We love dogs.
We love spending time with them. We love having them around the house. We think they make perfect companions and wonderful friends.
We also know that it’s nearly impossible to think of a dog that way when behavior problems make your dog seem more like a huge pain.
When dogs are well behaved, you’re free to enjoy their personalities, their companionship and their love without feeling the cons far outweigh the pros of dog ownership. That’s why we’re so committed to helping you train your dog into near-perfect behavior and excellent manners – we want you to love dogs as much as we do, and we want you to be proud of your dog.
We’re always up to the minute on the latest information on the best ways to train dogs humanely, and our devotion to dog-friendly methods means that your dog actually enjoys his training instead of feeling bullied into it.
That means a stronger bond between you and your dog that lasts far beyond our training sessions, which is pretty much exactly what we’re hoping to accomplish.
About the trainer
Sarah Filipiak CDBC, BSJ
Sarah Filipiak CDBC is known for her problem-solving and coaching skills with both clients and trainers. Sarah served as president and a five-year term on the board of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, where she works as member services coordinator and on the Education Committee. She has seen clients professionally and been a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers since 2001, and teaches the APDT’s popular course, “Dog Training 101: What Every Dog Trainer Should Know.” She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through IAABC, where she runs the “Beginning Behavior Consulting” mentorship.
Her passion for teaching benefits both clients and trainers. She conducts online courses for professional trainers at traincanine.com.
Sarah raised and trained European-line German Shepherd Dogs for more than 12 years, and has competed in disc, agility, AKC and UKC obedience and rally. In 2010, she obtained her first whippet, Fanfare’s Crazy Train RA BN RL1 CGC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.