Dogs in the park - Dog behaviour problem solving
Helping solve behaviour problems in dogs since 1993
Canadian Company
For more information contact: 
Sue Alexander 
(519) 826-5315 
About Dogs In The Park


Dogs in The Park operates in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and was founded in 1993. From our humble beginnings, training dogs in the local park systems to our current state of the art facility, we have always worked hard to help people to build strong relationships with their dogs while achieving their training goals.
Over the years we have had puppy parties, celebrations of achievement, dog walks, special guests and several very tasty pot luck suppers. We now offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of puppies, adult dogs and all dogs with serious behaviour problems. We also offer free lectures on a monthly basis, and annual events such as Dogfest to celebrate our relationships with our canine family members.


About Sue Alexander, CPDT CDBC

Sue AlexanderSue Alexander has over twenty five years experience training and handling dogs, both her own and those of her clients. Sue has also been teaching dog obedience lessons since 1993. Sue has participated in a variety of dog sports including obedience, tracking, retrieving, Schutzhund and agility with her dogs D’fer and Eco, and she is currently looking for her next sport dog. Sue lives with a Traumatic Brain Injury and other disabilities and is assisted by Friday, a young German Shepherd who is doing double duty until Sue can find a successor dog. Friday would prefer to be working with Sue's husband John, competing in obedience and rally.

Along with several other community members, Sue helped to found K9 Helpers a charitable organization that trains and places dogs to assist people living in the Guelph/Wellington area who have psychiatric disabilities.

Sue is particularly interested in the rehabilitation of aggressive dogs and the resolution of behavioural problems with dogs in family homes. In 2003, Sue wrote and passed the Certificate of Pet Dog Training and in the fall of 2004, she was accepted into the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants as a clinical member. More recently, Sue wrote and passed the Certificate of Behaviour Consulting Canine, Knowledge Assessed. For more information about Sue's credentials, please visit and

John AlexanderJohn Alexander, BA CPDT

John joined the Dogs in the Park team in 2008, working first as a Puppy Class assistant and taking over the administration of the company. In 2009, John became our lead Puppy Class instructor as “The Puppy Guy”, and also began teaching our adult obedience class “Levels”.

We are very pleased to announce that in 2010, John earned his Certificate of Professional Dog Training. John volunteers for K9 Helpers as their primary puppy raiser and puppy consultant. John is currently searching for his next competitive obedience puppy and is still deciding on what breed might suit his desire to combine competitive obedience with recreational SAR and hiking and camping.