Bo Obama’s dog trainer dies at age 52 (Jan. 2011)


The woman who helped the Obama family train their Portuguese water dog, Bo, has died. (And the coverage has been virtually non-existent.)

According to the Washington Post, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, a dog trainer whose well-behaved subjects lived among Washington, D.C.’s political elite, including the families of the late senator Edward Kennedy, died Jan. 12 at Fauquier Hospital in Virginia. She was 52.

Sylvia-Stasiewicz was leading dog-training classes days before her death. After being admitted to the hospital, she went into a coma and died of respiratory distress, her friends said.

Sylvia-Stasiewicz started training Bo at the suggestion of Vicki Kennedy, the wife of the late Massachusetts Democratic senator. The Kennedy family had sent its three dogs, Splash, Sunny and Cappy, to be trained by her and had been pleased with the results.

“She had a wonderful presence,” Vicki Kennedy said Friday. “They would instantly look up to her.”

As for her most well-known pupil, Bo recently spent a quiet Christmas with the president and his daughters in Hawaii. He joined in signing the family’s official Christmas card with his paw print.

“I got a little teary-eyed when he left,” Sylvia-Stasiewicz told St. Louis Magazine after Bo’s debut. “You get attached. I drove him to the White House and just stayed in the background, because it was their moment.”

Source:  OCPets – OCRegister


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Obama’s Dog Trainer Earns $102,000/Year 

Some say life is for the dogs. So in that regards, President Barack Obama has used taxpayers’ money to pay the salary of a dog trainer , who doesn’t even work full-time, but is just on retainer in case of so-called ‘dog-training’ emergencies. The part-time dog trainer generates $102,000 of yearly income.

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by Tom McGregor – –  Sun, Dec 11, 2011, 09:04 PM – h/t to MJ


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3 Responses to Bo Obama’s dog trainer dies at age 52 (Jan. 2011)

  1. bo's buddy says:

    Ridiculous. The Obamas were ONE of the clients. The trainer had a total income of $102K. No way does that translate to they paid her tax dollars – 1) the Obamas pay out of their own pockets fro personal expenses. 2) my Great Clips stylist earns $30K per year (works 12 hour days) but that in no way translates to I pay her $30K per year. 3) I work in the public sector – my pay barely makes it to the middle class bracket – but that money is not the taxpayers’ once I have exchanged my work for it -it is mine, just as your paycheck is yours.

    Your a disgusting idiot, Tom.

    • Ask Marion says:

      I usually don’t post or respond to ‘ridiculous’ comments like this, using your word.
      #1: If you read the article: Obama’s Dog Trainer Earns/ed $102,000/Year. It does not say how much of that $102K that the Obama’s paid her.
      #2: It has been proven over and over again that the Obama’s and most of his team do not pay out of their pocket… we do, in one way or another! They just hide it. You working in the public sector and earning a salary is a totally unrelated example… as you said it is salary for services/a job.
      #3 I am an animal lover and have been a blogger on various subjects for years… so have some pretty good sources for pets/politics/health/etc. So “Bo’s Buddy”, I’m all animal’s buddy or try to be, but this article really has nothing to do with Bo directly.
      #4 Also, I don’t call people names when responding to their blogs or talking to them (It is a tactic of the left.) I try to get as much information as I can out there for people to peruse, contemplate and research. If you don’t like my blog… don’t read it!


      • Moe Badderman says:

        Nonsense. All of the snark about “political elite” and “Kennedy family” and “taxpayers money” is encoded hate for the Librul Demoncraps at the expense of a dead woman. Nice work.

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