My name is Robin Peterson, for some, I will be a new face. For many of you I am a very familiar one. For the past several years you might have seen me working with Katara Peters at Groovy Pooch. I am a certified dog trainer with The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI). I have been a Tester for Therapy dogs for almost 20 years, and have met many of you there.  You also might see me out and about working with our local Paws Hand Delivered Therapy dog group. Golden Retrievers are my heart breed, but I am intrigued by most all breeds.

Like many of you I am saddened by the announcement of the closing of Groovy Pooch.  It has been the very best place to work not only with students and their dogs, but with Katara.  I have learned from her, laughed with her and some days we could even have cried together.  We have witnessed wonderful transformations in handler/dog teams. I will forever cherish my time at Groovy Pooch. Red Ball Dog Academy will continue to provide the community with the quality and caring standard of training that Groovy Pooch set for its students, both two legged and four.

We offer traditional obedience training classes including Puppy, Basic, Step-up Basic and Advanced levels, as well as Rally Obedience, and a Games Class.  We are hoping to offer a Clicker Class in the near future. Private sessions are also available.

Red Ball Dog Academy training classes will be held at the Station 2 Fire Hall located at 10833 State Hwy 18, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316. You may call me at 814-425-7185 for details and class schedules. Leave me your name and phone number along with a convenient time for a return call.

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Conneaut Lake Bark Park