Train with Science Train with Kindness


I am proud to be a Certified Dog Trainer through Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers,
the most thorough, rigorous and supportive certification in Animal Behavior, Client Counseling, and Applied Behavior, available.

I will never need nor want, to hurt, or scare your dog in order to get desired outcomes.
I will never use tools that will choke, prong, or shock your precious dog.
I believe strongly that training is a fun, bond building endeavor undertaken for the benefit of both animal and human.
It is always an honor to be the guide on this journey.
Suzanne Bryner CTC, ANWI, AKC Evaluator



Drop-In Agility Fun, Impress the Guests: A Trick for the Holidays, Impress the Guests: ‘No Jump’ Greetings, and more more more PLAYGROUPS to get the Ya-Yas out!


Manners 1
Getting the Basics On Board
In this 6 week beginning Manners Class we work on the basics: Sit, Down, Stay/Wait, and Leave It. For dogs over 8 months old.
Thursdays 10am - 11am , October 17 – November 21. Limited to 4 students

Manners 2
Studio to Street
We will alternate working in the studio and working out in the real world.
NEW BEHAVIORS: Go to mat/Down Stay, HIGHER DISTRACTIONS: Leash Skills, Leave It, Sit Wait.
Pre requisite – Manners 1, Puppy 2, or similar
6/Fridays, 10-11 AM, October 18- November 22. Limited to 4 students

Town and Trail
We will continue to work on the skills needed to do well on the trail or in town: Leash Skills, Down Stay at the cafe or for trail stops, Sit Waits for street crossings, and Leave It and more. All under the Highest Distraction.
Pre-Requisite = Manners 2, Canine Good Citizen or equal. All dogs must be able to work and focus around other dogs and light distractions
6/Saturdays Noon - 1PM, November 2 - December 21. Limited to 3 students


NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED Shy Guys 1 This beginning class is for the shy dogs who struggle in new environments or around new people. In a safe environment, you will have the opportunity to learn some skills to help your shy guy start to come out of his shell.
4 Tuesdays, 10-11am, August 6 - August 27. Limited to 4 students

Reactive Fido for Leash Reactive Dogs This class is for dogs who lunge, bark, growl and react towards other dogs while on leash. You will learn management strategies, and tools to help change how your dog feels about other dogs. THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR dog who fight with other dogs when off leash, dogs who have bitten people or dogs, or dogs who are afraid of or aggressive towards people.
5/Thursdays, Noon - 1PM, October 24 - November 21. Limited to 4 students

Introduction to K9 NoseWork In this teamwork oriented sport, the dog is OUR teacher! We follow your dogs nose through a series of exercises meant to build their skills through increasing challenges and distractions, while building YOUR body language and support skills, as their teammate. Dogs work one at a time, and most dogs are welcome with the exception of highly fearful or people aggressive dogs. October 19 – November 23, 10 -11
6/Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM, Octover 19- November 23. Limited to 6 teams.

NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED Advanced K9 NoseWork - On Odor Practice Sessions, Sniff and Go Style
Practice sessions are only for dogs who are working on Odor. These once a month sessions will include searches in all 4 elements of nosework in a Sniff and Go style.


Part 1, we get started making new associations and changing old habits
Part 2, we build on new skills, adding distractions you will encounter in the real world.

Loose Leash Walking Part 1 -
Wednesdays, October 9- October 30,  Noon - 1 PM

Loose Leash Walking Part 2
Wednesdays, November 13 – December 11,  Noon - 1 PM

Coming When Called Part 1
Wednesdays, October 9- October 30, 10-11 AM

Coming When Called Part 2
Wednesdays, November 13 – December 11, 10-11 AM


Puppy ABCs
Open to puppies ages 8 – 16 weeks on the first day of class, who have had their first round of shots, Puppy ABCs will focus on the crucial socialization period that is
occurring during these first months. We will have lots of Supervised Play, Talk about How Dogs Learn and How to Put the Concepts into
Everyday Context, Learn the first steps of Basic Obedience Impulse Skills such as Sit, Wait, and Polite Greeting; and provide Safe, Structured
Socialization Opportunities in a variety of contexts. Registration not online, please email me for this open enrollment class.
$240/ 6 weeks of class. Sundays, 10- 11 AM, ongoing. Puppy Playgroup on Wednesday evenings included in tuition price.

Puppy 2 – Growing Up Great
In Puppy ABCs our main focus was on the important early socialization window and prevention of fear and aggression.  In Puppy 2, we work on the BIG 3:  RECALL, LEASH SKILLS, and NO JUMPING, while still working on keeping the socialization game sharp!
Open to puppies aged 5-8 months and comfortable with dogs and people.
6/Sundays Noon - 1 PM, October 13 - November 17. Limited to 4 participants.

Monitored Play Groups are a great way for your puppy, adolescent, or adult dog to learn to navigate a variety of other dogs and play styles, and
for you to learn more about what is normal dog behavior, in a safe, fun and friendly environment (my training facility).
*New dogs are accepted only after completing a questionnaire to determine whether playgroups are right for them, and may require a private session for evaluation.
*The EXCEPTION is Puppy Social Hour, this is for ALL PUPPIES.

— Adult/Adolescent Big Dogs! Sunday afternoons, $10 or 10 prepaid playgroups for $75 (need not be used consecutively)
— Adult/Adolescent Smalls and Softy’s, Wednesday evening, $10 or 10 prepaid playgroups for $75 (need not be used consecutively)
— Teens, Thursday evenings, $10 or 10 prepaid playgroups for $75 (need not be used consecutively)
— Puppy Social Hour, Wednesday evening 5:00 - 5:45 pm, $10 for puppy not enrolled in Puppy ABCs, Free to Puppies enrolled in ABCs.


For information, schedule and pricing for PUPPY ABCs and ALL PLAYGROUPS, contact:


PRIVATE PUPPY Socialization and Training
Getting puppies start on the right paw and getting their early socialization underway, is the key to doing all we can to create happy, healthy, and confident puppies. This important stage in their life is the only time we can do many of the fear and aggression prevention tasks. We really cannot afford to get this wrong!

  • Preparing for Puppy – new puppies up to 20 weeks of age

In this 1.5 hour private session I will help you to prepare your home and life for your new puppy, just arrived or on the way.  Getting your systems in place, management up and running and knowing what to expect, will mean the difference between success and struggle for you and your puppy! 

$150 for this one time appointment

$120 if purchased along with a socialization package or class admission.

  • Puppy Training and Socialization Packages – for puppies up to 20 weeks of age. 

In these 45-60 minute sessions I will work with your puppy on important socialization tasks and beginning manners.  This are pivotal weeks for your puppy to learn how to navigate new places and people in a happy, curious and confident way.  We only have this opportunity once in our puppy’s life. 

Package of 4 sessions = $360. Must be completed within one month of purchase. 

Package of 6sessions = $500.  Must be completed within 2 months of purchase. 

Package of 8 sessions = $640.  Must be completed within 3 months of purchase.

I am there to help guide and support you through training and behavior modification.  I provide you with weekly and mid weekly check-ins, instruction sheets and client notes each time we meet.  You also have unlimited access to me by email while we are working together. 

  • I  NEED - HELP -  NOW!      One Time Appointment

If things are just out of control at your house, and you just need to get some management, enrichment and education on board so that you can return to living a good life with your dog, this is for you.  In this one time, 2 hour consult, I will help you devise strategies specific to your life and home that will help you and your fido thrive together again.  Often management and exercise/enrichment solutions are enough to get things back on track or to get some relief from behaviors that are uncomfortable to live with. 


  • Private Manners Initial Consult

This 1.5 hour consult is the start to all Packages.  We will go over your case, decide on training options, get you started on some management and enrichment to provide relief and support and if we have time get started with some training. 



  • Private Manners Packages.  The follow up training to your Private Initial Consult.  Day Training or Coaching.

For bread and butter manners behaviors such as loose leash walking, jumping up, coming when called, etc.   These 45 – 60 minutes sessions are usually me and your fido working together and then transferring the skills to you at in the middle and at the end of training.  Some people like to participate in the training and that’s okay too! 

4 sessions = $360.  Must be completed within 1 month

6 sessions = $500. Must be completed within 2 months

8 sessions = $640.  Must be completed within 3 months

Private Manners Initial Consult Follow-ups purchased separately = $100.


Walk and Train:  Fido needs a Walk AND   Manners?  Perfect solution!          Private Training Rates Apply

In most cases, I limit my Fear and Aggression work to up to 2 sessions during which I will you get some immediate relief through management, and education.
Should you decide to continue treatment for Fear and Aggression, I will match you with one of my brilliant colleagues who specializes in supporting you through the ongoing treatment of behavior change.

  • Initial Consultation, up to 1.5 hours: $170

  • Follow up session, 45 minutes: $100.