ABOUT THE DOG TRAINER

Shaina began her career in the dog industry in 2009 and has been a full time dog trainer with Dog Dynamix since March of 2016, working closely underneath Lisa Lucero, arguably one of the most talented dog trainers in the country. Prior to training dogs full time, Shaina worked as a veterinary assistant, and earlier as a manager for a high-volume boarding and daycare facility in Parker, Colorado.

She caught the dog-sport bug in 2011 after bringing home her first working dog, a high-drive German Shepherd named Versailles. Shaina and Versailles competed together in IGP, AKC Obedience, and AKC/ASCA Rally Obedience. Shaina is currently training two active competition dogs in Ringsport (French Ring and Mondioring), Atom and Flinke — both Belgian Malinois. Shaina is currently a member of Heartland Working Dog Club in Lewisburg, Ohio.

Shaina is particularly passionate about competition obedience and modern e-collar training and aims to keep training as fun and motivational for both owner and dog, while still maintaining strict criteria and achieving reliable results. Off leash dog training results in more freedom and adventure, and that’s what Shaina incorporates into all of her dog and puppy training programs here in Ohio.

In addition to working full-time as Colorado’s Customer Care coordinator and Ohio’s lead trainer for Dog Dynamix, Shaina spends much of her “time off” traveling the country to compete in dog sports and to teach Competition Obedience seminars for various dog training clubs. She is also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), a board member for the United States Mondioring Association (USMRA), and a training volunteer with the Shelby County 4-H program.

Shaina has attended many training seminars, webinars, and weekend training workshops held by other professional dog trainers (including Robin MacFarlane, Nelson Hodges, Fernando Dosta, David Broderick, Todd Dunlap, Joaquim Dovat, Tommy Verschueren, Oscar Mora, Michael Ellis, Forrest Micke and more) so she can keep current on the most modern, humane methods of dog training, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with some of the most talented dog trainers in the world.

Shaina relocated to the Midwest in August of 2022, looking for land and an opportunity to provide the best dog training programs possible. She decided on a 2.5 acre property in Maplewood, Ohio (about an hour from Dayton, and just over an hour from Columbus and Cincinnati) and got to work, fencing the property, getting the training building usable, and setting up a beautiful kennel room inside of her new home. She looks forward to making genuine connections with dog owners in the Western Ohio region!

Shaina Zimmerman and her dog Atom de Jardin in various competitions.

Versailles von zur Bindenburg BH, CD, RN, APR1
Atom de Jardin CGC, BH, RN, RNX, MR Brevet, MR3, Champion of MR1 at the 2019 USMRA National Championship, selected for the Team USA 2020 FMBB Championship at MR1, 3rd place MR3 at the 2021 USMRA National Championship, FR2, Vice-Champion at the 2022 USMRA National Championship.
Flinke Idole des Loups du Lac MR1

Dog Trainer Shaina Zimmerman at the 2022 NARA National Championship