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Susan Isaacs, M.S., CPDT-KA

Susan Isaacs is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer; a graduate of the Balu Academy for Dog Trainers; a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Southern California Dog Trainers’ Forum (SCDTF); an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator; a licensed presenter for Family Paws Parent Education and Doggone Safe;  and she volunteered for 3 years as lead trainer for the LA chapter of Pets for Vets.

Susan has been training dogs for over 15 years and continues to add to her knowledge and technical skills by attending workshops with leaders in the behavior and training field. She has studied under such experts as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Karen Pryor, John Rogerson, Sue Sternberg, Pam Reid, Trish King, Pia Silvani, Ray Coppinger, Jim Barry, Nicole Wilde and many others.

About Us

Before opening her own dog training business, Susan spent over 15 years in the corporate world coaching executives and employees, and it’s her solid understanding of behavior and psychology—human and canine—that makes her so successful at helping owners solve dog behavior problems. She uses positive reinforcement training methods, grounded in the latest behavioral science.                                                                                                                                     

Award winner

The Well-Heeled Dog won the 2004 Small Business Award from the West Hollywood, CA Chamber of Commerce.










“The private lessons worked miracles on my terrier Spike - the difference in his behavior is like night and day! And the obedience class was also great because Spike had to deal with various distractions - other dogs, people, birds, olive pits! “ 

Lauren Meister,

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When Susan isn’t training dogs or teaching classes, she visits schools, libraries, and hospitals to give free presentations about kids, dogs, and safety.

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