I’m writing this post to introduce myself to San Tan Valley dog lovers. I just moved to the greater Phoenix, AZ region a year ago, and am starting up my dog training business after living in Texas for the last 35 years! As the name implies, I offer dog training San Tan Valley, AZ.
A little history, first. I grew up in Alaska then moved to Texas to get an idea how the “Lower 48” lived. I did a three year stint in upstate New York (my time in Seattle was so short, it’s not worth mentioning!), running a sanctuary for unadoptable dogs (read aggressive), then moved back to Texas because my mother was ill. Now I’ve moved to Arizona and expect to be here for the foreseeable future.
I am a professional dog trainer and have been in the industry for over twenty years. In addition to my own dog trainer business, I also provide on-going education for professional dog trainers and other animal trainers. If you’d like to check out my other business, go to www.raisingcanine.com. There are lots of educational offerings there, many of which are appropriate for owners. As an educator, I specialize in how animals learn – the theoretical underpinnings of learning and behavior.
I work with basic obedience, common behavior problems such as house training and barking, as well as more serious behavior problems such as aggression. I come to your home and help you and your pet learn to live together harmoniously.
In my training business, I work primarily with pet dogs, although I can work with working dogs, as well as other species, depending on the issues. I have done some cat and parrot behavior, as well as training a variety of other species – horses, pigs, raptors, chickens, guinea pigs, and others. All animals that live with us are prone to behavior problems, so if you have a cat or parrot that is having problems, let me know – maybe I can help. I may also be able to help with basic husbandry problems such as trailer-loading of horses. If I can’t help, I can steer you in the right direction.
Okay, enough about me. Future blogs will address training and behavior problems, so stay tuned.
Susan Smith, CPDT-KA, is a dog trainer in San Tan Valley (East Valley), specializing in pet dog training—from obedience behaviors to serious problems such as aggression. For Dog Training San Tan Valley, AZ she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.