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Meet the Trainer

Head trainer and owner Shawn Evans, CPDT-KA has been working with and training dogs for over 20 years starting with competitive showing in conformation and obedience, and eventually moving into working with rescue dogs deemed too unruly or too reactive to be placed in a home. Since 2009, Shawn has been focusing on teaching foundation classes and learning theory, as well as training with working dogs, particularly mobility and psychiatric service dogs. Shawn is a service dog handler herself, and a long time member of the service dog community. She currently has four dogs, her service dog Lucas (SD TDCH Windkist's Lean On Me, CGC, CGC-A, SPOT-ON, TKP, 

RATI, RATO) companion Soren (Windkist's After Midnight, NTD, RATI) and show dogs Niko (Sunnland's One to Remember, CGC) and Inspire (Windkist Let it Be at Inspire), all collies. Shawn is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the CCPDT, a registered member of The Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, an AKC CGC and Trick Dog elevator, as well as a Certified Mentor Trainer for the CATCH Canine Trainer's Academy. Shawn is certified in canine and human first aid and CPR.

Photo courtesy of Stefanie Haviv

Why Us?

At Achieve, we strive to make dog training fun and rewarding for both you and your companion. We use only science based training. We do not use or promote methods such as dominance theory, nor do we utilize aversive tools such as prong collars, choke chains, e-collars or corrective leashes. We have worked with many breeds, including drivey sport and working breeds like GSDs, Dobermans, malinois and APBTs.

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