Team of Expert Dog Trainers

Nanci Alldred

Nanci has been teaching KPT classes for over two years and loves the socialization, development and early training this class provides. She believes the foundation laid here is a very important step for all dogs. Nanci has also been teaching beginner classes for several years. She enjoys seeing both dogs and their humans be successful and happy when learning new skills.

She is a member of IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) and attends seminars regularly to broaden her teaching base and keep current on new methods and ideas in training. Nanci is currently owned by two goofy, lovable, Labrador Retrievers - Dover and Ransom - and has earned titles in both Obedience and Rally with her dogs. In her spare time, she volunteers for a local Labrador Retriever rescue organization and is an AKC evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.

Tina Hatfield

Tina Hatfield has been teaching Obedience for the past 15 years in various locations throughout Montgomery County – in Horsham at the Horsham Veterinary Hospital, in Wyndmoor at Suburban Dog Training Club and in Colmar at the K9JYM. An advocate of “not one method” Tina believes you can’t apply the same training techniques to every dog. Each student needs to be approached with multiple ideas to figure out what method works best.

She combines practical applications in training, all the while making it fun for your dog to learn. Helping students realize their dogs have so much potential and seeing that development is incredibly rewarding! Tina competes predominately in AKC venues with her Golden Retriever, Annie, and in Obedience and Agility. She has experience in Tracking and Therapy Dog venues too.

Additionally she is an AKC evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.

Sue Obenrader

Sue joins the instructor squad at Old York Road, where she'll be working with owners and their puppies in the Kindergarten class. She comes with several years of experience as a KPT and Rally instructor at Suburban Dog Training Club where she continues to teach. Sue competes with her Labrador Retrievers, Tucker, Zoe and Maisie in AKC Rally and Obedience.

Thankfully they have Oscar the cat to keep them all in line!

Alina Woods

Alina joins the instructor team with 6 years of teaching obedience classes at PetSmart.
Always an avid dog lover - but sadly couldn't get her first dog due to allergies in the household until she was 17!

Alina has studied with the SPCA, concentrating on canine rehabilitation, aggression and fight behaviors. Additionally she has worked with service dogs and currently has Charlie, a Chinese Crested. Lastly Alina keeps her spectrum broad and works with folks individually with her own business, Through the Woods Dogventures.

Alina is an AKC evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.


Melissa  joined the Old York Road Dog Training Club Instructor team in 2021.
She comes to us with many years of experience with dogs.  Melissa has vast knowledge learned through years of working with local veterinarians in various positions, currently she is the Kennel Manager at Rau Animal Hospital.  Having the desire to pursue a career in helping others and understand the behavior of dogs, led her to earn her animal behavior certification from the Animal Behavioral College.  She believes that consistency is the key to a successful relationship with your furry family member.  Happy pets and owners make happy homes and in her class she is there to help both of owner and dog develop a deep personal bond.   Melissa currently has 2 dogs – Lexi, a American Staffordshire Terrier and Lexi, a Shar-Pei/Pit/Boston Terrier mix.


Joanne joins the OYRDTC Instructor core with multiple years of experience in obedience and in nose work instruction.  She has been training dogs for more than a decade, and still loves every minute of it!  While she enjoys obedience training immensely, her nose work classes have become a continuous source of pleasure for both her and (she hopes) her students.  Her nose work instruction is the main reason she was invited to join OYRDTC, where she feels like she has found a home.  Joanne believes that dog training should be a joy for both the trainer and the dog, and tries to instill that feeling in all her students.  Joanne shares her home with Twister, a pit mix.  Additionally, Joanne is an AKC certified CGC Evaluator.

Peggy Grookett

Peggy has been a member of of the club for over thirty years and an instructor for twenty. She competes with her Beagle, Hunter as well as with Jenny, a Labrador Retriever in both Rally, Obedience and Dock Diving events.

All of her dogs are registered therapy dogs.
Peggy is a tester/observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Inc. and also sits on their board of directors.

Additionally she is an AKC evaluator for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.

Old York Road Dog Training Club