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

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... 

Why You Should NOT Get Your Child a Puppy for the Holidays

Why You Should NOT Get Your Child a Puppy for the Holidays

Last updated on January 1st, 2018 at 02:46 pmAs a professional dog trainer, I deal with the potential physical dangers of kids and dogs interacting; which can range anywhere from a child being knocked down frequently by an untrained over-active pup to serious problems where the dog is not being child-friendly.  But there is another potential danger: an emotional aspect of my job that oftentimes goes... 

How to Celebrate Your 2017 Holidays with Kids and Pets

How to Celebrate Your 2017 Holidays with Kids and Pets

Last updated on December 2nd, 2017 at 01:14 pm As I was contemplating what to write my post about this month, (yeah, I think everyone gets writers block once in a while) I suddenly realized how quickly the holidays have descended upon us again!  And when I looked back over some of my old posts, I realized that not only has it been about three years since I have written about the holidays, but I have... 

An ADHD Dog Trainer Shows Special Kids How To Use Calm Energy

An ADHD Dog Trainer Shows Special Kids How To Use Calm Energy

Last updated on October 11th, 2017 at 11:26 pmI have been writing articles about safe and healthy interactions between kids and canines for Pediatric Safety for over two years now, and in those articles I have shared numerous personal stories with you all… so I think it’s safe to say that through those stories many of you have gotten to know me pretty well. I have shared about what is was like...