After spending 10 years in the equine training industry, Shannon made the transition to dog training 6 years ago. She saw a great need for educated trainers with powerful and accessible tools for everyday dog owners to communicate with their pets. She holds certification from the Animal Behavior College (ABCDT) and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). Shannon has a passion for animal behavior and learning theory, keeping up to date on the most cutting-edge and modern techniques for dog training founded in the science of Animal Behavior, and utilizing 100% positive reinforcement, force free methods. She studied hundreds of dogs, learning about canine body language, interspecies communication, and play behaviors. Today, her focus lies in education, teaching people about their dogs, achieving their goals with compassion, empathy, and knowledge. Shannon is a registered Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator with the AKC, a member of the Pet Professional Guild, and certified in canine CPR and First Aid through DogSafe.
Originally from Chester County, Pennsylvania, Shannon studied at James Madison University. She currently resides in Belmont, North Carolina with her husband Travis, 2 children, Bailey and Afton, and 2 dogs, Yukon and Caber. When not training dogs, Shannon enjoys reading, baking, running, and hiking.