Flat Creek Pet Care is a locally-owner dog training facility in Evington, Virginia. We believe in training dogs to be the best they can be in regards to their health, behaviors and relationships with others. Our balanced approach to dog training uses various methods and tools to create a clear communication system, so your dog understands clearly what to do and what not to do.
We believe in helping the dog owner create a strong bond with their dog through engagement, play and a balanced lifestyle. We emphasize educating the owners as much as the dog so that you have success with your dog listening and behaving with you as well.
Susan is the owner and head trainer of Flat Creek Pet Care. She was born and raised in the area and graduated from Longwood College with a degree in Psychology and Community Counseling. After working 10 years in the mental health field and volunteering with local animal rescue groups in the community, she fulfilled her dream of working with animals and opened Flat Creek Pet Care, a luxury pet boarding facility, in 2010. Susan’s passion to help dog owners’ problem-solve behaviors and issues continued to grow during this endeavor, and she started offering dog training services in 2016.
She is a genuine animal lover and is passionate about learning all that she can in regards to animal behavior, training and welfare. She regularly attends seminars and conferences for professional development and ongoing education to better herself and the business. Susan remains committed to helping animals in need and provides assistance to several local rescue groups through fostering, donations, evaluations and training when able. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her personal pets, walking trails, gardening, reading or simply enjoying the outdoors.