ShambalaDogTraining.com
ShambalaDogTraining.com

ShambalaDogTraining.com

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Introduction: I have 25 years of experience working with some of the most difficult cases trainers face. I am certified with International Association of Canine Professionals. Additionally, I am a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I spent three and a half years at UALR learning about primates and behavior as an anthropology major, hold a pet nutritionist certificate, and these can be seen in my photos. I’m a canine behavior consultant and specialist, adept at solving all your dog’s behavioral problems. My methods are kind, rooted in canine communication, and will NEVER include physical punishment or redirection. I have written books about behavior and aggression for my students. ***FULL TRANSPARENCY IN PRICING - $125/hour or $475 for a package that includes five 1-hour training classes, one toy for your dog, free lifetime support for the dog(s) that includes phone or email consultations, and no pressure to take additional training classes. Most issues can be resolved in the five classes. I have fantastic results with this package. If you have questions, reach out and I'm happy to provide more details or even refer you to previous clients for references. I provide you with written and video performance review and instruction, as well. *** I do not work with choke chains, pinch collars, or any methods that cause pain. Very limited use of electronic collars in cases where it is a safety concern for the dog. *** I have 25 plus years of dog training and handling experience. I worked for a veterinary clinic BEFORE becoming a dog trainer, I also have trained service dogs for people with physical and emotional needs, and I've been around animals of all sorts for my entire life. Aggression issues are oftentimes misunderstandings we humans have. Growling isn’t always aggression, it's just another way for a dog to communicate. Punishing growling can lead to a dog that becomes a silent biter who has given up trying to communicate. This is dangerous, and I caution against working with anyone who tells you to “ put your dog in its place” for growling—they obviously do not know how to handle aggression properly! The wrong person can make the issue worse, so really get to know the trainer and ask a lot of questions before hiring them! I love the moment that the light bulb goes on, and you know they GET IT—owners and dogs. I also love the smiles on owner's faces when they understand their dog for the first time and they start working together! When the dog learns something right in front of them, the astonishment of the owners is just great to see. I love helping to put those smiles on their faces and the wags in the dog tails! Follow me on TikTok @ShambalaDog for tons of great videos, tips, and giggles. Dawn
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Kayleigh W.
Nov 28, 2022
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Dawn is absolutely amazing. She truly understands how to speak to dogs and train us humans how to unlock your dogs best self. My dog is a ball of anxiety and he immediately warmed up to her. If you're looking for a trainer that will work with you closely, look no further. Highly recommend!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Alyssa O.
Nov 26, 2022
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I would highly recommend Shambala Dog time and time again. Dawn is professional, insightful, and pays amazing attention to detail, as well as my dogs potential cues/triggers. We have had just two sessions sand the progress we have made so far is AMAZING. Dawn knows what she’s doing and is extremely affordable. I cannot thank Dawn and Shambala Dog enough for the work they have done and continue to do! If you are looking for an attentive, intelligent trainer who will show immediate progression with your dog, then Shambala dog is the place to be!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Therapy or service dog training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Joe H.
Nov 2, 2022
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After speaking with numerous training services costing between $1700 and $2500, I decided I would try Dawn at Shambala out first, since her prices are so reasonable. Omg, I can’t tell u how glad I am with that decision. My new dog Riley had her first lesson, and Dawn made more progress than I ever expected. Not only did Riley respond perfectly with Dawn’s training methods, but Dawn took the time show me exactly how to stay consistent with the learning procedures every day. After only 1 lesson I am 100% sold on Shambala. Dawn was on time to my house, extremely thorough, productive, and a pleasure to work with. It is clear she has a very impressive understanding of how to train and get the results wanted. Before anyone pays a ridiculous amount of $$$ for some expensive training places, do urself a favor and try Shambala first. U wont be sorry. Dawn is seriously a class act, and great at what she does.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Chewing • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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This was very sweet. Thank you! Riley is a great dog; I loved working with her and look forward to the next class!
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Ashley C.
Oct 14, 2022
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Dawn is nothing short of FANTASTIC. She is experienced, professional, respectful of both you and your dog/s. My 11 week Golden Retriever really takes to her and is already learning several commands, and she is teaching me how to understand his behaviors. I truly recommend her and look forward to our training sessions, and so does Joey!!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Therapy or service dog training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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For everyone reading, Joey's got a middle name--- "Crash" and when I first met him he had a bump on his noggin the size of a goose egg. LOL He is adorable!! SO smart and eager. Thank you, Ashley. It's been a pleasure coming to work with you guys!
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Cielo d.
Oct 4, 2022
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Dawn is amazing!! I loved how she gave me a background about my type of dog and tips that helped me a lot. She is very good with my dog who actually listens to her and has been able to understand certain commands for which I’m happy. My dog naps after dawns training because she makes my dog think hahaha funny to witness. I am very satisfied to see some change in my dog.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Digging • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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I love working with Alaska! She is so fun! Thank you, Cielo!
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