Featured Employee – Susan

All About Dogs Featured Employee Susan

Susan & Reagan

Susan joined our team in March of 2017 as a daycare technician. She works for us part-time in our large and small dog daycare.

What is your favorite part of your job?  My favorite part of the job is trying to work with all of the dogs on basic skills and listening to make them better dog citizens. And I get lots of love and kisses in return!

What is your best memory or day on the job? My best memory of daycare is not seeing one of my dog friends for several weeks or months because our schedules didn’t mix. Later when we were together again and he realized who I was, I got the best “where have you been look” that just busted us both out laughing..

All About Dogs Featured Employee Susan

Where did you grow up?  I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. My parents moved my brother and I to Burton, Ohio when I was in 3rd grade.

What is your birthday?  October 7th. I was born the Chinese year of the dog!

What are your hobbies?  When I’m not working, you can usually find me digging and transplanting in my flower gardens. I also like to read fiction of various types.

What is something unique about you?  I have been a licensed physical therapist for close to 30 years. I left full time work last year because I was getting burned out and needed a change. The dogs love when I practice massage skills on them and learn my dog muscles!

If you didn’t work here what would you be doing?  I work 3 days a week at my other job. But if I wasn’t at doggy daycare, I would probably be looking for something else to do with dogs, at least part-time. Working with dogs is very rewarding to me emotionally. I love to make them happy!

Tell us why you are passionate about dogs and any involvement outside of All About Dogs that you have with dogs or animals.  I have always had dogs in my life thanks to my parents. I spend a lot of time at a friend’s farm who breeds and raises Alaskan Malamutes. Someone has to love all of those puppies!

What is your favorite dog breed and why?  My parents had Labrador retrievers when my kids were born, and they are the best K9 nannies. But I also love those Malamutes. I currently have a 4 year old boy named Reagan. My husband Jim and I compete for his attention, but he usually chooses “mom”.

Amanda H.

Dog Trainer & Professional Groomer
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Biographical Info

Amanda joined our team in November 2015 assisting in the dog grooming department through the holiday season.  She is a registered AKC instructor and CGC and Puppy STAR evaluator and teaches group dog training classes here at our facility.  Her favorite part of the job is “teaching the handler the tools they need to show their dog how to be a well mannered part of their family – a trained dog is a happy & confident dog.”  She enjoys doing outside activities with her family like raising hogs and chickens, tending a vegetable garden, camping and hiking.  She also volunteers with her Therapy Dog at a local home for the disabled.

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