Shanice Tan

Shanice Tan

Chief Trainer

ABOUT SHANICE TAN

  • Training Director & Founder of SuperNova Academy Of Dog Sports and A.Dog Trainers Academy.
  • Formed the Singapore Dog Sports Club Facebook Group
  • Certified Trainer of Singapore People’s Association
  • Member of Clean Run Agility Club Singapore
  • Certified Trainer for Adore Program ( Program for HDB Approved mongrels )
  • Licenced Agility Judge for USDAA
  • Member of The Association For Force Free Pet Professionals
  • Associate Trick Dog Instructor with Do More With Your Dog by Kyra Sundance
  • Served on the trainers panel of a local dog shelter to offer her expertise to the shelter volunteers

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

  • Use of motivational, positive, reward based humane training techniques.
  • Clicker training, Premack Principles, Behaviour Adjustment training amongst others.
  • Use of martingale collar, head halter or easy walk harness
  • No use of non-reward marker in agility
  • No use of aversive training tools ie prong, choker, shock collar
  • No shouting, rough or harsh handling of dogs in trainings

EDUCATION

Obedience & Dog Behaviour:

  • Behaviour Adjustment Training Workshop for Dog Reactivity  ( Fear, Frustration and Aggression )
  • Obedience Training Seminar by Mia Skogster ( Finland )
  • Teaching Engagement Skills Program by Leerburg Online University
  • Dog Behaviour Workshop by Antje Hebel ( Germany )
  • Schutzhund ( Obedience & Protection ) training seminar by Felix Ho ( Belgium )
  • Pet CPR and First Aid Course
  • Clicker Training Workshop by Gina O’Keefe ( Australia )

Agility & Others:

  • Daisy Peel Online Courses ( 2016 )
  • Agility Nation by Susan Garrett
  • Handling 360 by Susan Garrett 
  • Puppy Peaks by Susan Garrett 
  • K9XTraining by Bobbie Lyons 
  • UKI Judging Clinic by Lee Gibson ( 2015 )
  • Lee Gibson Agility Seminar & Workshop ( 2015 )
  • USDAA Judging Clinic ( 25-28 Sept 2014 ) by USDAA Masters Judge, Mr David (Dave) Hanson
  • Toshiyuki Oba ( Japan ) Agility Seminar
  • Luke Schneider (Australia ) Agility Seminar
  • Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs by Flinders University  — Parents with Special Needs children could look forward to an Animal Assisted Therapy program provided by Shanice and her well-trained sheltie, Nova.

VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Singapore Kennel Club doing obedience & agility demonstrations at pet events
  • Nova is a therapy dog with Therapy Dog Singapore and SOSD Healing Paws and has trained with Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF ) for Search and Rescue work.
  • Zeal is a therapy dog with SOSD Healing Paws.
  • Assist with the training of volunteers, fosterers and trainings of rescue & shelter dogs from the AWGs ( SOSD, ALL, CAS, Mdm Wong’s Shelter, Homeless in Seletar )

ACHIEVEMENTS

Achievement With Nova, The Shetland Sheepdog

  • Shanice & her sheltie, Nova is the 1st & Only TEAM in Singapore to be awarded with the 1st International Title – Agility Dog Title (Versatile Dog Title) from USDAA.
  • Nova has successfully achieved 10 titles –ADX, JDX, PS1, PJ1, SSA, SJ, SR, Agility Dog of the Year 2009 (SKC), Reserve Agility Dog of The Year 2010 (SKC), Agility Dog — Versatile Dog Title (USDAA) to her name and 28 times Champions under Shanice’s training using reward based, positive reinforcement techniques.
  • They are also the only team to be officially qualified to represent Singapore to compete in 7 events including the US$10,000 Dog Agility Steeplechase Championships, at the Cynosport® World Games, Scottsdale, AZ, USA (Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008).
  • Nova is also the 2012 National Champion (Small Dogs) at the Singapore Open Agility & Jumpers Championship.
  • Nova holds an Expert Dog Trick Title from Do More with Your Dog by Kyra Sundance.
  • Nova has also appeared in numerous media as a dog talent ie StarHub Cable, Student Film, Dog Food Advertisement etc

Achievement With Zeal, The Border Collie

  • WAO Games Finals (525 category) at World Agility Open Championships 2017 ( 19-21 May, Ermelo, Netherlands ) – Overall results 30th Placing, Snooker 26th placing ( out of 78 competitors from 30 countries ), Gamblers 28th placing.
  • WAO Biathlon Finals (525 category) at World Agility Open Championships 2017 ( 13-15 May, Addington, England ) – Overall results 28 Placing, Biathlon Jumping 20th placing ( out of 62 competitors from 25 countries ).
  • Zeal has achieved the SKC Jumpers Dog Title at 3yrs old and numerous top 3 placings in SKC & USDAA Agility and Jumpers Trials. She is also a Qualifier for World Agility Open Championships 2015 & 2017 at Netherlands and 2016 at England.
  • Zeal is a therapy dog with SOSD Healing Paws.
  • Zeal holds an Intermediate Dog Trick Title from Do More with Your Dog by Kyra Sundance.

MEET THE TRAINERS

Shanice Tan

Shanice Tan

Chief Trainer

Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Certified Trainer

Anja Wolf

Anja Wolf

Certified Trainer

Madeleine Wong

Madeleine Wong

Certified Trainer

Ye Jun Siong

Ye Jun Siong

Certified Trainer

Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan

Certified Trainer

Teoh Ween Sze

Teoh Ween Sze

Certified Trainer

Michelle Chua

Michelle Chua

Certified Trainer

Clara Koh

Clara Koh

Certified Trainer

Joy Neo

Joy Neo

Certified Trainer