For over 20 years, Martha Davis and Shannon Dennison, owners and head trainers at All Star Mutts Dog Training, have trained countless dogs, cats, pigs, birds, rats and even skunks while performing on stage at Sea World Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme parks. From television, to movies, to Broadway, they have successfully transformed rescued pets into being stars of their own.
Martha and Shannon are most proud of the fact that they have personally rescued hundreds of dogs and cats from shelters and rescue facilities all across the country. They saw potential in dogs that had been surrendered by their owners and were thought to be untrainable. Through consistent training techniques, patience and lots of confidence building exercises, Martha and Shannon took these untrainable dogs from the shelter to stardom and beyond.
Their careers included appearances with animals alongside Jack Hanna and Julie Scardina on television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, and Good Morning America.
Together, Martha and Shannon conducted a nationwide search to adopt and train 16 rescued Dalmatians for the Broadway production of 101 Dalmatians: The Musical. They adopted, trained and traveled across the country with the dogs in a custom built RV performing in theaters from Appleton, WI to Madison Square Gardens, NY.
Rescued animals that Martha and Shannon have trained can be seen in a variety of commercials and for companies like Publix, Chewy.com, Vetriscience, Pet Naturals, and Doc & Phoebe's Cat Company. Their recent movie production work includes being head trainers for the "all animal" cast of the international 4-D movie Pets: Rescue Heroes, and training Matthew McConaughey's feline co-star in his recent movie Beach Bum.
As Martha and Shannon visited shelters over the years, they realized that thousands of dogs have been unfortunately surrendered by their owners for behavior that is easily fixable. They understand the overwhelming frustration pet owners can have when they don't have the proper knowledge and tools needed to address these behavioral issues. For this reason, Martha and Shannon have shifted the focus of their careers toward a dream of helping owners and dogs build a lasting, life-long relationship based on balanced training, clear communication, physical exercise, and mental stimulation. They want to keep dogs and their families together; thriving and happy. It's time to find the star potential in your dog.
Let All Star Mutts Dog Training help your dog become the STAR of your family!