Shannon Riley-Coyner, #1 author of The Evolution of Dog Training, appears April 30 in the Bank of Books in Santa Paula

Shannon Riley-Coyner will be presenting her bestselling book The Evolution of Dog Training: From Choke Chains to Clickers, Uncovering the Secrets of Having a Well-Behaved Dog on Saturday, April 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT sign at the Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, California.

“Dog training is full of differing opinions, myths and old wives tales,” said Shannon Riley-Coyner. “With so much conflicting information, how do you know which theory is the best for training your dog?”

She explained: “The evolution of dog training describes how to train your dog step by step without causing your dog pain or fear. It explains in detail how training with choke chains began and why trainers are now using clickers instead.”

The evolution of dog training is helping people understand what current research and scientific studies say about how dogs learn and making it easier to grow a beloved pet into a well-behaved dog.

“Whether you’ve been training dogs for decades or this is your very first time, this book will help you sort through opinions so you can train effectively and humanely,” said Riley-Coyner.

Shannon Riley-Coyner will be in attendance on Saturday, April 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT at the Bank of Books at 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, California. She will be there to answer questions and autograph her bestselling book, The Evolution of Dog Training: From Choke Chains to Clickers, Uncovering the Secrets of Having a Well-Behaved Dog.

Riley-Coyner has been on a national television tour and was recently featured in Bloom with Gayle Guyardo on animal training and how it can be truly non-violent. For more information on Shannon’s brand new Truly Force Free Good Manners course, visit TrulyForceFree.com/bloom for a BLOOM SPECIAL OFFER of 50% off Shannon’s Truly Force Free Good Manners course.


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/dlepqs07PcI

Best Seller Status

The Evolution of Dog Training: From Choke Chains to Clickers, Uncovering the Secrets of Having a Well-Behaved Dog by Shannon Riley-Coyner topped the Amazon charts with 16 hits, including seven No. 1 Best Seller Awards in Dog Care and Health, Dog Training, Medicine and Psychology, Animal Husbandry, Dog and Wolves, and Animal and Comparative Psychology. The Evolution of Dog Training was also a #1 hot release in the US in six categories including Dog Care and Health, Dog Training, Medicine and Psychology, Animal Husbandry, and Animal and Comparative Psychology. .

The book also ranked in the top 100 for veterinary medicine in the UK and 16th for small animal medicine in Canada.

Shannon Riley-Coyner is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She regularly speaks to international audiences and offers free training for dog owners and CEU credits for trainers.

Shannon Coyner-Riley also appeared on Daytime with host Maggie Rodriguez, who spoke about how to be truly non-violent while training your best friend dog. Go to TrulyForceFree.com/daytime for 50 percent off Shannon’s Truly Nonviolent Good Manners course.

Listen to the Back Yard Pet Talk Podcast to learn about positive reinforcement, pet training, and behavior, all from a compassionate and scientific approach.

Shannon Riley-Coyner has several free exercise programs on her website. Each month she hosts YouTube Live from Ask The Animal Trainer.

An internationally sought after speaker, Shannon has been an animal lover all her life and has been an animal trainer for more than 20 years. She has spent her life observing, caring for and training animals of all kinds. She spoke at Pet Professional Guilds Geek Week Australia in 2021, worked in the Avian Department of Marine World Africa USA, and worked as a handler and trainer for an African serval cat at Safari West, a private zoo in Santa Rosa, California. She has participated in behavioral studies, including observations of bald eagles and addax by the San Francisco Zoo and Safari West.

Her education includes a degree in biology with a specialization in zoology from Sonoma State. She is a Chartered Veterinary Technician, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Shannon created Truly Force Free Animal Training in 2015 so that anyone, anywhere could have access to nonviolent positive reinforcement animal training. In 2018, Shannon published The Evolution of Dog Training, available in audio, print, and eBook.

Shannon’s dog training philosophy revolves around nonviolent, positive reinforcement, but her ultimate goal is a healthy, happy relationship between pets and their people. Diet, exercise, environment and training all play an important role in achieving this goal.

Shannon spent many years as the lead dog trainer for PAWS for Healing, an animal-assisted therapy organization. She conducted temperament testing and helped train therapy dogs that visited hospitals, veterans’ groups, special education facilities, and convalescent homes. She is a strong believer in the benefits of developing the human-animal bond and can assist in coaching pets and their human companions to develop this connection.

Shannon is past President of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians.

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