Staff

Staff

Kelli Danielsen
Founder/Head Dog Trainer/CAP2

Kelli Danielsen

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 a student of the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and continually enrolls in 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 connection, with an emphasis on engagement and a positive experience for every dog in her care. She has competed in both Rally and Field, as well as achieving Trick Dog Titles from the AKC, all trained with positive reinforcement. In her free time, Kelli trains Scout, her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, as well as riding her Quarter Horse Maverick and driving her Miniature horse, Silver.  Kelli is also owned by Darby,Violet and Egg, all Boston Terriers, Kestrel, a chihuahua/kelpie mix, and Salem, a domestic medium hair black cat.

Alex Mora
Administrative and Operations Manager

Alex Mora

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 also provides in-home pet sitting.  In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing bass, golf, 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. Alex prides himself in his ability to connect with clients and conducts the majority of new dog Behavior Assessments. He continues to educate himself in dog behavior and T-Touch Massage techniques as well.

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.