About Raelene

About Raelene
About Raelene
About Raelene

Current Certifications

  • AKC Evaluator for CGC and Trick Dogs
  • Detection Dog Trials Judge
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • AKC Fit Dog Instructor
  • Dick Stahl Detection Dog Course Graduate
  • Off-Leash K9 Course Graduate

Current Courses

  • Dick Stahl Tracking Dog Course
  • Do More With Your Dog Fitness Course

Raelene Penman

Lead K9 Trainer

Welcome to My World of Canine Companionship

Hello! I’m Raelene Penman, the Lead K9 Trainer and Owner of Underworld Kennels
and Dog Training. My journey into the world of dog training is a tale of passion, learning,
and the unyielding belief that the bond between humans and dogs can transform lives.

A Lifelong Love for Animals

I’ve cherished animals throughout my life, but my true love affair began when I moved
away from home and adopted my first dog. This newfound companionship was with
HyCountry’s Rustlers Rhapsody, affectionately known as Rex, a Great Dane who
became my gateway into professional dog training. Starting with ‘Fun Matches’ and
progressing to prestigious AKC Dog Shows, Rex and I shared numerous victories,
culminating in his AKC championship at just 18 months old. Our accomplishments
together fueled my interest in dog behavior and training, propelling me to become a K9
trainer.

Building Expertise Through Experience

Rex opened my eyes to the potential of dog training, and I soon found myself helping
friends and expanding my knowledge across various breeds. From Malamute mixes to
Norwegian Elkhounds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Pit mixes, and Chihuahuas, each
breed offered unique lessons. However, it was the Belgian Malinois that captured my
heart and taught me the nuances of mental and physical stimulation for dogs.

Professional Transition

After a fulfilling career in law enforcement spanning over 28 years, I decided to channel
my passion into a profession. Thus, Underworld Kennels and Dog Training was born.
My extensive background in security and protection dog training, combined with my
commitment to effective communication and pack leadership, has helped countless dog
owners foster healthier relationships with their pets.

The Birth of Underworld Kennels

In 2005, I founded Underworld Kennels with the mission to provide top-notch training
services for all breeds of dogs. My approach is based on understanding canine
psychology and utilizing positive reinforcement techniques to create strong relationships
between owners and their furry companions. My team and I have worked with
thousands of dogs over the years, from puppies to senior dogs, with varying behavioral
issues. We take great pride in our ability to transform troubled dogs into happy, obedient
pets through love, patience, and consistency.

Specialized Training Programs

One of my true passions is training Service Dogs. As a proud American and mother of a
Marine, I am dedicated to supporting veterans and first responders. My service dog
training programs are designed to assist those who have given so much for our country,
helping them regain a semblance of their former lives.

But my commitment doesn’t end there. I firmly believe that anyone who needs a service
dog should have access to one. These incredible animals offer unparalleled support and
companionship, serving as the ‘Ultimate Medical Device.’

My Continuous Learning Journey

As a professional K9 trainer, I am committed to continuously expanding my knowledge
and skills. I’ve completed numerous courses and certifications on dog behavior,
including Canine Behavior and Training with Dr. Ian Dunbar. Additionally, I’ve attended
seminars by renowned trainers such as Cesar Millan, Karen Pryor, and Suzanne
Clothier. This dedication to learning has enabled me to develop tailored training
programs that cater to individual dogs’ needs. I firmly believe that education and staying
updated on the latest training techniques is crucial to providing the best possible
services for my clients.

Our Community Involvement

We are dedicated to giving back to our community by offering free training sessions to
local shelters and rescue organizations. We also regularly volunteer at events and
donate a portion of our proceeds to support animal welfare causes. As a dog lover, it is
personally fulfilling to be able to use my skills and knowledge to help dogs in need and
make a positive impact on society.

Continual Growth and Improvement

At Underworld Kennels, we are constantly seeking ways to improve and evolve our
training methods. We regularly attend workshops, seminars, and conferences to learn
from industry experts and stay updated on the latest research in dog behavior and
training. Our goal is to provide our clients with the most effective and humane
techniques that promote happy, well-behaved dogs. We also encourage open
communication with our clients, as we believe that their feedback is valuable in helping
us improve our services. In conclusion, at Underworld Kennels, we are more than just a
basic obedience training facility. Our dedication to education, community involvement,
and constant improvement sets us apart from other trainers. We strive to create strong
bonds between dogs and their owners, while also promoting responsible dog ownership
and advocating for the welfare of all dogs. Thank you for considering Underworld
Kennels for your dog training needs. We look forward to working with you and your furry
companion!

Beyond Dog Training

When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. I cherish downtime with my family and friends, always
accompanied by my beloved pups. My love for animals extends beyond just dogs, as I
have volunteered at local animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centers in the past. I
believe that all animals deserve love, care, and respect, and I strive to instill these
values in my work at Underworld Kennels. Additionally, I am a strong advocate for
responsible pet ownership and believe in promoting spaying/neutering to help control
the population of homeless pets. By choosing Underworld Kennels for your dog training
needs, you are not only investing in your own dog’s well-being but also supporting a
business that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Thank You

Thank you for considering me as your partner in this journey of canine companionship.
Whether it’s obedience training, off-leash training, or specialized service dog programs,
I am here to help you build a strong, healthy bond with your furry friend.

With much respect,
Rae