Meet the Trainer

My name is Katara Peters and my love for animals started when I was very young.  I have always had some type of pet in my life.   They provide such comfort to me on a daily basis and they ask nothing in return.  I have been blessed to be able to help others enjoy their dogs as much as I have enjoyed mine.

My teaching experience started 19 years ago.  I had my own dog school until 2016.   During that time, I also worked part time teaching at Countryside Agility in Erie, PA.  I currently teach part of the year at Greater Venice Dog Club, Venice, FL.  The other part of the year, I reside in Saegertown, PA where I do private training sessions.

I am a certified trainer through the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and an AKC evaluator for Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog titles.

My experience is in Pet Friendly Obedience, including puppy to advanced, Games Classes, Rally Obedience as well as beginner to advanced Agility.  I have also worked with those needing behavior modification.

Over the past 14 years I have titled dogs in Confirmation, Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Barn Hunt.

While small dogs are my passion, I love working with all types of breeds and sizes.  All dogs are trained equally no matter their size.  I strive to help you make your pet the best they can be.

I have a positive training style which encourages building a better relationship with your dog.  Using positive reinforcement with treats and/or toys as an incentive while also creating a free thinking pet.  The goal is to make training fun for both you and your dog.