Mandy Ryan, Professional Dog Trainer

Mandy Ryan is an experienced reward-based dog trainer in the West St. Louis County area. She specializes in obedience training, behavior modification, and rehabilitation.  


Mandy Ryan

After working animal related fields for nearly two decades, Mandy is well known in the community for her expertise in animal behavior and rehabilitation, fighting animal cruelty and breed discrimination, educating and advocating for responsible pet ownership and her work rescuing dogs in need. Her professional experience over 18 years includes dog training, vet technician, kennel management, animal shelter population management, animal control and cruelty investigation, animal advocacy and rescue. Mandy has earned several certifications, including level 1 and level 2 Law Enforcement Training Institute for Animal Cruelty Investigations, MACA certification in 2013, Specialized Trainer Certificate from the Academy of Pet Careers, and is a registered Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the AKC. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Forensic Science from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Mandy Ryan’s recent tenure at St. Louis County Animal Care and Control as Animal Population Manger gave the shelter “no kill” status from her first day forward with her expertise in behavior evaluation, training, enrichment and shelter management. Mandy Ryan is Co-Founder and President of Missouri K9 Friends.

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What People Say

Let me just say, this was hands down the most awesome experience we have had training our dog “George” with Mandy! She is so knowledgeable in her craft and it was amazing to watch what she could do with our dog. Our dog is a young American Bull Dog/Pit Mix who was rescued from neglect and during the ten weeks that we have worked with Mandy, he has progressed beyond our expectations. Mandy spent a session with us going over every detail and methods used before training was started.

Kim B Google Review

Super thankful for the help I received from Mandy with my fear aggressive dog. I had a hard time finding someone to work with a dog with his severity of issues and Mandy agreed to give it a go. The help I received and the difference in him went beyond my expectations. Mandy is knowledgeable, patient, objective and skilled with dealing with even very difficult dogs! Thank you so much!

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