About the Founder

Trailblazing Tails was founded in 2007 as a dog running service by Tricia Case. It quickly became clear that her love for dogs and nature was not enough, Tricia needed to learn everything she could about dogs. With a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she also believed that if her clients and staff were happy and informed by science, the quality of life would improve for so many dogs and [their] people.   

Through many years and two locations (Los Angeles and Portland), Tricia dreamed of creating positive tools to make it easier and more effective for dogs and their people.

In 2009, Sunny (pictured above) rescued Tricia and gave her the greatest education in Dog that she could ever have imagined — it was an education in life. As a fearful dog who also suffered from separation anxiety, Sunny taught Tricia how to slow down, be more present, and to always proceed with great compassion.

She is also a Pet Tech Certified Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor and Be a Tree presenter since 2012, and a proud member of the Professional Pet Guild and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Inspired by the lives and work of Patricia McConnell, the late Dr. Sophia Yin, Temple Grandin, Jane Goodall, Grisha Stewart, Dr. Chris Pachel, Laura Monaco Torelli, and so many more, Tricia's devotion lies in learning as much as she can about dogs, creating innovative products, and bringing that to the world. In addition, she is the mother of two vibrant, young children and dedicated to teaching future generations how to speak dog.