1about2_475I am a veterinary technician, dog trainer, and animal behaviorist who has been working, teaching, and speaking about animals for more than 20 years. My training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement and I believe that training pet owners (and their pets) in proper conduct; that we can all enjoy a healthy and happy relationships with our pets. To see my CV, click here.

Here is a Guide to my Most Popular Speaking Topics:

I speak on topics related to animal behaviour, training, and positive reinforcement. I can customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

My most requested topics include the following. Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote or a workshop. Please click on the topic links for more detail.

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“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