Karen Shipe left the world of high tech to pursue her passion to have a career working with dogs. She is a force-free trainer working with reward-based methods. She's a graduate of the Trish King Academy of Dog Behavior and has honed her clicker-training skills by completing the Karen Pryor Dog Trainer Foundations course. Karen is currently completing her apprenticeship with Mardi Richmond of Good Dog Santa Cruz and preparing for the CPDT-KA certification test. A native of the Bay Area, having grown up in Campbell, CA, she's lived with dogs her entire life. Since 2011, she's volunteered at the Humane Society Silicon Valley socializing and working with shelter dogs.