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WSDR AM 1240 Presents Susan Jakobs, Host of a new show about DOGS  - all dog talk, all the time (well only the second Thursday of every month at 8:35 a.m.)  Feel free to share my broadcast with family and friends.  If you want a topic covered,  let me know and I will do my best to address the issue!  

#1 All about Poop (April 2014)


**NEW 2014 – Summer Training Clinics

LOOSE LEASH WALKING CLINIC- Do you go out for a pull instead of walk?  Is your dog choking himself?

 JUMPING CLINIC - Does your dog jump on visitors?  Are you afraid your dog will knock your toddler over?

RECALL CLINIC - Does your dog ignore you when you call him?  Do you get mad at your dog when he runs away?


Educating the public about dog behavior and the care and training of their canine partner is our mission.  The trainers at Dog Builders utilize a ‘Balanced Training’ approach to working with clients and their dogs.  We evaluate the needs of the owner and the dog before a training program and equipment is customized to build or rehabilitate your companion.  We utilize many different training techniques and positive reinforcement is always a part of our training programs.

The Head Trainer for Dog Builders, has been training dogs and people professionally since 2000.  Susan is Certifier for Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, and an evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Puppy Star Program.  Susan’s specialty is therapy dogs and she has trained over 490 therapy dogs for acute care settings.

Are you interested in giving back to the community by working with your dog?  Give us a call, we can help get you there.

We will raise and train companion dogs or train your dog as a fully trained Service Dog.  Some families just need a jump start and some families need us to have their dog for longer.  We can make a difference in a short period of time.  The video below shows the typical result of a 4 month old puppy that had 3 weeks of training.

Nikki lives in South Carolina and loves to sleep on this chair.

Papasan chair….for me?

The videos below are a sampling from my 100+ dog videos on You Tube.

Susan is photographed with Grover, who was trained and sold as a Professional Rehabilitation Dog for St. Vincent Seton in Indianapolis.  He was in training for over 1 year.  Aside from helping the patients, he brings a smile to all that meet him.

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