About Shane Tyler
To help people understand their dog's behavior and how to improve it and their relationship with their dogs.
I had always had a love for animals and dogs especially. Growing up my family had a dog, Princess, that lived to a ripe old age of 17 years old. About a decade passed before the next dog my family owned entered my life, a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky named Beihr. Months after we had gotten him I adopted a dog of my own, a young Jack Russell/Red Heeler by the name of Fydget who was a yoyo dog; thing was, rather than going back and forth from owner to shelter to owner and back to the shelter again, he was passed from shelter to shelter for over a year of his young year and a half old life. When I adopted him however I made him the promise that he would have a permanent home, so I struggled through his problems.
I began studying different techniques of working with canine behavior and started attending training courses in November 2007, I was then invited to attend an international training course in canine behavior and went to England in June of 2008, soon after returning home I started to go out and teach people and began Peaceful Pups 101. I began fostering a border collie/heeler cross named Sonya. She had an abusive past and was terrified of men and children in particular. Within a matter of days she was already learning to trust again, she began to sleep near my side, and even began to try to play with me. Of course she became a permanent addition to the family, and has come such a long way, the shelter didn't even recognize her when they saw her several months later. In May of 2010, I took on a young foster puppy, Nemo. An inbred Blue Heeler who was born without front legs, and got to watch Canine Conversations at work with disabilities.
Sonya, once a dog scared of the world, now likes to watch tv on the couch while Lily and Fydget sleep.
I've had several more fosters along the way, many of which were extreme cases who were seen as unadoptable and some came very close to being euthanized. One difficult foster is Georgie, a Manchester Terrier, who has spent most of his entire life being passed back and forth from fosters, rescues, and even from state to state. I was able to see the struggles that so many rescue dogs experience that have lacked stability.
I have been back to England several times since starting this journey and continue to work closely with my mentor and other collegues to continue to learn more about canine behavior. I have worked with several vets and rescues on many difficult behavioral cases. I have been asked to evaluate many dogs in shelters and have been requested for my professional evaluation involving multiple court cases involving a dog's aggression. Multiple city/county animal controls have asked me to come in to help them improve their shelter system to help dogs transition between homes as calmly as possible. I'm also listed as an advisor on an international facebook group about dogs and have written several articles on their website, www.confuseddogs.com.I have no doubt, and can confidently say that if applied correctly, Canine Conversations will help you have completely calm and stress free dogs, and all without the use of force or gadgets.