Shaun Woodard is a nationally certified professional dog trainer who believes the key to successful relationships with our dogs lies in clear, effective and positive communication.
His method is based in scientifically sound principles of positive reinforcement, and he enjoys introducing clients to clicker training (a method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it). Shaun has experience with a wide range of breeds, and is particularly interested in helping families with anxious, fearful and reactive dogs find balance in their lives.
Shaun has dedicated his professional career to finding ways to introduce people to the healing power of healthy canine relationships. In addition to his work with private clients, Shaun is the Director of Training for Silver State Service Dogs. SSSD is a Las Vegas non-profit organization that serves veterans and first responders with purpose bred trauma dogs and professional training support. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the first prison training program in the state of Utah, and has also brought empowered training to adult and adolescent recovery programs with the belief that people gain insight into changing their own behavior when tasked to train or change behavior in dogs.
A professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Shaun regularly attends training seminars and conferences around the country and strives to remain informed of the latest research in working with our beloved canine companions.
Just what exactly is a CPDT?
A dog trainer with the CPDT-KA designation has successfully completed requirements for certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. These include a minimum of 300 hours experience training dogs in a lead trainer role; client, colleague and veterinary references and successful completion of a proctored and psychometrically sound examination.
When you choose to work with a CPDT-KA, you can feel confident that you are entering into a relationship with a trainer who possesses significant experience in the field, a favorable reputation in the community and the necessary understanding and knowledge of the latest in positive dog training techniques.
For more information, please visit the CCPDT at www.ccpdt.org.