Our Trainer Daniele Turner
Daniele Turner is co-owner of Club K9 at The Ranch as well as serving as the Operations Manager and overseeing the dog training program. She became accredited as a dog trainer in 2007 and prior to joining Club K9 at The Ranch, she was a Pet Smart trainer for nine years. She is certified in Pet Tech CPR and and is First Aid Certified.
Daniele brings additional management experience since she previously worked in the corporate sector for over 15 years. With experience in supervision, training, food safety handling, and 24/7 operations, she is well prepared for her varied responsibilities.
She brings first hand experience to her dog training since she owns four dogs. She has two senior dachshunds - Maddie and Jack, an Old English Bulldog named Rocky, and a rescue mix named Goose. Goose will great you when you visit Club K9 at The Ranch since he also serves as employee mascot.
As a lifelong animal lover, she also has a long associations with The Ranch. She has owned and ridden horses for over 20 years, and started riding at The Ranch over a decade ago where she rode, boarded, trained, and spent every spare moment there with her horse.
Her love for dogs and her vast experience with hundreds of animals has made Daniele an exceptional trainer. Daniele's affinity with animals is part of what makes your dog's experience at Club K9 at The Ranch so special.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
Club K9 at The Ranch is excited to have Laura Anderson as part of our dog training staff. She began formally training dogs in 2011, after years of training the family dogs. Laura believes in helping dog owners build positive relationships with their dogs.
In addition to being a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), she also is an American Kennel Club(AKC) Partner, and AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC, CGCA, CGCU) Evaluator, a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and Pet Tech First Aid and CPR certified.
Laura also serves as a volunteer trainer for a variety of foster/shelter dog organizations. She assists and conducts CGC, CGCA, and TDI classes, workshops, and testing. Other dog related activities include working in dog daycare and kennel programs, walking foster/shelter pups, conducting home visits for rescue organizations prior to adoption approvals, and transporting dogs for Echo Dogs White German Shepherd Rescue.
In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time training her own dogs, taking them out in the community and going on long walks. Laura and her husband Bill's current pack include three dogs they have rescued including Bear, a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd; Bella, a German Shepherd; and Bodhi, a White German Shepherd. Bodhi is currently working to earn his CGCA title.
Laura has over 26 years experience in the field of education.
Club K9 at The Ranch is excited to have Diana Passarelli as part of our staff. Diana has worked with dog trainers for seven years and has volunteered at Oak Forest Animal Control assisting with all aspects of dog care. She is Pet Tech CPR certified and is excited to be part of the Club K9 at The Ranch team.
She has trained her own dogs, a Belgium Malinois and a German Shepherd. Her love of dogs can be traced back to her childhood when she began holding dog shows in her backyard for family and friends' pets. Her love of animals extends to horses and she has worked with and showed horses for many years.
Prior to joining the staff, Diana was a volunteer at Club K9 at The Ranch. She also has prior experience working in customer service, management, and event planning prior to joining our team. We are excited to have her at our facility.