Chris Shaughness

author, speaker, animal lover


Christine Palm Shaughness is an author and lecturer on various subjects pertaining to animals.

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You must be an animal lover if you found my web site! I am the author of Puppy Mill Dogs SPEAK!, the only book written by a pet behavior specialist that addresses the unique issues of rescued puppy mill breeder dogs. The book contains heartwarming stories and comprehensive advice to help the dogs adjust to life outside of the mill.

My most recent book is Leadership in Animal Welfare Organizations: Using Positive Dog Training Philosophies to be Better Leaders. The book is based on my many years of experience working and volunteering for animal shelters and rescue organizations, friends and colleagues’ experiences, as well as my over 20 years as a manager in the information systems industry. The huge numbers of homeless animals are depending on us to help them. Excellent, ethical leadership is vital.

What’s Happening Now


In addition to several more books in the works, I will be offering my workshop, Dog Training in the 5th Dimension: What Your Dog Can Teach You…About You, over the next several months.

March 12 – Awaken With Light, West Chester, PA – Thank you, Nancy Gentle Boudrie, for a great evening!!

March 27 – Enlightened Path Holistic Center, Pottstown, PA

April 7 – Sama Center, West Chester, PA

April 29 – Pike Creek Reiki and Healing Arts Center, Newark, DE

May, 2015 – Thrive Center, Malvern, PA

More locations are being added regularly!  Want me to come to your location to speak? Contact me here: Contact Chris


On this web site, you will also find a huge selection of behavior articles written by me, as well as the DVD Successful Dog Makeovers, which gives advice on common dog behavior problems and the documentary, Uncaged: Second Chances for Puppy Mill Dogs. Don’t miss my blog, Capers for Canines, which has even more information for animal lovers!

Thank you for visiting and especially, thank you for caring about the animals.

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