Instructor Susan Waltman
Susan Waltman discovered positive dog training methods more than 20 years ago. Since then, using only these positive methods, she has earned more than 100 titles with her dogs, including a Utility Dog title on each dog she has owned. Her dogs have earned recognition in obedience, agility, regional & national tournaments, plus other dog sports including herding, lure coursing, and dog scootering. She is currently owned by Clue, her new Saluki who is following in the steps of her beloved Puzzle, her first Saluki, who had competed at the top levels in obedience and agility. Puzzle also performed service dog (balance/mobility) work for Susan, and she is training Clue for similar work. Susan believes that training should be fun for both dog and human, and her instruction for the past 19 years has aimed to enhance that relationship. She was one of the first in the DC Metro area to train using only positive motivational techniques and has continued throughout her training career to pioneer a training method that is both humane and fun for dogs and humans alike. She is endorsed by NADOI (National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors).