My name is Shauna Lee. My husband, Javier, and I live with three very quirky canines in beautiful Tampa, Florida. Together we own Tampa Pet Sitters, a pet care company, The Pup Scholar, and a small tech consulting company. Javier is also the VP of Client Services for a local Data Center. And I am a self-labeled “Crazy Dog Lady.”
To elaborate, I am a Dog Trainer, Canine Behavior Counselor, aspiring scientist (grad student in progress), researcher, and canine care & culture writer. My academic career & research covers an eclectic range of scientific interests within the domains of Biology & Psychology. Of both humans and canines, of course. You’ll have no trouble finding that reflected in my writing.
I also enjoy researching, writing, and teaching about the incredible phenomenon of the Human-Canine bond. In particular, the emotional & behavioral aspects of that bond, as well as how we communicate with each other. Sometimes I think everything I do is driven by the massive soft-spot in my heart for dogs struggling to deal with intense fear, anxiety, or stress. Whether that’s PTSD related due to a traumatic event or past situation, or a personality trait they’ve had since birth, I am a sucker for a dog in need.
Perhaps growing up with ADHD and being labeled the “weird kid,” gives me a unique understanding of what they may be experiencing. My lifelong struggles and personal experiences with anxiety & PTSD, provide me with an innate ability to understand, connect with, and rehabilitate dogs with similar issues.
I’m not sure where my obsession with science and dogs came from, but it has been a driving factor in everything I have done. To sum it up, my education, my work, my life, and my happiness are all intertwined in canine science and culture. I write about dogs, train dogs, teach others about dogs, walk, care for, and live with dogs. Admittedly, I could go on and on for hours about the amazing and incredible things I know about dogs! If you’re still reading along, then I’ll assume that like me, you are also the definition of a “Dog Person.” I am unashamed to wear that label proudly for all to see.