Sue Conklin, also known as The Puppy Nanny, has over 25 years of experience in dog training and behavior. Her approach to training is based on developing a relationship with the dog through kindness and positive reinforcement rather than using force. She believes in using proven, positive methods to teach relaxation and obedience.
Sue has attended over 50 seminars and conferences on dog training and behavior and has learned from some of the best trainers and behaviorists in the world. She is one of two Certified Control Unleashed Instructors in the state of South Carolina.
The Puppy Nanny offers a variety of private training options, including live online lessons, private one-on-one lessons, and small group lessons. Her programs are particularly geared toward puppies, and she helps new puppy owners through the challenging puppy and adolescent phases by giving them tried and true advice to make their lives easier and help their puppies become confident and well-behaved dogs.
In addition to private training, The Puppy Nanny offers combination programs. The New Puppy Program is designed to get new puppy owners and their puppies off to the best possible start. It includes two interactive online lessons and three follow-up lessons at The Puppy Nanny's Place. The Good Dog Program combines private training with small group classes to help dogs hone their skills with the distractions of other dogs and new people.
One of the unique aspects of The Puppy Nanny's approach to training is her use of "Training Between the Ears" (TBTE) training and principles. TBTE was developed by Mark McCabe and uses primarily reward and relaxation strategies to change the emotional state of dogs and help them moderate their own emotions. The techniques aim to build relationships with dogs by removing conflict, developing their self-motivation through success seeking behaviors, and changing their perception of the surrounding world so they are emotionally more relaxed and stable.
Sue's success with her own dog Loretta is a testament to her training methods. Loretta competes successfully in Nose Work, Rally Obedience, and Agility events throughout the South. Sue's goal is to help dog owners develop leadership and a better relationship with their dog, making training a positive and enjoyable experience for both the dog and owner.
In conclusion, The Puppy Nanny's kind approach to dog training sets her apart from other trainers. She uses proven, positive methods to teach relaxation and obedience, and her programs are particularly geared toward puppies. Her use of "Training Between the Ears" (TBTE) training and principles is unique and effective in helping dogs moderate their own emotions. If you have a new puppy or an adult dog in need of training, The Puppy Nanny can help.