McCallan - Animal Lover - Poway, CA, USA

Kristen McCallan

Poway, CA, USA


Animal Lover

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have worked in the animal industry for 4+ years, all with dogs, working with dogs in kennels and as a dog trainer. Before that I did a lot of work with horses, i have had 4 horses riding mostly western and also being a part of the drill team for the Poway Rodeo. I have experience working with aggressive dogs and rehabilitating them.

Work History

Kennel Attendant/ Dog trainer

Snug Pet Resort

From September 2012

• Responsible for managing and delegating a team of kennel staff.
• In charge of feeding, rotating, and cleaning kennels.
• Work in the training department, in charge of training 10+ dogs and corresponding with clients.
• Have experience with handling dogs for protection training, bite work, and schutzhund training

Personal Assistant


July 2011 - September 2012

• Monitored multiple databases to keep track of company inventory.
• Effectively controlled the release of property and confidential information for general client lists.
• Responsible for scheduling appointments and following up with clients
• Managed pending business for a team of people, helping follow up with clients and problem solving.
• Excel with client service and answering phone calls and capable of assisting clients with issues that need assistance in being solved.
• Great at multitasking and working effectively in stressful or chaotic situations.

Kennel attendant

Canyon View Training Ranch

August 2009 - July 2011

• In charge of feeding, medicating, cleaning and sanitizing and monitoring the dogs in the yard.
• Worked directly with staff to coordinated and achieve an effective and efficient way regulate daily tasks; such as cleaning, grooming, shuttle service, working with/walking rotation dogs. Creating a team rotation schedule inclusive of monitoring, interacting, and playing with the dogs in the yard.
• Effectively able to intervene and break up any altercations in a timely and effective manner and regain stability of the yard.

Senior Year High School

Year High School

Raised Steer to show at Del Mar Fair. Placed second in showmanship and made it into the championship round.

High School Agriculture (FFA)

August 2008 - July 2009

January 18, 2008 received Certificate of Competency stating the completion in the occupational training course of Animal Health Care.


Poway BBQ

July 2006 - February 2007

(Closed down)

• Worked as a Hostess and waitress
• Responsible for seating, waiting tables, bussing, and setting tables and cashier work.


Animal Health Care

-June 12, 2008 received additional Certificate of Competency stating another completion in the occupational training course in Animal Health Care.

Junior Year High School (2008)
• Raised swine to show at the Del Mar Fair. Won first place in showmanship and placed second in championship round.

Qualifications & Certifications

Poway High School

basic training

Animal Behavior College

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