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Meet the team

Our passion, love and respect for these magnificent animals and their ability to enrich our own lives is the driving force behind the creation and founding of California Elite Family Protection Dogs.

Claudia Howard CEO Founder California K9E

Founder and Owner

Claudia is a seasoned and highly successful major enterprise account executive working in the high tech sales industry for the past 20 years. Her accounts have included many well known brands (ATT, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Oracle...) while representing companies such as Hewlett-Packard, and a host of startup software companies. 

She brings her experience  working with executives and skills of problem solving, listening, attention to detail, and most importantly professionalism and passion to her new company, California Elite Family Security and Protection Dogs.  

She believes wholeheartedly that outstanding customer experience and customer service are critical when purchasing a product, service, or even a high caliber well-trained service dog. In her opinion, these are what differentiates the cream of the crop, the high performers, and sustainers in the industry.

Markus Maaser

Master Trainer and

Head of Operations

Markus is a world class master dog trainer from Wardenberg, Germany; whose accomplishments are impressive on the world and local stage including dog sport competitions and training high performing service dogs.

He has achieved great success in dog sport and also has reached an elite status, training many dogs for the military police and private citizens around the world.

His training has embraced many dog breeds but focuses on German Shepherd, Rottweilers, Malinois, Boxers, and Dobermans for sports competition and protection training. A few of his accomplishments are winning ADRK, BK, SV, VDH championships to mention a few.

He is the director of his own working dog club in Oldenburg, Germany.


Master Trainer

BIO Coming!!

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