Kind words from our two-legged and four-legged friends

Our dog is now a fully integrated member of our family

“I recently adopted an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel rescue and needed some sound guidance on how to modify the many behavioral issues that my dog developed while he was a stray. Shannon’s seminar on dog aggression explains dog behavior in terms that are easy to understand and her suggestions to modify behavior are all based on rewards rather than punishment. I was almost ready to return my dog to the rescue organization because we were having so many problems with negative interactions with other dogs and cats. After implementing her suggestions, our dog is now a fully integrated member of our family and gets along well with other dogs and cats. I would recommend Shannon’s seminars or one on one training to anyone who needs help training your dog. Shannon’s wealth of experience and extensive training in the field of animal behavior separates her from other “self taught” dog trainers.”
Gary Meneghin
Retired Wildlife Biologist, Oxnard, CA

Great Workshop

“Very well presented. I learned a great deal! I am anxious to get to work with my anxious fearful dog.”

Workshop Attendee

I loved your class!

“Your love of what you do shows. It was fun and kept our attention. I will definitely be back for more. I love to learn and hear feedback from others.”

Workshop Attendee

Shannon helped our dogs overcome their fears

“Shannon helped our family with our two dogs who had some pretty serious issues with fear. She spent a lot of time with us, listening and supporting us through the work we were doing. She is loving, kind and generous. Our family loves her, both dogs and people, and we are so grateful to have her in our lives.”

Wendy D.

Our Border Collie is transformed

“Shannon has transformed our timid Border Collie puppy of 6 months into a confident and energetic agility dog of 4 years. She understands our dog’s delicate psyche and shows patience and love as if Bryn were her own. Shannon seeks only the best for each dog and owner, and we highly recommend her to others.”

John and Glenys W.

Shannon makes training fun

“I came to Shannon Coyner with Lena, my high energy, nervous and insecure three year old Lab/ Weimaraner mix. She accessed my dog’s temperament for agility and our training began.

Shannon has a passion for working with dogs and their owners. Her motivational force-free training methods and positive reinforcements have transformed my dog. As we advanced through classes my dog gained confidence and her energy is continually harnessed into something positive. Shannon makes training fun for my dog and for me. The skills Shannon demonstrates set us up for success.

Shannon Coyner is an impressive, effective and committed trainer. She encourages and motivates by making the work fun and rewarding and has helped me better enjoy and appreciate my dog.”

Jenny K.

Gibson is now responding to commands

“I was fortunate to start working with Shannon when I adopted Gibson, my then 3 year old street dog. He is Australian Sheppard. He is a very sweet dog, and, of course, very attached to me, but he was a handful when he came to live with us. He had been on the street and had been mistreated to some extent and had fears of things we could never know about.

Shannon’s kind and firm way with him was so effective and she was able to teach me the ways to bring out his best behavior. Her humane and gentle approach to training was evident from the beginning. Gibson was so responsive and happy to do whatever she asked of him. I didn’t take long from him to be a good companion on the leash and respond to commands while off the leash.

We attended one of the agility classes that Shannon taught. It too was a good and positive experience for both of us. Shannon’s control of a class with 10+ dogs and owners all doing agility for the 1st time was amazing. She knew the dogs’ names and was able to personalize the training for each of them on a weekly basis by watching their movements and behaviors. Her years of experience, personal success with her own dogs in agility competition, and love of what she does were evident at all times.

Shannon has also made home visits and met me at the park to work on specific issues that Gibson was having. She writes extensive visit summaries with detailed plans for things to work on and ways to achieve the goals that were set.

Shannon is a wonderful and kind and enthusiastic dog (and owner) trainer. She gets the highest kudos from me and I recommend her whenever possible.”

Lorraine P.

Noah is now a giant bundle of joy

“Thanks to the miraculous work of our expert trainer, Shannon Coyner, my boxer mix, Noah, and I have figured one another out and have become loyal best friends. Just as I was on the verge in the early days of giving up on my out-of-control and spun-up beasty boy, Shannon taught me how to turn all 70 pounds of him into a giant bundle of joy – all with her fun, upbeat, positive reinforcement approach, tender loving care, technical brilliance and endless encouragement. I would recommend Shannon to anyone!”

Lori S.

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