driven by my passion…or should I say obsession. I love all things dog. I especially love training dogs, competing with dogs and canine rehabilitation (physical therapy for dogs). Dogs give us so much joy. And they are completely dependent on us for all of their needs. Dogs are desperately trying to communicate with us. As humans, we forget that dogs speak a different language. This often results in dogs that are anxious, insecure or nervous. Whether they are pet dogs, performance dogs or both, they are vastly misunderstood. In spite of our feeble efforts, dogs do an amazing job navigating the human planet. Any time we can improve our communication skills, we make our dog’s lives more comfortable.

I’m not saying I have it all figured out. Not by a long shot. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I still need to learn. Which brings me to my other obsession…knowledge. I love teaching because I learn from it. I am hopeful that by sharing what I know I can help others narrow the communication gap with their dog(s). I know I always benefit when working with people and their dogs. I look forward to hosting guests that are experts on training, behavior, general health, etc. Together we can help one another learn and grow. Together we can make our dogs’ lives better. Which is really a small price to pay for all of the joy they bring to our lives.


SEEING EYE Puppy Raiser Course

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Obedience Seminar with Petra Ford

April 27th & 28th, 2019



Our Team

Petra Ford P.T., C.C.R.T. (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist)

Petra is a long time dog lover, owner, trainer and competitor.

Patty Glassford Administrator

Patty has over 13 years’ experience working with and caring for pets and comes from an extensive Business Management background.  She owned her own dog walking and pet sitting business for many years.   More recently, she worked at Aqua Dog Rehabilitation with Petra and the rest of the team and is now the Resident Manager at Playful Paws at Petra’s Dog Boarding & Training Facility.  Patty is PDRC’s Administrator. Patty is the proud mommy of two highly loved Chinese Cresteds, Rosey and Chandler.