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.
Club K-9 at The Ranch would like to welcome Taylor Korpus to the team. Taylor has always had a special place in her heart for all kinds of animals especially dogs and horses. She’s had dogs in her life since she was born and never been without. She also has been looking after, riding, and training horses for the past 14 years. After moving her horses to The Ranch and checking out Club K-9 she could really picture herself working at Club K-9. She knew that working with, caring for, and playing with the dogs was what she wanted to do, for a part time job while going to small animal veterinary school. She knew that this was the place for her and joined last fall of 2017.
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.
I have always loved dogs and animals in general. It wasn't until I raised my first dog "Durk" for the past two years, which really opened a door to a new passion. About a year ago now I started bringing him to Club K-9 for pool time and it has been amazing. The environment, the love and the care that goes into the animals at Club K-9 has inspired me to be a part of what they do here. Working side by side with Danielle, Dianna, and Taylor has taught me so much already. Their love, knowledge, and appreciation for the dogs and horses has struck me with motivation to learn more about these wonderful animals. From a customer, to becoming a part of the Club K-9 family, I can truly say this place is one of a kind. I strive to be as great with the animals, as the entire staff and family is at Club K-9.
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.