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Susan Bulanda

Recognized as a dog trainer since 1963, Susan Bulanda has worked with dogs in a variety of fields. She is recognized worldwide as an expert in Canine Search & Rescue (SAR) and as a canine and feline behavior consultant.

Certified with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, she served both as its Vice President and Dog Chairperson.

As an Adjunct Professor at Kutztown University and then at Carroll Community College, Susan developed two programs:
“Canine Training and Management Program -- Level I & II” -- for students who want to become dog trainers and canine behavior consultants.
In the corporate world, she was a Systems Analyst specializing in critical methodologies.

Her books have won numerous national awards; she has lectured worldwide, and written hundreds of articles. Her books include:
K9 Obedience Training: Teaching Pet and Working Dogs to be Reliable and Free-Thinking
READY! Training the Search and Rescue Dog
Ready to Serve, Ready to Save: Strategies of Real-Life Search and Rescue Missions
Scenting on the Wind: Scent work for Hunting Dogs
Boston Terriers
Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivors Stories of the Pets Who Gave Them Comfort, Suffered Alongside Them and Waited for Their Return
God’s Creatures: A Biblical View of Animals
Real Estate Today Seller Beware Save Yourself Thousands of Dollars
Soldiers in Fur and Feathers: Animals that Served in WWI Allied Forces
K9 Search and Rescue Troubleshooting: Practical Solutions to Common SAR Dog Training Problems
War Dogs of World War II

Border Collie Collapse Syndrome

May 8, 2024 /

This article is based on my personal experience, opinion, and research. A new syndrome has affected several breeds of dogs, and it is still being researched. It is most likely…

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Cueing vs. Reinforcement

July 28, 2023 /

         Many working dog handlers do not understand the difference between queuing and reinforcing a dog. Reinforcing a dog is when the dog is rewarded for finishing the task that he is either…

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The Scent Picture and Training the Dog

June 23, 2023 /

There have been many studies and continued research about how and what scents or odors dogs detect. Most of the research has been during the years after World War II. Consider that during World War II mine detection dogs were taught…

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Kibbles & Bits: Diseases Transmitted from Ticks- Part 1

May 22, 2023 /

There are more diseases that people and dogs can get from ticks than many people realize. This article will give you an overview of the diseases for both people and…

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