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.
She has a keen interest in canine body language and dog play. Frequently attending classes and seminars on behavior and dog training is how she is forever honing her knowledge and dog handling skills. She has a passion for modern training methods that strengthen the bond between human and dog, and that increases their confidence and learning skills. 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. She and Zephyr recently began trying out dock diving, Disc Dog, and training in Rally Obedience.
Sarah has a great interest in handling reactive dogs. She taught the expanded Reactive Dog Class at Jollytails, and does some private consultations in coaching leash handling for reactive dogs.
Here is an interview with Sarah by Wet Nose Images: (Click Here).
Sarah runs her own dog walking company, Call of the Wild Canine Services, and you can find her out in the woods everyday on the trails with some really fantastic dogs. You can visit her website here www.callofthewildcanines.ca