Meet Our Team

Raelene Penman

Lead K9 Trainer

I have had a passion for all animals my entire life and especially our furry companion the dog! I didn’t have a dog growing up, but I can tell you the first thing I did when I moved away from home was find me a new friend…man or in my case woman’s best friend!

I got my true introduction to training when I purchased a fancy AKC registered Great Dane who was about 6 months old. I named him HyCountry’s Rustlers Rhapsody and called him Rex. After about 4 months of living with me, Rex was healthy again (his previous owner didn’t take care of him) and during this time I learned how to ‘Stack’ a dog. Then I learned…

Volunteer Kristi DeLude

Director/Intake Coordinator

I have always had a passion for animals especially puppies. I am a retired Hospice/oncology nurse. I was the Director of Nursing at a deaf assisted care facility where I was first exposed to service dogs and their lives were empower and quality of life improved.

Then I met Raelene I was amazed by her professionalism and her K9 training skills. She blessed me with Arya, my service dog changed my life forever. In Nov 2018 I was kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico did not know I had gotten a cut on my leg. Five days later I was fighting for my life, I had gotten flesh-eating bacteria and lost my lower left leg. With my physical challenges, Arya is able to help me with mobility, pull my wheelchair, gives me stability so I don’t have to use my walker. Arya changed my life and increased my passion to help others with challenges have their lives forever changed with a service dog.

I love my position with Underworld Kennels helping clients with scheduling and office management. I get to see the amazing transformation from the first lesson to the last lesson.

I love learning how to be puppy board and train trainer focusing on potty training, crate training and basic obedience training.

I am blessed with an amazing adult son who lives in Oregon. I personally enjoy hiking, running, biking, reading, researching, volunteering, and adaptive sports.

Erica Warner

K9 Trainer

I currently live in Layton, Utah with my husband and our son. I grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah and played competitive soccer and piano. I graduated from the University of Utah with my bachelors in Exercise Science.

I like to road bike, mountain bike, dirt bike, ride horses, backpack, and go boating.
We have one dog, Rylee, she’s a Great Dane Weimaraner mix. I have had her since she was a puppy and trained her as a trick dog. I hope to compete with her in the near future. Rylee is shy around other dogs and people. Building her confidence has been one of the biggest challenges I have had to work with. By working through this with her, I hope to be able to help you with similar challenges.

Since having a child, I have been a stay at home mom. I met Rae and began training with her and am so excited to do what I love each day. I am looking forward to working with you and your dog and to help you reach your goals.

Jason Adams

K9 Trainer/Hunting Specialist

My name is Jason Adams and I am a trainer of hunting dogs and now service dogs. I am a retired and disabled US Army veteran and hopefully I can be of service to other veterans looking for help training their dogs.

My hunting dog training background includes mainly retrieving breeds, but I trained my Labrador Retrievers to be upland hunters as well. In fact I was able to develop one of my labs into a naturally pointing retriever which allowed me to use my two dogs in concert while upland bird hunting.

I trained my first hunting retriever to also compete in United Kennel Club and American Kennel Club Hunt Tests which allowed me to keep them sharp year round and helped me hone my trainer skills and abilities. I earned the Hunting Retriever (UKC) and Junior Hunter (AKC) titles with my primary dog, but our hunt test career was very short due to being active duty military and moving to places where hunt tests were not as wide spread or frequent.

I look forward to helping you with your new pup or even help fine tune an older dog to meet your needs at home and in the field.

Jason D Adams

Cruz Munoz

K9 Trainer

I’m Cruz, I have been training dogs since I was a kid. I brought home every stray that passed in front of me and would take every puppy offered to me. I would work with the dogs and puppies teaching basic obedience and other things until I could find them a good forever home.

In 2008, I had the opportunity to work with Working K-9 dogs such as police dogs and military dogs. This sparked my interest in learning to train dogs to search and do protection work. The first time training these dogs I got punched in the gut by a dog with a muzzle on…I knew from that moment on I wanted to learn everything I could about training dogs, both working and pets. Shortly after this, I obtained my first working dog and have worked hard to expand my knowledge into all areas of dog training. I have learned so much since then and now own 2 Dutch Shepherds that I am learning how to train in French Ring.

I have been working for Underworld Kennels since 2017 and have trained many personal pets and working dogs. I continue to attend trainings to expand my knowledge to better serve you and your dog.

Contact

Proudly serving Box Elder, Cache, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Summit Counties. Will serve other locations including Idaho, with a fuel fee.

Hours

Monday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Appointment Only

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