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Susan Garrett, BS

Susan Garrett, BS
Susan Garrett, BS

Susan Garrett’s interest in animal behaviour started at the University of Guelph where she earned a B.Sc. in Animal Science. Since then she as developed into a pre-eminent canine sports instructor and competitor. Susan's philosophy in dog training is to focus on what you "want" from your dog, rather than what you don't want.

Her approach, successfully used by thousands of people worldwide, has demonstrated that you will have more long term success with your dog when you use games and reinforcement to convince him that what YOU want him to do is exactly what HE wants to do! Her success is founded in focusing on the skills to create a well behaved family pet, which lays the foundation for a phenomenal performance dog...regardless if your interest is in dog agility, dog obedience or any other dog sport!

Susan is one of the most successful dog agility competitors of the last decade. She is also a member of one of the fastest flyball teams in the world and is one of Canada’s top obedience competitors. Her dogs perform with a happy attitude and great precision, enjoying their work as much as Susan enjoys working with them.

Susan’s first book Ruff Love: A Relationship Building Program is a favorite resource for dog trainers world wide. Her second book Shaping Success: The Education of an Unlikely Champion was named the 2005 “Book of the Year” in the category of Training and Behavior by the Dog Writers Association of America. Her three very popular training DVD's Success with One Jump, Crate Games and 2x2 Weave Training have been sold into more than 50 countries world wide.

Susan’s latest projects has taken dog training to a new level. Offering online courses in Recall Training, Shaping and detailing how she raised her puppy Swagger in the public eye with her project Puppy Peaks! Her 2012 on-line projects include a long awaited Agility Contact Training Course.

Susan shares her life with fellow dog enthusiast John Blenkey and their four dogs: Buzz, DeCaff, Encore and Feature. Together John and Susan own and operate Say Yes Dog Training Inc., a state of the art dog training facility located in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.







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