Sara Scott has been training dogs professionally in the East Bay Area since 2000 and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can only be gained through time and dedication to the art and science of dog behavior and training. She is deeply educated in the dog training and behavior field and brings her knowledge to application with great insight, grace and compassion for both species, human and dog. She is an expert in resolving leash reactivity and aggressive behavior problems. She can help you solve your dog’s aggressive behavior problems with an evidenced-based approach that is proven to work.
Sara is a certified professional dog trainer and is a graduate of the Marin Humane Society's Canine Behavior Academy with Trish King. As a professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Sara has taught group dog training classes for more than ten years and has taught for the Oakland SPCA, San Francisco SPCA and Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation.
As an advocate for humane dog training techniques, Sara strives to help educate her clients and the greater community on evidence based dog training practices and has published her writings in both Bay Woof and APDT's Chronicle of the Dog. As an experienced yogi and certified GMB Fitness trainer, not only is she effective with anxious dog behavior, she is an expert at working with anxious owners and can provide a judgment free safe space for you to tackle your own anxiety in relation to your dog's behavior.
The pit bull breed happens to be Sara's speciality as she has extensive experience training and working with the pit bulls. If you are the owner of a bully breed, you've come to the right place. Sara served as lead dog trainer for BAD RAP's adoption and education programs, Pit Bull Hall and The Ambassadog Project and helped care for the Michael Vick rescue pit bulls when they first landed in Oakland. Understanding the breed inside and out, Sara excels in working with owners and their bully type dogs.
What My Clients Think
“Sara is super knowledgeable, extremely patient, a great teacher and dedicated to helping you and your dog.”
“Sara has been invaluable in our journey to help our dog learn to be a calm and happy pup. We loved working with Sara, and she is simply the best dog trainer you can find.”
“For the diverse problems we faced, I cannot imagine anyone who could have worked better for and with our family, and we’re all much happier for the time we’ve spent with Sara!”
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