Shannon Riley, founder and owner of both the Ventura Pet Wellness Center and Truly Force Free Animal Training, has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 30 years. Shannon’s dog training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement; however, her ultimate goal is for healthy happy relationships between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment and training all play a significant role in achieving this goal.
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.
Shannon created Truly Force Free Animal Training in 2015 so that anyone, anywhere, could have access to force-free, positive reinforcement animal training. In 2018, Shannon published “The Evolution of Dog Training” available in audio, print, and eBook.
Shannon started The Backyard Pet Talk Podcast for pet lovers pandemic in 2021 when many adopted “pandemic puppies” but in-person training wasn’t available. Whether you are a professional in the animal field or a pet parent, this podcast is for you!
Do you have a question about training your dog? Here’s your chance to ask Shannon at no cost! Submit your question here and Shannon will answer this during our next Ask The Animal Trainer YouTube LIVE!
Shannon spent many years as the head dog trainer for PAWS for Healing, a pet assisted therapy organization. She performed temperament testing and assisted in the training of therapy dogs who visited hospitals, veteran groups, special educational facilities and convalescent homes. She believes strongly in the benefits of developing the human animal bond and can assist in coaching for pets and their human companions to develop that connection.
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