Readiness to Learn


Jan Shannon is a professional dog trainer certified who specializes in puppy socialization/development, foundation skills, nose work and Rally-O, a type of dog obedience competition that is more relaxed and informal.

Classes include:

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen

  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

  • K9 Scent Work

Shannon uses compassionate, positive reinforcement methods from the dog’s point of view and has worked with many breeds.

Shannon uses clicker training is used in all  classes and private sessions. Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioral psychology that relies on marking desirable behavior and rewarding it.  Because the click never changes tone or inflection, and can be timed more precisely than our voices, it helps the dog to learn faster and with more enthusiasm as they begin to play the game, “how do I get my owner to click?”

Shannon is certified by Karen Pryor Academy (KPA CTP), and Animal Behavior College (ABCDT) and the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA).


Among the ways Readiness to Learn tries to help each student achieve academic success is by providing necessary items
ranging from coats to shoes to notebooks and other school supplies.

More Information

360.221.6808 - ext. 4321

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