Sue's Education

GENERAL

2014
Ph. D  Animal Behavior – Trauma Inspired Behavior Problem in Dogs. Diagnosis and Treatment

2004
Play Writing: Leon Martel Workshops

1990
UCLA Area of Study: Comedy Certificate Program

1976-1980
Chapman College Orange, CA Area of Study: Education/Liberal Arts

74-1976
Moorpark College Moorpark, CA Area of Study: Animal Behavior and Exotic Animal Training/Management

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2004-2012
Southern California Animal trainers Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

2001
Healthy Dog Seminar Marin County Humane Society

2000
American Veterinary Medical Association behavior Seminars Utah

1998
“New Approaches to Dog Training”, John Rogers UK, presented at the Pasadena Humane Society

1997
No-Kill Shelter Conference, Phoenix, AZ

1996
“Canine Behavior Problems”, John Rogerson UK, presented in Denver, CO

1995
“Prozac & Other Therapies for Dog & Cat Behavior Problems”, by Robert A. Eckstein, DVM Behavior Resident at UC Davis, presented at University of California Irvine

1989
Animal Rights Conference, Moorehead State University, Fargo, ND

1988
Conference on Behavioral Enrichment of Captive Animals, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington
Graduated from California State Humane Officers Academy, Marin County Humane Society
International Conference on Animal Welfare, presented by the Delta Society, Toronto Canada

1987
Conference on Canine Ethology and Wolf Behavior by Erich Klinghammer, Ph.D., Battle Ground, IN

1986
Seminar on Solving Canine Behavior Problems by Bonnie Beaver DVM, Washington, D.C.

1985
Seminar on Canine Behavior by Michael W. Fox DVM, Presented at UCLA

BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

1998
Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in animal cruelty case.

1997
Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in vicious dog bite case.

1990
Expert Witness Testified for deposition on behalf of plaintiff in vicious dog bite case.

1983-1985
University of California San Diego Elliott Field Station, Dog Breeding Colony San Diego, CA

1984
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter Consultant – Temperament Evaluation of Shelter Dogs

1974
Companion Dogs by Sue Myles Kindergarten Puppy Training, Basic Obedience Classes, Behavior Therapy for Dogs and Cats Orange and Los Angeles Counties


Sue's Pet Therapy Programs

  • February 1984
    Terrace Convalescent Care Center Bakersfield, CA Placed “Saucy”, a Northsun collie, as therapeutic resident dog

    March 1984
    Woodbridge Special Center Group classes for handicapped children with Northsun Collies and donated dogs

    March 1984
    Hope Special Education Center Northsun Collies and therapeutic dogs and small animals

    March 1984
    Wallace Special School Northsun Collies as therapeutic dogs

    May 1984
    Developmentally delayed adults Dayle MacIntosh Center Buena Park, CA Northsun Collies as therapeutic dogs

    May 1984
    Autistic children Irvine, CA Northsun Collies as therapeutic dogs

    May 1984
    Developmentally delayed, autistic children Santa Ana, CA Group interactions with Northsun Collies

    March 1983
    Marisol, Inc. Placed “Johnny”, a Northsun collie, as resident therapeutic dog

    March 1983
    Huntington Special Center – Developmentally delayed, autistic children weekly visits with Northsun Collies Huntington Beach, CA

    June 1983
    Special Olympics Teaching developmentally disabled children to train dogs Los Angeles, CA

    June 1983
    Marisol, Inc. High risk, multi-handicapped children Costa Mesa, CA Weekly visits with Northsun Collies

    March 1982
    Walnut Manor Convalescent Home Weekly visits with Northsun Collies and small pets. Placed ‘Coal,’ a black Rex rabbit as resident pet

    May 1982
    In conjunction with the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
    Institutionalized elderly persons Anaheim, CA

    Nov 1982
    Home for Retired Actors, August 1983 – elderly persons Woodland Hills, CA Weekly visits with Northsun Collies and small pets

    March 1981
    Ocean View High School, June 1981 – Physically challenged, educationally handicapped, developmentally delayed high school students Group classes with Northsun Collies and donated dogs Huntington Beach, CA

    April 1980
    Dog Obedience Training for Physically Challenged Children, Group classes for Children and their personal pets Irvine, CA

    Jan 1977
    Began Northsun Collies; small breeding program for temperamentally outstanding rough collies as trained Pet Therapy dogs


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Sue's Publications

BOOKS AND ARTICLES

2016
Ouch! The Ten Secrets to Stop Your Puppy's Biting

2012
Pee Free! The Ten Secrets to Housetraining Your Puppy: DogThink Publishing

1993
“The Shocking Truth: The Use of Electric Shock in Training Companion Dogs”

1992
“Assessment Check for Dangerous Animals” Private Publication, Laguna Beach Animal Shelter

1991
“Temperament Evaluation for Adult Dogs” Private Publication by Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
“Trainers and Chokers: How Dog Trainers Affect Behavior Problems in Dogs”, Published by Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice Summer
“Who’s In Control?” Published in Current Waves, Southern California Veterinary Surgical Group

1990
“Why Dogs Are Returned to Animal Shelters”, Laguna Beach Animal Shelter private publication

1987
Training Methods described in “Friend to Friend”, by Charlotte Schwartz, Published by Howell

1985
“A Socialization Program for Lab-Raised Canines” Published by Laboratory Animal

1984
Contributor: “The Collie: A Veterinary Reference for the Professional Breeder”, by Dr. Sharon Lynn Vanderlip, DVM, Published by Biotechnical Veterinary Consultants

1981
“Dog Training for Physically Challenged Children” Published by Off-Lead Publications

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES

1988
Organized seminar by Dr. Amy Marder, VMD: Innovative Problem Solving for Dog Behavior Consultants

1987
Conducted seminar: Evaluation of Dog Training Techniques, Costa Mesa, CA
Organized seminar by Dr. Erich Klinghammer on Wolf Behavior

1985
Organized conference for animal behavior consultants in Newport Beach, CA; main speaker Dr. Bernard Rollin, Ph.D., University of Colorado

Sue's Presentations

  • 2016
    Canine PTSD: Traumatized Dog Syndrome Effects of Isolated Environments on Adopted dogs Irvine, CA
    Creative Training for Therapy Dogs, Phoenix Childrens Hospital,  Phoenix AZ
    Creative Training for Hope Crisis Dogs Hope Crisis Southwest National Conference, Irvine CA
    Creative Training for Therapy Dogs Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA

    2015
    Canine PTSD: Traumatized Dog Syndrome Effects of Hoarding on Rescued Dogs Garden Grove CA
    Brain Games for Dogs Presented to Hope Crisis National Meeting Orange, CA
    Creative Training for Hope Crisis Dogs Hope Crisis Southwest National Conference, Orange CA

    2014
    Canine PTSD: Traumatized Dog Syndrome Assessment and Treatment Coto de caza, CA
    Canine PTSD: Traumatized Dog Syndrome. Effects of Physical Trauma Assessment and Treatment Techniques Huntington beach. CA
    Canine PTSD: Traumatized Dog Syndrome Effects of Noise Trauma on Dogs Assessment and Treatment Techniques Newport Beach, CA

    2012
    Clicker Training; An Old Whine in a New Bottle Mid-West Collie Club Lima Ohio
    Purely Positive Training; A well packaged Fraud?  Mid-West Collie Club Lima Ohio
    Did Lassie Really Find Timmy in a Well? How breed myths damage our dogs Mid-West Collie Club Lima Ohio

    2009
    New Ideas about Old Problems Greater Malamute Club Seattle, WA

    2006
    The ‘TV Dog Trainer Syndrome’   All Breed Dog Training Club, Akron Ohio
    Choke chains and other myths    All Breed Dog Training Club Akron, Ohio

    2005
    Cats vs Dogs. Training that works wonders High Desert Dog and Cat Rescue Volunteers

    2004
    Dog Parks and what we can do about them   Dog Rescue Volunteer Group Orange County. CA
    Cats, Boxes and Other Mysteries    High Desert Cat Rescue Volunteers Lancaster, CA

    2003
    Fetch it up, pup! Force free retrieve for the pet dog owner So CA Newfoundland Club
    Why your dog won’t listen to you Dog Rescue Volunteer Group Orange County, CA

    2002
    I Hate People Seminar for Dog Rescue Groups Orange County, CA
    The Shy Dog. Training Techniques that Really Help For Dog Rescue Groups Orange County, CA
    Aggressive Owners and the Dogs they Love For Dog Rescue Groups Orange County, CA

    2001
    Puppies: Myths We Love Presented To Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue
    Separation Anxiety: Always Diagnosed, Rarely Real Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue

    2000
    Children & Dogs: When Lassie Isn’t Enough w/ Laura Mitobe MFCC High Desert Family Therapists, Lancaster CA

    1999
    Separation Anxiety: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome Mile Square Animal Hospital
    Help for the Mentally Manacled Owner SO CA Newfoundland Club

    1995
    Collie Behavior Problems and Solutions Presented at Northern California Collie Rescue Fremont, CA

    1993
    Housing and Management Techniques for Companion Animals Presented at the City of Irvine Animal Care Facility, Irvine, CA
    Handling Aggressive Dogs Presented at the City of Laguna Beach Animal Shelter,Laguna Beach, CA

    1992
    Techniques for Handling Companion Animals in the Veterinary Office Presented at the Southern California Veterinary Medicine Association, South Orange County Chapter
    New Training Methods for Companion Animals Presented at the Southern California Veterinary Medicine Association, North Orange County Chapter

    1989
    Ethical Considerations in Training and Handling Exotic Animals Presented at Moorpark College

    1988
    Ethical Considerations of the Use of Electric Shock in the Training of Companion Animals Presented at the American Society of Veterinary Ethnologists, Washington, D.C.

    1987
    Ethical Considerations of the Use of Electric Shock in the Training of Companion Animals Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Boston, MA.

    1986
    A Protocol for Development of Dog Behavior Consultants Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Phoenix, AZ

    1984
    A Celebration of Cats – “Cat Behavior” Presented at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    1983
    Animal Assisted Therapy Presented to the American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists, San Diego, CA
    Dog Obedience Instruction for Physically Challenged Children Presented at the Third Annual International Conference on the Human/Companion Animal Bond, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

    1982
    Puppy Behavior and Client Education Presented to the Orange County Animal Health Technicians, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
    Animal Assisted Therapy for the Elderly Presented to the Western Gerontological Society, San Diego, CA
    The Human/Companion Animal Bond and Pet Facilitated Therapy
    Canine Behavior and Training Presented at the Tusco Dog Training Center New Philadelphia, OH
    A Bit of Behavior for the Animal Health Technician Presented to the American Association of Laboratory Animal Scientists, San Diego, CA

    1981
    Dog Obedience Instruction for Physically Challenged Children Presented to the First International Conference on the Human/Companion Animal Bond, Philadelphia, PA
    Puppy Behavior in the Veterinary Clinic Presented to the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, Anaheim, CA

    1980
    Puppy Socialization and Training Presented to the Australian Shepherd Club of Southern California, Tustin, CA
    Genetics and Canine Behavior Presented to the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Southern California, Tustin, CA
    The Working Collie: Lecture and Herding Demonstration Presented to the Northern California Collie Club, Fremont, CA
    Humanity and Humaneness in the 1980’s Presented to the Promotion of Animal Well-Being Irvine, CA