We are a small family tin kennnel. 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 shed dogs. We have on 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. We use the Puppy Culture Program to raise pups that have gone on to be fantastic working dogs.
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 late 2018 NASHDA gave Skyline Drive Kennels and ISHDA the opportunity to host the 2019 NASHDA World Championships. Again an honor to be the first place to host this exciting event away from Oakridge Kennels. Now in 2019 she has become a CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator through AKC and added a training programs to help dog owners train their own dog both in group classes and private lessons. See the link to the training business here Pawsitively Perfect K9.