HUBBARD, Ohio – Since 2010, Katie Costello has evolved her business to move forward with the times.
Braving a business transition and the pandemic, Costello is now joined by daughter Anastiya, a junior trainer at The Canine Campus and Bed and Biscuit Inn, based in Hubbard.
Costello, a licensed veterinary technician, worked for years at various vet clinics. In that time, she became interested in dog behavior after seeing how many dogs struggled at veterinary hospitals.
With her continuing education focused on behavior, Costello decided to offer an option for dog owners.
“I loved it so much and there was such a need, I started The Learning Dog with a former business partner,” she says. That business was met with success in Warren.
Following a split from her partner, Costello kept the business but renamed it The Canine Campus. She purchased a building in Hubbard and was getting into a groove when businesses were forced to shut down under COVID-19 mandates.
“Business evolves, just like everything else. But you can’t lose sight of what made you start it in the first place,” Costello says.
Now her new location in Hubbard – The Canine Campus and Bed and Biscuit Inn – is offering additional services such as grooming and operating a pet resort.
“I absolutely love my job, and I love helping animals in our Valley,” Costello says.
Striving to offer great customer service is the secret to success in business, along with creating a balance, she says.
“Family dynamics truly don’t get in the way of our work. We stay focused,” Costello says.
Pictured at top: Anastiya Costello and volunteer Sammy Deans working behind the scenes.