About Kate

Kate Perry’s Mission

 

is to empower owners to develop happy and healthy relationships with their dogs that will last a lifetime. She specializes in hands-on dog training in urban environments, using positive reinforcement to help owners enhance their relationships while taking into account the unique lifestyles, personalities and life-stages of both owner and pet. Kate aims to create a fun and loving atmosphere and a relationship of respect, trust and understanding in order to establish that strong bond between owner and pet.

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 Perry and Sophie

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. Kate is also a member and board advisor of the Rock and Rawhide charity organization in New York City.