Cindy has a special gift for helping animals which has been her passion since childhood. She began rehabilitating local wildlife as a child, which lead to a career as a Certified Veterinary Technician and CTV instructor. Cindy has worked with animals in almost every capacity for more than 25 years. In addition to her talents with animals, Cindy also worked as a therapist University of Arizona for 27 years helping people end drug addiction. Her ability to work with both animals and people is a unique and rare talent. Cindy is passionate about helping people and animals understand each other better.
Shannon is a Tucson native and has been training dogs for more than 10 years. She grew up in a “Dr. Dolittle” household, surrounded by every type animal you can imagine. This has allowed her to develop deep connection and intuitive understanding of all animals. She learned from the best, since both of her parents were dog trainers. Self proclaimed “dog person”, Shannon also serves as social media and marketing manager for The Wolf Whisperer.
- More than 25 years experience
- Expert knowledge of every breed
- Canine Behavioral Specialist
- Certified Veterinary Technician
- Specializing in aggression and anxiety rehabilitation
- Modern and gentle techniques
The emotional stability of your dog is our number one priority! We stay up-to-date on all the most modern training techniques. We do not use shock devices, spray collars, electric fences or condone the use of any painful training devices. We believe that your dog should follow your commands out of a desire to please you, not because they’re forced to. We don’t discriminate based on breed; yes we love pit bulls!
Throughout the years we have worked with every type of behavior problem. We have rehabilitated severely abused dogs; from puppies to 21 year-olds. (And yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!) Our passion is helping dogs lead happy and emotionally healthy lives with a stable forever-home. We also aim to help end the countless and needless deaths that occur every year due to poor socialization.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”- Anatole France
The Doggy Ranch
We invite you to visit our beautiful two acre ranch dedicated to dogs! We have many beautiful trees and green grass for your dog to enjoy. Our unique dog agility course is full of fun ramps and jumps for training. We welcome you to schedule a visit before you decide to leave your dog in our care. Check out our Gallery for more photos!
The Wolf Whisperer was founded in 1998; long before “The Dog Whisperer” ever made a splash on TV! Not surprisingly, we are also big fans of Cesar Milan and we practice many of the same training methods. We have been serving the Tucson community for more than 16 years and we are proud of all our students; human and canine alike! Where our name comes from: Wolf pack interaction is the foundation for our training methods. It’s amazing how much you can learn about dogs by understanding wolf behavior.