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About Sara

Sara Scott has been training dogs in the East Bay Area since 2000. As an Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area dog trainer, she offers over 20 years of experience in dog behavior and training. Sara is a certified professional dog trainer, graduate of the Marin Humane Society's Canine Behavior Academy under renowned trainer Trish King, and a certified separation anxiety behavior consultant.


Dog Behavior Specialist

As a dog behavior specialist, Sara has deep education in the science of dog behavior and training. She helps owners resolve issues like leash reactivity, anxiety, and aggression using force-free, evidence-based methods. Sara is an expert in modifying aggressive dog behavior and excels at providing a judgement-free approach for anxious owners. Her certification in separation anxiety further expands her expertise in resolving common dog behavioral issues.

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Pit Bull & Bully Breed Expertise

In addition to overall dog training, Sara specializes in pit bulls and bully breeds. She served as lead trainer for BAD RAP, caring for the Michael Vick rescue dogs. Her in-depth bully breed experience makes her the ideal trainer for pit bull owners seeking to resolve behavioral challenges.

Sara strives to educate dog owners on humane, effective training methods. She shares her expertise through published articles, her dog behavior blog and has taught classes for organizations like the San Francisco SPCA and Oakland SPCA. Her unique background in canine and human wellness enables Sara to empower owners while modifying dog behavior.

What My Clients Think

If you are able to have Sara support you and your dog, you are extremely fortunate, she really can help even the most difficult situations.

Sara's style seems a lot different than others we've worked with and it finally works for us, we've had a lot of lightbulb moments.

I cannot recommend Sara enough! She's been such a supportive, knowledgable and understanding trainer and just an amazing person to work with.

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Ready to Train?

Reach out to learn more. I’d love to help you and your dog move toward your training and behavior goals.

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