Hey there, I’m Sarah! I created the Train Your Puppy Like a Pro course when I realized that so many loving, but frustrated, puppy owners were struggling with their puppy’s poor manners, being embarrassed by their pups (both at home AND in public), and worrying about paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars for training help. These puppy owners would try to look for answers on YouTube, in dog magazines or forums, or ask for feedback in community or dog lover’s Facebook groups, but they weren’t really getting the help they needed. I’ve studied these problems for over 20 years and have found solutions! Here’s how training dogs and helping others has impacted my own life:
I began training dogs when I was just 9 years old with our family dog, Daisy. Through 4-H, and then through other recognized dog sports, my love for these animals grew and grew. The bonds that I have shared with my dogs has truly changed me as a person, and it’s a feeling that I want every single dog owner to have.
In my training journey, I had the good fortune to work with renowned trainer Kayce Cover, of Synalia Training Systems, and I have achieved my Level III SATS certifications in both Bridge and Target training, and in Perception Modification training. This technique has given me unique insight into how to communicate with dogs, and how to form strong, lasting bonds with them based on respect and trust.
I am passionate about helping dog owners achieve a healthy and happy bond with their dogs. So many dogs are sent to shelters or worse because of behavior problems that are pretty simple to fix, but many owners don’t have the funds or the know-how to work with their dogs. Keeping dogs with the owners who love them is one of the most important things in the world to me, which is what makes being a dog trainer such important work for me.