We are dog lovers, just like you. We started our pet care businesses out of a pure love for pups. Give us four paws, slobbery kisses, and #AllTheFur any day of the week—and we bet you feel the same way, too. It’s because we’ve been there, done that, and we understand just how much you love your dog. Our mission is to help fellow dog lovers learn from our experience (and the wrong turns we’ve made along the way), build a strong relationship with your dog, and have the most fun you can have with your furry friend.
Meet The Gurus
Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
Robin Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author, speaker, and expert on dogs. She founded one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia and for the last 30 years has been using her expertise in "reading dogs" to teach families how to train their pets as well as helping others in the pet care industry keep dogs safe. Robin’s first book, All About Dog Daycare, is the number one reference on opening a dog daycare. She is also co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play… A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun, and an extensive staff training program called, Knowing Dogs, which are the leading staff training resources for dog daycare and boarding facilities. Robin is currently co-founder of The Dog Gurus, the nation’s premier resource for dog care professionals. Through The Dog Gurus, she is now helping pet care professionals get their lives back by showing them how to create sustainable businesses with teams that truly know dogs.
Susan Briggs, MA, CPACO
Susan Briggs is a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, author, speaker, and pet care business expert. As co-founder of The Dog Gurus, she brings over 18 years of experience in the pet industry with 12 years as co-owner and operator of a successful dog daycare, lodging, grooming, and training business in Houston, Texas. In addition to being a co-author with Robin in publishing Off-Leash Dog Play and Knowing Dogs, Susan used her educational background in accounting and published Counting Noses: Accounting and Financial Management Guidelines for the Pet Services Industry. Susan enjoys making it easy for owners to understand the numbers side of their business so they can focus on care quality. In 2015, Susan co-founded the Professional Animal Care Certification Council whose mission is to provide independent testing and certification for pet care professionals. The program embraces Susan’s passion for providing quality care for animals.