About Shelly Vandevelde

Shelly Vandevelde - Woof! Dog TrainingShelly Vandevelde has been training dogs for 17 years, teaching professionally for 10, and holds a BA from CSUSM. Throughout her years as a trainer, Shelly has taught agility and obedience classes, worked with private clients, and spent time at multiple animal shelters training dogs with behavioral issues. She also trained Service Dogs for a local nonprofit where she helped train dogs for wounded veterans and individuals with autism.

Shelly has traveled all over the country competing at the highest levels of dog agility with her personal dog, and they have also been featured in demos and half time shows with their freestyle, frisbee and agility. Throughout her years as a trainer, Shelly has been mentored by trainers from all around the world. Shelly’s well-rounded experience positions her to quickly identify actionable solutions to training problems. Those solutions make the training process smoother and help our clients reach their goals effectively. Shelly is a big advocate for positive reinforcement and strives to make training a FUN experience for both the person and their dog.

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