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Jennifer Broome

Founder and Lead Dog Trainer

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… »

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Jason Smith

Operations Manager and Builder

Jason Smith is the silent force behind Quinebaug Kennels. He is Jennifer’s husband, business partner and best friend. Jason and Jennifer built Quinebaug’s new kennel complex themselves 9 years ago. It took a year to complete the building, working together… »

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John Ireland

Business Manager

John M. Ireland President – Upfront Analysis. John Ireland has an extensive background in Business Development and has worked in many industries helping companies prosper. He has been engaged by various companies including: a small electronics company, an electronic component… »

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Jan Kopec

Office Manager

Thank goodness for a license plate that read “Lab Lvr”! I saw this on a car parked at a bank and decided to leave my Quinebaug Kennels card on the window. Well it must have been fate, because that car… »

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Patricia Barkas

Assistant Office Manager

Patricia Barkas has been with us for 8 years. She has successfully worked a variety of positions at the kennel such as manager and groomer while we have been growing and building our staffing teams. Patricia comes with a lifetime… »

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Darcy Roberts

Kennel Manager

Darcy grew up riding horses competitively all around Connecticut and was ranked among the highest in both the English and Western divisions. Her love for horses grew into an even deeper love for animals of all kinds as she began… »

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Karen Osper

QK Groomer Extraordinaire

Quinebaug Kennels is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Osper as our new groomer! Karen brings over 30 years of experience in grooming and animal care including gun dog training and all breed show handling. Prior to joining the… »

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Kara Ames

Senior Kennel Care

Kara grew up less than a mile from Quinebaug Kennels and has always had a love for dogs, especially Boston Terriers. She has been a part of the Quinebaug Kennels pack since May of 2012 and works as a Senior Kennel Care assistant exercising, feeding, and bathing all of our boarders.

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Sharon Ywarsky

Obedience Trainer

Sharon has been working professionally with dogs since she was 18yrs old. She grew up around labs and has always had a love for training dogs. Sharon graduated from Becker College in 2006 with her Associates Degree in Animal Care.

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Jordan Wells

Lead Dog Trainer and Lead Gun Dog Trainer

Jordan grew up in CT were he developed a strong passion for the outdoors and hunting at an early age with his father. He always wanted a bird dog to hunt with so at the age of 21 when Jordan moved out to college he purchased his first German shorthaired pointer “Lacey” and the obsession started.