Hi! I’m Keely and I am the founder and lead trainer of Ruff Rules. I have been working with dogs passionately and professionally for over 10 years. Throughout this time, I have been able to help over 1,000 struggling dog owners and turn them into empowered owners. My love for spending time with dogs came at a very young age, and in 2013 I moved to Austin, TX to become a certified trainer.
I graduated from Starmark Academy at the top of my class and was then offered an internship position, which led me to train drug detection dogs for 2 years with a local company (DSI). In 2016 life brought me back to my hometown of Fort Lauderdale, FL. My passion for training dogs and their owners continued to grow, and in 2019 I decided to open my own business.
The purpose behind Ruff Rules is to train you to help your dog become the best version of itself. Cruzz is my personal dog, and he came with me all the way back from Texas and is my big WHY behind all of this. He is the reason I am so confident about our relationship-based training methods because I saw the difference it made in my relationship with my own dog.