Founder/Head Dog Trainer/CAP2
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 as Program Manager for the Puppy Socialization and Foster Care programs. Kelli also currently serves on the board of Tookie and Friends, a non-profit animal rescue focusing on special needs animals. . 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, In her free time, Kelli trains Scout, her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever for Rally trials,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
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 almost 20 years of professional experience working with dogs. 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 – and is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator and is certified in Canine First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.
Juliene shares her life with her dog, Sage, and her horse Kachina.
Administrative and Operations Coordinator
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. 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
Adam has many years of animal care experience from local animal shelters, where he was a key member of the Click to Calm program. This program utilizes positive reinforcement markers to reinforce calm behaviors in dogs, therefore making them more adoptable! When asked what he likes most about working with dogs, Adam replied “I like that dogs are honest and love you for who you are.” As for favorite breed, Adam chose the bull mastiff! But it isn’t all giant dog love for Adam — he currently shares his home and heart with two chihuahuas, a guinea pig and a lizard!
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 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.
Head of Security
Angus left the feral life in the Oakland Hills, choosing to join us at our Former Oakland location. He is enjoying being a Concord resident, having fun with feathers and continuing to be the most affectionate cat in the East Bay.