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CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS 
San Diego Dog Trainer
About Shannen 

I have been working professionally with animals for over a decade, with a background in veterinary technology, pet grooming, and pet care. 

When I became a part of the dog training community, I immediately fell in love with the line of work, and I felt like I found my calling knowing I could help the lives of dogs and their owners using patience and positivity. 

Now, with over 15,000+ hours of training experience with dogs of all ages and sizes, I feel confident I can help you find the connection with your dog that you've been looking for. 

I am Certified in Applied Animal Behavior through the University of Washington, I am an AKC Evaluator, and a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

 

Through my certification, I participated in a rigorous and challenging course of study participated by students from around the world relating modern Behavioral Ecology Theory to dealing with companion animal issues. This program equipped me to provide owners insights and solutions to their issues for their pets and to provide expert witness support in matters of civil and criminal litigation.

I follow a LIMA based approach (least intrusive, minimally aversive) when working with behavioral issues, and put love and care into each individualized behavioral modification plan. 

I use positive, modernized methods that practice love, patience, and compassion when working with dogs to help teach them to be the best they can be. 

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Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior, University of Washington
American Kennel Club - Canine Good Citizen Evaluatior
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IAABC - Supporting Member 
CORE VALUES
Positivity 

I believe in a modern, science-based approach that revolves around positivity, patience, and love. Training sessions will never be aversive and I ensure that your pup is comfortable and safe every step of the way. 

Science

I believe that your success in dog training is directly related to how well you understand your animal on a deeper level. By using science-backed training methods, we help bridge that gap.

Support

I know... training can be hard. Very hard. A huge key to success in your training is finding the support from trusted, veterinary recommended professionals.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A BETTER LIFE WITH YOUR DOG.

LET'S HOP ON THE PHONE & CHAT!

No pressure or obligation. :)

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