Description of Services:
• K-949 strictly promotes force-free, reward/science-based training methods.
• K-949 helps you achieve balance & a harmonious relationship between you and your canine companion using positive, progressive reinforcement.
• K-949 specializes in fearful/anxious/stressed dogs, basic, intermediate and advanced manners, trick training, clicker training, nose work, mental stimulation and enrichment, and puppy preparedness, and offers training from beginner through serious behavior modification, for both puppies & adults.
• K-949 educates owners on proper handling & care.
• K-949 offers private lessons, both in-home and on-site.
• K-949 offers virtual, online training sessions to reach dog guardians who need help from all over the globe.
•K-949 offers fun scent games/nose work and scent games as private lessons.
• K-949 founder Shannon Thier, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CSAT, ABCDT regularly attends educational seminars, workshops and webinars, accesses the most up-to-date books, studies, websites & DVDs on training and behavior, and networks with a plethora of other trainers (Bob Bailey, Ken Ramirez, Michael Shikashio, Dr. Chris Pachel, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Suzanne Clothier, Kathy Sdao, Helix Fairweather, Karen Pryor, Grisha Stewart, Dr. Susan Friedman, Trish King, Pia Silvani, Nan Arthur, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Michele Pouliot, Emily Larlham, and a host of others) and behaviorists to stay abreast of the most modern, progressive and gentle training methods.
CPDT-KA (Certified through Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers) #2133358
Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)
Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT)
Animal Behavior College/Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT)
Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Professional Member #79827
Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right Instructor
Dr. Marty Becker Fear-Free Certified Professional
The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) Member #7502508
National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) Member #M005118
AKC CGC Evaluator
2015 & 2016 co-facilitator of Southern California Dog Trainer’s Forum (SCDTF)
Founding Member of Dog Trainers Alliance of Southern California (DTASC)
PetTech Certified in CPR, First Aid & Safety
B.A. in Graphics & B.S. in Communications from University of Miami, Summa Cum Laude 3.7 GPA, General Honors graduate, Golden Key National Honor Society