About Obedience Training

How It Works

Susan Strough visits her Dallas clients living south of Lyndon B Johnson Freeway in their homes for in-person lessons. For those living outside of her travel zone, arrangements can be made to visit Ms. Strough at a Dallas location. For anyone unable to meet with her in person, remote appointments are available via telephone, FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype.

Susan works with pet dogs living indoors and the issues surrounding their owner’s lifestyle. She teaches the basic commands of sit, down, stay, come, heel, leave it, crate/bed in addition to helping owners tackle problems dealing with housebreaking, jumping, counter surfing and many other common problems, as well as helping to eliminate aggression in its many forms. Commands are taught with positive reinforcement. Blatant disobedience to learned commands is reduced through various methods of correction appropriate to the scenario.

Susan provides private lessons for dogs and their owners. These lessons typically take place in and around the owner’s home but can take place anywhere within the city that is pertinent to the dog and owner’s lifestyle. For example, lessons might take place at a park, restaurant patio or a walking trail.

Susan also customizes all training plans with the owner based on their budget, goals, and timeframe.

During the first meeting, a small amount of administrative work will be completed and an ample amount of conversation will be had to aid in understanding the situation.


Susan’s greatest joy is teaching people how to live in harmony with their pets.


Get In Touch

Email: susan@caninesfirst.com
Text: (214) 760-8677

Located in Dallas, Texas. Servicing Lakewood, Highland Park, University Park, Uptown Dallas, Downtown Dallas, East Dallas, West Dallas, Oak Cliff, Oak Lawn, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands, Far North Dallas, Bluffview Dallas, Cedar Springs, and additional neighborhoods in Dallas proper.