‘The Evolution of Dog Training’ No. 1 Author Shannon Riley-Coyner Appears at Bank of Books in Santa Paula on April 30

“Dog training is full of differing opinions, myths, and old wives’ tales,” said Shannon Riley-Coyner. “With so much conflicting information, how do you know what theory is the best for training your dog?”

She explained, “The Evolution of Dog Training details how to teach your dog, one step at a time, without causing your dog pain or fear. It carefully explains how training with choke chains started and why trainers are now using clickers instead.”

The Evolution of Dog Training helps humans understand what current research and scientific studies say about how dogs learn, making it easier to turn a beloved pet into a well-behaved dog.

“Whether you have been training dogs for decades or this is your very first time, this book will help you sort through all of the opinions, so you can train effectively and humanely,” said Riley-Coyner.

Shannon Riley-Coyner will be at Bank of Books from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, April 30th at 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, California. She will be on hand to answer questions and will sign her best-selling book “The Evolution of Dog Training: From Choke Chains to Clickers, Uncovering the Secrets of Having a Well-Behaved Dog.”

Riley-Coyner has been on a national television tour and was featured on Bloom discussing animal training and how it can be truly force-free with Gayle Guyardo recently. For more info about Shannon’s brand-new course, “Truly Force Free Good Manners”, visit TrulyForceFree.com/bloom to receive a BLOOM SPECIAL OFFER of 50 percent off Shannon’s Truly Force Free Good Manners Course.

Best Seller Status

The Evolution of Dog Training: From Choke Chains to Clickers, Uncovering the Secrets of Having a Well-Behaved Dog by Shannon Riley-Coyner topped the Amazon charts with 16 achievements including seven No. 1 Best Seller designations in Dog Care and Health, Dog Training, Medicine, and Psychology, Animal Husbandry, Dog and Wolves, and Animal and Comparative Psychology. The Evolution of Dog Training was also a No. 1 hot new release in six categories in the USA including Dogs Care and Health, Dog Training, Medicine and Psychology, Animal Husbandry, and Animal and Comparative Psychology.

The book also ranked in the top 100 for Veterinary Medicine in the United Kingdom and No. 16 for Small Animal Medicine in Canada.

Shannon Riley-Coyner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician, and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She regularly speaks to an international audience and provides free training for dog owners as well as CEU credits for trainers.

Shannon Coyner-Riley was also featured on Daytime with host Maggie Rodriguez discussing how to be truly force-free while training your best friend dog. Go to TrulyForceFree.com/daytime to get 50 percent off Shannon’s Truly Force Free Good Manners Course.

Listen to Back Yard Pet Talk Podcast to learn more about positive reinforcement, animal training, and behavior, all from a compassionate and scientific approach.

Shannon Riley-Coyner has several free training programs on her website . Each month she hosts an Ask The Animal Trainer YouTube Live.

An internationally sought-after speaker, Shannon has been a pet lover all her life and an animal trainer for more than 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for, and training animals of all kinds. She spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week Australia in 2021, 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 Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Shannon created Truly Force Free Animal Training in 2015 so that anyone, anywhere, could have access to force-free, positive reinforcement animal training. In 2018, Shannon published “The Evolution of Dog Training” available in audio, print, and eBook.

Shannon’s dog training philosophy revolves around force-free, positive reinforcement, however, her ultimate goal is for healthy, happy relationships between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment, and training all play a significant role 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 pets and their human companions to develop that connection.


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