About Suzanne Hantke

I trained as an EMT in NY, than recertified in Atlanta. I loved being an EMT and was involved with it for several years. I worked on the “Rainbow Response Unit” at Egleston’s Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, and when not on a call, worked in the PICU and NICU, which was both a blessing as well as a heartache because I learned and saw so much. Helping to create a child safety seat for ambulances was my way of making sure children who were already compromised health-wise, would not be put in any more danger. When I realiized I could no longer be an EMT due to medical reasons, I found an alternate outlet for my desire to nuture and protect; I became a dog trainer...something that was always a second love and passion for me. Now, whenever possible, I combine my passion for children and canines by working to make the world a safer place for both. Suzanne is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.homeinsteadofalone.com

Articles by Suzanne

Dog Acting Strange? Change Affects Every Member of the Family

Dog Acting Strange? Change Affects Every Member of the Family

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:28 pmAs a professional dog trainer, I have worked with hundreds of dogs over the years…. I have studied all of the different breeds, studied different methods of training, worked with different families, and have come to realize one universal truth…dogs are as bad with change as we are. Why does that matter???? I want you to imagine that you live in a world... 

When Should I Get My Child a Dog…and What Should We Get?

When Should I Get My Child a Dog…and What Should We Get?

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:11 pmA few years back I wrote an article about what was the best age to get your child s dog and what breed you should get. Apparently over the last few years, this article has been viewed numerous times, so our editor asked me to go over it, update it a bit and maybe add a few more ideas along the way. For those of you who read the original article, I hope... 

How to Keep Kids From Getting Bit Helping with Dog Training

How to Keep Kids From Getting Bit Helping with Dog Training

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:57 pmAs a professional dog trainer for many years, there are many things I have had to learn to do differently when working with the dogs around children versus what I would normally do.Things that I would not typically think twice about, I must when kids are around…. Because they tend to copy everything – and some things may be quite dangerous for them... 

Mom is Sick. How to Avoid Kids & Dog Taking Charge

Mom is Sick. How to Avoid Kids & Dog Taking Charge

Last updated on July 30th, 2018 at 02:24 pmProfessional dog trainers talk a lot about being the ‘pack leader’ and setting solid rules, boundaries and guidelines for our animals as well as our kids. We discuss the importance of being consistent so that our kids and animals know what to expect and what is expected of them. But what happens when we are not at our best due to illness or injury? What... 

How Your Dog Is Affected By Your Family’s Emotions

How Your Dog Is Affected By Your Family’s Emotions

Last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 11:46 amAs humans, we all experience a very wide range of emotions for any given situation, at any given time. And oftentimes, we tend to ‘assign’ those same emotions onto the animal that spends the most time at our sides – our dogs. The following is just a short list of some of the statements I consistently hear from my clients about their dogs:“She knows... 

News On Dog Attacks Is Scary – Is Your Dog “Child Friendly”?

News On Dog Attacks Is Scary – Is Your Dog “Child Friendly”?

Last updated on March 4th, 2018 at 02:19 pmThis year alone, we seem to be hearing more and more stories in the news about dog attacks, even among us trainers we notice the increase of instances! But no headline stops our hearts as much as when we see ‘Child Mauled by Family Dog’. So it stands to reason that parents who were not concerned before, are now (understandably) worried if their own lovable...