Dr. Sue Myles

Ph.D in Canine Behavior


Want To Learn My

Tricks Of The Trade?

Come To One Of My Pet Therapy Workshops!

What Will You Learn?

  • Innovative, non-standard dog training techniques.

  • How to connect easily with patients.

  • Dog centered games to use on visit

  • Brain Games to perk up your dog's interest in training.

  • Improvisational comedy techniques that increase communication with clients.

  • Increase your dog's responsiveness with one vocal training exercise.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Currently active Pet Therapy teams.

  • Teams in need of new training. techniques

  • Teams needing to boost a dog's interest in the work.

  • Groups interested in innovative training.

  • Groups wanting to thank volunteers.

  • People interested in becoming a Therapy Dog of Hope Crisis handler

 Yes, I spend lots of time with owners and the pets they love. My career, now in its fortieth year, gives my life deep meaning, emotional satisfaction and a constant source of creative, imaginative problem solving.

But What do I do when I'm not hanging out with dogs?

- You may wonder....


I play.  


I'm an amateur oboist. I study with a local teacher and am enchanted with this bewitching, treacherous and captivating double reed wind instrument.

I read.

History, biography, plays, the poetry of Emily Dickinson and anything by Albert Payson Terhune.

My favorite historical person is Mary Todd Lincoln and yes, I own every book ever written about her.

I write.

My Ten Simple Steps Series continues to grow. Currently writing book four, I plan to cover just about every topic of interest to people who love their pets. I have also written a play, The Master of Sunnybank, a bio-play about Albert Payson Terhune.


I live with a guinea pig, Twinkle, who is so smart she was invited to join MENSA. My cat, Midge, was denied entrance to the same august establishment.


See you in class!

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Dogs are intelligent, intuitive animals that share our hearts and homes. They deserve smart, effective and kind training and that’s what I teach with my DogThink techniques. I’ll never say “Yank harder!” “Yell louder!” or “You’re not being dominant enough…roll that dog over on his back!” You won’t hear me say that because those methods hurt dogs and hurt people.

DogThink uses your brain to learn how your pet thinks, responds and behaves the way he does. Learn the nuances of canine behavior and use them as you train your dog. Think like a dog and you can train one. DogThink is the fastest and most effective way to change a dog’s behavior and I use it, exclusively.

Dogs mean a lot to me. Always have. Always will. They can bring out the best in us, the humans who just don’t understand the inner world of the dog. My DogThink method gets you into the mind of your dog and able to understand his behavior. After all, dog training is a team effort not just a human yanking on a chain fastened around the dog’s neck.

I like people, too. The taller end of the leash gets the same care that the lower end does. People want help with their pets and I’ve got a lot of that to give. And, we laugh more in my classes than a night at the Comedy Store. If laughter isn’t interesting to you, you won’t like my classes.

I can outguess even the cagiest pooch. I’ve got lots of creative, unusual ways to teach dogs that I’ve invented. Many dogs thought incorrigible become good little doggie citizens in the blink of a Beagle’s eye. I never yank on our collar, hang dogs by the leash or make dogs sad. I simply connect with the dog, the owner and make the problems disappear.

*Southern California Animal Trainers Society (SCATS)
*American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
*California Dog Writers

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