About Raising Canine

Mission Statement

Raising Canine is dedicated to providing quality, science-based education and business services to animal professionals, so they are able to dedicate their time to enhancing the owner-animal relationship.

How We Strive to Meet Our Mission Goals

Raising Canine uses science based methods for the training and behavior modification of animals. Our goals are to make training as fun as possible for the animal and the owner; to resolve behavior problems without doing any harm; and to keep pet animals in their homes and out of shelters. We are committed to turning the profession of animal consulting into a respected and educated field. To accomplish this goal, we are actively involved in various professional organizations including the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). We believe in and are committed to a professional dog trainer national certification, as well as formal education and continuing education for all animal consultants. We work with both owners and consultants to educate and help in every way we can.

An Established Reputation

Raising Canine, LLC was the first business to provide a wide variety of remote courses and seminars to the animal training field. These courses provide high-quality, science-based information for training and consulting, as well as established principles for running a business.

Susan and Raising Canine have been able to attract quality speakers who, through remote media, are able to reach a wider audience for a very reasonable price. The remote courses are available live, recorded and on-line. Some courses are simply a lecture format, some are interactive, some require homework, and some are a combination of several media.

Raising Canine also provides educational, marketing and business products to animal professionals, as well as consulting services.

Raising Canine Today

Raising Canine’s goal has always been to provide quality education, products and services to animal professionals. We have solidified that goal through the creation of a mission statement that keeps it in the forefront of our minds, at all times.

Today, Raising Canine is still the largest and best known remote education service for professional dog trainers and within the animal community at large. We continue to provide cutting edge information to trainers, and have expanded our clientele to all species – not just dogs.

Even today, with our vast understanding of behavior and learning, there is still much misunderstanding of this subject within the training world. Raising Canine feels that all animals should be treated humanely and with the most advanced techniques available, and it is our goal to disseminate that information to animal professionals.


Professional Dog Trainer organizations

        CCPDT                         APDT                   IAABC