Success Stories

See what people have to say about PlayTrain Positive Dog Training


“Your personalized care, attention to detail, and genuine love for dogs has helped mold Sparky into the perfect family member.”

The Forcada Family


“When someone dropped off a very sick and injured puppy at our veterinary hospital, he was terrified of everything and everybody, including other dogs. Today, Tebow is a confident, well adjusted dog, who interacts with dozens of people and dogs on a daily basis. He is also a Canine Good Citizen! Thank you Susan, for helping us to rescue this abused dog. We fixed his body, but you fixed his mind.”

Sam Strauss, DVM
Weston Road Animal Hospital


“Thank you for coming to my house and helping me with my attitude. I get very anxious when people visit and sometimes bite, especially little kids. You helped my Mommy learn how to prevent any further incidents. My Mom made the best decision when she asked for your help.”



“We knew right away that we were going to need EXTRA help.  After a series of private lessons with Susan, we learned the right skills to enjoy Simon. Now we have two fun-loving Jacks!”

Simon and Lucy



Luna, earned her AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Award — “With Susan’s training, Luna is better behaved than most Humans I know.”

Dr. Bethel Steindel-Kopp

Sasha 1 yr

“Sasha doesn’t even realize she’s being trained, she loves it so much.”

Alicia Brooker & Sasha at 1 yr old.


It’s never too young to teach “Watch Me.” Sasha at 12 weeks old.


Exuberant, 100- pound Rambo was taught to fetch & retrieve in the pool, so he could burn off some energy before his walks.


Ully’s Dad was persuaded to switch from a shock collar to a Gentle Leader.


“We started early with Kajsa’s training, and she passed the Canine Good Citizen test at just 9 months old!”

Veterinarians, Drs. Rickard & Micheala Kohler


To help his shyness, we taught Rocky a low-pressure way to greet people by “targeting” their outstretched hand with his nose, and then turning back to Mom or Dad for a treat.


“At another obedience class Lady did not respond well to the harsh discipline of a prong collar. My veterinarian recommended PlayTrain. The positive training class was an incredible experience. Take this class, you won’t regret it.”

Ms. Zorilla & Lady, Canine Good Citizen, and Therapy Dog


“Freakishly good” Lugnut passed the Canine Good Citizen test at only 8 months old. “The best money we ever spent.”

Justin & Kristin


9 weeks to 1 year. He’s grown into a great dog thanks to you Susan. I can’t thank you enough.”

Trish Hayes

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