Graduate of the Charter Class of the SF SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Susan has trained dogs in the behavior departments of the nation’s premier animal shelters and owns DingoGirl Dog Training. Susan trains dogs in Brooklyn, new York, and the rest of the world, using positive reinforcement based methods. Susan specializes in helping anxious and reactive dogs live happily with their peoople.
Fear and force free R+ dog training. Animal welfare is paramount to me and is the basis of all my courses. That’s why my focus is on building and maintaining a relationship of trust between you and your dog. By looking at body language and recognizing stress signals, you learn what your dog is trying to tell you and when he needs some extra support, for example. Not only does this help the dog to feel safe in its new environment faster, but its confidence in you will grow and you will lay the foundation for good cooperation. My training method is reward-oriented and dog-friendly, according to the latest scientific insights. Research has shown that positively trained dogs are happier and learn faster. This is also good for the dog’s self-confidence and will make it dare to take (more) initiative.
Hi! Nice to meet you! After having worked for several international companies, I decided to switch careers to do what I love doing most: working with people and dogs! I work as a dog behaviorist and I am a certified SA Pro! Next to that, I’m a canine myofascial release therapist, as I believe body and mind are very much connected. I work science based and want to help out both dogs and people to enjoy life to the fullest, as I believe we should enjoy the time with our dogs as much as we can. I live in a small village in Zeeland, together with my husband, our dog Oscar (my biggest inspiration) and our 2 rabbits: Flip & Mila. In my free time, you will find me in nature :). If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact me!
Janet is passionate about relationship based dog training and has a YouTube channel “The Dog Vlog” to help people better understand and enjoy their pets. Janet has worked as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Coordinator and has been one of the world’s few official “Wild Goose Chasers”. Her working Border Collies, Sprite and Keegan, sent away Canada Geese from city fields and high activity sports fields “disturbing the poop” for over 5 years. Keegan also has had extreme separation issues, made complicated by the fact that he is epileptic and that stress can trigger his seizures. Using Julie’s Naismith’s methods Keegan has accomplished 2 hours alone time which was previously unimaginable for him! For many years Janet has experienced the journey of living as a single person with a dog who can’t be left alone and truly understands how emotionally challenging this can be. She would love to help others overcome separation anxiety obstacles.