How Do You Build Trust and Set Clear Expectations with an Adopted Dog?

First impressions matter, and HOW you transition a dog from shelter life to your home can mean the difference between a dog who bounces right back to the shelter or feels safe enough build that once-in-a-lifetime bond with your family. I’m really excited to welcome Susan McKeon back to my Academy to share her insights on how to help navigate the process of bringing a new dog into your home!

As a Community Clinical Animal Behavior Manger with the UK’s largest rehoming charity The Dog’s Trust, Susan is the perfect person to walk us through successfully bringing your shelter dog home. From the first days, to the first few weeks, to the first few months, Susan will use all of her experience providing behavior consultations for rescue dogs to help us understand the challenges that newly re-homed shelter dogs face and how we can support them through the transition from rescue dog to forever dog.

Join us Nov. 30th , 10am Pacific Time
Will be recorded for all registered students to watch (or rewatch!) at a time that suits.

  • Suitable for pet owners, trainers, behaviorists, shelter workers and anyone looking to expand your knowledge and skills to support dogs.

  • Discover Susan's process for rehoming success.

  • Most of Susan's tips will also apply to dogs joining your home for foster care.

  • More details coming soon!

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  • 2 Hours of Video

    A 1.5 hour live presentation (approx) followed by a 30 min Q&A.

    The Q&A sessions in the Academy are interactive, often more like a discussion with me (Grisha) and the presenter, answering questions from the students and linking it to the bigger picture of what we teach in the school.

    It's a great way for you to get Susan's help to further understand the material.

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About the Instructor

Susan's unique experience makes her the perfect instructor for this webinar.

Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Accredited Dog Trainer

Susan McKeon BSc (Hons) APDT (01157) CDBC CCAB

Susan is a UK-based, Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviorist and accredited dog trainer, who specializes in working with sighthounds, especially ex-racing greyhounds.

Currently, she works for Dogs Trust as Community Clinical Animal Behaviour Manager, providing behavior consultations for rescue dogs. Previously, Susan worked for UK sighthound charity, Forever Hounds Trust, and has also worked with other rescue dog and greyhound charities, including the Greyhound Trust. She also ran a successful dog behavior and training business for eight years, providing behavior consults, training classes, workshops, and sighthound-only classes.

She has a BSc (Hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training and her dissertation research focused on “Impulsivity in retired racing greyhounds (Canis familiaris): Is racing status an indicator of increased impulsivity?” Susan is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops and has presented at national and international conferences about greyhound behavior and welfare, post-racing.

Susan is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ASAB accredited) (yes, "certificated" is a word in British English!) and a registered Animal Training Instructor and Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, the Pet Professional Guild (British Isles) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

She shares her home with her husband, Sean, their three dogs, Ava (Greyhound), Sherlock (Saluki), and Dobby (Saluki x Greyhound), and their cat, Matilda.

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