Staff

Staff

Kelli Danielsen
Founder/Head Dog Trainer/CAP2

Kelli is a Certified Level 2 Clicker Trainer, (CAP2), a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and is Certified in both Level I and Level II from the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society. She is  continually enrolling in  continuing education courses to both refine and improve upon her training skills. She has over 20 years of experience in animal care, dog training, and personnel management, and is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. Prior to founding Pride and Pedigree, she worked at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc as Program Manager for the Puppy Socialization and Foster Care programs. .

Pride and Pedigree is the culmination of Kelli’s years of experience and a passion for dogs. Prior to being employed by Guide Dogs, Kelli was a veterinary technician for over 10 years and has a passion for holistic and natural health.
Kelli’s training philosophy is based on working with each dog as an individual, and she utilizes positive reinforcement  training methods and strives for a  positive experience for every dog in her care. She has competed in both Rally and Barn Hunt, as well as achieving both Novice and Advanced  Trick Dog Titles from the AKC with Scout, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Kelli’s animal family also includes:  Maverick, a Quarter Horse, Silver, a Miniature Horse, Violet and Egg, both Boston Terriers, Kestrel, a chihuahua/kelpie mix,  2 cats Salem and Tarot, and Clover, a 4 year old Sulcata Tortoise.

Joelle Garson

Dog Care Specialist

This is Joelle’s 5th year with Pride and Pedigree!  She was drawn to animal care after finding her purpose tending to her elderly and special needs pug.  Joelle has a deep love for dogs who need a little extra help.  When not playing with her two rescue pups; Norma and Opie, Joelle creates through multiple mediums.  She is currently focused on oil painting, sewing, and learning the Russian language.

Jed – R.I.P July 2015
We miss you, Jed.
Night Shift Supervisor

Jed

Jed was responsible for walking the premises at night and making sure nothing is astray. He was full of purrs and excelled at lying on the keyboard while you typed, nibbling your fingers and soliciting a good scratch every now and then. During his free time he enjoyed sleeping, eating, watching the Discovery Channel …and sleeping.