Suzi began professionally working with animals back in the early 1980’s as an assistant in a dolphin and exotic bird show. This ignited her passion for animal training and behavior. The experience led her to graduate in 1985 from the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California where she obtained a formal education in animal behavior, training, and husbandry. From there she spent several years working with a wide range of species including a tiger, leopard, vulture, many parrots and macaws, and her most enjoyable achievement…creating an entire entertainment show featuring trained house cats.
In 1995 she opened Positive Approach Training Programs, a dog training and daycare business in Tacoma, which she grew and enjoyed for 16 years before selling the business to pursue a more individual focus with her clientele. Since then she has appreciated re-connecting with her feline and avian behavioral roots and has greatly expanded her dog, cat, and bird behavior counseling practice through Companion Animal Solutions.
Suzi combines her strong background and knowledge of scientific based behavioral approaches with her emphasis on helping each animal achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance to ensure they have the best life experience possible. In this way, she has come to specialize in helping pets that are timid, fearful, anxious, or aggressive.
Regardless of the problem or species of pet, Suzi takes great satisfaction in helping each animal and their human family.
Suzi provides Behavior Consultations throughout the Puget Sound area, and training in the greater Tacoma area. Suzi also offers T-Touch services.
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