- Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer
Shana is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College. She has earned her certification for the Fear Fear Shelter Program, and in the Summer of 2021, she obtained her Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program and is recognized as a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is currently working towards her Certified Professional Dog Training – Knowledge Assessment (CPDT-KA).
While working on her ABC certification, Shana went from volunteering to working at the Jacksonville Humane Society in Florida and put to practice the skills and knowledge she was learning.
At the shelter she helped create and implement various behavior modification plans for dogs and cats, helped owners work through challenging behavior concerns by giving them the tools to help their pet, used low stress handling techniques to complete intakes of new animals, and ran daily playgroups. When Shana moved to Hampton Roads she began working at the Virginia Beach SPCA and became a Pet Academy Training Specialist. At the VBSPCA, she offered private lessons and workshops to the public.
Clever Critters, LLC was happy to add Shana to the crew in the Spring of 2020. Her background in zoo keeping, conservation, animal husbandry, shelter work, and positive reinforcement training is a wonderful match to the ethics and ideals held by Sydney and to the nature of Clever Critters, LLC.