Sue holds a Masters Degree in Professional Practice in Canine Behaviour, Training and Psychology. She has been working with dogs for many years and started the Essex Dog Academy in 2008. Sue is a Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association of Great Britain, a Master Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers and Council Member of the Pet Education, Training and Behaviour Council. She has written many courses to promote the education and knowledge required to work with dogs to gain formal qualifications.
Based on the Essex/Suffolk borders, Sue offers behavioural consultations in the comfort of your own home, as well as obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds. Many dogs are rehabilitated into training classes, following successful work modifying unwanted behaviour.
Sue has written countless feature articles for the popular Dogs Monthly magazine and as a member of their Experts Team offered real-life solutions to readers’ problems each month. She also contributes articles to other magazines and newspapers, as well as writing blogs on popular dog websites.
Knowing of her great interest in the politics surrounding dog ownership, a prominent MP with a special interest in dogs invited Sue to attend the House of Commons to consult on amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) and Dog Control Orders, following her extensive research into the social effects of dog attacks on people and dogs. She is an Expert Witness (Dangerous Dogs Act, 1991)
Whenever a serious dog-related incident is featured in the media, Sue is generally asked to comment on national BBC, BBC Essex, BBC 3 Counties and LBC radio stations. She has also appeared on Sky TV Real Lives show, adapting her “Get Fit with your Dog” training techniques to produce some entertaining film sequences when working with the owner of two Lhasa Apso dogs that regularly had enjoyed rather substantial portions of food!
Sue also appeared via live TV link on the Seven Network Breakfast Show broadcast from Sydney, Australia to comment on dog law in the UK following a spate of dog attacks on people in the New South Wales area.
She shares her home with two German Shepherd Dogs and has a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of the breed.