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Family Dog Training & Safety Specialist

Susan Wu, California Dog Trainer

Susan Wu is a professional dog trainer catering to San Francisco Peninsula dog owners. She is a licensed presenter for Dogs & Storks and Dog and Baby Connection. Susan is also a licensed presenter with Doggone Safe, an organization dedicated to dog bite prevention.

While Susan works with all manner of obedience cases, her specialty is family dog training, an area she has always been passionate about. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and has spent 15 years working with young families.

Susan is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and holds canine first aid certification from PetTech and Red Cross.

Committed to ongoing professional development, Susan participates regularly in the APDT educational webinar program and plans to attend six live workshops and seminars every year. Susan has completed the SIRIUS® Dog Training Academy, a comprehensive study of science-based canine training methods. In spring 2012, she graduated from Trish King's Canine Behavior Academy, which includes studies in canine ethology, social theory, body language, behavior evaluation, learning theory, and behavior modification techniques.
In addition to running her business, Susan volunteers her time and expertise at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA. She lives in Mountain View with her bichon frise, Nunu, and her schnauzer mix, BoBo. Susan reads, writes, and speaks fluent Mandarin.  

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2012 Live Seminars & Workshops Attended, To Date

November 9, 10, 11: Social Behavior & Treatment of Fearfulness, Reactivity & Aggression

by Dr. Ian Dunbar @ Santa Clara, CA

November 8: Canine Reproductive Behavior & Physiology (day time); Bad Behavior & The Veterinary Practitioner (evening)

by Dr. Ian Dunbar @ Santa Clara, CA

October 21: Drive, Enthusiasm, Brakes & Steering: Keeping Dogs in the Think & Learn Zone

by Suzanne Clothier @ Castro Valley, CA

August 25, 26: Fixing The Unfixable (Separation Anxiety)

by Malena DeMartini-Price @ Marin Humane Society, CA

July 21, 22: Helping Fearful Dog & 

Two Timely Topics: Separation Anxiety & Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play

by Nicole Wilde @ Burbank, CA

May 5, 6: Train At The Next Level

by Jean Donaldson @ Humane Society Silicon Valley, CA

February 26: Understanding and Preventing Canine Aggression

by Julie Shaw @ South San Francisco, CA

January 27, 28, 29: Science-Based Dog Training (with Feeling)

by Dr. Ian Dunbar @ Berkeley, CA


My Mentor
Dr. Ian Dunbar, founder of the world's 1st off-leash puppy class

My Teacher
Trish King, established the highly respected Canine Behavior Academy