Meet Our Team

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP is a dog trainer and behavior consultant working with fearful and reactive dogs

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Owner / Dog Trainer


Shannon Coyner is the founder/ owner of Ventura Pet Wellness & Dog Training Center. She is a strong advocate of force free dog training.  She is a Knowledge Assessed Certified Professional Dog Trainer, California Registered Veterinary Technician and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.

Melissa Jones
Manager



Melissa is our manager. She helps with coordinating classes, seminars and events as well as Shannon's fast-paced schedule! Melissa is a life long dog lover as well!

Melissa Jones

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Shannon Coyner, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

Manager


Melissa is our manager. She helps with coordinating dog training classes, seminars and events as well as Shannon's fast-paced schedule! Melissa is a life long dog lover as well! 

Brigitte Englahner teaches Nose-Work Classes

Brigitte Englahner, CNWI

Brigitte Englahner, CNWI

Brigitte Englahner, CNWI

Dog Trainer


Questions? Please contact Brigitte Englahner to sign up and make the class payment at (805) 341-5820 or benglahner@verizon.net


Brigitte has owned and worked her German Shepard dogs for 30+ years. While rehabilitating the rescued German Shepard Dog (GSD) Nero in 2012, she found the K9 NoseWork sport to be very beneficial for bonding with a newly adopted dog as well as in building his confidence and focus. Having so much success with her rescued dogs’ rehabilitation, Brigitte has decided to pass on the benefits of K9 Nose Work and become an instructor through the training program of the founding organization of this sport: NACSW. She is currently a CNWI – certified nosework instructor 

Wendy Dowler teaches obedience training classes, beginning agility and Canine Good Citizen

Wendy Dowler, KPA CTP

Brigitte Englahner, CNWI

Brigitte Englahner, CNWI

Dog Trainer


Wendy is a full time high school English teacher during the week, while also teaching classes at Ventura Pet Wellness & Dog Training Center on the weekends. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer who has a special spot in her heart for working with fearful dogs. Wendy loves training and competing in agility with her dog Finn. In his first year of agility competition, Finn earned 10 titles through USDAA and AKC, and he was recognized as the "Starters Performance Snooker Dog of the Year" for Titlemania West 2017.   

Kasey Nash, CPDT-KA, has been raising and training service dogs and also teaches Tricks Classes

Kasey Nash, CPDT-KA

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

Dog Trainer


Questions? Please contact Kasey Nash to sign up and make the class payment at (805) 624-9038 or joyfulpawsdt@gmail.com


Kasey Nash, CPDT-KA, has been raising and training service dogs since 2006. She attended Bergin University of Canine Studies in 2015, and has been working with owner trained service dogs in Ventura County since then. Kasey uses modern, humane methods based on the latest behavioral science and research. She places a strong emphasis on the history of canine and human partnership, ad believes that this partnership is the best way to ensure an enriched and productive life for man’s best friend. 

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

Angie is a natural born trainer that blends a kind and supportive style with a knack for conveying information in a clear and accessible way.  Her love for teaching began as a SCUBA instructor and continued when she became a Personal Trainer, in both professions she quickly became the go to person to help those that were struggling with the conventional tough love approach to learning. Through her experience she has found that people and dogs both learn and retain information much quicker and more effectively when there is less stress and this is what lead her to positive based, Force Free Dog Training.  Angie’s passion is to help you have the dog of your dreams that fits seamlessly into your life.  Angie is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

Angie Bowman, KPA-CPT

 Dog Trainer


Questions? Please contact Angie Bowman to sign up and make the class payment at (805) 889-8497  or  AngieBowmanCoaching@gmail.com 


Angie is a natural born trainer that blends a kind and supportive style with a knack for conveying information in a clear and accessible way.  Her love for teaching began as a SCUBA instructor and continued when she became a Personal Trainer, in both professions she quickly became the go to person to help those that were struggling with the conventional tough love approach to learning. Through her experience she has found that people and dogs both learn and retain information much quicker and more effectively when there is less stress and this is what lead her to positive based, Force Free Dog Training.  Angie’s passion is to help you have the dog of your dreams that fits seamlessly into your life.  Angie is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.