Suzana has been helping train me and my 11 year old dog with reactivity to other dogs when he's around me through positive reinforcement training. She's given me the tools to deal with situations where he is reactive and gone through the situations during our training, with very helpful feedback. The most important part in my experience has been that her knowledge of human behavior helps her train dog parents to work with their dogs behaviors. She's a pleasure to work it!
Suzana has been such a great trainer! Not only did she teach my dog, but she thought me a lot of dog behaviour - and lent me some books to read! As a result of having Suzana, my dog is well mannered and can walk on a leash without pulling (my biggest concern).
Thank you again Suzana for being accommodating to my schedule and answering all my dog questions, as I am a first time dog owner! Ps. My dog loves you!!!
Six months ago, my husband and I rescued a six month old Husky mix. Suzana helped us with the transitioning and training of our new family member. As previous cat owners we didn't anticipate new challenges such as understanding separation anxiety, setting boundaries and teaching commands. Suzana taught my husband and I the importance of training a tired dog; she facilitated weekly training sessions and provided positive training strategies (i.e., loose leash walking, recall, understanding commands and separation anxiety) to teach our husky.
Suzana's love for dogs, enables her to be passionate dog trainer who wants to support dog owners. She made my husband I feel confident dog owners. We have learned so much from her training and blog.
I highly recommend Ispeak dog if you are looking dog trainer who is passionate about empowering dog owners and extremely knowledgeable about dog training.
Where do I even begin to express my gratefulness? I found out about Suzana through Instagram and she is the best dog trainer I could have asked for. When I found myself having trouble controlling my 6 month old puppy, she taught me the skills necessary to counter condition his behaviour using positive reinforcement. Everything we do in training is using humane methods. She has taught me how to decrease his reactivity around other dogs, people, bicycles, roller skates, and skateboards. And don't even get me started on loose-leash walking. My dog, Iker would pull me so hard that my wrist was starting to ache and now I can honestly say that I don't even feel like there is a dog at the end of my leash. Not only has her knowledge influenced my dog's behaviour, but she influenced me to work more with my dog to create a bond and to release his neverending energy. Suzana has a very flexible schedule for training sessions and will truthfully answer any questions you have - whether it is from dog behaviour to her recommendation of dog food/treats. The best part of my experience as her client? I mean I can't pick one, but the long, educational talks about dogs that I never tire of are truly amazing . I have actually recommended her to various people who need help with their furry companions and I'm happy to say that everyone has agreed with her philosophy.
So I have finally been able to sit down and write a review for this amazing lady. I have delayed, because we are very close friends, and as such I was not simply going to post a review for the sake of it. Our older dogs have known each other since they were puppies (almost 6 years now)-and now our newer guys are also puppy pals. A big part of my decision to bring another dog into my life was knowing that I had Suzana in my corner to ease me into raising a puppy in a condo (My older dog was trained in a walk up) and also helping me to maintain my sanity. On our first visit- we took Oliver to the parking garage to teach him how to properly walk on a leash. Of course I was frustrated that he was pulling, but at the same time was aware that he was a puppy and that's how they roll. Within 10 minutes, to my shock and delight, Oliver was walking next to me like a perfect little gentleman. Throughout the puppy raising process, as anyone who has ever had one will agree, there are bouts of frustration, anxiety and even anger at this helpless little creature who looks to you for guidance. I, in this case, was also a helpless little creature in need of guidance which was provided 24 hours a day by this young lady. She talked me down off the ledge many times! She helped me to understand the underpinnings of many of Oliver's actions and most importantly what I was doing or not doing that contributed. I can't say enough about Suzana and her love and dedication to animals...I affectionately refer to her as the Crazy Dog Lady, because I have never known anyone more dedicated to helping our furry little family members live the lives they deserve, and more importantly teach we humans the impact our actions have on these little bundles of joy. I wholeheartedly recommend Suzana to everyone I meet, whether for behavioural issues in their pets or simply basic puppy training. Emmy and Oliver adore her and I look forward to our next session with great anticipation of what, not only Oliver will learn from her expertise, but what I will draw from it, even more so.Manage Items.
I am very thankful that I came across Suzana's business on Yelp, so I am returning the favor to the world of Yelp by explaining how great she is.
Firstly, it is very apparent that she is not in this business to "make a living" for herself. She genuinely cares about dogs and enjoys educating dog owners to bring the best of their dogs using science-based methods. My one-year old westie had reactivity towards bigger dogs and some resource guarding issues, after a few sessions with Suzana, she has taught me to communicate my expectations with my westie through positive reinforcement, and my westie has completely stopped reacting to other dogs. She is incredibly knowledgeable about behaviour analysis due to her education background, yet my questions are always answered in a plain language, sensical fashion. Lastly, it is a real bonus that she comes to my condo for the training sessions, so your dog will always be at "home" and feels comfortable while being trained.
I highly recommend her to any dog owners looking to improve their communications with their canine friends!