Ms.

Ms.

5.0 (36)
25 hires on HomeGuide
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

Working with clients and their animals for over 45 years, I have the knowledge, experience, patience and gifts God has Blessed me with to deal with all sorts of animals problems, issues, behavior modification, obedience training and other areas. 
    I am a Licensed and Certified Animal Behavioral Specialist. Currently covering 42 States,..I train animals of all kinds and work with them one-on-one with their owners in their own surroundings. I provide K-9 training of all kinds -- Nutrition, Basic and Advanced Obedience, ADI, SAR, AKC-CGC Star Puppy, Community Canine, and Urban CGC animal behavioral training -- I am a Certified Evaluator. I do Service and Therapy work, trouble issues and guard/protection, etc.
    I also offer horse training and equine therapy. I work with special-needs adults and children. I also house-sit/pet sit when schedule permits depending on the frequency and amount offered for travel issues.  (Please see website testimonials for reviews and references from clients in a six-state base, where I began this business.)
     Thank you and God bless you. Call Susie for appointment at  262-203-4193 ( BEFORE 10 PM Central time , PLEASE
 )  www.winddancerreferrals.com

 It is an amazing Blessing to sincerely help people and their animals to understand each other better

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Walworth, WI 53184
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36 Reviews

5.0

  • Robyn S

    5/5 STARS Dog Training-Private Lessons~ Verified Review February 12,2020 Initially, my husband and I brought Susie in for an evaluation of our dog, Dakota, a 3 year old rescued Shepherd Mix with extreme separation anxiety. He couldn't be crated and would self harm. Later, reactivity became a major issue, as well as going after our cats. He needed a total overhaul. From the moment I spoke to Susie, I felt a connection. She wasn't just a dog trainer, she really seemed to understand us as well. From the moment we met Susie, we knew we'd made the right call. She's only been here once, but we know it won't be the last. She spent over two hours evaluating him and it was clear that Dakota respected her. She never yelled at him, it was just her authoritative tone and body language that made the difference. Before we even met face to face she had us walk him around the block so she could observe his behavior. My husband and I were terrified she was going to tell us that he was too aggressive and would need to be rehomed. I feared for her safety as well, not knowing how Dakota would respond to her. We had stopped taking him on walks over a month before, because of how reactive he was. Dakota is 85 pounds and pulls me around like a ragdoll when he sees another person or animal. But she assured us beforehand and told us not to worry. Honestly, I imagined the worse. When Dakota saw her he started pulling and growling and my husband had to grab the leash when I couldn't physically hold him back. She told us to allow him to come to her and I held my breath. But then something amazing happened. Nothing. That's right. What we perceived as outright aggression towards another person wasn't aggression after all. She told us she saw no reason he'd have to be rehomed. What a relief! My husband and I aren't rich by any means and yes, the initial evaluation cost wasn't cheap, but that peace of information as well as peace of mind we gained from her, was worth every penny we invested. It's made us see our dog differently. Knowledge is definitely power. She touched on his separation anxiety, and also explained how nutrition plays an active role in behavior. We were sickened to learn what was actually in his dog food. She worked on his reactivity to knocking at the door, and within the first session Dakota had already begun catching on not to bark and go at the door. I was impressed. But the most impressive thing was her work with him being around one of our cats. Before she left she had both eating side by side. Never in a million years would I have believed that possible. Don't get me wrong, there's a ton of work to be done on this, but it's a start, and we know that he's now capable of "playing nice" with our cats and it gives us hope that one day we'll be able to grant Dakota freedom around them once again. Susie poured a lot of information into the evaluation and was more than happy to go over some of the things we couldn't quite remember when we gave the 48 hour progress report. She gave us hope and a new outlook for Dakota's future. Susie has a presence about her that tells you she's been down your road before and she understands. It's easy to recondition your dog; the hard part is in reconditioning ourselves. We're grateful she's in our lives! It's going to take time to recondition our dog, but now we have hope that Dakota will have a brighter, happier, and healthier future. We have confidence in Susie's abilities and we look forward to her working with us and Dakota in the future. For anyone reading this, I would highly recommend her services. Robyn S. Clinton, WI

  • Chace Wolff

    5/5 ☆☆☆☆☆! We purchased a English Lab puppy for our son Adam who has Down Syndrome. We wanted companion/ service dog training. After the conventional classes Karen from the Bark Market suggested Susie to train our puppy Shadow. Susie is amazingly intuitive with dogs and people! She was able to assess Shadow and Adam coming up with the the best way for them to communicate with one another. Susie's instructions are clear and the response from Shadow was inspiring. Shadow passed his CGC with flying colors! We are now taking Shadow to the next level with Susie and are excited to achieve his therapy/ service vest for he and Adam to go out into the world together. Practice makes perfect folks! Susie has a video if Adam and Shadow at Lowes if you want to see them in action. Susie is a blessing to all of us! Adam is so happy with his buddy Shadow! Part 2 is we have a new puppy a Maltipoo Alfie we are starting to train with Susie! One session last night and Alfie caught on! Susie you ROCK!!!! Thank you friend!

  • Brianne Chisholm

    I got in touch with Susie through “Home Guide” looking for a dog trainer that comes to your home. When I got in touch with Susie over the phone to learn more about her and her training business we spoke for almost an hour. At no point was the conversation rushed and we both took turns “interviewing” one another. I am very appreciative of this because it felt very personal and important to ensure it was a good fit for Susie, myself and my dog Abby. My dog Abby suffers from separation anxiety and fear associated with prior trauma/abuse. I rescued Abby when she was 8 months old and at best guess she is a Sheppard mix. Abby is now 3 years old and after some significant life changes (a couple of moves back to back, a new environment and the loss of her other doggy companion) her anxiety and fear really intensified. Susie gave me a couple of tips over the phone during out first conversation so I could begin working with Abby to help with her separation anxiety. To my surprise within a couple of days I saw improvement! I followed up with Susie and decided to move forward with training since I was so impressed with the success of her tips provided over the phone. At no point did Susie ever make me feel pressured to do business with her and it never felt like it was about the money. Susie spent 2 hours with Abby and I recently and not only trained Abby and taught her new commands but, she trained me as well. I was so surprised how the smallest gesture or choice of words can impact the success of the work you put into training your dog. Susie also went over nutrition with me and I can honestly say that none of the vets I have been to ever sat down and did such a thorough nutritional education that Susie did. As a dedicated and passionate dog mom all I want is to do what is best for Abby to give her the best life possible. With Susie’s help, and expertise I now feel I have the confidence in my own ability to give Abby the life she deserves and the structure she needs to build her confidence as well. Susie is a wonderful person and I am forever grateful for her knowledge and compassion for dogs!

  • Marilyn Schane

    My husband & I wanted to give the gift of finding the right dog trainer for our Granddogs & daughter for her birthday. I went on line & entered pertinent information & received quickest reply from Susie so started there. She was extremely responsive, listened keenly to needs & immediately addressed some issues even on the phone. We thought it sounded too good to be true that we would be that lucky to find perfect fit for our family with first interview for dog trainer. Susie’s tremendous talent and wealth of knowledge is phenomenal. Susie honestly was a God send to our family-such a beautiful blessing. We connected on so many levels. Our daughter has anxiety & Susie truly helped that too. Susie made an incredible difference & brought calm environment, positive behavior and peace to fur babies & entire family. We trust her fully & know that God placed her in our path. The extensive amount of time Susie spent on the phone, literally hours, listening to specific issues, giving tips and advice as well as helping on the spot without additional charge is totally unheard of these days. It was utterly amazing how quick both the dogs responded & learned new behavior with Susie! She worked with each dog individually with positive reinforcement and really understood their unique personalities. Susie is simply the BEST! We truly can’t thank Susie enough for making such an enormous positive difference & showing such care, understanding, & patience with both dogs, my daughter, my husband, & I. Our family highly recommends Susie & we know you will be as blessed as we are if you choose her. We are forever grateful for Susie! Marilyn Schane


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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Evaluation first,.individualized training for that client and their animals needs


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I train animals of all kinds and work with them one-on-one with their owners in their own surroundings. I provide K-9 training of all kinds -- Nutrition, Basic and Advanced Obedience, ADI, SAR, AKC-CGC Star Puppy, Community Canine, and Urban CGC animal behavioral training -- I am a Certified Evaluator. I do Service and Therapy work, trouble issues and guard/protection, etc.

    I also offer horse training and equine therapy. I work with special-needs adults and children. I also house-sit/pet sit when schedule permits depending on the frequency and amount offered for travel issues.  (Please see website testimonials for reviews and references from clients in a six-state base, where I began this business.)Certified in Animal CPR and First Aid 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Every client is different..prices are based on age and issues of each animal 



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