Shannon Riley (Coyner)
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

An internationally sought after speaker and bestselling author, Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 30 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week Australia in 2021, has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a 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.

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Upcoming Events
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1.Thurs, 2/9/23 @ 10:00 am (PST)
Link for LIVE event: https://vimeo.com/event/2764735
2.Thurs, 3/9/23 @ 10:30 am (PST)
Link for LIVE event: https://vimeo.com/event/2764747
3.Thurs, 4/13/23 @ 10:30 am (PST)
Link for LIVE event: https://vimeo.com/event/2764752
4.Thurs, 5/11/23 @ 10:30 am (PST)
Link for LIVE event: https://vimeo.com/event/2764757
5.Thurs, 6/8/23 @ 10:30 am (PST)
Link for LIVE event: https://vimeo.com/event/2764763

Shannon Riley (Coyner) offers in-person private training sessions at Ventura Pet Wellness & Dog Training Center. If you are not in the Ventura area and would like to set up a virtual private training session please contact Truly Force Free Animal Training.

Ventura Pet Wellness & Dog Training Center

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Ventura Pet Wellness & Dog Training Center

Do you have a question about clicker training, pet behavior, or what pet product is right for you? Maybe you want to know how you can better communicate with your pet. Submit your question here and Shannon will answer you on her blog. Make sure you include: The name of the pet, species of the pet, breed of the pet, how old the pet was when adopted and where the pet was adopted from. Please include a detailed description of what issue your pet is having.

Do you have problems with pet behavior such as aggression, anxiety or fear? Maybe you want to know how you can better communicate with your pet. Shannon offers virtual private training sessions to help you with these issues and much more!

Click Request a Virtual Private Training Session to order your private training session today!

Reactive Dog Survey

Sometimes, fearful dogs can be labeled as “stubborn” or aggressive.
Take this survey to find out if your dog is “stubborn” or just fearful!

Animals can’t speak our verbal language but they give us tons of information using body language. So, how fluent are you in critter speak?

Animals can’t speak our verbal language but they give us tons of information using body language. So, how fluent are you in critter speak?

Canine Separation Anxiety Quiz

Behavior is an expression of your dog’s feelings! Do you know the behaviors that may be signs of separation anxiety? Take the quiz to find out!

Debunking Dog Training Myths Quiz

Dog training is full of differing opinions, myths, and old wife’s tales. With so much conflicting information, how do you know what theories are based on science and which are just myths or debunked ideas? Take the quiz to test your knowledge!

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!

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