Shelby grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee with two animal-loving parents. Her mother started her love for dogs and her father her love for horses. Most of Shelby’s summers were spent working on farms or at horse camps. Quickly realizing that animals were her lifelong passion, she went to college for Animal Science at UMN.
After graduating she managed two therapeutic riding barns for a few years, then moved onto managing a doggy daycare. Shelby took a bit of a detour into sales but got her first pup, which kept her work and love of animals alive. Shelby spent a lot of time training and taking him on adventures, which eventually led to adding another pup to the family.
Now she shows and competes with both her dogs and is loving every minute of it. This love and passion for dogs has led Shelby to an exciting career in dog training.