Susan McKeon

Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, Marketing & Public Relations, and Greyhounds in England, United Kingdom

Susan McKeon

Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, Marketing & Public Relations, and Greyhounds in England, United Kingdom

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I'm a professional and qualified dog trainer and behaviourist. I own and run Happy Hounds Dog Training & Behaviour, which offers training classes for adult dogs, greyhound/sighthound specific activities, 1-2-1 training and behaviour consultations. I also provide puppy training and socialisation classes as part of the Puppy School network.

After 5 years of part-time study (on top of the day-job), I now hold a BSc (Hons) in canine behaviour and training. My dissertation focused on Impulsivity in retired racing greyhounds (Canis familiaris): Is racing status a predictor of increased levels of impulsivity?' and I presented early findings at the APDT USA Conference in 2014. I am also a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK (member no: 01157) and recognised as a Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.

I regularly present at conferences, talking about dog training and, in particular, what life is like living with and training retired racing greyhounds. I am also the 'Ask the Expert'for Companion Dog World, providing answers and advice to dog training and behaviour questions.

In addition to my work with dogs, I currently work on a part-time basis in Marketing Communications. I am a qualified marketer and have over 20 years' experience of working in marketing and PR for organisations both large and small, from not for profit and public sector to private sector.

In amongst all this, and when time allows, I'm also a bit of a social media junkie, have-a-go (iPhone) photographer, blogger and weekend baker.

  • Work
    • Happy Hounds Dog Training
  • Education
    • FdSc Canine Behaviour and Training
    • Member
    • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
    • UK (#01157)
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    • Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing