Shannen Standiford C.A.A.B.
Shannen Standiford C.A.A.B.

Shannen Standiford C.A.A.B.

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Introduction: With over 15,000 hours of hands-on experience with behavioral issues that range from potty training to separation anxiety. I can help you with all your pup needs! As a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, my top priority is to help you understand your dog to the fullest, and strengthen your relationship to help you be the best dog owner you can be.

Hired 8 times

Serves San Diego, CA

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5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

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John B.
Oct 29, 2022

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I've had but 2 appointments with Shannen and I'm pleased to give her the highest praise and rating! We've already made significant progress in training my 5 year old dog, Bernardo, to respond to commands, in order to make him improve his social skills with other dogs. Shannen is pleasant and professional in every way and I look forward to our future sessions with her.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Natasha L.
Feb 7, 2023
Shannen is a lifesaver! For the last two years since I adopted my puppy Shannen has helped me through all the hurdles dog parents find themselves in. Shannen helped my dog work through her anxieties around humans, kennel training, and leash reactivity around other dogs. She is so patient and empathetic toward both dog and human. She’s flexible with schedules and able to even work over FaceTime sometimes too! I don’t know what I’d do without her!
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Camden C.
Oct 7, 2022
Shannens been trusted in my family for the past 5 years with training, dog walking, and house sitting. She’s always treated my fur babies like her own, and they LOVE when she comes over. They light up!
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Jenna S.
Feb 4, 2023
Shannen has done an amazing job with all of my dogs, she even did a little work with my cats! I highly recommend her for her work ethic and her personality. You'll love her! I trust her with my animals life over anyone.
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Paige A.
Oct 11, 2022
My corgi, Theodore, is a sweet boy, but he sure loves to bark. Shannen was amazing to work with! During our initial phone consultation, she helped me identify the things I wanted to work on during our sessions and was very clear about how many sessions she thought we would need and the cost. She was very flexible and worked with me to find times for our sessions that fit in with my busy schedule. During our sessions, Shannen was very patient with Theodore and explained the purpose of each exercise. We tried a few different techniques and found out what was best for Theodore. She taught me how to redirect Theodore when he barked at the door and desenstized Theodore to noises outside the home. Theodore's barking greatly improved within a few sessions! Overall, Shannen is a great communicator, is flexible, and a great teacher. She is very professional and definitely has invaluable knowledge about dog behavioral tendencies! Would recommend her services.
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Shannen Standiford


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am certified in Applied Animal Behavior obtained through the University of Washington, and I have a certification in Veterinary Technology. Additionally, I am a member of the Association of Dog Trainers and I’m a Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I’ve worked professionally with dogs for the past 10 years with experience in dog grooming, pet care, and veterinary technology. I always knew I wanted to work with dogs since I was little, I just didn’t know where I belonged quite yet in the pet world. I decided to take a shot at dog training 5 years ago and instantly fell in love with the line of work. I dedicated the following years to getting hands on practice and education in the field, and developed an even deeper passion for dogs than I ever could have imagined!

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