About Us

Where training is a treat.

We proudly embrace positivity and take pride in creating an encouraging, educational environment—one that challenges pups and their people and sets them up to succeed.

Our Trainers

Katie The Trainer


We are thrilled to announce the return of dog trainer Katie Clark as our Director of Training! Katie joined PLD in 2016 and quickly became an integral part of the PLD management team over the next 5 years. Katie has done a little bit of everything at Peace Love Dogs. 

She is actively involved in creating and growing training programs, mentors trainers, teaches group classes, conducts private lessons, and befriends every dog she meets. If you were around during those years, we have no doubt both you and your dog remember Katie!

Coach Katie’s favorite thing to do in the world is teach. She has over 10 years of experience as an animal trainer, and has worked professionally with dogs, cats, birds, fish, pigs, dolphins, sea lions, and humans!

Her professional certifications include Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), and is an American Kennel Club CGC & Trick Dog Evaluator.

Greg the dog trainer at Peace Love Dogs

GREG, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CSCC Training Manager

Greg began his career working with dogs in 2011 as a kennel tech and daycare handler. In 2015, he transitioned into a dog training role and has never looked back. He joined Peace Love Dogs in 2017 and has dedicated himself to progressively advancing his career and industry knowledge, while simultaneously making a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of clients and their dogs!

While Greg loves all training, he has a passion for canine behavior and canine fitness, being certified in both. Clients often compliment him on his patience and calm energy around dogs and we agree!

When not training dogs and working with clients, Greg enjoys hiking, training, and hanging out with his senior dogs, working out and spending time with family and friends. Greg also dedicates a great deal of time to his continuing education with modern dog training practices.

Memberships: APDT, IAABC

Certifications: CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
CSCC (Certified Canine Strength & Conditioning Coach (NCSUVetCE)
CBCC-KA (Certified Behavioral Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed)
Fear Free Certified Professional (Fear Free Pets)
AKC Approved Evaluator

JJ The Trainer

JJ, CSAT, Senior Trainer

Before becoming an animal trainer, JJ began her career with animals in the education division of SeaWorld in California in 1994, while she was completing studies in American Sign Language. JJ worked as an interpreter for several years, before returning to SeaWorld in 2007. She ultimately transitioned her focus to dog training in 2012 and joined the Peace Love Dogs team in 2019. And we’re so glad she did!

JJ’s areas of interest are working with deaf dogs and helping their owners communicate with their pet through signing. She is also passionate about separation anxiety, reactivity, leash skills, and trick training.

She shares a home with two boisterous Jack Russell Terriers, two Australian Shepherds (one of which is deaf), and her 16-year partner. JJ enjoys reading and playing video games when she isn’t busy helping pets and owners build their best bond.

Memberships: AKC, IAABC and Grisha Stewart Academy

Certifications: Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)

AKC Approved Evaluator

Stewart the trainer.

STEWART, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA - Senior Trainer

Stewart has been working with and training dogs since 2013. He began his career as a general manager for a nationwide pet store, had his own training business, and joined Peace Love Dogs in 2020. Stewart uses his expertise to make the training process less overwhelming for our clients by breaking it down into easier and more realistic steps for them. Stewart’s passion for dog training is reflected in his everyday interaction with the dogs, as well as the results he so effortlessly achieves with each dog.

When he’s not busy helping dogs become their best version, Stewart enjoys playing the guitar and video games or catching up on his favorite shows with his fiancé.

Memberships: APDT, CCPDT, IAABC

Certifications: CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)

CBCC-KA (Certified Behavioral Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed)

AKC Approved Evaluator

Kay the trainer

KAY, CPDT-KA, FPPE, Senior Trainer

Kay has been working with animals since an early age and began fostering for two Austin rescues in 2015. Kay promptly became passionate about dog training, after seeing the difference it made in the lives of the foster dogs and adopters. She began her dog training career in Austin and ultimately came to Houston and joined Peace Love Dogs in 2020. Facilitating communication between people and their dogs to create better relationships brings her great joy, which shows in all that she does. When not building bonds between dogs and their humans, Kay enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening and painting!

Memberships: APDT, IAABC
Certifications: CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed)
CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor – National Association of Canine Scent Work)
FPPE (Family Paws Parent Educator)
AKC Approved Evaluator
Aggression in Dogs Master Class Course Graduate – Michael Shikashio
Canine Search Specialist – Texas A&M Engineering
CATCH Canine Trainers Academy – Professional Dog Training Skills


Everything we do is rooted in positivity — and backed by research.

So whether we’re working with your dog for the first time, welcoming them back for boarding, or simply treating them to a fresh haircut, we’re proud to welcome all who walk in our door.

Regular Exercise

Dogs have plenty of energy. Let them run outside or romp with friends and they’re more likely to respond to training—and less likely to get into trouble at home.

Consistent Communication

If you have a dog, you talk to your dog. But it takes training for them to truly understand our expectations and become a happy, well-mannered companion.

Mental Stimulation

Though most household pets don’t guard sheep or pull sleds, each breed still has goal-oriented instincts. Mental exercises keep them entertained and engaged.

Our Facility

Though our gallery gives a good overview of our space, we prefer the grand tour. Stop by during business hours and we’ll happily show you around.