S hannon Schaefer, founder of Doggie Tech, is a graduate of the Cobb Center and was certified as a Canine Behavioral Specialist in 1979.
The school curriculum was approved by the Office of Private Post-Secondary Education in the State of California. Sadly, this certification is no longer available. Shannon is also a co-founder of the Rx Pets Program in the Palomar Pomerado Health System.
You may wonder why Shannon Schaefer does not belong to any professional dog training organizations. To be a member of any organization, you must agree to the tenets of that group. Ms. Schaefer disagrees with the use of treats for training. She does not use clickers, cuffing, scruff-shaking, spike-collars, pushing, shoving or pinching the neck with your fingers. There are many techniques of dog training that may solve a current problem, but create the foundation for other problems later. Doggie Tech is a complete approach . No Doggie Tech training recommendation will ever result in future problems.
There is no better advocate for Doggie Tech than the former clients who return with their new pooch, ready to use the same techniques which provided years of predictability and enjoyment with their previous dog.