Shan earned his Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice and subsequently earned a Master Canine Trainer Certification from the National K-9 Learning Center of Columbus Ohio.
There he learned many disciplines of dog training, including Pet Obedience, Assistance Dog for the Disabled, Scent Detection and Tracking, Search and Rescue, Personal Protection, and Police K-9 Training. At National K9, Shan trained under Scott Mueller, a founder in the training of support dogs for disabled individuals.
Shan also certified a dual-purpose Explosives Detection and Patrol dog with the Department of Defense and was deployed to Iraq as a private contractor to train and handle working canines. Shan retired from the Colorado police force as a K-9 Officer and Sheriff.
He currently owns and operates as head trainer at Country Pet Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming. Check out our Facebook page to see Shan in action!
Andi developed a love and passion for dogs growing up in Kansas. This passion helped lead her to pursue further training at Starmark Academy where she became certified as a Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist. Throughout this program, Andi gained skills such as on and off leash obedience, competitive obedience, agility, American Kennel Club Nosework, narcotics, service tasks, and tricks. She also gained experience in tracking, bitework, hunting, and dock diving. From there, she entered competitions with her own dogs in nosework trials, dock diving trials, rally obedience, showmanship, and agility trials. She continues to refine her training skills with our head trainer, Shan Foster, and she is excited to help people learn to better communicate with their dogs. Check out Facebook to see Andi in action!
Suzie has been fortunate to learn how to handle and train dogs from Head Trainer, Shan Foster, her entire life. From watching her Dad train Police K-9s and other dogs at a young age, she has been imprinted with how to communicate with dogs clearly. She immediately showed a passion and drive to become an expert trainer. At age 7, she began personally training her own Dutch Shepherd, Cricket. Under the tutelage of Master Trainer Shan Foster, Suzie has trained her family’s dogs as well as client dogs for many purposes from basic & advanced obedience, hunting, support work, agility, protection, and detection work. She has titled multiple dogs in obedience, trick dog, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), and CGC Urban through the American Kennel Club (AKC). She has been an integral part of the Stray to Service alliance with the Dog and Cat Shelter, training shelter dogs to become service /support dogs and teaching Veterans how to be successful with their K-9 service companion. Suzie has excellent skills training dogs for any trainer, but for her age, she is truly remarkable. Check out our Facebook to see Suzie in action!