Suzanne Johnson

Dr. Suzanne Johnson has loved animals, and in particular dogs, since she was a young girl growing up on farms in West Virginia and Virginia. She has worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and animal rescuer, and has owned and taught more than two-dozen dogs, cats, ferrets ... even a parrot. She earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Psychology, all from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught at VCU and was also an Instructor for several years at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, in Reynolds' Animal Care program. Dr. Johnson was a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who practiced in the Virginia, Maryland and the Washington D.C. areas, dealing with hundreds of dogs and cats and their owners. She has lectured on cat behavior at the Smithsonian Institution, among other presentations, and has led discussions, lectured, presented papers and spoken on the field of animal behavior at conferences, professional meetings and colleges throughout the United States. Dr. Johnson has also served as an expert witness and professional consultant in several civil and criminal trials having to do with animal behavior. She is now retired but her passion remains, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that reflects her passion, teaching animals, especially dogs, in a way that respects, retains and affirms their loving, playful and happy natures. Veterinarians and breeders have instructed their clients on Dr. Johnson's proven methods. Today, she lives in the country with an 11-pound Ragdoll cat who has what Dr. Johnson calls a "cattitude" - cat with an attitude. But Dr. Johnson's methods work like magic on him, too!
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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.