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Check out our newest blog post and even submit your own questions for us to answer!!

http://www.animal-minds.com/the-dog-blog/

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Susan has 20+ years experience in animal behavior to include equine, canine, feline, parrots, and most farm stock. She participated in FFA and AKC's Junior handler program and like most animal lovers, it all started with a household full of various pets. Her talent with horses showed early on when she began riding at the age of 4, leading her to an early career goal. Over the next 15 years she was fortunate to train under and along side some of the best riders in the United States and Europe. Although competing and showmanship was always important, Susan's main goal has always been to focus on understanding the animal she's working with.

Looking to expand her knowledge and experience, Susan then ventured into shelter work and animal welfare. Working within a shelter environment provided a vast amount of experience in not only welfare issues but a first hand look at the affects of an unstable world on animals and their behavior. She gained invaluable experience in kennel care, behavior assessment, client counseling, how to safely handle/manage and recondition the behavior of animals, housing/environmental management and was exposed to a wide array of different species, breeds, and temperaments. During this time she also began assisting and teaching obedience classes along with taking private clients. She remained in the animal welfare field for 8 years and then moved on to training Service Dogs and has since expanded into the working and sport dog arenas.

Over the years she has enjoyed watching clients learn to enjoy and understand their animals as well as enjoying her own; honing her training skills through her own dogs and horses and continually attending seminars and clinics to further her knowledge.

#sacramentodogtrainer   #sacramentodogtraining   #behaviormodification   #dogtraining  
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Children And Dogs
June 20, 2016
Children and dogs, it's a touchy subject. One that most all in the dog world feel very conflicted about. I remember as a child my animals, dogs included, were by far my best friends. I had several breeds that were "known" to potentially be bad matches with children. Some might say I got lucky or that I just had really good dogs, and perhaps that was it but what I also had was good parenting. A mother and father that could read their animals well and teach their child how to be appropriate.

Now, we see tons of pictures these days of dogs clearly expressing stress or discomfort when a child is riding them or being inappropriate in some way. In the picture below, that I received from a client, you see an adolescent Mastiff with a toddler curled up taking their nap together. I'm sure some would say it may be inappropriate. It struck me that so often all I see now are the bad pictures and that perhaps, people are hesitant to post pictures with their children and their dogs these days.

It also was a reminder that there is ALWAYS gray area. There are those animals out there that seem to have that something special with a kid. This is one of those pictures. I've seen them together and that little girl is "his person". As someone who has cringed at as many youtube videos and meme's as I'm sure everyone else has, along with fellow trainers who are constantly gritting their teeth when watching clients dogs and children interact... the other side of the hill still exists. Know your dog.

Good parents still exist, children loving dogs are still around, and everything should be interpreted on a case by case basis. A picture or a video clip doesn't tell the whole story. This story with this picture is of a little girl and her dog that is every bit the dog he appears to be in the picture

http://www.animal-minds.com/the-dog-blog//children-and-dogs
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When hard work and persistence comes together. Anyone who has successfully trained an animal knows that feeling. Particularly those with working goals. Whether it's service work, sports, etc. it takes an incredible amount of time and diligence. Today was one of those days where everything came together for this team and we're very proud of them. We've been working with Rosie and her family since she was a pup, day in and day out they followed our guidance on how to best prepare her for the road ahead. They have been an exemplary client and owners and today, Michael got to test out all that training and Rosie took right to it as well as anyone could have expected. Great job guys!
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Group Class starts on Sunday. We have one spot left if anyone is looking to get in on a group training class with us.

http://www.animal-minds.com/news/grouptrainingmarch
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Have you took a look at our new video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQMKggQy_Hs
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