Lateria Hood

Time with DTC USA:
5 years 10 months


Lateria joined the DTCUSA team in November 2017. Lateria had years of experience as a pet sitter, and had a desire to teach people how to have a better relationship with their dogs. After researching how to become a dog trainer, she decided our family was for her!

Lateria grew up in New York City, and there were many stray dogs in here community. Those dogs sparked her love and compassion for dogs in need. She loved time working with the dogs and watching the progress they achieved with a little guidance and patience. As an adult working in the corporate world, she decided to add balance to her life and pursue her passion for dogs by becoming a dog trainer.

Lateria's Roles

  • Trainer
  • Customer Service


Lateria is located in Durham on a quiet street with a well maintained yard. Her sidekick Peaches, a sweet hound mix, sets the example for dogs in training and makes lots of dog friends. When not playing with dogs, Lateria loves listening to different kinds of music. Fun fact about Lateria: she used to be a ballerina!

Lateria's Qualifications

  • Continuing Education Trainer 
  • Training Camp Trainer 
  • Group Class Trainer 
  • Private Trainer 

Lateria is especially good at 

  • Housetraining
  • Crate Training
  • Basic Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Excessive Behaviors
  • Bully Breeds
  • Doodles
  • Labs
  • Hounds
  • Rescue Dogs
  • Fearful Dogs

Lateria's Training Camp Graduates