Kate is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a certified dog trainer with the Animal Behavior College, where she also works as a mentor-trainer teaching students how to become trainers in their own right. Her philosophy and methodology, which have been approved by numerous veterinarians, centers on the use of positive reinforcement. She employs a scientifically proven teaching method derived from dolphin training that uses a marker (i.e. a “clicker” or use of the word YES) to reinforce desired behavior. This method helps dogs learn faster and better enables both dog and owner to enjoy the training process. One of Kate Perry Dog Training’s primary goals is to help reinforce the relationships between dogs and their owners.
Kate began her career by opening her own dog walking business in New York City in 1999 after recognizing that she has a natural affinity with animals. She was invited by Breon O’Farrell of Philosophy Dog Training to be his apprentice and studied intensively with him for two years, after which time she became the executive dog trainer for his organization. Whilst in this position, she helped develop the group classes that she now specializes in and which compliment the tailored, personal training approach she currently provides to her clients.
Kate grew up in the Canary Islands, Greece and England rescuing all kinds of animals, including donkeys rabbits, ducks, goats, cats, dogs and even a few fish. She has trained with dolphins in the Bahamas and has CPR certification.