From deciding on the best breed, to locating a reputable breeder as well as exploring rescuing a dog, let Jennifer Broome, owner of Quinebaug Kennels and 20+ year dog professional share her experience and knowledge when it comes to making this all important decision to bring a new dog into your life. This classroom discussion will include information about which breeds work out for active families and which breeds can simply make easy, laid back house pets. Breed demonstrations as well as lots of opportunity for audience questions.
About Jennifer Broome
Quinebaug Kennels, LLC was founded by Jennifer Broome in 2001. Her experience extends from years of training and teaching. She is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs. Jennifer began her dog-training career as a child. Her love of animals encouraged her to begin a dog-walking and pet-sitting service in her neighborhood. She quickly became an entrusted employee to many families that sought after her loving care and dedication to their beloved pets. Jennifer's love of the outdoors in general prompted her to venture to New England to pursue the study of Wildlife Biology and Management at the University of Rhode Island. Graduating in 1995, Jennifer worked for both state and federal agencies as a biologist. She never strayed far from her passion of dogs. In addition to her biology work, Jennifer began breeding and training her own labs in the field. Her work was recognized by other dog owners who desired their own animals to behave obediently. They began to seek Jennifer's help. Realizing her love and devotion to the canine world, she began training dogs for clients in her spare time. Her name and reputation began to spread and she soon opened South Shore Kennels in Southern Rhode Island. As the training consumed all her free time, Jennifer realized her potential to work for herself as a full-time dog trainer and caregiver. In 1997, she officially began to board, train, and offer private dog-training lessons. She continued to gain exposure as a talented dog-trainer and kennel-boarding facility. Not only does Jennifer work all breeds for basic, advanced and problem obedience, she specializes in training hunting dogs. Five years ago, Jennifer started to learn about hunt tests and field-trial competitions. This has been a valuable addition to Jennifer's resume and accomplishments. In 2009, Jennifer had the opportunity to attend Mike Lardy seminars for Basics and Transitions, Advanced and Advanced Handling as well as handle dogs in the clinics. Since then, she has spent three months each winter in Florida training amongst the best and most talented dog trainers in the country. Jennifer is currently campaigning her three Labrador retrievers in AKC field trials, and one Lab and her German Shorthair in AKC hunt tests. Jennifer also had the opportunity to attend the 2011 Master Nationals with her dog Valley. After many years of hard work to establish her kennel business, Jennifer now has the opportunity to travel more and attend dog competitions. As an avid outdoors woman and successful hunter, Jennifer simply loves spending time in the field with dogs. Clients travel from all over New England seeking Jennifer's advice as a prominent gun-dog trainer. Her other passions include her artwork, fishing, shooting and riding with her Arabian horses.
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