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Christina Shusterich (Dog Behavior Expert)
Works at NY Clever K9 Inc.
Attends American Kennel Club
Lived in New York, NY


Thanks Laura for the great review, my pleasure!
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NY Clever K9 Inc.
69-15 69th Pl, Glendale, NY 11385
Not a day goes by when my husband, pup, and I don't appreciate all the incredible things we've learned from Christina. We adopted an incredibly sweet, yet reactive and abused dog about a year ago from the Animal Care and Control Center in NYC. Our dog is very high energy and showed some signs of aggression and we were quite overwhelmed. She is incredibly strong, and we felt like we were walking out in public with an animal we weren't sure we could safely control, yet we cared so much for her and were committed to her. Christina to the rescue. Her intelligence, sense of humor, up-beat attitude and brilliant insights helped us understand our dog and provide her with what she needs to be happy and healthy, and safe. Christina also clearly cares about our dog. We feel like we had a big therapy session as a family that lasts after each visit. And we are doing so well with our dog now, and always getting better. What a gift to those of us in this challenging situation. We are looking forward to our next bunch of sessions and I can't recommend her enough.
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Voting Now Open! Vote now for the winner of Best Hula Hooping #Dog in the #NYCleverK9 Contest! Is it Baci #cockerspaniel or Wilbur #frenchmastiff #doguedebordeaux ?  Voting ends this Sunday 5/3- Vote for your dog now!
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they really are cluey!
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"You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile"- - Charles Chaplin  #nycleverk9 #christinashusterich #pitbulls #dogquotes
NY Clever K9 Train your Dog Hula Hooping Contest, follow my easy instructional video, oveer $100 prizes value! 
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What a great pic
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 Fun Facts about Pit Bulls Breeds: 1-  Their jaws do not lock - there is no physical mechanism that locks their jaws 2- They do not have the strongest bite strength - Rottweilers and German Shepherds do.
Lets see some in the contest!
NY Clever K9 Train your Dog Hula Hooping Contest:, Train your dog by following my Easy Instructional Video: get in the game to win over $100 value prize!  You and your dog can do it! 
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And how many German Shepard rip children apart or others? If I'm wrong,get me an example and I'll admit it. 
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"If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's #dog around." - Will Rogers #nycleverk9 #dogquotes   #christinashusterich  
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Christina Shusterich is one of the very few people that I know who can work with ANY dog and turn them around without harsh words or actions. Watch Her In Action! My beloved Comet LOVED LOVED LOVED her. Just the mention of her name made him come running! 
Christina's Calming Command to INSTANTLY  calm #aggressivedogs  dogs or #anxiousdogs ! NY Clever K9 Inc. | Facebook 
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The "See Me" Calming Command(SM) physically calms dogs (notice how every dog closes his mouth and holds his breath) and focuses them entirely on the...
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:) 'Smiley' #dog born without eyes serves as beacon for #disabled #nycleverk9 @christinashusterich#therapydogs
'Smiley,' who was born without eyes in a Canadian puppy mill and nearly euthanized, is today seen as a shining beacon for the disabled.
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"A #dog that runs after two bones catches neither." - English Proverb #nycleverk9   #christinashusterich   #dogquotes  
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First entry in NY Clever K9 Train your Dog Hula Hooping Contest:  Baci - Cocker Spaniel!, Train your dog by following my Easy Instructional Video: and get in the game to win over $100 value prize!
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Need something to do this weekend? Have a blast training your dog and get in the contest to win over $100 value in prizes! NY Clever K9 #Contest -Become a #dogtrainer   with a Hula Hooping Dog! Prize over $100 Value!   You and your dog can do it!! :) Just follow my easy instructional video:                         
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Become a #dogtrainer and have fun with your #dog hula hooping! Excellent exercise,way to calm dogs-you & your dog can do it! Prize over $100 value!
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  • American Kennel Club
    Registered Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, 2004 - present
  • Animal Behavior Center Of New York
    Certified Canine Behavior Specialist, Canine Behavior Counselor, Dog Trainer, 2002
  • Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers
    Certified Professional Dog Trainer, 2010 - 2012
  • Queens College, City University of New York
    BA Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
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Dog Behavior Expert, owner NY Clever K9 Inc. ~

I am a Dog Behavior Expert specializing in effectively treating all behavior problems in dogs including all types of aggression and fears, treating multiple behavior problems simultaneously, providing effective treatment where other methods have failed, and successfully treating all dog breeds at all ages. For over 17 years, I've used my Total Harmony DogTransformation® System to successfully change stressful, desperate situations between people and their dogs into harmonious, peaceful ones, keeping dogs and owners happily together in the home. Client Reviews

Having worked for many years with shelters and rescue groups I take it as a very serious responsibility to prevent dogs from being given up and euthanized due to behavior problems that could have been successfully treated. With my system, I changed the return rate of shelter dogs with For Our Friends rescue group from 1/2 to 1 dog, which was then placed in a more appropriate home: Rescue Work Reviews 

I have extensive credentials and accolades regarding my education, experience, vast verified positive reviews, and have been frequently quoted, published and appeared on TV both nationally and internationally including on A&E, CBS, Fox, Inside Edition, NY Daily News, Animal Wellness Magazine among many others. I was named a Top Trainer and 23 of my tips published by the APDT, the worlds largest and most respected dog trainer association, in their book: "The Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training, I was also voted best dog training and behaviorist over 4 years.

In addition to a wide variety of programs viewable at NY Clever K9 Inc., I also train dogs in Behavioral Obedience Training in nyc, queens and brooklyn

Contact me for help with your dog at:

Check here often for free tips on preventing and treating dog behavior problems as well as fast and easy dog training!!  

I also invite you to visit my Media Library
 where you can find instant help now for you and your dog ranging from treating separation anxiety to preparing dogs for babies to easy grooming techniques.

Bragging rights
**TV/Radio - National & International: ~A&E Crime & Investigation Bloodwork “Hidden Graves”~ how search and rescue dogs work and “Canine Crime Solvers”~ the various aspects of a dog’ s ability in performing police work • CBS News ~ Holistic “calming” drug for dogs vs. my instant calming techniques • Inside Edition ~ Tips on how to treat Separation Anxiety • Fox TV Good Day Street Talk ~ Hot Weather Pet Safety tips • CBS News ~ Preparing Dog for Baby • CBS News ~ Understanding and treating Depression in dogs ~ Spokesperson for NYC Pet Fitness and Nutrition campaign providing Pet Weight Loss and Fitness Tips as well as a live radio interview on the "Frank Truatt Morning Show" **I've been quoted in • NY Newsday • Northwest Herald • Daily News • AOL Paw Nation • New York Post • amNew York • Fit Pregnancy Magazine **Publications - National and International: • 23 of my Tips published in the 2010 book "The Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers...", The APDT the most highly regarded professional Dog Trainer Association • "8 Ways to Fitness" published in Animal Wellness Magazine • "8 Ways to Soothe Separation Anxiety" published in Animal • My article/case history on the treatment of stranger phobia in a Beagle "A Case of Desensitization, Counterconditioning, Modeling and Obedience (DRI)" published by the Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors. **Other Credentials: • Named a Top Trainer by the APDT • Named “Certificant in the News” by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers August 2012 and January 2013 • Christina Shusterich/NY Clever K9 voted Best Behaviorist and Dog Training for over 4 years in “Best of Queens” Tribune, called "Dog Whisperer" "Trainer Extraordinaire"
Dog Behavior Expert, Effectively Treating All Behavior Problems in Dogs, Prevention of Behavior Problems in Dogs, Behavioral Evaluations, Behaviorist, Owner NY Clever K9 Inc., Behavioral Dog Training, Author, Spokesperson
Dog Behavior Expert successfully treating all behavior problems in dogs, vast and thorough knowledge of behavior modification use in dogs, highly accredited dog trainer, AKC evaluator for the CGC, author, spokesperson, consultant
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    Owner, 2002 - present
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