Business overview

Service Area

  • Acworth
  • Canton
  • Cherokee/Forsyth County
  • Cobb County
  • Crabapple
  • Kennesaw
  • Marietta
  • Roswell
  • Woodstock

Services

  • Boarding

Type of Pet

  • Dogs

Teaching Environment

  • In-House Training
  • Private Lessons

Lessons

  • Behavioral Modification
  • Clicker Training
  • Competition
  • Housebreaking
  • Obedience

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • SAT
  • 9:00am
  • 9:00pm
  • SUN
  • 12:00pm
  • 7:00pm

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Best and Most Affordable!, 1/15/2014

Susan Howard is the best dog trainer in this area! I have had experience with other trainers, but no one like Susan. You can tell instantly how much she loves animals and how great she is with... working with dogs, the owners, as well as all children in the household. She uses humane and highly effective techniques that make training your dog truly a fun experience for all. The most interesting part is that even though she is the best trainer that I have worked with, she is also the most affordable. Her prices are at least half of the trainers in this area! You can tell that she is not doing this just for the money, she truly wants to reach as many people as possible with her affordable rates. I wish that I had only worked with her from the start. My veterinarian had recommended her because I was having difficulty training my puppy, and I felt overwhelmed because I have a five-year-old and one-year-old at home. Thankfully, they put me in touch with Susan. She has shown us how to make it work for our entire family! I am in her puppy training course, and I plan to take additional courses as well. It is possible to make it happily through the puppy and toddler years simultaneously with the right person teaching you! I will always recommend her without hesitation!

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Gets the job done, 7/23/2013

Susan is so easy to work with. It is so obvious that it is the owner who needs the training and she is skilled in how to do that. You cannot bet the price for someone to come to your home in the... dog’s environment to train the household.

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cynthiade

Reviews: 2

Best and Most Affordable!

Susan Howard is the best dog trainer in this area! I have had experience with other trainers, but no one like Susan. You can tell instantly how much she loves animals and how great she is with working with dogs, the owners, as well as all children in the household. She uses humane and highly effective techniques that make training your dog truly a fun experience for all. The most interesting part is that even though she is the best trainer that I have worked with, she is also the most affordable. Her prices are at least half of the trainers in this area! You can tell that she is not doing this just for the money, she truly wants to reach as many people as possible with her affordable rates. I wish that I had only worked with her from the start. My veterinarian had recommended her because I was having difficulty training my puppy, and I felt overwhelmed because I have a five-year-old and one-year-old at home. Thankfully, they put me in touch with Susan. She has shown us how to make it work for our entire family! I am in her puppy training course, and I plan to take additional courses as well. It is possible to make it happily through the puppy and toddler years simultaneously with the right person teaching you! I will always recommend her without hesitation!

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Kaybird

Reviews: 1

Gets the job done

Susan is so easy to work with. It is so obvious that it is the owner who needs the training and she is skilled in how to do that. You cannot bet the price for someone to come to your home in the dog’s environment to train the household.

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ANR0589

Reviews: 1

AWESOME!

Susan is awesome. She was refered to us by our Vet. She loves her clients like they are her own animals. I have refered her to several friends and they also speak very highly of Susan. I also use Susan when I go out of town. She has great rates and is very flexible for last minute changes. THANKS SUSAN!!

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 Palying with Ms. Susans doggies :)
 I was cold at Ms. Susans so she put a sweater on me :)

Zivasmom

Reviews: 1

Ziva'smom

We found Susan through a friend when we were brand new first time puppy parents. Susan was great with patiently answering ALL of our newbie questions. Our Cavachon puppy responded so well to Susan. Each session left us with new information and tips to practice with Ziva. We would highly recommend Susan and Ruff Diamond Dogs.

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Dohringman

Reviews: 1

The Best!

We love Susan! She has worked very diligently with us to improve the behavior of our dog, Ellie! She is very professional and yet very personable!! We highly recommend her to anyone who is considering training their dogs!

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blackwell

Reviews: 2

Fabulous Trainer

Susan did a wonderful job training our new puppy! She was a pleasure to work with and made sure that everyone moment with our dog was valuable. I loved how Susan made sure that our children were a part of the training process. We couldn't be happier with our results. Thank you Susan!

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CharityKB

Reviews: 1

Saved our Dog!

Susan was so wonderful to work with and did a great job with our new adopted dog! Her prices are great, and more affordable than comparable places. I was worried that we would not be able to keep our new dog due to the problems he had when we adopted him. After a few sessions with Susan, I am confident that he will be a great companion for our kids. We are very grateful to Susan for all her help!

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SouthernBelle11

Reviews: 2

Wonderful Trainer!

Susan had her work cut out for her when she began training my St. Bernard pup. It didn't take long to realize that her patience and kind nature were exactly what it would take to teach both owner and pup how to achieve the best results. I would highly recommend Ruff Diamond Dogs to fellow dog owners who want to get a basic understanding of how to train your dog so that he/she is more enjoyable to be around. Thanks Susan!

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jdilbeck

Reviews: 1

Very flexible

Susan was great to work with, and worked with my crazy schedule. She was very patient with my terrier puppy!

Ruff Diamond Dogs replied on 06-10-2012

You and Winnie were a real pleasure to work with. Keep up the work with her and let me know if I can help with anything else.

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swim2001jat

Reviews: 1

Wonderful experience

Susan was amazingly patient and calm with my horse of a dog! She gave my husband and I so many wonderful strategies to control Sunshine's barking and aggressivness. Look no further than Ruff Diamond Dog's for any of your dog's needs.

Ruff Diamond Dogs replied on 06-10-2012

Thank you for the kind words, but you guys did the work. I just supplied the advice. Kudos to you on your success!

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perryp

Reviews: 1

A genuine passion for teaching these critters!

From a 7 month old Lab/Doberman puppy to a 13 year old hound who is set in his ways, she truly commanded respect from both dogs and had them learning in 3 clicks! More importantly, she showed me and my wife how to do it. There's no secret. Just consistency and she shows you how.

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teidson

Reviews: 2

Great Dog Trainer

Susan is so patient with both dog and owners. She comes to your home, supplies you with all the necessary tools and teaches you step by step. The dog is always happy to see "the treat lady" when see knocks at the door. Susan is very knowledgeable, friendly and works around your schedule. We highly recommend her! Tonya, Joe and Sampson

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Flexsteel

Reviews: 10

Great Method for Training

Susan came out to our house, explained her techniques and methods. We were in total agreement her training. We have 5 dogs and the training has worked on all of them.

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awilliams7589

Reviews: 1

Home with three dogs to train

The training was great. I have three dogs and Susan took the time to develop a plan that met each ones' training needs and personalities. The training was specific to my needs and the dogs' needs, it was a great and successful experience for all of us.

Ruff Diamond Dogs replied on 07-06-2011

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoy working with our "girls" very much and have especially enjoyed the friendship you and I have developed as a result.

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hughes2011

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best all around

I have a border collie mix that was very difficult for me to handle. susan was a great trainer she knew how to handle toby completely. I had trouble catching on but she was very patient with me and made me completely comfortable.By doing this I learned to work with toby and he is doing so much better he is like a different dog. I really appreciate all she did for our family and toby.

Ruff Diamond Dogs replied on 07-06-2011

You are too kind and too modest. You and Toby both did great and I am glad things are going well. He was a handful, but you hung in there and did a terrific job.

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