Family Dog Training

I know that taking on the mega-job of parenting kids AND a dog together is NOT easy!  

Families need specialized training tailor-made just for them.

And that’s EXACTLY what I offer.

My Family Dog Private Training program is
customized to get EVERYONE involved.

You’ll get all the tools and support you need to get your kids on board, your dog in check and the whole family playing for the same team! It’s fun, effective and 100% positive!


I'll Provide:



  • Master ONE totally achievable training skill every week
  • Put your new skills to use in YOUR home – where you need it most!
  • Involve your WHOLE family in the training – YES! Kids too.
  • Play training games that make learning FUN!


  • The parents’ program has all the most important skills for raising kids and a dog together
  • The kids’ program is a “Special Agent Center” where they’ll have so much fun they won’t even know they’re learning!
  • AND there’s even “in a nutshell” videos to help keep grandparents and nannies on the same page.


  • Stay on track with a recap of your session
  • Watch videos that coach you through the skills you’ve learned
  • Feel confident that you’re on the right path!

I’m a parent myself and know exactly how challenging it can be to train a dog in a busy household with kids. You’ve got this!

“Susan has a gentle and yet direct approach to training. She helped several different members of our family get on the same page with our commands. In just a few weeks, our dog has come (and we have come) a long way. Yay!” Reggie Fairchild… “I had reached the point where I didn’t know what to do with my 14 month old Havanese puppy. Personal training seemed the only option, I needed someone who would come to my house, with my dog, witness my family dynamic and provide training tips that would work for us. As a busy mom I needed realistic solutions with fast results. Susan with Purely Positive achieved in three weeks ALL the goals I wanted and more, she helped eliminate the challenges we were having with Kona and has taught us all so much. She is patient, kind, straightforward and does an amazing job of providing training techniques that are doable…” Julie Chalupsky