Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as an handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.
Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
A Truly Force Free Site Membership gives you full access to past blogs and videos as well as additional content access, services and product discounts.
Explorer Membership provides:
– Access to all past blogs and videos – 10% discount on classes and webinars.
Community Membership provides:
– Access to all past blogs and videos – 10% discount on classes and webinars – Invitation to monthly live webinar (plus access to past webinars).
Coaching Membership provides:
– Access to all past blogs and videos – 15% discount on classes and webinars – Invitation to monthly live webinar (plus access to past webinars) – Access to Members Only Facebook page – Shannon will personally answer 1 training question to per month via email.
TAKE THE BODY LANGUAGE QUIZ!
Animals can’t speak our verbal language, but they give us tons of information using body language. However, we humans have varying skill levels in understanding what our critter friends are saying.
This month’s quiz is on dogs. Everything a dog thinks and feels is spelled out clearly in how it holds its body, tail, ears, eyes and even the corners of its mouth.
So, how fluent are you in critter-speak? Take the quiz to find out!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey to share the things you want to learn and how Shannon can help. Shannon works with reactive, fearful and anxious dogs every day. She has put together a survey to collect data that will help her better serve both the dogs and their owners. She’ll be using the information she gathers to design future classes and share additional information on her blogs and video blogs. Thank you, we appreciate your time!
JOIN OUR REACTIVE DOG REHABILITATION ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP! ♥
The goal of this private group is to provide a fun, vibrant community of members who want to learn about Reactive Dog Rehabilitation and to provide the best force free training for their pets. This page is a place where you can discuss specific topics related to raising and training a happy, healthy pet. We wanted to create a safe, family-friendly place where you can interact, connect, and share your favorite pictures, videos, and experiences of your pet with other animal lovers. This page is a private (invite-only) group that is highly moderated by Truly Force Free Animal Training staff to keep this page safe and focused, but also entertaining and fun as well.
BLOG | VIDEO OF THE MONTH
“The emotional life of the dog is highly developed
– more highly, indeed, than any other animal.”