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 trick training, clicker training, basic manners, and puppy preparedness, and offers obedience training through behavior modification, for both puppies & adults.
• K-949 educates owners on proper nutrition & care.
• K-949 offers private lessons, both in-home and on-site, for Central to Northern Orange County and Long Beach.
• K-949 offers group classes at 3 different locations for your convenience.
•K-949 offers fun scent games/nose work in a class setting as well 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, 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 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
Southern California Dog Trainer’s Forum (SCDTF) Member
PetTech Certified in CPR, First Aid & Safety
B.A. in Graphics & B.S. in Communications from University of Miami