Christina Shusterich and NY Clever K9 voted by reviews Best Dog Training and Behavior Specialist in “Best of Queens” 5 years! Christina named “Dog Whisperer” 2006, “Trainer Extraordinaire” 2007, “Best Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist” 2008, NY Clever K9 named “Best Animal Training” 2009, Christina Shusterich named “Best Dog Trainer & Dog Behavior Specialist” in Best of Queens 2010
NY Clever K9 and Christina Shusterich Voted by Reviews Best Dog Training and Dog Behaviorist 5 years In Best of Queens Tribune!
Christina is fabulous. I’m handicapped and needed someone to work with my reserved standard poodle and train her as a service dog. Christina worked wonders and turned Hanna into a fabulous mobility dog. Christina is not only my dog’s trainer, she’s also become a friend and even though Hanna’s intensive training has come to an end, Christina makes it a point to visit us once a month and take us out on field trips, going to local stores, restaurants or just to the park, making sure Hanna is up to par. She’s an excellent trainer and I can think of no other person or place that deserves the honor of being named the best in Queens.
I would like to nominate Christina Shusterich of NY Clever K9 as the Best Trainer and Animal Specialist in Queens. I am president of a small Queens based canine rescue group, For Our Friends, and it has been our privilege to work with Christina for the past 3 years. She has made an enormous difference in our adoption policy. Because of Christina all our dogs are evaluated and trained prior to adoption. She has provided us with insight into our dogs that enables us to place them in the most appropriate homes. Her dedication and commitment is phenomenal. Because we are such a small group, we do not have a shelter. We board our dogs at a veterinary clinic where they do not have room to provide us with space to train our dogs. She evaluates and trains our dogs in the parking lot in all sorts of weather. Once this winter she was working with one of our dogs, her nose red and running, her fingers frozen, she turned to me after the session and said what good progress she made today. She was beaming because one of our dogs, that had a problem, was making a breakthrough. It is rare to witness such selflessness.
In addition, she has adopted a dog from us that was totally unadoptable. Sienna, a greyhound mix, was so abused that she had every behavioral problem imaginable. Christina worked with this dog extensively for over a year and decided she would probably never be adopted, so she adopted her. Today Sienna is well on her way to becoming the well adjusted dog she was meant to be
I hope you will consider Christina Shusterich for one of the best persons in Queens because she truly is. She is a person making a difference.
Christina is the best dog trainer I’ve worked with. She uses only positive reinforcement and helped me train my dog to snap out of her fear aggression, something that other behaviorists I’ve seen have not been able to do.
Christina Shusterich, dog trainer/ behavior specialist
“Christina Shusterich has an unbelievable ability to connect with dogs.”
“She trained my French bulldog, Bruno, who was out of control. She trained both of us and now Bruno is much happier and so am I!”
“What a find! Her calm, relaxed, yet confident demeanor was as welcome and reassuring as her comprehensive knowledge of dogs…Each visit from her was very special to us. Although our training period has recently ended, we will keep in touch and value her input as needed.”