Modern Hound is owned and operated by Shoshi Parks, Ph.D., CPDT-ka, CSAT.

Shoshi Parks is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). She also teaches dog training classes at the San Francisco SPCA and volunteers as a dog trainer for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.

Shoshi started Modern Hound in 2011 in San Francisco to fill the need for highly skilled and trained humane, positive-reinforcement dog training. In 2017, she returned to the Silicon Valley where she grew up and brought Modern Hound along to work with dogs in need in her community. Shoshi is passionate about helping people to build the best relationship possible with their pets by teaching new skills and improving behavior problems.

Shoshi is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, is certified in dog first aid and CPR and is fully bonded and insured for pet care. She completed the San Francisco SPCA's Dog Training Internship Program and Public Teaching Internship and is certified by the Canine Behavior Academy of the Marin Humane Society. In 2009, Shoshi earned a Ph.D. from Boston University in the Social Sciences.

Shoshi is also a writer and contributes stories about dog training, dog behavior and dog lifestyle for a number of publications including Rover.com's Daily Treat7x7HoodlineVitabone and BayWoof.

At her new home in San Jose, Shoshi lives with her three beloved animals: Buster the dog, and Osito and Phoebe the kitties.