MEET OUR TRAINERS!!!
division of Newfangled Business Enterprises, LLC
Cell: 716 638-1211
Harmony Dog Training started in September of 2011 in Newfane, NY, when
Karen moved from CT to live near close friends and family. She started her business as an "after 50" career and
has been encouraged and proud of the people she as worked with since starting the business. Currently, Harmony Dog Training
provides classes for Family Manners Obedience, Rally, Breed Handling, Puppy Socialization at the various sites throughout
Niagara County. Private in home training is also available. In addition to classes, HDT offers educational seminars and
special events highlighting canine health, handling techniques and special canine activities that may not be familiar to the
public. In 2013, Karen started the Rock & Roll Dog Corps, a dog drill team that marches in parades and demonstrates obedience
at nursing facilities.
Karen believes that she is always learning from her canine friends.
She started showing dogs at the age of 12 as a junior handler and member of the Onondaga Junior Kennel Club in upstate, NY.
In her career, she has owned and shown numerous dogs to their championship as well as, taught handling skills to adults and
juniors. In 1997, Karen started training and competing in agility and helped her 10 yr. old golden (Teton) achieve his Agility
Excellent in 2004. Karen and her Golden Retriever, Jackson currently train and compete in agility. Karen's Pointer, Parker
is now semi-retired, but had a brilliant show career reaching an all-systems ranking of 3rd in the US in 2008-2009.
Parker is completely owner-handled.
Karen worked at the
Paws ‘N Effect Canine Training Center in Hamden, CT as Manager for the Paws for Play Canine Day Program as well as an
instructor for Breed Handling classes and a co-instructor for the Family Basics Obedience classes from 2005-2011.
Many of her students (human and canine) have achieved titles, ribbons and wins after taking
classes from Karen. Some of her students have:
Canine Good Citizen certifications
Completed Championships and Grand Championships
Finished Rally titles
All have had loads of fun together as human and canine partners!
Karen has studied
dog training and handling with Ray & Ginger Scott, George Alston, Monique Plinck, Melody Lynn and Kathy Shea, CPDT, Cara
MulQueen, CPDT. She has also studied dog behavior by attending seminars with Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD, Diplomat, a member
of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists at Cornell University also with Brenda Aloff, professional dog trainer,
and with Ian Dunbar, The Dominance Myth: Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression in Dogs. Karen is a member of the Pointer
Associates of New England, American Pointer Club and Association of Professional Dog Trainers. In Western NY, Karen is a
member of the Newfane Business Association, Youngstown Business Association and Niagara USA Chamber.
Harmony Dog Training PO Box
155 Newfane, NY 14108