Dog Training Program Staff Update!

We are excited to introduce our new Dog Training Program Manager, Susan Spinks!Susan Spinks is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She received her CPDT-KA from The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers in April of 2016. She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. In June of 2017, she earned her Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor designation from the Pet Professional Guild. In April of 2018, Susan graduated top of her class at the Pat Miller Canine Behavior and Training Academy Level 1.

Susan’s journey to becoming a dog trainer began when she adopted Chloe, a “vibrant” dog from the Orange County Animal Shelter. If you have a new puppy or a “vibrant” dog of your own – Susan knows what it’s like! She began training classes with Chloe the following week and hasn’t stopped training since. Her earliest dream was to be a zoologist and live among the wolves, but working with you and your pets is definitely the next best thing!

In addition to Chloe the “vibrant” pup, Susan has had a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Zoe and a boxer mix named Isobel. She also has a husband named Richard. Of the lot, Susan says that Richard is by far the best behaved. Susan and Richard have lived in Chapel Hill since 1990.

Susan is especially passionate about group classes, and she strongly believes that all clients and dogs should leave each class feeling great about their performance, potential, and future. Susan looks forward to meeting you and helping you and your dogs create a wonderful family.

Please also join us in welcoming Jennifer Thornburg into the role of Dog Training Program Coordinator. Jennifer has 15 years of experience in dog training and she has been a part of the Paws4ever team since June 2019.

Stay tuned for training class announcements and exciting program updates from our new Dog Training Program team!

Meet the whole Paws4ever Dog Training Program Team!



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