David Greene

Founder & COO, Training Director

David Greene, the founder and Chief Operating Officer of Performance K9 Training and Boarding, is recognized nationally and internationally for his sterling talent with dogs. He has represented the USA on four world teams with his dogs placing third and ninth in the world as well as holding the title of a five-time regional champion. His stadium accomplishments in the states and overseas transcend to pet dog training. David specializes in all types of obedience and is regarded for his expertise in aggression cases.

He can help address and solve virtually any dog challenge for pet parents with ease. In addition to receiving world recognition in dog sports, David has trained more than 2,000 dogs in the last 15 years as a professional dog trainer and has worked with high profile clients. Currently, David serves as training director for Thor’s Hope Foundation and is also a student mentor for Animal Behavior College.

Christina MaconeGreene


Christina MaconeGreene is the Chief Executive Officer of Performance K9 Training and Boarding and oversees client relations, marketing, and publicity. Her vision for Performance K9 Training is to offer boutique training and pet accommodations while providing individualized care for both dogs and their pet parents. In the writing and publicity world, Christina is an award-winning writer with more than 1,500 articles published to her credit and secured spots for her clientele on NBC, ABC, Fox News, and KUSI News as well as publications such as MarketWatch, The Hollywood Reporter, The Cut, The San Diego Business Journal,  The Rancho Santa Fe Review, and Ranch and Coast Magazine.

She currently serves as board Vice President for Thor’s Hope Foundation.


Dog Trainer

Josh proudly joined Performance K9 Training in 2019, bringing over ten years of experience in the dog care and training industry. Josh remains dedicated to ensuring that each dog in his care has the best experience possible through personalized attention. He truly exceeds pet parent expectations by his innate compassion and dog training skills. Over the years, his specialty with reactive dogs, both large and small, has enabled Josh to read a dog’s body language and work with every dog at their comfort level.

Josh met David nearly a decade ago and was thrilled to join the Performance K9 Training Team. What intrigued him most was how the boutique facility offered comprehensive training for dogs and their pet parents in a comfortable country atmosphere where dogs could thrive in the educational process.


Executive Assistant

Kayla joined Performance K9 Training with great pride in her position as an administrative assistant. Her keen eye for detail helps ensure efficiency in all aspects of the front office. She works tirelessly in providing pet parents with consistent top-shelf service. Kayla’s collaboration with the kennel staff makes a measurable difference when maintaining tailored care for each canine guest.

Kayla describes her position as rewarding while she pursues her certification as a veterinary technician. Working at Performance K9 Training continues to strengthen Kayla’s desire to make animal care her lifetime commitment.


Dog Trainer

Natalie graduated from Animal Behavior College with honors with an emphasis in dog emotion and cognition. Natalie began her dog training career at the Morongo Basin Humane Society. She decided to elevate her dog training knowledge and apprenticed with David Greene at Performance K9 Training, Inc., which raised her level of expertise with dogs experiencing reactivity issues. While apprenticing, she was better equipped to assess a dog’s body language and respond to it appropriately and skillfully. Natalie’s time with Performance K9 Training continues to motivate her each and every day.  For Natalie, her goal in training is twofold: To help pet parents communicate clearly with their dogs and help them find a balance of harmony in living with their dogs.


Lead Kennel Technician and Dog Training Assistant

George, a San Diego native, comes to us from years of experience in the dog world. Having been an animal lover as a child, it was a natural path for George to become a dog kennel technician and evolve into learning more about dog training under David Greene’s guidance.

At Performance K9 Training, George is responsible for supervising and directing the kennel technician team.  He is dedicated to having a clean and sanitary environment to help promote health and wellness. Additionally, George provides training and coaching to the other kennel attendants ensuring that dogs remain happy, healthy, and safe.

He has a unique skill around reactive dogs and can win the affection of those that tend to be more guarded around men.

George describes how working at Performance K9 Training has created a new career point for him, and he is thrilled to be working with a fantastic team of professionals.