Behavior Consultant, Trainer
With DBF since: 1999
Areas of expertise: Families with dogs and children, general training, puppies and reactive/ aggressive dogs
Education: Bachelor’s degree in zoology and psychology from UW-Madison
In her words: “I have always had a passion for animals. My grandfather was a large animal veterinarian. As time went on I was going to pursue a degree as a veterinary technician. A local veterinarian directed me to Patricia McConnell. I read a few of her booklets and tried some of her techniques and saw immediate results. I switched from veterinary technician program to a bachelor’s degree with the intention of becoming an animal behaviorist.”
More about Shannon: Shannon and her family recently moved to the country. They enjoy the fresh air and hard work of country life.
Shannon’s dogs: Shannon currently shares her home with a young active miniature poodle named Rona. Shannon’s previous dog, Maddie, was one of the most loyal wonderful Boxers anyone could have known. In her younger years she was a star in a production at American Players Theater in Spring Green, WI.