Chris Palermo, CPDT-KA
Chris grew up on a lake and always had an interest in wildlife, animals and dogs. At the time, most of his pets were all encased in a glass salt-water reef tank, where he maintained and propagated a large number of corals and tropical saltwater fish.
His childhood household had one dog, a Chihuahua named Lily who bared a striking resemblance to the Taco Bell dog. And little did he know when he married Kim that his entire life would revolve around dogs, and lots of them!
Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and has over ten years of professional experience in sales and management in the corporate world. From the start he has supported and helped with the early growth of BlueDog.
But as 2012 kicked off and BlueDog had grown to the point where Kim needed her business partner full-time, he took the leap and quit his job as an IT recruiting manager and joined the BlueDog management team. He hasn’t looked back and loves the job of running the family business with Kim.
When Chris is not teaching classes or working on the business, he enjoys expanding his knowledge about dogs by attending training seminars and occasionally taking classes with his dogs. During his free time he enjoys beekeeping, gardening and woodworking.