Sarah’s syndicated dog training column is a weekly celebration of dogs and puppies. Drawn from her experiences training dogs in group class settings and privately, you’ll find a unique and expanding collection of articles that cover traditional topics like basic training and off-lead control to problem solving, e.g. housetraining, chewing, jumping to barking and dog aggression.

Check below to see Sarah’s most recent articles. Click on each box to see a library of titles in that category. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the search box above. Still can’t find what relates to you and your dog or pup? Suggest a topic or ask Sarah directly! While she can’t answer questions individually, she will read all queries and post tips and articles that benefit all readers.


Dog Training

As first seen on the Bedford-Katonah Patch A few weeks back, I got into a discussion with several moms at the playground about—imagine this—raising ou… read more

Pre-Puppy or Dog

Where there are two people loving a pet, there are often two opinions on how to raise and treat the animal. Different techniques under the same roof utterly c… read more

Problem Solving

As first seen on the Bedford-Katonah Patch I was awoken at 3 a sound, eerie and immediately recognizable. Coyotes—not howling, but yipping as if d… read more


As first seen on the Bedford-Katonah Patch I’m a bit of a perfectionist. When I recently moved, I gave myself about a week to get set up, restain the outdoor… read more


The past weeks have brought a noticeable number of phone calls to my office from clients requesting names of kennels, dog walkers and the like, as well as bas… read more

Tricks and Agility

As first seen on the Bedford-Katonah Patch The kitchen door slammed and there they were: my two children. Soaking wet and covered with mud. In April. I was we… read more