MEET THE PACK
Our Pack Leader: Sue Ann
After years of dreaming of becoming a dog mom, Sue Ann finally adopted her first dog in 1990 from the humane society in Helena, Montana. “Greta” was 3 to 5 yrs old when she was found as a stray, but she was a good teacher and helped Sue Ann deepen her appreciation for our canine friends, so much so that Sue Ann co-founded of Dog Days of Wisconsin, a summer camp for dogs and their people. As a result of that association, Sue Ann’s love of dogs continued to grow. She attended numerous classes and workshops in dog training and Tellington Touch and developed her skill in candid and portrait photography of dogs. After 27 years as a claims specialist for the casualty insurance, Sue Ann knew it was time to find a way to make dogs her entire life, not just a part of it. In spring 2005, she decided to join the team and open her own Central Bark™ franchise.
Trainer: Janice DeMadona
Janice DeMadona has been training dogs professionally since 1998 and was one of the first individuals to be certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (2002 – 2007) when she earned her CPDT certification. She continues to stay up-to-date on science-based learning theory for animals and positive force-free methods of dog training through educational workshops and webinars from some of the best animal behaviorists in the country. Janice strives to make training fun for people and their dogs. She believes that it’s important that people know how they can incorporate training into their daily lifestyle. Private in-home lessons are available as well as group classes at Central Bark in Oak Creek. Puppies beginning at 8 weeks old to adult dogs can learn good manners. After beginning class any dog can benefit from and enjoy advanced distraction training and trick training. Janice also enjoys trick training which is particularly helpful during long Wisconsin winters when longs walks with your dog is difficult. Group classes and private lessons for owners who want to do some “showing off” with their dogs are also available. Shy and fearful dogs are a specialty for Janice, working with owners on behavioral issues for reactivity and aggression. Contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 414-870-DOGS (3647)