Welcome to the Especially 4 Pets Daycare!
Suzanne Tam, BSc. Has been an active member of the dog training community for the last 22 years. She graduated from both the University of Alberta in 2015 with a major in Animal Sciences, and from the Triple Crown Dog Academy in the same year, earning her certification as a Canine Behavior and Training Specialist. In her 22 year career, Suzanne has gained work experience in working and volunteering in various parts of the pet industry, including vet assistance in emergency clinics, volunteering for various rescues and shelters, and working in various dog daycares and dog boarding kennels.
In 2006, Suzanne launched her own company, Metropawlitan Dog Training, where she has successfully trained over 700 dog owners how to train their dogs and more importantly, how to integrate that training into their every day lives with lasting results. Through the success of her students, Metropawlitan Dog Training is currently recommended by multi vet clinics, pet stores, and boarding kennels across the city of Calgary.
Her balanced approach has led her to join the Especially 4 Pets team in 2009 and establish a dog daycare system that reflects exactly what she teaches in her classes about dog handling and dog care. Her goal for the daycare program has always been to teach her charges proper social etiquette so that her clients, no matter where they take their dogs in the future, will be confident that their dogs understand how to adapt their behavior according to whatever temperament of dog they meet.
Suzanne is also an active member of the German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada and has served as a board member for both the Chinook Schutzhund Club of Alberta and is presently actively serving as a board member of the Sturgeon Schutzhund Club.
Suzanne has won multiple high in obedience awards in a variety of competitive obedience sports with multiple breeds of dogs. Suzanne has also successfully coached her competitive obedience students to the same success with their own dogs as well.
Currently, Suzanne is training her new German Shepherd puppy with the intention of competing at the world levels in sport of IPO in a few years time.