The Light of Dog is the result of our passions
converging into our livelihood.

Hello! We are Sue Brown and Ed Soehnel, spouses and owners of The Light of Dog. We want to welcome you to our world of dogs.

The Light of Dog is completely a reflection of our lifestyle – which revolves around our dogs – both personally and professionally.

Sue started out in 1996 volunteering at local shelters and training her own dog and then wanting to help others, she started her dog training business in 2003.

Ed was not happy with dog products we were buying for our dogs, so he started creating his own and then Sue's clients started asking if they could purchase.

That blossomed into us moving in 2009 to 14-acres and remodeling the old house on the property to include an indoor training and in-home boarding facility, space to produce our products and land to grow actual food and do fun things with the dogs.

Yes, we are complete dog lifestyle junkies.

Sue's Professional Background

Sue conducts all training under The Light of Dog (some of you might still remember us as Love My Dog Training) – our business in south metro Denver, Colorado, since 2004.  Sue has been providing dog training and behavior counseling since 1996.

Current Titles:

  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Founder & President of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network
  • The Boss, The Alpha, The Momma
  • The Provider of All Good Things

Known for:

Her designations include:

Superpowers:

  • The ability to find the good in every dog, no matter how naughty they might appear to be
  • The ability to work seven days a week and not drop from exhaustion

Ed's Professional Background

Ed's background is leading companies for investors and company owners, from start-up through exit.

His industry focus is food/consummable consumer packaged goods (CPG) and his experience has given him a deep understanding for how and why our food is created, marketed and sold.  He fixed his own serious health issues, which perplexed both western and alternative doctors, through research, diet and lifestyle changes.

His aim with The Light of Dog is to use his professional and personal experience to create products, both for humans and dogs, that promote health and quality of life.

More about Ed can be found on his website.

Current Titles:

  • Marketing and Sales Geezer
  • Director of Product Development
  • The Technology Guy
  • Farm Grunt

Known for:

  • Type-A intensity – gets things done but not always a joy to be around
  • Always trying to create, build and develop new things
  • Ability to hurt himself without help from anyone else…best to keep 6-feet from him so as not get caught in the blast wave

Superpower:

  • MacGyver reincarnated

Zooka

aka “Little Man”

aka “the Pirahna”

Zooka joined our family in July 2019

Known for:

  • growing like a weed
  • having a very particular set of skills that involve seriously sharp baby teeth
  • eating a giant rock

Superpowers:

  • To be determined. . .

Zuzu

aka “The Greyhound”

We unexpectedly lost our beloved Zuzu June 30, 2019. We miss our feisty girl.

Known for:

  • Desire to have fun
  • Sense of humor. . . though the Rooster does not share her sense of humor
  • Speed
  • Ability, on a dare, to eat the most disgusting things (Ok, no actual dare needed)
  • Funky non-Greyhound hair
  • Relishes with reckless abandon any amount of snow and cold she encounters

Superpowers:

  • Ability to destroy wooden objects of any size
  • Ability to remain cozy in freezing weather while lying in a snowbank and eating snowcones

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Romeo

aka “The Vizsla”

Sadly, we lost our beloved Romeo unexpectedly on May 18, 2018. He brought much joy to our lives.

Known for:

  • Vast knowledge and abilities
  • Stamina
  • Ability to wear out a Greyhound
  • Intense connection with his Momma
  • Intensity
  • Sultan of suntan…when not snuggling with his Momma, look for him in the sunroom

Superpowers:

  • Ability to snuggle with his Momma anywhere, anytime, no matter how small the space and how hot the temperature
  • Ability to flush out the enemy (aka, bunnies) no matter how securely hidden

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