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About Us

Over 20 Years of Experience

Epic Dog Academy

Yes! We’re the dog trainers in Southern California to call when you want to get your dog to listen to you, anywhere you go– even around other dogs, cats, food or tennis balls. Yes, even tennis balls!

CARING & EFFICIENT TRAINERS

When you bring your dog to Epic Dog Academy, you can rest assured your dog is in good hands with our nurturing environment & caring staff.

OBEDIENCE TRAINING FOR DOGS

We have helped over 2,500 families turn a hyper, out of control dog into a dog that can freely run off a leash and still listen to commands.

20+ Years Of Experience

Epic Dog Academy based in Temecula, California has over 20 years of experience helping dog owners understand the best ways to manage their dog's behaviors.

EDUCATION FOR OWNERS

Our goal here at the Epic Dog Academy is the train your dog and teach you the humans how to maintain the training, and how to anticipate in order to prevent unwanted behaviors.

About The Course Teacher, Vincent Shields

As the founder of EDA, Vincent saw a need for training of animals that paralleled the obedience he witnessed in the U.S. Marine Corps. Vince had a mission to design an academy, focused on education, to benefit not only the dogs, but owners as well. Having over 2500 dogs successfully trained from his program, Vincent has improved the quality of life for every pet and pet owner he has encountered.

Our Team

Olivia Shields
(Owner)

Hailing from Sacramento, California, Olivia Shields has been a dog lover all her life. A loving mother of three she implements affection and love into every dog she cares for. Her company successfully trains over 600 per year and she takes pride in building customer relations. Olivia is not only the owner, but works hands-on with every dog that enters the doors on a daily basis.

Megan Addonizio
(Trainer)

Megan is from Murrieta, Ca and has always had a deep passion to work with dogs. Her passion goes deeper then just training dogs as well as help dogs! Megan has been working with animals since 8 years old and training for 2 years, she also really enjoys being a helper for protection training. When in her free time you can catch Megan at the beach! 

Richard Gonzales
(Pawtographer)

Richard has lived in multiple states and abroad, but currently calls Temecula, Ca home. With a passion for film and photography, he enjoys telling stories through a lens. Whenever he’s not working, Richard enjoys reading, sports, and plenty of naps.

Jacob Fredrickson (Trainer / Kennel Tech)

Jacob started out working with all animals after finishing his veterinary assistant program at MSJC. He’s fantastic with aggressive dogs and rehabilitating them from unwanted aggression. He enjoys playing soccer and making people smile during his free time. He’s fantastic.

Dean Smith
(Facility Manager)

Megan is from Murrieta, Ca and has always had a deep passion to work with dogs. Her passion goes deeper then just training dogs as well as help dogs! Megan has been working with animals since 8 years old and training for 2 years, she also really enjoys being a helper for protection training. When in her free time you can catch Megan at the beach! 

Jean Mejias
(Trainer / Decoy)

Jean was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He is a prior paramedic and Search and Rescue Specialist. Jean has been working with dog’s since 2015. Since then Jean has had the chance to work with search and rescue dog and Protection/Narcotics dogs. In December 10, 2017, Jean joined the Marine Corps as a Motor Transportation Mechanic (3531). During his Marine Corps Career, Jean grew a love and passion for training dogs and problem solving, and decided to go to college at the Animal Behavior College where he got certified as a Dog trainer. After the marine Corps, Jean proceeded to go on and pursuit his passion for dog training and working on the protection side of dog training as a decoy/helper. 

Daniel Aw

Daniel is a graduate of a CanineTrainer and Behavior Specialist program.  With his certification, he has trained in many aspects in dog training.  Using his talents and knowledge to help dogs and their humans bond closer.  When not working, he enjoys various outdoor activities with his dogs.  

Angel Adriano
(Kenel Technician)

Megan is from Murrieta, Ca and has always had a deep passion to work with dogs. Her passion goes deeper then just training dogs as well as help dogs! Megan has been working with animals since 8 years old and training for 2 years, she also really enjoys being a helper for protection training. When in her free time you can catch Megan at the beach! 

Sierra Hennessy
(Kennel Technician)

My name is Sierra. I am a kennel tech. I grew up around dogs and had them my whole life. I have a passion of working with animals. When not at work, I like to hang out with my family and friends. 

Sierra Hennessy
(Kennel Technician)

My name is Sierra. I am a kennel tech. I grew up around dogs and had them my whole life. I have a passion of working with animals. When not at work, I like to hang out with my family and friends. 

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