Denelle Curry is the owner and head trainer of Kamp Kanine. She is a Certified Professional Dog trainer and has been working with dogs full time for 13 years. Denelle moved to San Diego from Manhattan Beach in 2000 to attend UCSD where she graduated with a degree in Sociology and Spanish. The internship that was required for graduation led her to the possibility of working with animals. She was training her chocolate lab puppy Kronk with a local training company and was approved to intern with them. After graduation, she continued that internship for a year. During the internship process, she worked 3 years as a holistic, and western medicine veterinary technician at Cardiff Animal Hospital. Denelle volunteered at Rancho Coastal Humane Society and with Friends of the Sea Lion in Laguna Beach to gain experience around different animals. She worked for a local dog training company for 10 years and in 2011 became a co-owner of Kamp Kanine. As of June 2017, Denelle and her family have become the full and proud owners of Kamp Kanine. Denelle is also employed by Scripps Hospital system as their Dog Therapy Advisor.
Denelle and her husband Gian are the proud owners of four spoiled dogs, Pacman, Spanky, Jaws and Stanley. All four dogs are certified therapy dogs with either Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Scripps Hospital, or Pawsitive Teams. Denelle is very passionate about her volunteer work with Pawsitive Teams (www.PawsTeams.org) and loves to help with therapy dog programs, service dog training, and instructing Therapy Dog Prep School. As a hobby, she likes to show dogs in confirmation, especially Labradors, and likes to compete in Rally Obedience.
OVERNIGHT CARE BOARD AND TRAINER
Jaime is a San Diego native and the Office Manager at Kamp Kanine. She handles all of our day-to-day activity and manages up to 20 employees. Not only is Jaime our accounting expert, but she is also a very skilled dog handler. She has successfully handled many board and train clients over the years. Jaime began her career working for Bob Baker in the finance department. In 2009 she decided to switch gears and join Kamp Kanine. During that time, Jaime managed the office but was also a fantastic certified Pet Sitter. Jaime and her husband Andy have four personal dogs, Bozlee and Dalton (terrier rescues), Biff an English Yellow Labrador, and Riggs a lemon spotted Beagle rescue. They are also an amazing foster home for many dogs in need that come through Kamp Kanine. Currently, they have a dog ironically named Foster who is available for adoption. Jaime shows dogs in confirmation and is also working on finishing her Rally Obedience Titles with Biff. Jaime and Andy graduated from Paws’itive Teams Therapy Dog Prep School with Biff and Riggs and look forward to doing some volunteer work in the near future. In their spare time, Jaime and Andy enjoy traveling. Kamp Kanine is very blessed to have such a dedicated manager, and together, we are looking forward to expanding our Kamp Kanine Services.
Annie, a native Texan, moved to San Diego and began working at Kamp Kanine in 2012. She is currently attending CSUSM to finish a Biology degree she began at Texas A&M University. She and her husband, Michael, have been married since 2012 and enjoy vinyl records, board games, camping and hiking, going to breweries, and traveling. Annie has always loved animals, from snakes to cats, and has owned many dogs in her childhood. She currently has a 9 year old Pomeranian named Biggie and a 1 year old Australian Shepherd named Queen. As the Yard Supervisor at Kamp Kanine, she has gained invaluable experience in dog training and dog behavior over the past 5 years. Annie assists daily with the “In-Kamp” obedience and agility training. Annie is also invaluable in the Kamp office and is loved by all of our klients for her bright smile and positive attitude. She and her Aussie Queen have begun a pursuit into therapy dog work, rally obedience competitions, and agility competitions to continue to build training skills and bond with her dog. Our Kamp Clients love Annie and we are very lucky to have her on staff.
Audrey, a San Diego native, began working at Kamp Kanine in 2018. She is currently attending CSUSM and is completing her degree in Business Management. She has experience working at a veterinary clinic and also as her Veterinary Assistant Certification. Audrey has volunteered at the Animal Pad since 2015 taking trips to Mexico to rescue abused dogs and put them in foster homes. She has two senior rescues and a two year old lab named Dewey who joins her at Kamp five days a week. Audrey brings a joyful personality to Kamp and our clients love interacting with her. It clearly shows how much she loves everyone and their dogs!
Sydney, our Office Manager, moved to San Diego two years ago from the Bay Area. Although originally from Texas, she has lived in California for many years. She attended Sonoma State University and received her degree in Business Management with a Marketing and HR Management Concentration. She previously worked as a HR Manager at a tech company before coming to Kamp Kanine in 2019. She has volunteered with Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue for over 10 years and has two Ridgebacks of her own, Magnolia and Gryffin. Magnolia is a Field Champion and Gryffin is a certified therapy dog. Sydney enjoys many activities with her pups including; wineries, hiking, and the beach. Kamp Kanine is very lucky to have Sydney and her invaluable marketing skills!