I’m Lianne Shinton and I am your Certified Master Dog Trainer. I’ve been teaching, coaching, writing and speaking all about dogs for
the past 25 years.
I work with dog owners that are frustrated and embarrassed by their dogs’ behavior.
Owners that would love to be able to enjoy their dog and take them everywhere….but need help.
I’m here to offer you all of my many years of experience in order to help you to reach your goals of having the dog of your dreams
A born-n-raised Canadian girl with nothing more than a love for dogs and a dream. By a young age, I had memorized every breed and all of
their stats. In my teens, I rescued a Siberian Husky named ‘Phantom’ who was a runner. One day he ran right up to a Professional Dog
Trainer and she helped me catch him. Seeing her well-trained dogs was my aha! moment that lead me to become a dog trainer. By the age
of 19 I had graduated from a College Master Trainer Course in Columbus Ohio and started my own Toronto based dog training business.
I’m a lifelong learner and by 2001 I’d attended countless seminars and workshops as well as ANOTHER school to learn more about Animal
Behavior and the many tools available, to help communicate with dogs. There’s no cookie-cutter blueprint approach that fits for every dog
and every family. Each are unique. I feel it is important as a trainer to align myself with what feels right for each dog based on their genetics,
drive, motivations, trainability and temperament.
For fun, I train and compete in dog sports. Dock Diving, Mondioring, Flyball, Hunt Tests, Obedience and Rally have taken me all over the US
and Canada. My crazy, amazing dogs have earned National and World Championship titles and continue to take me on an incredible ride.
I have lived in some of the greatest places in the world. I called Las Vegas Nevada home for 7 years. This is where I spent some time
working in Veterinary Emergency. This helped me overcome the fear I felt if a dog was injured or ill and educated me on how to effectively
While in Vegas, I also co-owed the largest US based dog training franchise in the world. During this time as an executive, I learned how to
master a franchise program for maximum impact.
In 2013, I transitioned from corporate back to coach and left the Vegas heat to move to Oceanside California. Together, with my amazing
partner, Bret Geller, we opened IQ K9 Training, our dog training company. From there, we purchased the retreat, our forever home in
Fallbrook, California. These days, I put my hard-won skills to use working directly with owners and their dogs. I love getting back to my
roots as a hands-on dog trainer.
Video of Lianne Shinton, Certified Dog Trainer, ‘Rex’ and 'Bubba'.
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Let these amazing dog training success stories inspire you
“ Love them. Brett is so amazing with our puppy, I could not be happier. They are awesome- and you see results quickly. "
“We just finished our last one on one lesson last Friday and couldn't be happier with the way Bret taught us to train our stubborn olde English bulldog pup! I... read more love how Bret gave us the tools to make Cap so well behaved. You can really tell his passion for animals. This was such a rewarding experience. We cannot wait to get him in the CGC class next year. Thanks again, Bret!! Woof!"
Address: 2371 Helen Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Phone: (760) 227-5505
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