Shaina has been actively training dogs since 2009, and has been with Dog Dynamix since 2016. Prior to training dogs full time, Shaina spent years handling thousands of dogs via employment as a veterinary assistant, and earlier as a manager for a high-volume boarding and daycare facility. She caught the dog-sport bug in 2011 after bringing home her first working dog, a high-drive rocket of a dog named Versailles.
Shaina and Versailles competed together in IPO, AKC Obedience, and Rally Obedience. Unfortunately, Versailles passed away due to health issues in April of 2021. Shaina is currently training two active competition dogs in Ringsport, Atom and Flinke — both Belgian Malinois.
As often as possible, Shaina attends seminars and workshops held by other professional trainers skilled in various venues and methodologies. She has mentored under numerous dog trainers over the years, both in and out of Colorado. She is particularly passionate about modern e-collar training and aims to keep training as fun and motivational for both owner and dog, while still maintaining strict criteria and achieving reliable results.
In addition to working full-time as Colorado’s Customer Care coordinator and Ohio’s lead trainer for Dog Dynamix, Shaina spends much of her “time off” traveling the country to compete in dog sports and to teach Competition Obedience seminars for various dog training clubs.