About Sue

About Sue Sternberg

Sue has over 35 years of dog behavior experience, including as a dog control officer, kennel and animal care technician at various shelters, dog trainer, behavior counselor, instructor, temperament evaluator, boarding kennel owner, veterinary assistant. Sue is a successful competitor in a variety of dog sports and has titles in competition obedience, agility, tracking, nosework, herding. Sue is also a teacher of dog trainers.


In 1993 Sue started her own dog shelter in upstate New York and has created national shelter outreach programs to improve the lives of shelter dogs and people.

Sue has two main goals in life: to make the shelter world a better place for dogs and the community, and to make public dog parks a a safer and more fun experience for the dogs who must use them. To do this, Sue spends a lot of time on the road traveling to and educating people on canine communication, body language and aggression thresholds.


Sue is the author of numerous books, and has published many DVDs, and these can be found at www.Dogwise.com. She has produced an iPhone app, The Dog Park Assistant, which is a video repository of dog play and aggressive behaviors. 


Sue has two wonderful, adopted heeler mixes. Sue is an accomplished fiddle player, an amateur paleontologist, loves Earl Grey tea, and is a major Star Trek fan.