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Karen Shipe

Karen's earliest memories are of playing and taking naps with her first dog, a cockapoo named Fritzi.  Ever since then, dogs have been an important part of her life.  Her career with dogs began as a volunteer socializing and walking shelter dogs, and later as a behavior evaluator for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.  That led to an interest in dog training and eventually a change of career to become a full-time dog trainer.  Dog training has given her the opportunity to help dogs and their guardians build positive and happy relationships, thus reducing the number of dogs surrendered to shelters.  

Karen is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).

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Available classes

Class info Location Day Time Start Sign Up
Puppy Training II San Jose West Wednesday 6:30pm Dec 19
Leash Manners San Jose West Wednesday 7:30pm Dec 19
Basic Household Manners Campbell Saturday 10:30am Jan 26
Puppy Training I Campbell Saturday 9:15am Jan 26
Puppy Training II Campbell Tuesday 7:00pm Feb 5
Puppy Training I Campbell Tuesday 6:00pm Feb 5
Leash Manners Campbell Wednesday 6:30pm Feb 6
Puppy Training II Campbell Saturday 10:30am Mar 16
Come when Called! Campbell Wednesday 6:30pm Mar 20
Puppy Training II Campbell Tuesday 7:00pm May 7