Like many of her clients, Sarah is a crossbreed. An experienced dog trainer with a classical education and twenty-seven years of hands-on experience working with pets and people, she’s also a busy mom, a pet-obsessed mom, a concerned mom. Because she walks in both worlds, Sarah is able to identify your concerns as she gives you insight and solutions into training and refocusing your dog or puppy’s reactions.
When did she get started? At an age when most kids were babysitting or mowing lawns, Sarah Hodgson was starting her career. At 10, she taught her own dog to jump through a tire swing and pull her on skis. At 12, she was showing her neighbors how to do it and a dog trainer was born. In 1988, Sarah opened her professional practice in Northern Westchester County NY where she continues to help families in the tri-state area train dogs, condition early puppy cooperation (as young as 8 weeks old or in pre-puppy counseling sessions) and demystify dog behavior.
The author of nine best-selling dog-training manuals, including Puppies for Dummies and Dog Tricks and Agility for Dummies, Sarah is also a columnist and popular guest on radio and television shows.
A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a BA degree in Biology with an emphasis on psychology and animal behavior, Sarah lives in Katonah NY with her husband, kids and their ever-expanding bevy of pets.