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Scott Sheaffer, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Scott Sheaffer on March 27, 2015

Scott Sheaffer
Scott Sheaffer

Scott is the owner of USA Dog Behavior, LLC in Dallas, Texas and has been training dogs all of his life. His real joy and specialty is working with dogs who have behavioral issues including aggression and separation anxiety. He provides private consultations with clients at their location or at his location in the Dallas, Texas area. “It is not unusual for owners to be in tears when I first meet with them because they are so distraught over their dog. It’s great to turn those tears into smiles as I work with owners and their dogs and we see improvement. It’s why I do what I do.” “I am so fortunate to have my wife, Barbara, as a business partner. She fills the roles of multiple people at USA Dog Behavior, LLC. She screens and schedules new clients, acts as an expert handler during behavior modification exercises and does an incredible job of keeping USA Dog Behavior, LLC in touch with other animal professionals.”

In addition to private consultations, Scott provides seminars on behavioral issues to rescue organizations and veterinary professionals. He is the author of the Dog Aggression Online Assessment Tool that can be found at http://usadogbehavior.com/ and will soon be available on the Apple App Store.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Baylor University and then completed his education and internship at Animal Behavior College. He has received the CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) designation from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and the CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) designation from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Scott is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a certified member of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.


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