Hi, my name is Shauntay Shadrach. I reside in Greencastle, PA with my husband, two kids, three dogs and a cat. I have been a lifelong dog and animal lover. Grew up on a small 10-acre farm in Sharpsburg, and we had Cattle Dogs, pigmy goats, sheep, Guinea birds, ducks, geese, and chickens. At 14 years of age, I joined my local Ambulance Hall and studied Emergency Medicine as a volunteer. At 17 I earned my EMT-B. As a Junior in high school, I went to a technical high school for Health Occupations and earned my CNA and GNA. I worked as and EMT/CNA for 5 years. I then studied nursing throughout my early adulthood, received an associate degree in practical nursing and worked in that field for about 10 years. I worked at two different veterinarian clinics part time through my nursing year days. I really enjoyed the animal work but still wasn’t exactly what I was looking to do with animals.
About 5 years ago I started my own daycare business and I stumbled across Pat Miller’s Positive Perspectives 2 book, and I simply fell in love at first sight. I have been reading and researching the topic ever since. I have completed two online courses from the Karen Pryor Academy; Dog Trainer Foundations and Shelter Training and Enrichment; and one online course through Victoria Stillwell Academy, Fundamentals of Dog Training and Behavior Course. Then June of 2021, I brought my Border Collie/Great Dane mix out for his first Basic Good Manners class and we both enjoyed it beyond what I imagined. I really knew then that this was what I want to do for a living! We have taken 8 classes at Peaceable Paws, including weekend workshops. July of 2021, I started assisting the lead trainer with group classes and as of January 2022; I started teaching those same group classes! I have completed 2 internship academies; Level 1 and Behavior Modification Academies at Peaceable Paws and will have my Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT1) in May of 2022 after my next academy. I hope to sit for the CPDT-KA in the fall of 2022.