Meet Susan Marett –  CPDT-KA, owner

Susan Marett has been a full-time professional dog trainer for more than 18 years. She is highly respected and recommended by local veterinarians, boarding kennels, groomers and dog daycare facilities for her expertise in solving problem behaviors and instruction in obedience training. She is one of only a handful of trainers in South Carolina to hold a CPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). Susan recently co-founded Wonder Dog University, and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer with Malena DeMartini-Price.


Specializing in addressing the concerns of families with young children and dogs, Susan is also South Carolina’s only licensed presenter of the national Dogs and Storks Program and  Dogs and Toddlers Program. Susan is committed to ongoing education, attends conferences and seminars each year, and keeps current on all industry literature. She has also titled dogs in AKC and USDAA Agility, AKC Rally Obedience, and earned Therapy Dog Certifications. Since the very beginning of Purely Positive, Susan has been innovative and dedicated to helping Lowcountry owners meet a variety of their dog training needs. 


Susan offered and instructed the first canine tricks class, co-founded the first Kids and Dogs’ Camp and instructed one of the first group classes for aggressive dogs in the Charleston area.  She has appeared on local radio show Pet Docs, the South Carolina Public Radio Business Review, Lowcountry Live, and local TV Channels 4 and 5 to demonstrate training methods and answer questions on dog behavior.  Susan has also authored numerous articles for local publications on training and behavioral issues. Some have included the Charleston Post and Courier, and spoken to Charleston area shelter, veterinary, and dog daycare staff on behavioral problems and training.

When Susan is not helping Lowcountry dog owners create a positive and enjoyable relationship with their dogs, she enjoys spending time with her four dogs and family. Susan and her husband are parents of two adoptive children, a son and daughter from Ethiopia. Her own experience with her family and dogs keeps her motivated and inspired to keep learning!


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