Founder/Head Dog Trainer/CAP2
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, all trained with positive reinforcement. In her free time, Kelli trains Scout, her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in field work, 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, and Kestrel, a chihuahua/kelpie mix.
Senior Dog Trainer & Content Creator
In addition to working with dogs on an individual basis, Juliene is also well-versed in handling large groups of dogs. Aside from her lifetime of personal experience with her own animals, pet sitting, and volunteer work in animal shelters and veterinarian clinics, she has offered private in-home training, has donated her personal time and training skills to local dog rescues and has over 20 years of professional experience working with dogs in a daycare and boarding setting.
Juliene has achieved an American Kennel Club Good Citizen certification on two of her dogs (so far!). She is certified in the first level of the Competency Assessment Program – a program that assesses the ability of trainers who specialize in clicker training – and has completed training in safe handling techniques and attended numerous seminars from top trainers regarding canine behavior. Juliene is also certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.
When not caring for the dogs at Pride and Pedigree and honing her training skills, Juliene enjoys hikes and long scenic drives with her rough coat collie-mix, Sage, and quiet trail rides with her rescue horse, Kachina.
Administrative and Operations Coordinator
Jed – R.I.P July 2015
We miss you, Jed.
Night Shift Supervisor
Head of Security