Sue Pearson got her ﬁrst beagle when she was eight and so began her lifelong love for dog training. She has a graduate degree in education and has been teaching pet dog classes for the past twenty years. She is owner and training director for SPOT & CO. Dog Training in Iowa City, Iowa. Pearson conducts individual behavior consultations and provides pet dog training for puppies and adult dogs, as well as classes in Agility, Canine Good Citizen, and Rally-O. With the assistance of the ﬁve extraordinary trainers, Pearson teaches several classes each week, provides training to volunteers at the local shelter and speaks to youth and children about behavior modification and dog-friendly training techniques.
Pearson is also a contributing author for The Source, a regional news magazine, and for the Dog Star Daily website. Pearson was a member of the American Humane Association’s task force charged with the development of humane training standards, and participated on the APDT Education Committee during the development of the trainer certification test.
She is an avid beagler and lives in Iowa City with her beagle, Madison, and her nearly-beagle Listenmissy.