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Custom Pet Services, LLC, is operated by Shawn Smith, BS, and offers effective training based on scientific behavior principles.

Shawn earned her psychology degree with a minor in biology at UW-Whitewater, where she focused her studies on behavioral research. Shawn's research has been published in:  Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Shawn is a certified as an animal behavior technologist (AABP-CABT), a canine behavior consultant (CBCC-KA), and a professional dog trainer (CPDT-KSA, AABP-CDT).  She has served two terms on the board of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and is a professional member of the the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). She is a Truly Dog-Friendly trainer who has completed Pet First Aid instruction through the American Red Cross. 

As a rescue volunteer for over 10 years, Shawn has lived with and trained foster dogs with a variety of temperaments and behavioral issues giving her a special appreciation for the need to find practical and efficient solutions to owner/pet conflicts.
Pet First Aid Certified - American Red Cross
Smith, S. M., & Davis, E. S. (2008). Clicker increases resistance to extinction but does not decrease training time of a simple operant task in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 110(3-4), 318-329.
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Custom Pet Services: Dog Training | Cat Training | Parrot Training | WI
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In-home Behavior Modification & Pet Training provided in SE WI • All Services, including Board & Train, are available in Whitewater, WI
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