Educating Fido 

Training Dogs and the People Who Love Them

About the Trainers at Educating Fido

Susie Waki, CNWI, CPDT-KA
Susie Waki, CNWI, CPDT-KA
Susie Waki, CPDT, CNWI has been working with and training dogs for over a decade. Susie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Nose Work Instructor. Susie wants to share what she's learned about reward-based dog training with you and your canine companion and will teach you a loving way to communicate with your dog that does not attempt to dominate or control your dog.
 
Professional accomplishments include:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer-KA
  • Certified Nose Work Instructor
  • Canine Life and Social Skills Instructor
  • Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator
  • AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator
  • Licensed "Be a Tree" Presenter
  • TAGteach Primary Certification
  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild
  • AKC Novice and Open Obedience Titles
  • Nose Work 1 and Nose Work 2 Titles
  • Delta Society Pet Partner Team

Susie's belief in the healing power of dogs has given her the opportunity to work with organizations that promote the animal-human bond by matching dogs with young people.  Susie is the trainer and coach for the youth at Project POOCH, a program that matches shelter dogs with incarcerated youth.  She's volunteer board member for The Little Dog Laughed therapy program.  Susie is also an active board member for Safe Dogs By the River, a non-profit organization that provides educational services for homeless pet owners by promoting non-aversive training methods. She has also trained service dogs for Autism Service Dogs of America, a non-profit organization that prepares service dogs to work for children with autism.

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