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

Keeping You and Your Family Safe From “Free Roaming” Dogs

Keeping You and Your Family Safe From “Free Roaming” Dogs

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:28 amMany years ago, my sister had told me that while out walking her small young pup (A shih Tzu/Bichon mix) near my Mom’s house, a huge Mastiff came flying out of a house and ran straight for them. Her initial reaction was one that many of us would have…. Protect the one you love… so she grabbed Sylvi off the ground and used her own body to block the... 

Helping Your Child Deal with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Your Child Deal with the Loss of a Pet

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:44 pmUnlike many years ago, when most pets lived outside, today many of our pets become members of the family. When most of us have ‘had enough’ with the world, it is our pets that give us solace. And for many kids, their pets are their best friends in the world….always there to ‘lick their wounds’… both emotionally and physically.  So how do you... 

Play-Dates: Making Sure Other Children Are Safe With Your Dog

Play-Dates: Making Sure Other Children Are Safe With Your Dog

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:45 pmYou probably did quite a bit of work (maybe even before you brought your new baby home), to ensure the relationship between your baby and your dog was cultivated and nurtured into a beautiful lifelong friendship. But now, time has passed, and following the natural course of events, they are ready to establish friendships with other children. You may... 

Little One is on the move!!! Uhhhh….where’s the dog???

Little One is on the move!!! Uhhhh….where’s the dog???

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:49 pmThis is such an exciting time… and an exhausting one. You “safely introduced your dog to your new baby’’ and established some guidelines to keep everyone safe (see ‘Your New Baby Safely Met Your Dog … Now What???) and so far everything has been going really well. Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds… and learning something new every day.... 

Your New Baby Safely Met Your Dog … Now What???

Your New Baby Safely Met Your Dog … Now What???

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:52 pmSo you followed the guidelines I wrote to “Safely Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby“, maybe added a few of your own ideas, everything went so well, and your dog seems pretty well adjusted to the baby’s arrival… but what can you do to ensure this relationship remains solid for the next several years, so they grow up and stay best friends?... 

Safely Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby

Safely Introduce Your Dog to Your New Baby

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:53 pmMany couples put off having that first child for a number of reasons:  To establish their career, to be more financially stable, some want to buy the house first…… But in their desire to nurture ‘something’, many (myself included) choose to get a dog – and the dog invariably takes on the role of substitute child. In my household, we...