About Shanice Tan
- Training Director & Founder of SuperNova International Dog Sports Academy and A.Dog Trainers Academy.
- Formed the Singapore Dog Sports Club Facebook Group
- Certified Trainer of Singapore People’s Association
- Former Member of Clean Run Agility Club Singapore
- Certified Trainer for Adore Program (Program for HDB Approved mongrels)
- Licenced Agility Judge for USDAA
- Former Agility Judge for UKI
- Member of The Association For Force-Free Pet Professionals
- Member of The Pet Professional Guild
- 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
- 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 a 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 training
Education: Obedience & Dog Behaviour
ISCP Diploma in Canine Behaviour (2019)
- 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)
Education: Agility & Others
- Svetlana Kreslina Agility Seminar (2019)
- Tamas Traj Agility Seminar (2019)
- Anne Lenz Agility Seminar (2018)
- Olga Kwiecien Agility Seminar (2018)
- OneMind Dog Agility Workshop by Niki Drage (2017)
- Jan Egil Eide Agility Seminar (2017)
- Daisy Peel Agility Seminar (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.
- 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 training of rescue & shelter dogs from the AWGs (SOSD, ALL, CAS, Mdm Wong’s Shelter, Homeless in Seletar)
Achievements With Nova, The Shetland Sheepdog
- Shanice & her sheltie, Nova is the 1st & Only TEAM in Singapore to be awarded 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
Achievements 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 2016 (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
16:05 07 Oct 21Started researching obedience classes as soon as I brought home my boy and signed up with SuperNova as soon as the trial homestay with my SS boy ended!Shanice was super helpful replying my questions over WhatsApp. She was flexible and able to accommodate my schedule for the training.He is able to perform basic commands as early as the first lesson 😬😬😬Extremely extremely enjoyed the lessons, Shanice was always super patient and kind to my boy Dash and he always has fun and is on his best behaviour for her.Shanice shared many valuable opinions, giving me confidence that Dash will be a good boy with continued practise!I am loving the philosophy of reward-based training and this is one of my best decisions I’ve made!Today, my boy is a proud graduate of SuperNova’s Comprehensive Good Canine Citizen! ❤️All the best to your future endeavours, Shanice!
10:09 29 Sep 21When we first got our border collie Bailey, she was only 2.5 months and super hyper! Of course we’d researched on the breed beforehand, but no amount of reading could prepare us for what’s to come.After combing the web for dog trainers, I found Supernova dog academy and found that their chief trainer is a border collie owner herself. Since she had the experience of the breed, and Bailey hasn’t received her 3rd vax, we decided to engage Shanice for private home training. Some of the issues Bailey had were chasing cars, humans, cyclists, barking/lunging at strangers outside, barking at certain members of the household/visitors, fear of loud noises, etc. A lot of these issues came up impromptu, thankfully Shanice was always available via WhatsApp to guide us on how to handle the situations. Shanice always came from a place of kindness and understanding towards our puppy’s behaviour. Her gentle and positive methods allowed Bailey to place her trust in us and overcome most of her behavioral issues. On top of that, we learnt some basic obedience which we found useful in every day life.After graduating from the class, I’d say that Bailey has overcome her fears (we never expected her to stop chasing cars so quickly!), and we as owners have come to understand our puppy better and how to manage undesired situations. Thank you so much Shanice!
05:31 10 Sep 21Our mini Dachshund puppy James just finished the private Good Canine Citizen course with Shanice, and we highly recommend her! She came to see us when James was only 9,5 weeks old and helped us by answering all our questions. Not only during the sessions, but also outside of class via WhatsApp. She always sent us pictures and videos of the sessions afterwards. We are a busy family with 3 young kids and Shanice was always able to give us suitable positive training advice and strategies that fit our family. James and I enjoyed all the sessions! James is now able to respond to the basic instructions and enjoys performing his tricks. Shanice, thank you for everything!
Wang Ming Z.
08:38 24 Aug 21Kopi and I enjoy our Saturday lessons very much. Am quite impressed to learn of the positive reinforcement methods that are effective and no-stress to handle my dog. Really affordable rate as well. Highly recommend training with Shanice! She is very experienced at what she does and passionate about dogs.
01:31 23 Aug 21Shanice is a very experienced trainer. My 5 month old goldendoodle response very well to her training and is very well behaved now. Will recommend her training for anyone looking to have your puppy trained.
08:53 22 Aug 21Our little boy had completed the training by Shanice. Under her guidance, we had gain the knowledges to train Biscuit to be a good boy.Shanice is very patience not only towards Biscuit, to all of us as well. Great Trainer 👍
05:08 18 Aug 21My little one has just completed 8 lessons with Shanice from supernova. Shanice is a very patient and knowledgeable trainer! She was very helpful with my dog’s obedience training and she offered guidance to me before I even had my little puppy. I would recommend supernova academy to any new or experienced dog owner looking to teach or improve their dogs skills and obedience! My little one is now all set on the right path for life!
13:19 30 Jul 21I had a great time having private training with Shanice on tricks and agility flatwork for my 2 furkids, Lola the papillon and Bobby the shihtzu. The 6 sessions of novice tricks and agility flatwork training was not only fun but was indeed a fantastic way to help me to bond and connect better with my furkids. Shanice was very patient, flexible and adapted the training to suit the different personalities and intelligence level of my 2 furkids. Lola is the smarter of the 2 but gets easily bored and need to be challenged to keep her motivated while Bobby is eager but need more patience and conditioning to help him understand the tricks that he need to perform. Both my furkids look forward to the training sessions every week and cant wait for their turns to learn the tricks from trainer Shanice. This training also turned out to be very complimentary to the agility training for Lola as has clearly helped her to do better in agility training which is coincidentally also with Supernova. As its so enjoyable and fulfilling I’m now considering signing up for advance trick and agility flatwork training with Supernova. I would strongly recommend Shanice for tricks and agility training for anyone looking to better bond, connect and motivate your furkids while having fun at the same time.
06:45 26 Jul 21Thank you Shanice for being so patient with Matcha. Matcha is a very food-motivated dog and Shanice knew right away after the first lesson. Thank you Shanice for being so professional and helpful throughout the 8 lessons. Not only that but she's been very helpful along the way and answering all our questions and doubts ❤️ It has been a very enjoyable journey.
03:51 12 Jul 21Took up enjoyable and effective training sessions with Shanice’s class. Silly, my SS dog learnt to obey commands and socialise with his classmates, to minimise his reactivity with other dogs.Kudos to Shanice’s guidance ! 🤟
13:20 11 Jul 21Great training with Shanice. My SS dog, Cookie, is skittish. But with the training n socialising with the other furkids, she learnt to be more open and listen to instruction without being distracted. 👍
07:19 25 Jun 21My puppy Benji was trained by Shanice and I would highly recommend her! Benji has become so much calmer and more obedient since starting the training. Shanice has a lovely way with dogs and provides reassurance to novice dog owners like myself. Thank you supernova!
08:33 22 Jun 21Both my pups have been trained by Shanice and we are extremely happy with the results! They have responded well to their obedience and basic training and Happy to recommend to anyone thinking of using her. Here are photos of the two graduates, Bowie and Ringo!
15:24 19 Jun 21We booked 8 sessions with Shanice to train our 6 months old dachshund puppy, Shanice was super patient, friendly, flexible in timing and most importantly you feel her infinite love to the dogs! She gave us lots of great tips and took the fear away of training a puppy. After the 8 sessions, we started socialization training with Joy who has 2 lovely dogs at home, Pino was a quite scared dog, for the first time he was able to make friends! I highly recommend the supernova Team for your dog training! 👍🏼
Ting Hwih J.
04:22 12 Jun 21Trainer Shanice was wonderful! Knowledgeable, patient and great with dogs. Our two dogs enjoy the sessions and look forward to her coming.
11:56 21 May 21This is the second time that we have used Supernova for our puppy’s training and both experiences were extremely rewarding! Shanice is experienced trainer whom is great at interacting with the dogs and owners alike. Every lesson taught us something new that we would otherwise not have known. Shanice also really cares for the dogs and it shows in everything she does. Would definitely recommend supernova to other friends and family if you’re looking for a dog training academy!
Elizabeth McErlean R.
08:57 21 May 21Shanice was an excellent trainer. She was very clear in her direction and tailored her program to best suite our rather rambunctious Cavapoo puppy. Beyond being prompt and communicative, she was unbelievably kind and patient during our sessions. She was also very thorough, sending videos and further instructions to recap each session.We are very pleased with the results of the training program and we would recommend Shanice without hesitation!
05:56 20 May 21Shanice is a very knowledgeable and patient dog trainer. She helped train my 6 month old shiba inu puppy with positivity and never ending patience! Home training is a good option for us so our puppy and us can get used to our home surroundings, I recommend that!
12:47 26 Apr 21Chose Shanice to help train the newest member of the family who is a miniature dachshund as he is having problem potty training. Shanice is patient and always there to answer all the problems and questions that we have and faced. Will recommend SuperNova to anyone who is facing problem with their pup too!
09:38 13 Apr 21Excellent trainer Shanice. Loads of patience, effective and positive training
14:15 12 Apr 21Shanice was amazing and extremely patient with the dogs and humans. Throughout the sessions she made sure to revise what was taught in previous lessons and even brought treats that were free for all to use. It was a great experience and i think I'm even gonna miss waking up early on Sunday mornings! 🙂
03:47 28 Feb 21We recently completed the private good canine citizen course conducted by Shanice. This course, especially the positive training techniques used throughout and the personal sharing by Shanice, has helped to develop our confidence in handling Joey, our puppy Corgi. Looking forward to involve Joey in more courses with SuperNova in the future to socialize her and improve her agility skills.
22:34 13 Feb 21Searching for a dog trainer to train our corgi is no easy task as we are located overseas. Joined the online basic canine training as recommeded by a friend. Throughout the whole course, Shanice is very responsive and taught me different ways of training my dog using only positive methods. Thank you for encouraging and helping us with training my naughty girl. Highly recommended dog trainer no matter where you are located.
14:23 10 Feb 21We had 8 private lessons with Shanice for our then 4.5 months Westie in November. First of all, Shanice is a genuine dog lover. Riley looked forward to seeing Shanice every week. Her technique and engagement style helped both mummy and puppy learn quickly. We avoided puppy toilet training disasters. Riley is well settled into our household. It was made possible with Shanice’s guidance. I recommend for all puppies and owners to attend puppy training. Just as every child needs to go to school, so does every puppy. 🐶And Shanice is the caring and effective trainer everybody needs.
14:10 09 Feb 21Singaporean located in Thailand. Found SuperNova ONLINE Obedience Training. Attended trainer Shanice class using video learning and communication thru Whats App. She is knowledgeable and very responsive. Provided many different ways and ideas to deal or train my spolit brat. Highly Recommended!
10:39 01 Feb 21Took puppy’s socialisation class under Shanice and benefited greatly. Aki, our corgi puppy, enjoyed the classes and we learnt so much from the trainer. It helped Aki to be more disciplined when we go to dog runs in the future.
14:24 27 Dec 20Thanks to trainer, Shanice for her guidance and patience in training Xena. She has improved after the program.
06:43 23 Dec 20Thank you trainer Shanice for the simple & effective training method! Tasha enjoyed every session of the training.
04:49 19 Dec 20Personalised and friendly dog training for owners and pup at the convenience of your own home by Master trainer Shanice!
12:45 23 Oct 20Engaged Shanice for behaviour training. My 3 year old cavapoo somehow got traumatised by motorcycles and could not stop lunging whenever they go by. It made her stressed and me stressed too. By the end of 5 weeks of training through positive reinforcement (we stood at a junction and waited for motorcycles to go by, the with Shanice guiding us on the importance of the timing of command and reward) , Now when my dog sees a motorcycle approaching, she would look at me instead of of wanting to lunge at the motorcycle. Overall, I feel much more confident in bringing my dog for her walks and just understanding where her fears are. Really thanks to Shanice!
01:06 06 Oct 20Thank you Shanice for your guidance and great tips for solving the challenges from a first time furkid parent! Tori has grown to be more courageous and confident to socialize with other dogs and humans! We will miss you so do drop by our place if you are around Kovan!
Sharren Xiu E.
12:21 12 Sep 20Thank you SuperNova chief trainer Shanice and also Boon Fong for the wonderful 8 sessions of obedience training. It is definitely beneficial for us as first time pawrents to understand how to handle our lovely boy. Shanice and Boon Fong are excellent trainers sharing valuable skills and always ready to offer our doggy with yummy treats to help him focus in class. SuperNova👍👍👍
Jon Hugues T.
13:19 11 Sep 20Shanice believes in positive training with treats and it allows us to calm and get our dog to focus. This allows us our dog to be in a stress free environment and enjoy the processes. Thank you.
12:32 11 Sep 20My dog Baccio just completed his basic obedience class to be a good canine citizen with trainer Shanice. She has always been very patient using positive trainings n has been very flexible regarding my requests working out a package that works for my dog. Baccio is a hyper puppy n it has not been easy to train him from the beginning. I am grateful to Shanice for sharing her tricks n training tips during lessons with her. Friends have commented that Baccio is more well behaved now! Looking forward to agility classes next with Supernova. Thank you so much !
13:32 25 Jul 20Shanice is my dog's trainer and she was so patient towards him and even give a lot of recommendations to me to help overcome his fear. She is really very nice and helpful. I am so glad to engage her as my dog's trainer and would strongly recommend dog owners to engage her for training.
09:50 17 Jul 20Couple of mths ago, enrolled Rocky to SuperNova International Dogs Sports Academy. SuperNova International Dog Sports AcademyGot to say that I'm extremely thankful to be able to get the Chief trainer, Ms Shanice Tan as Rocky's trainer. She made it clear that the training is not only for rocky but also for me 😏. Each training session, she made me understand Rocky's reactions, trigger points and how to manage them with positive reinforcement. As every session passed, the results were very satisfying and Ms Shanice was not just being a trainer, she was also a motivator. She kept motivating us to practice positive reinforcements and to keep up the consistency. With her guidance, here we are.Rocky has successfully completed his training; "SuperNova Comprehensive Good Canine Citizen". 🤟Thank you Ms Shanice for the knowledge that you have shared with us and the love and commitment you have shown us during the training sessions. It was truly a rewarding experience and we are truly satisfied with the results. Thank you for making a difference in a canine's life.To those whom would like to understand your furkid more and manage your furkids behavioural issues, I would highly recommend you to engage SuperNova International Dogs Sport Academy to learn proper techniques to better handle and understand your furkid. ♥️#SuperNova #PositiveReinforcement #RockyBalBoa #ADayToRemember #LifeIsGood
04:51 08 Apr 20My pup Winter started his private home training in January with Chief Trainer - Shanice! Shanice is very friendly and approachable! Her methods of teaching is very effective and positive. We had many questions and she is always responsive and open to answer our doubts. With her help we have also corrected our pup's potty habits which was our number 1 worry. We recently moved into our new home and with Shanice's advice, our pup was able to recognise his toilet without any potty mistakes. Like everything else, it takes two hands to clap! Shanice always reminds us to not 100% depend on her trainings but us owners to also reinforce with our pup at home to ensure consistency and improvements! We have completed the course in March. Thank You Shanice for your guidance!!! 💙
12:13 23 Mar 20Chief trainer, Shanice is an excellent trainer and trains using positive techniques. Her classes are engaging and often uses her personal experiences to relate to the training subject of the day. I recently attended her obedience class and graduated. Her compassion and patience to training dogs and educating the owners are a testimony to her dedication to ensuring both owners and their pets are good canine citizens. Many thanks to her and her team.
07:53 23 Mar 20We just graduated from Good Canine Citizen. Shanice is clearly a dog lover and has great positive vibes for them. She trains with positive reinforcements and her solution to problems is high value treats and consistency. There is no bad dog but only bad owners. We enjoyed the class very much and I hope to graduate to agility training next!
08:46 15 Feb 20Thank you for your guidance with Fergie. We have a much happier and settled dog that we understand more. It has made family life much less stressful! We highly recommend Shanice.
07:55 09 Feb 20Hooray! My dog, Rila, just completed her Good Canine Citizen course with Shanice! We opted the private session as Rila was not confident and could not respond when she is in an outside environment. With Shanice’s guidance, Rila is now more confident and could response to basic commands like, sit, down and stay when she is out of her comfort zone. Shanice is very knowledgeable, patient and gave us many tips and advice on how to train Rila and build her confidence. Once again, we thank Shanice for her guidance and would definitely recommended any dog owners who needs help to engage Shanice!
22:24 20 Jan 20Our SS was trained ably by Shanice. She was already 8 months old, but Shanice taught us a lot on how to handle her. Absolutely no regrets!
06:29 17 Jan 20Just finished the training for my 7 month old cocker spaniel and thanks to Shanice he is able to understand obedience commands and is able to be potty trained. Happy with her dedication and patience as well ☺️
03:31 13 Oct 19I have completed the Basic Dog Obedience Trainer Program. It’s been a wonderful journey learning from Shanice for the past 12 months. Shanice is very patient, and detailed when imparting her knowledge. The course requires a lot of reading, assignments and video submissions. I was also required to conduct real classes as part of the learning process. The hands-on experience SuperNova International provides is unlike online learning platforms, that costs a lot more as well. Being exposed to real-life problems faced by dog owners, and trying out fixes is what makes the sets Shanice apart from the rest. SuperNova International It gives me the confidence and the head start in my own Dog Trainer’s journey.
Joyce Tay H.
13:39 18 Sep 19Highly recommended Private Basic Obedience Training with Shanice. Happy owner and happy puppy.
09:05 10 Sep 19My puppy Ellie and I both enjoyed the training sessions. Ellie knows when it's Shanice who is calling thru the intercom -- she gets way more excited than if it were anybody else. Because of that we would spend a good several minutes training her to calm down so we could start our lessons! Shanice is very patient and positive in helping me understand how to communicate with Ellie better. She also gives recommendations on food, doggy activities and accessories, which are a great help to us as first time owners.
06:41 04 Aug 19Each time Shanice arrive, Toto gets super excited to see her. This is a clear indication of how much he enjoys her company and training sessions. Supernova emphasizes a lot on positive reinforcement which is extremely effective, long-lasting and humane. Toto is so much more obedient now and the training sessions were easy to follow even though I am a first-time dog owner. Don't bother with other training schools with gimmicky marketing and advertisments, that is not what you want to pay for. At supernova, what you get is sincere, genuine and effective training. Highly recommended.
Rebecca Sng J.
03:44 20 Jul 19Just completed our training sessions for GrooT our family’s puppy Toy Poodle. Shanice’s love for dogs really shows as she’s training GrooT. She’s always patient and happy while she gently corrects us;)
15:31 27 May 19Shanice and Joy are very patient and understanding trainers. I have a timid and sensitive dog so I'm very particular with the training methods and the trainer. However Shanice and Joy are great to work with, they never once made my dog too uncomfortable and their positive training methods prove fantastic in helping my dog learn and grow more confident. Kudos to the both of them!
Pin Rui Pop C.
10:06 27 May 19Completed my dog (POPCORN) ON THE Basic obedience course by (Shanice) and (Joy) on the 26/5/19. Thank you for the patience and friendly guide toward my dog and me as a owner, thank you for ur advise and teaching too.I give 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟For the speech, for the training, and everything.Lastly thank you shanice&joy.
05:51 26 May 19We attended the good canine citizen course with our 1.2 years old singapore special melo, whom we just adopted. We chose supernova academy as Shanice and joy uses positive reinforcement training. Sure enough the lessons were relaxing and rewarding. we enjoyed and gained from the lessons a lot. Thumbs up!
05:53 27 Apr 19I signed for the loose leash class with Supernova for my Chloe. She is a 4 months old Goldie. Shanice is a very cheerful, friendly and patient trainer, and Chloe loves her. Chloe had completed her loose leash course yesterday and today, I took her out for a long walk. Very happy to see her able to walk politely on a leash - no more pulling and running to other direction. Thank you Shanice.
00:47 21 Apr 19Great experience training our Shiba Inu with Shanice. Good tips and tricks to have a well mannered and enjoyable pet! We would definitely recommend Supernova!
Ng Zong X.
13:28 04 Apr 19Completed my private home training program by Shanice, and experience was awesome! Pup is now so much more obedient than ever and I’ve too learned so much from this training. Shanice is very patience throughout whole of the training and very willing to share her experience and knowledge with me.I strongly recommend first time dog owner to sign up the training package 🙂
10:22 20 Mar 19Never one to sweat the small stuff, we had difficulty getting Treasure to be interested in following commands. Shanice managed to help us motivate him and advised us whenever we had issues with crate-training or toilet training. Shanice was always very responsive and taught us useful commands which we hope to reinforce daily. After these 8 sessions, I realised that some dogs learn fast, and some dogs learn slow. But as long as you (and your furkid) don’t give up, you will get your furkid to be the good canine citizen you want!We also went on a short family get-away and entrusted Treasure with Joy. We were very reassured with our daily updates (pics and vids) and saw our puppy having great supervised fun! His tail never stopped wagging and we knew he was enjoying his staycation as much as we were enjoying our vacation!
Teck Hwee S.
11:42 17 Mar 19We adopted our dog lassie and he is 5. We don’t think he has previously undergone any form of training n finds it hard to obey simple commands.As the old saying goes, can’t teach a dog old tricks but shanice was very patient with us n lassie. Her approach of fun and reward in training made going for sessions fun and non threatening even thought he was an adult amongst puppies.Shanice displayed an intuitive understanding of dogs and was able to slowly get lassie to learn the commands and she was also very patient with us, taking individual steps with each dog to cater to the unique challenges of each dogI would strongly recommend supernova for training.
12:35 19 Feb 19A big shout out to Shanice who trained our GR Benji. Patient and thorough trainer who helped us a lot to get our boy obedient to the commands. At the same time, Shanice also shared much knowledge on managing Benji. Kudos to her!
10:30 13 Dec 18I am quite picky when it comes to choosing trainers and I have no regrets choosing Supernova. The trainers here are knowledgeable and helpful. Always encouraging us to do better and are able to offer valuable insight into improving our skills and handling techniques.Since joining Supernova's Competitive Agility class, my Japanese Spitz has gone on to qualify in 3 agility trials with 1st placing and attained her first agility title, SSB. I credit this greatly to the training and guidance received from Supernova's agility trainers; Ween Sze, Amy, Michelle, and Shanice! If you are looking to try agility out, I would definitely recommend Supernova as they have a good, structured training programme that will give you solid foundations and amazing trainers who will bring out the best in you.
09:56 09 Nov 18It wasn't easy training Chloe outside of the home; particularly "down" command. 😝 However, Shanice's clear and simple instructions and appropriate pacing made it possible for me to get Chloe to understand. Chloe still remembers the commands, and is quicker now to follow through, at least at the home front. 🤣 I find that she also seems calmer on walks and can walk along side us better. Thank you, Shanice. It was a fun learning experience!
04:49 23 Oct 18My puppy, Carlton who was four months old completed the 5 day board and train program with an awesome trainer – Joy. We were inconsistent in his training and working most days so it was tough to dedicate the time needed for his basic training. Shanice and Joy updated us regularly with messages, videos and pictures. Even from day one we could see so much progress, especially in his toilet training. Upon completion of the board and train, Joy and Shanice spend a good few hours with us at home, teaching us the techniques and skills required to keep him on the right path.The results we have seen are tremendous and we cannot thank the trainer, Joy enough for getting us to this stage.I would highly recommend Supernova, Shanice and Joy for your doggy training needs.
Simon Mandy H.
08:05 06 Oct 18Thank you Shanice for her dedication towards training my naughty boy Hushbrown! I took up private training and I can say that Hushbrown does well with his basic behaviour and is able to listen to simple commands now! Would consider going for advance training or agility programme! Well done Shanice, SuperNova and Hushbrown!
03:32 30 Sep 18Dog trainer course:Learning from Shanice has been very fruitful and enriching these past 8 months. Her transparency and willingness to share makes it easy for people to be open about any questions they may have and not feel embarrassed about asking if a certain way of doing something is right or wrong.She has provided me with opportunities and is always there to offer advices. Our teamwork has grown tremendously albeit a short period of time and I believe it’s because of our common belief towards reaching out to both dogs and owners an equal opportunity to practice positive reinforcement training which really creates a stronger bond between the two.I look forward to exploring more of what I can learn and achieve to help SuperNova grow to greater heights!
02:45 11 Sep 18Thanks Shanice for training and looking after Anya, our lab. Thanks for all your advice and patience ! Much appreciated and highly recommended by all of us ... and Anya of course!! Roland and Louise Tan
03:23 18 Aug 18When we got Queenie, we were already in love with her. But it can become quite frustrating when she pees everywhere around the house, bitey when it comes to play, eat her own poop and a list of other issues. During our private training session with Shanice, she was able to spend the 1-1 time to teach us as first time pet owners how we might have been giving Queenie mixed signals that could have confuse her and also correct her wrong behaviour. Correction the dog is important to resolve the issue. But teaching the owners how to read the dog’s body language is priceless. Queenie is now so much more fun to play and live with now. We are enjoying her so much more. Thank you Shanice!
Lye Siew L.
13:37 12 Aug 18I have decided to sign up private lessons for my 8 month old Coco with Shanice after reading so much of good reviews.She is very approachable and patient. She uses positive reinforcement which was what we wanted in a training. Coco was able to learn few tricks a lesson, we would take few weeks to get Coco to master one trick!We are glad that we had signed up with Shanice to teach us on how to handle Coco. Siew Lin & Clarissa
00:59 28 Jul 18My puppy Faith just completed her Good Canine Citizen course, and I opted for the private training sessions with Shanice. I was at my wits' end when I brought my puppy home because my puppy was not toilet trained and I felt that my own methods of training were not working. What Shanice can do and will do (during the private training sessions) is to examine the layout of the potty area and advise on the best way to commence toilet training. I'm glad to say that Faith is toilet trained now! On top of toilet training, Faith now responds to all basic obedience commands like "come, sit, down, stay, paw" and I was taught how to properly walk her on leash. I would have to say that Shanice is very patient and does her best to answer any questions that you have about your dog's behaviour. Thank you Shanice and Supernova for all the hard work you've put in! Faith and I are looking forward to agility training! �
07:05 07 Jun 18Our 4 months old puppy has finally completed her SuperNova Comprehensive Good Canine Citizen, trained by Shanice. The trainings were at a good pace with Shanice being super patient and helpful in explaining the cause of bad behaviours and ways to tackle them with positive reinforcement. SuperNova has really delivered its promise on using positive training techniques with patience, kindness and consistency. Can’t thank you enough Shanice!
Teo Jie W.
05:18 28 May 18Gotten my puppy Teddy when he is close to 5 months old. I had no prior experience in owning a puppy. Teddy was so mischievous that we had no idea how to train him. Luckily a friend introduces us to Shanice and her training and tips are awesome. She also willing to stay a little longer to share with us tips and tricks on training Teddy. She uses positive reinforcement methods and tried different methodologies till Teddy understand the command.
14:50 05 Apr 18Instructor Shanice is very encouraging and has lots of patience for my puppy and I. I love attending her class every week. � try it to believe it!
14:05 28 Mar 18Shanice was great! She taught us how to train our 3.5 year old rescue using incentives. We didn't think we needed a trainer as Hollie came with a very mild temperament, but through the training, we learnt so much more about training her through the use of incentives.Thank you Shanice, hope to see more of you around!
Law Whye K.
03:35 17 Mar 18When we adopted bubu from SOSD, we had difficulties getting her to follow us properly. There were times when walks got super long because she refused to walk where we wanted her to go and simply sat there in a meltdown. After the Good Canine Citizen course, Bubu can now follow and walk by our sides with commands. She can sit and lie down on command. We are now more confident of bringing her outside and walking Bubu now is so much more enjoyable as Bubu knows what we want her to do. Thank you Shanice!
22:56 15 Mar 18My puppy, Bundy, is officially a good canine citizen and I cannot thank Shanice enough! When I started looking for a trainer, I knew that I wanted one who advocated positive training techniques, although I was admittedly a little apprehensive as to how effective it would be. Fast forward 6 weeks, I’m so glad I engaged Shanice. From day 1, I was impressed at how quickly my dog responded to Shanice’s positive training methods (and to Shanice herself) and it wasn’t long before Shanice helped me realise that with lots of patience and consistency, I can train Bundy to do almost anything! I’ve grown a more confident dog owner thanks to Shanice and Bundy, while more obedient, remains as happy and playful as ever! Thank you, Shanice! I’m looking forward to starting agility classes with you!
09:20 16 Dec 17We just finished our Good Canine Citizen course and it's been a tremendous help. Lillie started with a mind of her own and a strong sense of personal space with other dogs (understatement!), but with Shanice's help in less than 2 months she's listening better, better on her walks, more obedient and has much improved with other dogs.
05:14 25 Oct 17Excellent pet sitting service from Shanice. No worries about our doggy staycation when we are away because we know our little girl is in good hands, with good company. Nikko thoroughly enjoys each and every staycation with Shanice! Many thanks for your love for Nikko.
11:39 29 Sep 17We signed up for private basic obedience Project ADORE classes with Supernova and can definitely say we made a great decision.Our trainer, Shanice, is extremely knowledgeable, willing to share, and great at training both humans and dogs! Her love for dogs is obvious too.Shanice clearly communicates what we hope to achieve in each session. She also adapts her training techniques during the session if the human or dog does not seem to "get it" or if there are easier/better ways to communicate what we want the dog to learn. (Note: All techniques used are positive which was what drew us to Supernova.)As a result of the training, our previously untrained dog can now focus on walks in spite of distractions, come when called, leave things alone when asked to, heel, etc. She has even gotten compliments from strangers that she is very "guai". Although, of course, she is not perfect and still a work in progress; dog training is a lifelong process anyway. The important thing is, through these sessions, we now have a foundation and are equipped to train our dog in a positive and happy way for the rest of our lives together.We would definitely recommend Supernova and Shanice!P.S. Shanice, sorry it has taken us so long to write this review!
09:43 20 Sep 17First came to Shanice with my dachshund barking & behavioural problems and decided to go for her private home training. Not only was she friendly & easy-going, she has imparted to us many useful tricks and advices throughout the 5 lessons. Will definitely recommend her to anyone who has similar issues!
Amy Lee S.
06:09 29 Aug 17We attended the good canine citizen course with our 6 months old toy poodle Mong Mong .We completed the lessons on 27th Aug and Mong Mong was presented with his very first certificate .Mong Mong is happy & look forward to attend every lesson on Sunday afternoon . He enjoy himself very much as he is able to learn new things and meet new friends .Shanice is very patience and she teaches us new skills to handle Mong Mong , she is able to tell us what we need to improve on & Mong Mong are able to listen & follow instructions better after the lessons .I also do agreed that more dog body language skills should be included in the lessons so we can be more sensitive to our furkids feeling and moods .Thank you Shanice for all the efforts in making the lessons so enjoyable for our Mong Mong .
07:23 28 Aug 17We attended the good canine citizen course with our 7.5 years old singapore special Happy, whom we just adopted. We chose supernova academy as Shanice uses positive reinforcement training. Sure enough the lessons were relaxing and rewarding. Maybe some things that I can suggest are that lessons would have been better with a better venue and maybe a much more solid foundation on how to read the dog's body language, how to reward at the right time. But still, we enjoyed and gained from the lessons a lot. Thumbs up!
06:01 25 Aug 17My family engaged Shanice for private home training sessions as our 3 year old Singapore special, Doozer was rather skittish outdoors. He also has issues with barking when he hears noises. Throughout the 5 sessions, Shanice has been very patient and encouraging with Doozer. Shanice was able to provide tips which were sustainable and do-able for us in the long run. He has become more manageable now. Thank you very much! We will continue the good work and effort!
08:05 23 Jul 17My boy and I had a wonderful experience training under Shanice. She is patient and shared a lot of challenging situations which she herself face with her own dogs and solutions as to how to overcome those challenges. Her training encompasses positive reinforcements which was what appealed to me and after the training it made me an even firmer believer in how powerful reinforcements are to communicate with your furry companion. Thank you Shanice!
06:31 28 Jun 17Trainer Shanice was very accommodating and gave suggestion useful for each dog. Her training methods were easy to follow, and with practice are effective. Thank you!
23:08 23 Apr 17The training was very helpful and trainer Shanice shared alot of useful information on dealing with daily issues we may face with the fur kids. Strongly recommend all dog owners to take up the training to have a better adjusted fur kid.
15:35 27 Mar 17Shanice is super patient with chaplin and always happy to share her experiences. Much easier to handle chaplin during his walks after his training session. Highly recommended �
04:11 14 Mar 17My Cavapoo Chann recently completed his Good Canine Citizen training conducted by Shanice. She has lots experience to share and provide a good learning environment for both the dog and the handler.
06:31 06 Feb 17First I would like to thanks Shanice for being the trainer for my MS Bogie �.Today is graduation day for Bogie to complete his 6 weeks Puppy private class with her. Both myself, my wife n � had learned a lot from her. Shanice had been very patience n had shared her experience with us. it was great n beneficial attending her class. Well done...Shanice!!!���
06:52 02 Jan 17My Beagle pup Echo completed her 6 weeks private lessons with Trainer Shanice. I'm thankful Shanice was very patient and understanding with us during the lessons. My goal is for Echo to one day do agility and play frisbee. It's a challenge with a Beagle, but with the help from Shanice we are now one step closer to that goal. 🙂
13:52 02 Dec 16Scooby attended the 8 lessons puppy obedience class. It has been a great experience for him and me! Thank you Shanice for guiding us in training our pup.
05:51 18 Oct 16Princess Nanuk and I enjoyed our basic obedience training with Shanice � I learnt that training was possible with positive reinforcement, which was especially helpful as Nanuk is averse to the usual negative methods that I'm more accustomed to with my parents' dog. Nanuk is now a Good Canine Citizen. Thank you SuperNova and Shanice! �
03:26 03 Oct 16Nikki completed her Good Canine Citizen training with Shanice and we have really benefited from the private training sessions as a family! Shanice emphasises positive training and reinforcements, which we value very much.
09:20 31 Aug 16Koby has completed the Dog Obedience Training conducted by the Trainer Shanice. Shanice is dedicated and has excellent knowledge of dogs. She has demonstrated very good understanding of golden retriever qualities and behaviour. With better understanding of Koby, it has improved our relationship. We have also bring him to a better control and management after the short period of training.
14:55 06 Jun 16Our heartfelt thanks to Shanice of SuperNova for the completion of Bloo's group training - she is a changed obedient girl now.
14:37 03 May 16I wanna thank Shanice for all the patience, tips and advises during the training sessions. Lucki used to be a hardcore puller when he was out but now he cuts down(alot) on his pulling and this makes our walk more enjoyable! Thanks alot!
05:56 19 Apr 16Shanice is jovial and friendly. Her lessons are easy to understand and the pace is good. We had an enjoyable time!
07:27 19 Mar 16Our darling Noel completed his obedience training yesterday. He received a certificate from his wonderful trainer Shanice Tan. We are grateful to Shanice for taking Noel under her wings for the last 7 sessions. She is a skillfull, kind and on task trainer. In addition, she shared with us several useful tips related to dogs. The time spent with her flew past very fast because it was very enjoyable for Noel and us. Thank you Shanice! Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors!
06:14 27 Dec 15Thanks, Shanice for imparting to us your knowledge on training our dogs.Very happy that Reiki is able to listen to commands n be an obedient little puppy now.
07:53 19 Dec 15Donna attended a set of 8 basic agility classes with Shanice at Bishan Park. It was at an affordable rate and at a very accessible location for us. We had a trial session with Shanice before we decided to join the course. Shanice was very patient with Donna who was fearful of tunnels and needed more time to learn to run through them. In general, I was very comfortable with Shanice. She is very friendly and easy-going, and even offered the class an extra Saturday to practise at the end of the course that I really appreciated! Shanice's basic agility classes at Bishan Park is a good choice if you're looking for something fun to learn with dog in the AMK-Bishan neighbourhood.
07:39 16 Oct 15Pluto was very scared and timid when we adopted him. He was scared to leave our house and at times was even too scared to come down the stairs. With Shanice's help, using positive training method, Pluto has learned basic commands and after three to four lessons, he felt encouraged enough to finally walk out our door and walk down the hall way. Six months in and we have seen siginificant improvements in his behavior and he continues to get better each day. For owners who have dogs that are fearful or timid, I highly recommend Shanice's lessons as these problems cannot be ignored and will worsen unless the owners make a commitment to help our beloved dogs.
Amy Jo M.
05:05 14 Oct 15I joined the class mostly to socialize my puppy. I had already been training him on my own through internet information before he had all his vaccinations. The class helped in his socialization and doing his commands/tricks with distractions. I also learned quite a few things in the class that I did not learn from the internet. Shanice was very helpful and great with all my questions. I have lived in Singapore for 5 years and has never been to Bishan Park before. It is a Wonderful place to have obedience class. After class we would go to the dog run and then have a Nice bite to eat at the dog friendly restaurants. It made for a great puppy day! I Look forward to doing the agility training with Shanice!
Wong Seng W.
10:03 01 Sep 15Astro, my 2 year old BC has just completed his Agility Level#1 with SuperNova and he has done well.Trainer Shanice has been very patience and flexible throughout the course.Thus most handlers and dogs were able to keep up with course. I have also learnt alot of her very positive handling technique. Thank you,Astro and owner (SW Wong)
02:47 13 Jul 15I brought my very stubborn but cute french bulldog puppy to Supernova's Good Canine Citizen class. Shanice is great - she finds time to provide individual attention to all the dogs, giving tips on how to train to suit your own dog's personality and preferences, so that no dog is left out . She also videos lessons and whatsapp to the group so that you don't miss out on the training if you are away. She is also generous with her time and advice if you approach her with specific questions, and I found her to be more personal and genuinely friendly than some other trainers. Most of all, she really loves dogs and it comes through in her training methods. She makes the training fun and it is really an enjoyable experience. Excellent! I will be bringing my less stubborn pup for more lessons.
06:40 27 May 15Our kirei, a shiba inu at 3yrs old had just completed a course of private training conducted by shanice at the comfort of our house. We are very happy that our choice of private training has helped kirei to learn to pee at home. This is crucial esp on days when we come hm late. Kirei is grass trained n is very adament not to pee at hm. Coupled with other problems, shanice seeks to provide us with feasible solutions to resolve our issues with kirei. Shanice is friendly and went beyond to train us on tricks and skills to manage our dog. We like how she is always come prepare with things to teach us. We are glad that we had chose supernova and we had learnt so much from her! Kirei woof with her heartfelt thanks for making her a better resident dog. Utimately, our mission is accomplished; kirei is able to pee at home now. This is our utmost priority so Thank you, Shanice!
05:49 06 Mar 15As a first time puppy owner, I found the classes very useful for both regular obedience training but also understanding puppy behaviours. Peaches ( started at 4 months) was very young and I was worried about some of the different methods of training in the market. I dont think negative or forceful training is appropriate for a little baby! Shanice teaches with only positive reinforcement and Peaches learnt all the basic commands as well as started puppy socialisations during the class. What is very useful is not only the basic command trainings but also other important skills needed between puppy and family such as how to get your dog to accept grooming. Also she is a great help with any questions one may have about dogs! Training is great fun and bonding for both pup and handler and we have signed up for level 1 agility to continue learning and bonding!
Cheryl Hoon Wan J.
14:36 05 Mar 15Willow is a Singapore Special and typically mongrels are more attuned to the environment and can get very distracted. Through Shanice's class, she has learnt tricks, good focus and is able to do a sit anywhere she goes, even in a high distraction environment. Training her using Shanice's method has also become an enjoyable activity for both of us and provides great bonding. Shanice will also listen to queries we have eg problems we face at home and advise us exactly what we should do. Would recommend Shanice's positive training as it will benefit the owner and pup throughout its life and positive training has long term results! A trained dog is a good dog and an enjoyable dog to have. That is the essence of having a canine companion, which is to enjoy having one! Thanks Shanice!
03:42 12 Jan 15Shanice is very experienced and patient. She made the training easy to follow and effective for our dogs. Will definitely recommend her to other pet owners!
18:38 31 Oct 14Within 6 lessons, my puppy Labrador mischievous behavior has improved. Thanks Shanice for the patience coaching which benefit us!
15:03 13 Aug 14QingQing is a over 9 yrs old ex-breeding dog that has been rescued last yr. After being kept in rusty cage and lack of interaction, her paws are all deformed and she will freeze whenever a harness & leash was put on her. As she's v food motivated, Shanice's training methods works v well for QingQing. Just within 5 mins, QingQing started walking on leash from her freeze mode. When comes to teaching commands, the initial voice command seems to be a challenge for QingQing until Shanice taught me the hand signal method. It works well and now I combine both voice command and hand signal when I want to get QingQing to sit, down, stand, stay, heel, come, leave it, free & go mat. I'm very impressed with Shanice's way of teaching. In 6 lessons, I was able to achieve so many commands and most importantly, got QingQing to be more responsive. Thank you so much, Shanice!
07:06 14 Sep 13It's been great fun going for lessons! My hyper JRT likes meeting her friends and loves the attention their mommies even more! Shanice is so easy to get along with and is very resourceful in terms of techniques and gadgets. Look forward to getting together again to try agility!
Chan Siew L.
14:27 09 Sep 13Shanice was an excellent trainer with ideas and patience towwards fine tuning dog bad behaviour by intoducing positive approach method. Beside training, its fun!!!