Meet Our Staff
All of our trainers either have their CPDT-KA or are working towards it
All have extensive animal experience, many have taken Catch Trainers Academy college
Many have rescue experience (or owning a rescue) and foster experiences with difficult dogs
ALL have been trained by owner Katie Costello, RVT, CPDT-KA
All are dedicated to the betterment of all dogs and have a sincere love of dogs as our driving factor
Our staff is dedicated to you having a positive experience! All of us are knowledgeable about our classes and facility and what we offer — we’re dedicated to making you feel like a part of The Canine Campus Family.
Katie Costello, RVT, CPDT-KA, is a Certified Fear Free Trainer, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, an IAABC Certified Professional, an ABC and CATCH Authorized Mentor, PPG Member for Force Free Training, a Licensed Be A Tree Presenter/Dog Bite Safety Educator, an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator, a Featured Mentor Trainer for CATCH Canine Academy, a Pet Partner Licensed Therapy Dog Evaluator and Team Training Course Instrctor, & a Victoria Stillwell Academy Authorized Mentor Trainer. In addition, she is the co-Founer of The Together Journey, training Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD & diabetic alert dogs for people with diabetes. Katie is also a published author. Her goal is to help you strenghthen your bond with your pet, to help people learn to understand a dog's chosen language of Body Language, & to help kids stay safe so they can enjoy dogs without fear. There's no such thing as being "done" learning & Katie actively seeks additional skills & education in the animal fields & encourages all of her trainers to continue their educations as well. The more we know, the more we can help you.