Sue is a professional dog trainer

and behaviourist based West Sussex

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Dog trainers in Sussex

Sue Venn Canine Behaviourist and Dog Trainer

Sue is a professional dog and puppy trainer and behaviourist based in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex near Brighton. She is highly recommend, well established and extremely effective in treating a myriad of behavioural problems in adult dogs. Sue has also successfully developed a fantastic and unique home puppy training program. Where her goal is to ensure that puppies and their owners are “getting the best start possible” It’s hardly surprising that Sue’s individual approach is often described by clients as “remarkable”

Sue has been independently running dogs in line now for nearly 10 years and has always been her dream to be working with dogs. Her passion for working with dogs comes from a wide-range of experience she gained at a renowned kennels in West Sussex. The kennels breed and show world class German Shepherd Dogs, quarantine facilities, and offer boarding to Sussex Police dogs, as well as the general public. Sue was also involved with whelping, rearing and training the puppies at the kennels. Hence she acquired a wealth of knowledge and understanding of puppies’ development and canine behaviour. Sue went on to complete a two-year NVQ in Animal Care and Canine Behaviour, as well as ongoing home studies.

Sue training is personalised, fun and very effective

Confidence is the key for owners to have with their puppies and dogs, Sue is excellent in bringing this out in the owner, also by showing you how to tackle your dog’s behaviour. 

All lessons are based around your home and suited around your timetable.

Whether it’s pulling on the lead, bad recall or behaving aggressively Dogs in Line can help 

All training methods are passive, adapted to the individual case

Dogs in Line only charges per client not per dog, so if you have more than one dog it won't cost you anymore! 

Sue's approach to training is unique, friendly and has a very high success rate in treating a myriad of problems 

She comes very highly recommended and has helped hundreds of dogs and their owners in nearly 10 years in the dog training business. 

You can read through the outstanding testimonials here

Media Work

BBC2 Six Puppies And Us:

At the age of 25 Colette fell down the stairs and changed her life changed forever. She suffered a head injury and sustained left-sided paralysis.Colette's mobility was affected and she started to have dystonic seizures. As a result of these seizures, she lost all ability to walk, swallow and the use of her left hand. She was advised by professionals that she would end up in a nursing home needing 24 hour care, and that she would never walk again. 

Collect clearly was not ready for this to happen to her. So she taught herself to walk again.

Amazingly in 2014 Colette bought a tiny 8 week old Labradoodle named Lola, and decided to train her to be an assistance dog. By the time Lola was 6 months old, Colette realised that she needed help with Lola's training, so she called Sue.   With Sue's expert help, Colette was able to deal with Lola's 'teenage years' and train her to help Colette get out and about and regain her independence. Sue worked with Colette from June 2014 to February 2015. Most of her training sessions, were filmed by the BBC for their hit TV programme; Six puppies and us.

You can watch Sue, Colette and the wonderful Lola in this episode here:

Lola is now at her next stage in training to become a fully qualified assistance dog. This is being self funded by Colette, and you can read more about Colette and Lola in her funding page here:

Palm Dog the Movie due to be released   

"There is extra excitement surrounding the Palm Dog this year, as the event will feature in Nick Livesey’s new UK romantic comedy entitled, appropriately, Palm Dog, about a group of Sussex villagers who make a film to try to win the Palm Dog award in Cannes."  Read more on Screen daily...

The Peter Andre Show 2013  

Sue worked with Peter and his family for a few months whilst training his two pug puppies Charlie and Porridge.

"After contacting Sue I felt I had a friend that had the amazing ability to speak dog"

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"Sue has transformed me into a more confident owner"

1-2-1 dog training in Sussex

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"Sue helped us straight from the beginning. We asked her for her advice on getting a puppy, as we have never owned a dog previously and have two small children. She guided us on a practical level and with her extensive knowledge of dogs was able to help us short list a puppy. We now have a wonderful Miniature Australian Labradoodle. She was wonderful teaching our two little ones to be in command of Wellington, which has been lovely to see. She warned us when Wellington would start teething, what his behaviour would be like through his first 6 months. Due to this he has turned out to be a fantastic, calm little puppy.. Read more

Puppy training in Hove East Sussex.

"II’d hesitate to call Sue a miracle worker, because that would imply some sort of voodoo, when the truth is that the cure she gave us was based on expert knowledge and sound reasoning. But the results were miraculous...

1-2-1 dog training Brighton, East Sussex read more

"I called Sue because I could not manage Border Collie, and just after the first training session, I saw much improvement. Sue patiently taught me behaviour and tricks I should use with my dog. She is very flexible and she adapted the sessions we had to my busy working schedule. Now I can enjoy much more stressless time with my dog...

Dog training Forest Row, East Sussex


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