For 15 years, I ran a dog training & walking & pet sitting business in Brooklyn, NY. My employees and I took care of more than a hundred pets a day as if they were our own. Through dog training I was able to help improve the lives of many dogs and their people. I valued relationships over profit, and I became one of the most respected and trusted people in the local community.
I am a CPDT-KA dog trainer and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Over the past 20 years, I have worked extensively with puppies, adult, & rescue dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments.
I am also the author of the poetry book Dogs of Brooklyn.
After 5 years in the Catskills, in 2021 I moved to Washington DC and continue offering hands on, in-person positive reinforcement & clicker dog training & pet sitting.
I am insured through Pet Sitters Associates
Many trainers have gone virtual, but I specialize in hands on, in-person training solutions with rescue dogs and puppies. I teach everything from the basics to how to manage more complex behavior issues. From standard commands to socialization, manners & impulse control. I teach humans how to bond & communicate effectively with their dogs with positive reinforcement and clicker training.
It's good to talk to a trainer BEFORE you adopt a puppy or rescue a dog to make sure you choose the right dog for your family.
It may also be possible for me to access the dog before you bring it home. Please reach out for availability.
Get started with a consultation, develop a plan, begin training.
Follow up session
Just brought home a new pup? Get started with the basics of what you need to know about parenting, training, and bonding with your dog.
(Includes assessment + 2 sessions)
Work with me on the basics + more on parenting, training, and bonding with your dog. (Includes assessment + 3 sessions)
Working on more challenging issues? The 5 pack allows us to go more in depth with training.
(Includes assessment + 4 sessions)
(Recommended for new pet parents)
First time dog parent? Work with me for everything you need to know A-Z about parenting, training, and bonding with your dog.
(Includes assessment + 5 sessions)
Want to meet me to see if cat or dog sitting is a match? Schedule a meet up with me.
Traveling? I will pet sit your dog in my home. I only take one dog at a time so your pet will get very personalized attention. You will receive regular photo updates & behavioral observations. (Prices vary based on training level & care required)
Susie's Pet Care circa 2008*
*My clients back in the day sometimes used prong collars with their dogs to keep them from pulling. If your dog pulls, I can recommend some great alternative equipment in addition to helping with loose leash training.