We are a small family owned kennnel located in southern Indiana between Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY. In 2011 we bought our first shed hunting dogs. As a stay at home mom for 13 years Shannon loved nurturing babies but her babies were growing up. She decided puppies would fit perfectly in her world! So she started researching and taking classes to train and breed quality Labrador retrievers dogs. We have one or two litters a year. A lot of time is devoted to raising our puppies with the best possible start for their life of service. Our puppy raising standards come from Puppy Culture, Puppy Start Right, and Avidog programs.
Shannon is the primary caregiver and trainer at Skyline Drive Kennels. She has trained and been taught with some of the best trainers and teachers in the country. Tom Dokken of Oakridge Kennels and President of NASHDA gave her a start in the shed hunting world. “I owe a lot of what I have done to Tom. It was his confidence and trust in me that gave me the confidence in myself to follow a dream.” Tom gave Skyline Drive Kennels the opportunity to host the first qualifying event for NASHDA not hosted at his facility. She travelled to Minnesota t become certified to judge the events. From there a fire sparked and she began blending her love for training and helping others. She was fortunate enough to study and learn from Debby Kay and her Super Sniffer program. She spent five days training at Debbys facility in West Virginia. With the knowledge she gained Shannon started training pups from her litters to be shed dogs. As her passion working with the dogs built she wanted to share it with other dog lovers. In 2018 she became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA). KPA uses all positive reinforcement training to train dogs and teach pet owners to train their dogs. .In 2019 Shannon became a CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator through AKC. In March of 2020 Shannon continued to follow her passion for helping others with the use of dogs and became a trainer with Paws-Ability, an organization that helps disabled veterans and first responders to train their own service dogs. Now in 2021 Shannon has been accepted as a Team Facilitator for Atlas Assistant Dogs which is another organization that helps people train their own service dogs. Shannon is also finishing up her certification for canine behaviorology through Companion Animal Science Institute.