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 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 to handle 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 greet you when you visit the ranch since he also serves as employee mascot.
As a lifelong animal lover, she also has a long association with The Ranch. She has owned and ridden horses for 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.
I am a true animal lover! I have had dogs and horses all my life with various other babies along the road. I have a 6-year-old son, Giovanni, that loves to visit his friends at Club K-9. I have worked in the service industry for the past 12 years as well as accounting and medical assisting. I don’t have any “work” experience with dogs but my love for them made me realize Club K-9 was right for me. I have a 13-yr. old chow mix and a 1 yr. old Pitbull that I get to spoil with hugs and kisses. My horse, Buttercup, also gets her fair share of the loving. I am truly lucky to have made so many friends, two-legged and four-legged, at Club K-9.
Gayle Carter joined our team in October 2018. Although she started her career as a Certified Phelbotomist, she has a broad history in Animal Medicine, including 18 years in Small Animal medicine as a Vet Tech and 5 years in Animal Shelter Medicine.
Gayle is also another one of our team members who is an avid Equine enthusiast, she has owned horses for over 20 years, and currently owns an Appaloosa that she competes in Jumpers with. You may see her over at The Ranch, improving her skills in lessons with Lindsey Baker.
In addition to horses, Gayle is on her 14th year of raising and showing English Lops and Lionhead rabbits. She had bred several Grand Champions and enjoys traveling around the Midwest to competitions.
Gayle is thrilled with being part of our team at Club K9 at The Ranch. She strives to make your pet's daycare or boarding experience the best it can be, and keep your dog's happy and entertained during their stay with us!
Laura Anderson, 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, an 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 dogs, 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.
Melissa is new to the animal community and joined our team in July 2018. After 26 years of retail customer service experience, Melissa made the decision to begin a new career path. She has always loved dogs and animals and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge about the animal boarding profession here with the ClubK9 family.
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 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 and showed horses for many years.
Prior to joining the staff, Diana was a volunteer at Club K9 at The Ranch. She also has experience working in customer service, management, and event planning prior to joining our team. We are excited to have her at our facility.
You may see Ashley Krause another one of our talented team members working in Club K9 or the equine side of The Ranch, as she has had over two decades of experience with both dogs and horses.
Her resume with both is impressive; Her canine experience starts with bird dog training with her dad as a kid to obedience and agility training as well as with personal protection dogs. Ashley is an active foster mother for dog rescues in need.
Ashley’s love for everything equine has led her to show horses competitively in English and western training and owning her own farm. She continues taking lessons here at The Ranch always striving to expand her experience and technical skills under saddle. She is a familiar face to our clients on both sides and is always happy to help answer any questions and give you a tour of our beautiful facility.
When Ashley is not at Club K9 or The Ranch, she is busy at her hobby farm, that includes horses, chickens, goats, cats and her 3 dogs Levi, Dually and Chief as well has her horses Saphire, Diesel and Fiona.