Dog Training – Training Team

our Training team

Shawn Mauser, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

Shawn transitioned to professional dog training from a distinguished career in education. As a life-long learner, deeply passionate about learning theory and its practical application in the classroom, she has always found fulfillment in guiding others towards their goals and aspirations through education. Dog training emerged as a natural extension of her extensive experience as a successful educator and coach.

Her journey into professional Positive Reinforcement dog training began years ago amidst a friendly debate with her school's principal about whether she would adopt a puppy after finding herself dogless for the first time in over two decades. While her principal advocated for the addition of a puppy, Shawn was hesitant. However, after persistent discussions, she proposed bringing the puppy to school to raise and train as a therapy dog for the campus. To her surprise, the principal agreed. Two weeks later, the student body welcomed their future therapy dog, whom the students named Dipper. This experience ignited Shawn's passion for dog training. As she worked towards Dipper's certification, she found herself coaching students and teachers in training their own dogs. The transition into professional dog training felt like the perfect opportunity at the right time. Shawn retired from public education to embark on a new career dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of dogs and their humans.

Outside of her training work at the Ranch, Shawn enjoys spending time outdoors with her two judgmental border collies, Dipper and Loofy , who never miss an opportunity to remind her of their intelligence.

Remington Pet Ranch Lead Trainer Shawn Mauser

Apprentice Trainers

Remington Pet Ranch Apprentice Trainer Emily L'Hote

Emily L’Hote

Emily's respect for and dedication to positive reinforcement training techniques came about when she witnessed their life-changing effects on her own Australian Cattle Dog, Mötley. Over the past two years working at Remington Pet Ranch, she developed a keen interest in pursuing a career in dog training and was swiftly recruited for the Remington Training Team. Motivated by the joy of helping others succeed in training their beloved pups, Emily believes in the transformative power of kindness and patience in fostering strong bonds between dogs and their humans. She's deeply moved by the immense impact that quality training can have on both canine companions and their devoted owners.

At home, Emily shares her space with Mötley and Pepper Potts, her cat. Emily's favorite training reward is string cheese, which Mötley considers very acceptable currency for paying the Cheese Tax. Emily is currently working towards earning her CPDT-KA certification.

Remington Pet Ranch Apprentice Trainer David Robinette

David Robinette

David’s journey into dog training began at Remington Pet Ranch, where he discovered his passion for working with dogs and was offered the opportunity to join their new training program. David firmly believes in positive reinforcement techniques, finding them compassionate, humane, and effective at helping dog owners build strong bonds with their pups. One thing he makes a point of helping dog owners understand is the challenge dogs face in generalizing behaviors from situation to situation and how often that difficulty is the reason a pup is struggling to master a skill.

David's favorite training tool is the classic Kong toy, which he finds indispensable for engaging his canine clients. He enjoys listening to dog training podcasts, such as "Sexier than a Squirrel" from Absolute Dogs, which emphasizes the importance of keeping training fun for both dog and human. At home, David shares his space with Rue, a playful cat, and Nyla, his super smart, opinionated pup. David is currently working towards earning his CPDT-KA certification.