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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Jordan Wells

QK Lead Trainer and Gun Dog Trainer

Jordan is an AKC Hunt Test judge and AKC Pointing Dog field trial competitor. He owns 4 German Shorthairs and an English Setter. Jordan specializes in calm, quiet Foundation Training through advanced gun dog work as well as competition preparation for a pointing dog. Read more…

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…

Keeley Klitz

QK Assistant Obedience Trainer

Keeley owns a German Shorthair, and she fosters rescue dogs. She is a big proponent of rescue dogs and loves to assist with their training. Keeley is very patient, quiet and kind. Keeley has experience with all breeds as well as dog’s with severe behavioral issues. Read more…

Phil Lussier

QK Assistant Gun Dog Trainer

Phil grew up with Brittany Spaniels and currently owns an English Setter. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, and quite a natural dog trainer. Phil has worked at QK since he was a teenager and has progressed nicely into a confident, successful and capable gun dog trainer specializing in starting puppies, fetch training and all aspects of Foundation Training. Read more…

Joe Lussier

QK Assistant Trainer

Joe (older brother to Phil) also grew up with Brittany Spaniels and currently owns 2 Brittanys. Joe is also an avid hunter, fisherman and competitive BMX cycler. Joe worked as a kennel care manager and has developed into a wonderful, accomplished dog trainer for all breeds. He assists with all of our obedience and gun dogs from puppies to Foundation Dogs. Read more…

Samantha Long

QK Apprentice Trainer

Sam is new to our Team in the Fall of 2016. She is an avid deer and bird hunter as well as Labrador Retriever lover. Sam also owns a German Wirehaired Pointer and guides professionally with her hunting dogs. Sam will spend about 4 to 6 months in our Apprentice program before she tests to graduate to our next trainer level. We are pleased to have Sam as part of our Team! Currently, she is working with all of the trainers to master our QK training techniques.