About Us

Learning first.
Love also first.

As a training-first facility, Peace Love Dogs exists to strengthen the bond between family pets and their pack through education-based programs, true teamwork, and a few well-deserved treats.

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.

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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.

Anna Foster

Owner

Katie Clark

Director of Training

Adrianna Nunez

Lodging Manager

Morgan Howell

Canine Academy Manager

Erin Clark

Customer Service Manager

Ashley Kaeser

Reservation Specialist

Brittany Craddock

Guest Services Receptionist

Roxanna Taylor

Guest Services Receptionist

Greg Hughes

Professional Dog Trainer

Gracey Soriano

Professional Dog Trainer

Earl Bufford

Lodging Technician

Micah Rosen

Lodging Lead

Stewart Wynegar

Professional Dog Trainer

JJ Martocchio

Professional Dog Trainer

Russell Maley

Professional Dog Trainer

Akira Killingham

Canine Academy Counselor

Brandon Jones

Canine Academy Counselor

Keyerra Bean

Lodging Lead

Eric Webb

Lodging Lead

Charles Hughes

Professional Dog Trainer

Lindsay Kahl

Professional Dog Trainer

Kay Dameron

Professional Dog Trainer

Margarita Romero

Event Specialist

Laura London

Training Manager

Ashley Whitlock

Pet Stylist

Stephanie Manor

Lodging Lead

Mireya Aguilar

Lodging Technician

Santos Cruz Flores

Lodging Technician

Ashley Bergman

Dog Trainer

Ashlynne Priddell

Hillary Whorton

Anna Foster

Owner

Katie Clark

Director of Training

CDBC, CPDT-KA, CCFT, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, CTDI

Dog’s Name

Whizz & Rowdie

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

The short answer is I started as a dog trainer while in college studying marine biology. I became a dolphin trainer a few years later, but my heart missed all the dogs. My favorite part of my job is seeing dogs and their owners succeed together.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Australian Shepherd because they’re hard working, very friendly, and love to learn.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Adventures with my dogs, taking care of my plant pets, and anything involving the water.

Adrianna Nunez

Lodging Manager

Licenced Veterinary Technician, CPR Certified, BLS Certified, Fear Free Certified

Dog’s Name

Trouble, Hendrix, Pixie & Theo

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I started working for shelters in San Francisco as a kennel technician. I worked with wildlife rehabilitation and then advanced as a veterinary technician. I have been a vet tech for about 14 years specializing with exotics & companion animals. I love everything about my job, especially winning over the weird dogs and helping them adjust and have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Newfoundland because I love the water and I love putting everything I have into work.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I’m usually at home with my zoo which includes 2 snakes, a bearded dragon, 2 chinchillas, 2 sugar gliders, and 4 dogs. I also love parks & trails and I love traveling.

Morgan Howell

Canine Academy Manager

Dog’s Name

Smokey & Bandit

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

My parents are well known professional dog trainers so I grew up around it. My favorite part of my job is learning advanced concepts in dog body language and play.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Rough Collie because they’re intelligent, even tempered, hard working with great leadership skills.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Excercising horses, training my own dogs, and doing fun activities with my bird.

Erin Clark

Customer Service Manager

Dog’s Name

Bean & Samson

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I got into the dog world when I adopted Bean, who was a foster failure, and I started taking group classes at PLD. About 2 years later I left the retail industry to work here and I honestly had no clue how much I was going to love it! I have a lot of favorite parts on my job: I love when dogs are pumped to be at school first thing in the morning, I love when parents pick up and they start to see the changes and progress in their dog, I love the client interaction, and I also think I’ve grown a lot here and have a lot more opportunity to grow.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Golden Retriever because they are friendly, approachable, and goofy.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I like to cook, I love being at the beach, hanging out with friends, crafty projects and binge watching tv shows.

Ashley Kaeser

Reservation Specialist

Dog’s Name

Melon

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I was originally pre-vet and just loved working with dogs so I stuck with it. My favorite part of my job is helping clients figure out what program would be best suited for their dog’s needs.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Hound dog because I like food, I’m a couch potato, and I’m pretty friendly with everybody.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Baking, being a mom, hanging out with friends.

Brittany Craddock

Guest Services Receptionist

Dog’s Name

Sassy & Ace

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I was working at a vet clinic, my dad own horses, chickens, ostriches, etc. My favorite part of my job is seeing all the animals, especially the puppies.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Dachsund, because they’re small, cute, and couch potatoes.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Playing with my 7 year old son.

Roxanna Taylor

Guest Services Receptionist

Dog’s Name

Orin

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I’ve had dogs my whole life. I got my first job in Austin with a dog daycare and I fell in love with helping parents have better relationship with their dogs.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

A nasty little garbage dog that is real nice, real chill, a little stinky, but very well trained.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Hiking, painting, hanging out with my mom’s dogs, changing the world one parent at a time.

Greg Hughes

Professional Dog Trainer

CPDT-KA, Fear Free Certified, AKC CGC Evaluator

Dog’s Name

Blaze & Star

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I started in the dog industry as a kennel tech almost 10 years ago, and then I mentored under a trainer that I met there and fell in love with training. I had daycare experience, group class experience, attended many conferences and workshops to always add to my knowledge and understanding of dog training. My favorite part of dog training is feeling like you are contributing to the community in a positive way.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Border Collie because I have a lot of focus and drive, which can be beneficial to me but can also get in the way sometimes.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Learning more about dog behavior, working with my dogs, sending time with my family, and I enjoy being outdoors bike riding and excercising.

Gracey Soriano

Professional Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

Plex

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I started at Peace Love Dogs about 6 years as a Daycare Counselor. It was my first job in the dog industry, so I had a lot to learn and loved spending time with the dogs every day. One day Anna approached me about officially becoming a dog trainer, and the rest is history. My favorite part of my job is building a relationship with all the pups I work with. Once I have a good relationship, it makes my job way more fun!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Pitbull because I have the sass, I’m super over protective, loyal, and I have a sense of humor.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Playing with my dog, being with my nephews, and I also like to watch makeup tutorials and practice the different styles and techniques.

Earl Bufford

Lodging Technician

Dog’s Name

Meelo

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I’ve always had a passion for animals so I think it was just a career path that sort of fell into my hands. I’ve been in the industry for about 3 years. My favorite part of the job is being around everyone: seeing all my team happy and positive, I love meeting new dogs and learning new things about dog behavior.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Cocker Spaniel because I think they love attention and being around people.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I have a small cleaning business on the side, I house sit for friends, I’m very involved with my church, a little sewing, and I cherish my quiet time.

Micah Rosen

Lodging Lead

Dog’s Name

Wampa

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

When I was 16 I got a job at a kennel that my sister worked at. I really liked it and ever since then it’s the only job that I truly enjoy. My favorite part of my job is meeting all the dogs, and earning the trust of nervous dogs and building friendships with them.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Labrador Retriever because I love to play but I’m also lazy, I like to be kind and loving which the world can always use.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Swimming, being outdoors, and playing video games.

Stewart Wynegar

Professional Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

Titus, Toby, Athena, & Rikke

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

When I worked at Petco, there was a dog trainer that loved what she was doing and was eager to find someone who was ready to learn. She mentored me and showed me how awesome it could be, and here I am several years later. My favorite part of my job is being a part of strengthening relationships with dogs and their owners, and being a part of helping them change from what can be a frustrating thing to having a productive and fulfilling relationship for both parties.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Great Pyrenees because they’re considered a gentle giant with chill vibes.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I try to stay active with my own dogs and my fiancé, keeping up with many facets of pop culture, movies, games, tv shows.

JJ Martocchio

Professional Dog Trainer

CPDT-KA

Dog’s Name

Sprocket, Bones, & Diesel

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I got into dog training through SeaWorld Pets Rules Show back in ’05, and loved every minute of it. My favorite thing about my job is helping to bridge the communication gap between parent and dog, and I love seeing the parents fall even more in love with their dog.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Jack Russell Terrier because I don’t understand down time, I’m always on the go, and am easily distracted by shiny things.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Video games, sewing, and reluctantly cooking.

Russell Maley

Professional Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

Ivy

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I started in the dog industry by volunteering with local rescues and shelters. I got into dog training specifically because I used to work at a facility with a high number of dog fights, so I really wanted to learn how to prevent that. It was not only exciting learning about the behavioral side, but there is also a lot of problem solving involved. My favorite part of my job is seeing the progress in the dogs I get to work with. They can come on day one and the parents are stressed out because think they just have a wild and crazy dog. It’s a great feeling to be able to see mom and dad happy because they have a well behaved dog in the end.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Australian Shepherd because they have wiggle butt super powers. They’re smart, witty, very personable, and pretty humorous. (They can’t tell jokes but they can tell them with their butt.)

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Play music, read, fish, hike, and just get into the outdoors.

Akira Killingham

Canine Academy Counselor

Dog’s Name

Butter

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I got into it because i’ve always had a really big passion for animals, especially ones that need extra love and attention. Helping high anxiety dogs and helping them become more comfortable over time, and helping them come out of their shell.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Aussie, I think they’re awesome, they’re very high energy and fun and playfuil, and they can learn a lot of really cool stuff.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Writing, drawing, painting, or doing some sort of creative thing, and hanging out with my friends.

Brandon Jones

Canine Academy Counselor

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I grew up with someone who was terrified of dogs and was always told dogs are mean. I eventually learned that they are just big babies and I absolutely love them! I’ve been working in the dog industry for 3 years, and I love every minute of it because I feel like all the dogs I get to see at work are like my own personal dogs. My favorite part of my job is simply spending time and interacting with the dogs every day.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Irish Setter mostly just because I love them, but they’re beautiful and very sweet.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Skateboarding!

Keyerra Bean

Lodging Lead

Dog’s Name

Simba & Cookie

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

Animal Cops Houston is actually what made me interested in the dog industry. My favorite thing about my job is knowing that I’m helping dogs in some way shape or form, plus the cuddles help make my day great!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Standard Poodle because they’re pretty smart but have a wild side.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I’m watching dog videos on youtube, other animal shows, and Nat Geo Wild.

Eric Webb

Lodging Lead

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

My last dog lived to be close to 18 years old is why I got interested in the dog industry. After he passed away my other job didn’t seem worth it. My favorite part of my job is getting to meet all the new dogs that come in each week.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

St. Bernard because they’re calm, relaxed, and pretty sensible.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I’m mostly relaxing at home because I thoroughly enjoy my quiet time.

Charles Hughes

Professional Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

Mary & Farley

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

Growing up I loved animals and I would always try to convince my mom to let me bring something home that I found: dogs, cats, turtles, etc. After getting a degree in college, when I moved back to Houston I immediately started working at a doggie daycare to be around dogs. When I ended up at PLD about 6 years ago, I realized that this is what I want to do as a career. My favorite part of my job is taking dogs that are nervous or shy from day one, and building them up to see their progress by day 30. It’s so much fun to see them come out of their shell and being more confident and well rounded.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Bulldog because they’re stubborn, playful and very energetic.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I love being outdoors fishing, kayaking, hiking, etc., training our dogs, thrift shopping, and doing anything with sports like basketball, football, & paint ball.

Lindsay Kahl

Professional Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I sort of fell into dog training. I was working at Petsmart where the trainer moved suddenly, and then the managers asked if I was interested and I said yes because it sounded like fun. My favorite part of my job is helping to teach pups how to problem solve. Every dog is different and unique which keeps things interesting day to day.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Standard Poodle because they’re intelligent, busy, and friendly.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Reading quite a bit, painting, hiking, and traveling.

Kay Dameron

Professional Dog Trainer

CPDT-KA , NACSW K9 Nosework Instructor, CGC Evaluator, AKC Temperment Test Evaluator

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I grew up with all kinds of animals. My dad worked for Texas Parks and Wildflife rescuing animals. Anything from racoons to baby aligators. We would rehabilitate them for release back into the wild. My grandfather was a vet for along time. I started fostering dogs, and fell in love with helping dogs become more adoptable. I realized the more time I spend training with them, the faster they were adopted. My favorite part of being a dogs trainer is helping pet parents grow with their pets and have a better relationship.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Cocker Spaniel – they are gentle, easy going, and sometimes pee a lot.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

When I’m not training dogs I am painting, reading or tending to all of my plants. Instead of a crazy cat lady, I’m a carzy plant lady.

Margarita Romero

Event Specialist

Dog’s Name

Milo

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

This is actually my first dog industry job and I love it because I get to be around dogs all day!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Cattle Dog because they’re picky about their friends, outgoing, and chill at the same.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Photography and spending time training my own dog.

Laura London

Training Manager

CPDT-KSA, AKC CGC Evaluator, APDT C.L.A.S.S. Instructor

Dog’s Name

Chappy & Texas

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

Since I was young, I had always been intuitive with dogs, they were my preferred playmates. I trained the family dog, babysat neighborhood dogs, and trained my own in college. It wasn’t until I was much older, after a career in Human Resources and hospitality that I realized that helping people and their pets was my true calling. I took a leap of faith and never looked back. Oddly enough, the owners are my favorite part! It’s easy for me to pull the best out of a dog, but sometimes people can be more resistent. I love to help owners find their inner dog trainer. I am both teacher and trainer. Being on Animal Planet was also really awesome!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Labrador Retriever because they are happy, curious, adventurous, and loved by all. They love to work, love to play, love to eat, and love to nap. Need I say more?

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I love volunteering, riding horses, hiking, going to movies, seeing live music, spending time with friends, and loving on my senior pups.

Ashley Whitlock

Pet Stylist

Grooming Certification from Nash Academy of Animal Arts New Jersey

Dog’s Name

Bond

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I grew up with 12 labs, so I’ve always wanted to work with dogs in some capacity! My favorite part of my job is when I can be a part of helping a very nervous dog who doesn’t usually enjoy grooming, transform into a confident dog that is very comfortable on the grooming table. My goal is for them to have a stress free and fun experience in the salon!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Irish Wolfhound because they are laid back, sweet, and patient.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

I like to hike, read, row, catch a new series on Netflix, and cook.

Stephanie Manor

Lodging Lead

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

My interest in the dog industry started when my own dog was diagnosed with a neurological disease. I wanted to learn as much as I could to help make her life as comfortable as possible. I recently moved from California where I had my own off leash dog hiking business for 15 years. My favorite part of this job is helping dogs grow and succeed.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Cattle Dog.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Stephanie loves spending time with family, exploring museums, and seeing live music!

Mireya Aguilar

Lodging Technician

Dog’s Name

Lury & Viejo

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

Started with her mom with grew up with a zoo of animals including 12 poodles. Some were special needs and learned to care for them. I was in FFA for 3 years in high school in the kennels caring for the dogs. I loved it!

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Schnauzer. Sophisticated on the outside but they have attitude.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

Playing soccer, spending time with family, tending to her family property in the country.

Santos Cruz Flores

Lodging Technician

Dog’s Name

N/A

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

My very first job was with dogs, it sparked a passion! The best part of this job is getting to work witht he dogs everyday.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

Pitbull – they can be quiet and sweet natured.

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

When away from work I spend time reading, painting, drawing and playing the bass guitar.

Ashley Bergman

Dog Trainer

Dog’s Name

Crater & Mufasa

How did you get into dog training / grooming / care, and what’s your favorite part of your job?

I was alway grew up with animals. First job was in a pet store, after that the rest was history.

If you were a dog, what kind would you be and why?

N/A

When you aren’t helping pups and their parents, what are you up to?

In her spare time she spends time with family, working with her own dogs. Any and all dogs stuff!

Ashlynne Priddell

Hillary Whorton