Kelli is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer(C.P.D.T.), a Certified Level 2 Clicker Trainer,(CAP2) and is Certified in both Level I and Level II from the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society in Novato, Ca. 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. in the Training department, Breeding department, and as Program Manager for the Puppy Socialization and Foster Care programs. Kelli has also Titled her dog, Ginger Peach, in AKC Rally Obedience with the highest score in the competing class. Pride and Pedigree is the culmination of her 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, and stays busy training and competing with her own dogs in AKC Rally Obedience , Canine Nosework, and Circus Tricks, as well as riding and training her Quarter Horse Maverick and driving her Miniature horse, Silver. Kelli is owned by Darby, a Boston terrier, Bella, a French Bulldog, Ginger Peach, a Boston terrier, and Joey, a former PROS Foster Pug.
Administrative and Canine Training Manager
Juliene has raised dogs and horses — along with a menagerie of other animals — all of her life. She’s always harbored a deep love of animals, interest in all aspects of their care, and profound desire to find better ways to communicate with them. This drive to understand how animals think led her to pursue a career in animal behavior and training.
Aside from her lifetime of personal experience with her own animals, Juliene has over 15 years of professional experience working with dogs — eight of which were earned in a Dog Daycare environment. In addition to working with dogs on an individual basis, Juliene is also well-versed in handling large groups of dogs.
Juliene is certified in the first level of the Competency Assessment Program (CAP) – a program that assesses the ability of clicker trainers and has completed training in safe handling techniques and attended numerous seminars from top trainers regarding canine behavior. She is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. .
Juliene shares her life with her dog, Cash, and her horse Kachina
Overnight Care Specialist
Erica has worked for many years in the animal care industry and is certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross. She has demonstrated ongoing dedication to dog care with her rich experience in the veterinary care industry. Erica also owns her own pet care business where she demonstrates reliability and trust with private clients.
Operations Manager/Dog Care Specialist
Chad relocated to Oakland from Los Angeles where he was an accomplished vegan cook. Chad had his passion for dogs sparked at a dog care facility in Southern California and is ready to throw himself back to the dogs! His easy going and kind nature ensures the dogs in his care are happy! Chad spends his free time exploring the area with his super cute dog, Yarrow. Chad is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.
Dog Care Specialist
Alex has spent most of his life in the company of dogs. His family has raised many different breeds, which makes Alex a natural at caring for the dogs at Pride and Pedigree. Alex has also provided in-home pet sitting, as well being employed as an Academic Coach, assisting local youth in Oakland and Richmond . In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing bass, hanging out with his rescued Boxers, Bojangles and Izzy, and excelling at Fantasy Football. Alex is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross
Dog Care Specialist
Since a young age, Joelle has been in the company of dogs. She has done everything from taking care of the dogs that frequent the Berkeley Animal Shelter to caring for her own special needs Pug, which makes her perfectly suited for taking care of the many unique dogs at Pride and Pedigree. In her spare time, Joelle enjoys spending time with her Boxer/Pug mix, Molly, playing her guitar and going to concerts.
Jed-R.I.P July 2015
We miss you, Jed.
Night Shift Supervisor
Jed was responsible for walking the premises at night and making sure nothing is astray. He was full of purrs and enjoys a good scratch every now and then. During his free time he enjoyed sleeping, eating, watching the Discovery Channel, and…sleeping.
Head of Security