What our clients are saying



Suzanne, we can not thank you enough for all your work and help with Oliver. We have missed having a dog, but waiting 14 years clearly took us out of the "puppy mode".  Your wisdom, incredible knowledge, work ethic and patience has meant the world to us. It has been so helpful having you come into our home and help train the owner--this is probably what has demanded the most patience!  It is a joy watching Oliver catch on as you work with him. So much to learn and you are such an incredible instructor. Thank you for all your help and support. We look forward to working with you more for refreshers! So appreciate everything!   We will gladly pass your name and information on to anyone needing dog/puppy training.   

- Todd & Amy M
   Oliver's Owners

Suzanne helped us with our 5 month old male boxer puppy named Joe. We engaged her because of his typical puppy behavior of not coming when called, nipping, not staying when told to sit and paws up on the counter looking for food. Suzanne was able to quickly help us get him more focused and much better behaved. He immediately listened to her and she helped us, as a family, assume that leader role with Joe. Results were almost immediate which naturally lead to a happier home. In fact, she worked with our 5 year old daughter to teach her to lead Joe and get him to follow our daughter's instructions. We have referred her to friends and the rescue group we adopted Joe from.  We would highly recommend Suzanne.
Chris R
        Joe's Owner​​

Suzanne and I developed a friendship when I turned six months old.   You need to know, I was a fluffy little 5 pound Bichon full of energy with a slight stubborn streak, well maybe more that slight, and walking was not the exercise of choice.  On day one Suzanne developed a respect and made learning fun, but disciplined, and was I able to go beyond sit and down.   I now walk two miles a day.  THANK YOU SUZANNE!!   Suzanne even taught me to appreciate the arts, I can play music on the cell phone with my paw.  Top that!   Suzanne helped us build an obstacle course in our basement so I can keep my girly figure.  I love running through the tunnels and jumping the hurdle.  I am now 5 years old and Suzanne comes once a month to visit, play and learn something new.    She is not only my "personal trainer", but my friend.   We cannot say enough about Miss Suzanne!   


-Mary J & Macy 
      Macy's Owner

We have used Trained Companions for training, playtime and overnight pet sitting; I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.  She was very thoughtful and thorough in her teaching of our new puppy.  She covered the basics (sit, down, heel, off, come, etc) but also introduced her to new people and environments to ensure she's a well mannered dog.  The convenience of having the training done in home makes it easier to keep practicing the techniques with our dog after the session is over. For playtime and pet sitting she always sends photos which reassures us that our dogs are having fun and are well taken care of.  It's clear Suzanne has bonded with them from the excitement they show whenever they see her.   I'm so glad we chose Trained Companions

- Catherine V
     Holly's Owner

​Our maltipoo puppy "Penny" needed obedience training asap & my paths crossed with Suzanne at our vet's office one day.  We really wanted Penny to have "one on one" training with someone and this worked out perfect for Penny and also my schedule.  Suzanne was always flexible and was very gentle. Penny needed to learn (sit, stay and come) and Suzanne made this happen easily.  And she also taught Penny tricks, (shake, walk on back legs and roll over).   These sessions were fun and went by quickly.  Thank you Suzanne for making this easy and we are still practicing!

- Sally S
    Penny's Owner

I highly recommend Trained Companions for pet sitting.  Suzanne is very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior.  Most importantly, she is a "dog lover" and has true compassion and caring for animals. She did a great job of keeping me informed about her visits and sent pictures and video of my "fur babies". Most importantly, I did not worry for one minute about my pets' care while I was away from my home. 

- Nancy U
     Velvet & Erma's Owner


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