Shannon earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Mary Washington. While taking courses in behavior she became hooked on understanding how animals learn. She has been training dogs professionally since 2013 and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), as well as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and trick dog evaluator through the American Kennel Club (AKC). In the past, Shannon has been fortunate enough to share her life and adventures with Jack Russell Terriers, mixed breeds, and a husky. She currently has two dogs: a 7 year old German Shepherd named Zelda and a 3 year old German Shepherd named Demi. Zelda is Shannon’s constant adventuring partner and together they enjoy not only hikes and swimming, but also competing in obedience, rally, and scent work.