Sue Butler K9 Training Information

Sue Butler K9 Training

I strongly believe in training each dog and it's human on an individual basis. I work with positive reinforcement training techniques. Using this method will make training fun for the dog which in turn will make training easier for the human. Positive reinforcement training does not mean you will be giving your dog a food treat each time you ask your dog to do something. You will use food treats for a short period of time and then gradually faze them out. Positive techniques will help you gain a strong bond with your dog which will help you to communicate with your dog without food treats. All training is done in your home. This helps me view your dog(s) in its natural environment which in turn helps me see your dog(s) true personality.

Animals and humans need to be trained to cohabit with each other to form that special bond. We need to learn our dogs' natural instincts to help them adjust to being domesticated. All animals have different personalities just as we do and training methods should be structured around each animal's personality.

Having been in the animal field for over 11 years, I have watched the bond between pets and their owners grow. I smile when people refer to a pet as their "kid." I have also seen the frustrations a person can acquire due to lack of proper training of their dog. This is where I can help you and your canine companion.

1st consultation includes..

  • Discussion of owner & pet expectations
  • Overview of animal's personality
  • How to understand & change your pet's behavior
  • On hands training by owner & trainer
  • Pamphlets will be given to you on the training methods I will be discussing and demonstrating
  • Follow-up call / e-mail 2 weeks after the consult to check in on the training progress
  • 1st consultation lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • As your dog's personal trainer, I will set-up training techniques and lessons that work with your dog's individual personality, your family schedule and life style.
Topics covered...
  • Basic Obedience
  • Behavioral Problem solving
  • Puppy Basics
  • Aggression prevention
  • Excessive Barking
  • Aggression
  • Dog to Dog Aggression
  • Socialization
  • Nutrition
  • Leash Walking
  • Jumping
  • Massage
  • Proper discipline
  • Dog Talk/Communication
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Proper Play/Toys
Training is done in the comfort of your own home. This will allow me to observe your dog's true personality. It also allows me to select proper training techniques that work best for your individual dog and your individual needs.

No need for a large indoor or outdoor training area. Beginning stages of training and bonding with your companion is easier to do without distractions. Working outdoors and in locations away from your home are great ways to add in challenges to your training program. With my training we can work through training stages at a pace that works best for you and your dog.

No contracts to sign. You decide when we meet, how long our sessions are and what issues you need help with. Orůlet me take care of you and your companion by letting me set up a training program especially for you.

To find out more about my training and to see if you are in range for me to travel to you, e-mail me at: or call 608-457-2757.