Dog Fun Forever...

in-home training for dogs of the Triangle

Building human-dog relationships for life

Winner Indy’s Best Dog Trainer/Pet Behaviorist of the Triangle 2014!


Dog Fun Forever (DFF) offers in-home dog training for individuals, couples, and families who want a wonderful lifelong relationship with their pet. DFF serves dogs living in Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Raleigh, and surrounding areas.

In-home training provides clients with the opportunity to understand exactly what they need to provide in the environment for both dog and family members to thrive.

Sue McKinney, Dog Educator, offers positive-based training to help build your dog's interest and motivation to learn. Using simple to understand techniques, Sue helps clients deepen their understanding of their dog's perspective on the world, which allows the humans to reinforce behaviors they want and work to decrease behaviors they do not want.

Training your dog is not an easy, overnight process. Training a dog is a 24-7 proposition. Every time you interact with your dog, you are teaching it something! This can definitely work to your advantage if you know what you want from your dog and can reward the dog as he moves closer to the desired behavior.

Location of the training center and agility fields: 5922 US Hwy 70 West, Durham, NC 27705

A Warm Welcome

K9 Nose Work® Classes Growing in Popularity!

K9 Nose Work® was created about five years ago in Los Angeles, California. The first trial was held in 2009. There are now over 2000 members of the National Association of Scent Work™ and trials are being organized across the country.

Sue McKinney is the only Certified Nose Work Instructor in North Carolina. She has recently earned her Nose Work 1 title with her dog, Smudge, at Maryland’s first K9 Nose Work trial on June 3, 2012.

Contact Sue immediately to sign-up for Introduction to K9 Nose Work (see Classes page)


Location of training facility and fields: 5922 US Hwy 70 West, Durham, NC 27705

Mailing address: Dog Fun Forever, LLC, P.O. Box 51081, Durham, NC 27717

Watch Sue and Smudge’s TV interview! Smudge was the “Dog in White” for Alabama’s first K9 Nose Work trial. This means she ran each element before the competitors to be sure it would run the way the Certifying Official (who sets the hides) thought it would. She was fabulous!


Sign up for November classes here!