Susan Flaherty

People & Commitment

Philosophy & Fees


The goal of Dog Matters is to provide dog training and behavioral support to homes and families regardless of financial means. Success for us is healthy, happy companion dogs and positive family environments.

Dog Matters is a unique organization with four fundamental beliefs:

  1. All dogs deserve good homes and all homes deserve good dogs
  2. All dogs are, or have the potential to be, good dogs
  3. Building positive relationships is the foundation for all training
  4. All families and homes should have access to training and support to achieve the above


Dog Matters has a flexible approach to fees. First we will meet with you and together we will determine what training and behavior support is appropriate for your specific situation. Then together we will determine what the fees will be, based on your personal circumstances.