Brian grew up in the kennel and grooming business after his parents purchased a boarding kennel in 1972 when he was 12 years old. His father was a dog groomer and a breeder of German Shepherds. Brian was involved in breeding, training, and showing the shepherds. When he got older, he worked with the Grand Blanc and Flint Police Departments, helping them to train their dogs for tracking and police work. Brian was often the “sleeve guy” who often got chomped!
Elaine was introduced to dog training and showing when she met a woman who trained and showed Belgian Tervurens, a rather rare breed at the time, as they had only been in the U.S.A. for about 20 years. She started taking obedience and confirmation classes from this woman, and eventually ended up getting her first Belgian Tervuren.
Elaine taught her oldest daughter how to groom and the two worked together for several years until she and her husband moved to upstate New York, giving the Green Family three generations of groomers!
Brian and Elaine own eight dogs and two cats. They occasionally breed their Labradoodle.