Keely was born and raised in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Determined at a young age to learn the particulars of dog training, Keely attended local dog classes where she found her desire for improving the relationship between a dog and their owner. After graduating Fort Lauderdale High and Broward College, Keely decided to pursue her passion as a dog trainer in Austin, Texas where she attended Starmark Academy. This gave her the opportunity to work with rescue dogs through various training techniques to help overcome certain issues. She dealt with behavior modifications, observed scenarios of different types of dog aggression, and helped fearful dogs work through their problems.
She was selected among 40 graduates to participate in Starmark’s three-month leadership program where she was able study under her mentors, Jessy Gabriel and Rob Dunn, who are world-renowned IPO/Schutzhund instructors. Not only was this an opportunity for more hands on experience with dogs, it allowed her to motivate new students, teach classes, and become a mentor herself.
She spent her last years in Texas working for Detection Services International under Gary Eaton. She was in charge of training and leading search teams on Oil Rigs all over Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Alabama and Alaska.
Coming full circle, Keely is now back in Ft. Lauderdale working as a certified trainer for Off Leash K9 Training.