Meet our Trainers

Jennifer Broome

Jennifer Broome, the owner of Quinebaug Kennels, has spent the past twenty years training dogs professionally. She offers private lessons to dog owners who wish to better understand their dog in order to become a more effective leader. Jennifer quickly evaluates each dog’s particular personality, temperament, and motivation to train that dog more successfully. She explains canine psychology, how your dog thinks, what drives him, and which methods may be most efficient for each dog. Private lessons adapt to each owner’s lifestyle and particular goals for their dogs, whether it is for puppy training, obedience, or gun dog training.
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Sharon Ywarsky

QK Obedience Trainer and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Sharon has a German Shepherd and loves the breed! She is firm and tough with her obedience dogs and has quite a high standard when it comes to their manners and good behavior. Sharon has a special interest in assisting with starting service and therapy dogs and has successfully helped many of our client dogs achieve therapy certification.   Read more…

Kate Lussier

QK Assistant Trainer

Before joining the QK team, Kate began private lessons as a client of QK close to three years ago with her black Labrador Skye.  Since then she has successfully passed Skye through Senior Level AKC hunts test.  This year she looks forward to testing Skye’s two year old son Blue this year in the Senior level with their sights set on the Master Level in the future.  Kate’s love for retriever training grew quickly into a passion over the past few years and is now her primary focus outside of work.  Read more…

Alison Dodds

QK Assistant Trainer

Alison Dodds grew up in the metro west area of Boston, MA. She was a dog and horse lover from a very young age. Her love of horses took off when her parents finally let her take riding lessons at the age of 4 years old. Growing up, Alison showed in the hunter and equitation rings and also enjoyed fox hunting and hunter paces. During high school Alison was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team and captained her team to a division title her senior year at Weston High.  Read more…

Jessica Velasquez

QK Assistant Trainer

Jessica Velasquez has had a passion for dogs ever since she could walk. She grew up with an Austrian Shepard/ chow mix where her love for rescue and shelter dogs began. As an adult, she moved to Texas and adopted Harley, a Catahoula mix who then became her ESA and that’s where her love for training started to flourish. Jessica started watching dog training videos and attending training classes in Texas. She then had an opportunity to move back to Connecticut and work at QK.  Read more…


 Obedience Behavior Modification Assessment

 Gun Dog Training Enrollment Assessment