Meet Our team
The VIBE Dog Training team is made up of Shelly and Parker; a marathon running, mountain climbing, adventure seeking, vegetarian living, dog-loving couple who have been in the dog training industry for many years. Shelly and Parker share not only their love for dogs, but their passion for helping dogs and their families have the best relationship possible. The VIBE team strives to customize training for each dog and their family through positive reinforcement and a clear line of communication. We believe that no two dogs (or families) are alike, and that each dog deserves a customized training plan to fit his/her needs.
Shelly Vandevens- Head Trainer
Shelly Vandevens is the Head Trainer at VIBE Dog Training. She 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. Shelly and her dog Sprite hold the most prestigious agility title "Agility Dog Champion" and they have been ranked in the North American Top Ten numerous times. Shelly and Sprite have also been featured on TV multiple times with their invite on the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge! Throughout her years as a trainer, Shelly has been mentored by trainers from all around the world in positive reinforcement. 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.
Parker Vandevens- VIBE Trainer
Parker Vandevens is our VIBE Trainer who holds a BA from SDSU, and he brings his marketing and business management expertise to handle all of our operations at VIBE. Since age 5 Parker has been training his own dogs, as well friends, family and anyone else with a pet in need. Parker began his professional training career as an apprentice with VIBE, and since then has worked with behavior modification, service dogs, agility training, and basic training. Parker is a creative ideas person who is passionate about dogs and making a positive contribution in their lives. In addition to training Parker also competes in dog agility.