Sarah has been working with dogs since 2009. She got her feet wet in the dog world when she began fostering for a pit bull rescue in Ontario. Since then, she has been fostering for various different rescues, as well as independently rescuing and re-homing dogs. In 2012, she founded The Smiling Dog, a group dedicated to helping homeless/street involved people and low income families with their pets. She began learning about dog training while volunteering as a trainer with the Dartmouth SPCA.
In 2012 Sarah began working with other peoples' dogs. She began working at doggie daycares, then moving up to hiking dogs and dog training. The same year was also when she was first introduced to clicker training. She began learning about training dogs that were not her own while volunteering as a trainer with the Dartmouth SPCA. In 2013 Sarah began hiking other peoples' dogs and managed to turn her passion for offleash hiking in the forest into a career. You can find her dogwalking business here at Call of the Wild Canine Services.
She loves trick training and thinks that it is the best foundation to every great human/dog team. Her dog Zephyr has earned his Trick Dog Champion title and Canine Good Neighbour certificate. She and Zephyr recently began trying out dock diving, Disc Dog, and training in Rally Obedience.
Sarah has a great interest in understanding and handling reactive dogs. She taught the expanded Reactive Dog Class at Jollytails, and does some private consultations in coaching leash handling for reactive dogs.