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Understanding & Preventing Separation Anxiety. Presented by Shannon Riley-Coyner

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2025
  • 3:00 PM
  • Recorded


  • For Doggone Safe Members
  • A Discounted Rate for Pet Owner Members
  • PPG International Chapter Registration
  • PPG Member Registration
  • Public Registration



Does your dog bark or whine when you are gone?

Does your dog destroy things or have potty “accidents” when you leave the house? If so your dog may be experiencing separation anxiety!

Preventing separation anxiety is much easier than trying to fix it! If your dog is experiencing this or if you think your dog may become anxious when you are away, check out this 1-hour webinar to learn how you can help your dog!

Learning Objectives

  • Recognizing Separation Anxiety
  • How To Prevent Separation Anxiety

About Your Presenter


Shannon Riley-Coyner

Shannon Riley-Coyner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician, Wellness Coach, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and a dog trainer for over 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She has worked in the Bird Department at Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African Serval Cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavior studies including observations of bald eagles and addax antelope through the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.

Her education includes a Biology Degree, specializing in Zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Shannon has also spoken at the Annual APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) conferences the past 2 years and covered topics such as "Compassion Fatigue" and "What Is Your Dog's Currency?"

Shannon's dog training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement, however, her ultimate goal is for healthy happy relationship between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment and training all play significant roles in achieving this goal. Shannon spent many years as the head dog trainer for PAWS for Healing, a pet assisted therapy organization. She performed temperament testing and assisted in the training of therapy dogs who visited hospitals, veteran groups, special educational facilities and convalescent homes. She believes strongly in the benefits of developing the human animal bond and can assist in coaching for pets and their human companions to develop that connection. Shannon can provide assistance with training, weight management, exercise and other behavior modifications for your dog or other pets in the Ventura area.

Shannon's Book "The Evolution of Dog Training" is now available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

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