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At Scotch Pines, our top priority is your satisfaction. We take pride in providing exceptional services that promote a happy and healthy life for both you and your pup. Don't just take our word for it - read through our customer reviews and experiences to see how we've helped dogs and their people alike. Your happiness is our ultimate goal!

Breanne A & Daisy

We were considering behavioral euthanasia and Sarah’s class saved Daisy’s life. Daisy graduated at the top of her class and is the dog I always knew she could be! Sarah gave us the tools we needed to build our relationship with Daisy. I am so glad we decided to enroll. Sarah has given us our life back! I cannot thank her enough.

Lexi & Skye 

I’m so very pleased with Sarah and this class. I brought my eighteen month old shelter pup because she was having fear aggression issues- hiding, running, growling at strange people and dogs, etc. Now her fear issues are much more under control; she will heel off leash and walk calmly past all sorts of new things. She’s much happier and I now actually look forward to taking her for walks. Two thumbs way up.

Willie A

After only 4 days our puppy is like a new puppy. We tried training her with treats and when she was biting we tried introducing a toy or bone that she was allowed to chew on like all the websites suggested and it just didn’t work. After only 4 days using the training tips Sarah taught us in the puppy class, our Lucy is a joy to be around. Thank you so much! We are excited to get Lucy enrolled in the obedience class as soon as we are able.

Heidi G

This was the best experience I’ve had with my dog-ever! I watched graduates walking amongst us off leash, and never thought my scared girl could do it! After a lot of work and hundreds of sits, downs, recalls, and Sarah’s amazing guidance each week- my Marley won Top Dog at the end of our class! I couldn’t recommend this program more…time and money well spent!

Sue M.
Great Dog Training classes! Lots of easy-to-learn techniques and if you have difficulties with your at-home training, there's a little 1on1 time available with the teacher after the class. It's so necessary to have a group class with other dogs. With all the distractions of other dogs being near, you can really see if your at-home training practice actually worked. I've been following what I learned in there class and I now have a wonderfully, well-trained dog who is all the happier for it. Thanks Scotch Pines!

Ashley G.
We cannot say enough good things about Sarah with Scotch Pines Dog training!! The content included in this training program is so thorough and we really saw a difference in our dogs behavior and his relationship with us starting week one!! From the videos in between class, and the coaching in class we really felt supported through the whole process, and had a ton of fun with it! It was worth the cost of tuition for a lifetime of knowledge that we not only will continue to use with Milo, but both of our other pups, and all of our future ones to come. We would highly recommend this training program to anyone who truly wishes to gain off leash reliability with their dog and ultimately strengthen your relationship with them! Thanks again!

Ryane & Tobias

Thank you for giving us the tools and knowledge to work with our formerly aggressive bull mastiff, Tobias. Being that we started our first class just a few weeks before Toby turned 7 years old we weren’t sure it would help or be worth our time and money to try to change him. Toby was pretty well set in his ways. I’m so happy we took a chance (or rather gave him the chance) and have been able to spend the time working with him. Thank you for showing us how to “teach an old dog new tricks” per se. We’ve still got some work to do and are looking forward to coming to more classes but wanted to thank you for what you do! Keep up the good work! Regards,

Bailey P.

I highly recommend Sarah’s online puppy class!!
My german shorthair puppy is very high energy, and we were also having some problems with crate training. The kennel games that the online class describes solved the issue in about two weeks!
As for high energy, the class comes with TONS of ideas (many of which don’t require spending any extra money) to keep your pup entertained and engaged while maintaining basic manners. My two adult dogs love the activities, too.
Though I’m a long-time dog owner, this class offers a ton of insight on things I’ve always had questions about – like the healthiest dog food, the best method for house training, and excessive licking.
The class itself was very helpful and took so little time, considering all I’ve learned. Do yourself and your puppy a major favor – you’ll save all sorts of money and time by taking this class! It’s way better to take this class and save yourself from behavioral issues down the road!

Julie P.
Sarah at Scotch Pines dog obedience training class helped tremendously to teach “Jasper” and I how to work with one another!!  To be honest, We both so looked forward to the class every Thursday night with anticipation. It showed me that Jasper was capable of learning and wanted to under  the right circumstances which happened to be under Sarah‘s guidance.  Sarah is well organized and the class moves along smoothly, quickly and before you know it is over and we were both sad to have it end.  The training helped us bond in an amazing way.  My perception was that all participants were exceptionally pleased. No one wanted to miss the class! I would take it again in a heartbeat!

Andrea A.
Sarah is a great trainer.  The recommendation to attend this training has really paid off. My pup and I have become much closer and I so enjoy working with him. My dog now looks at me like he adores me! I believe that I have been re-trained as well as the dog is learning. I can highly recommend Scotch Pines to anyone who has dogs. Definitely 5 stars.

Tara, Tim, & Sierra

Hi Sarah! I didn’t get a chance to talk to you last night, but both Jim and myself want to say THANK YOU 🙂 Sierra is so much more confident outside our home now and it’s such a wonderful thing to see. She is able to go out and about with us and she just radiates happiness. This wasn’t Sierra’s first training class and after feeling defeated in her last obedience class we didn’t know what to do. We are so glad we found you and we really can’t thank you enough for what you taught all of us. We are really just amazed at her progress and her reactivity issues are almost non-existent. You’ll be pleased to know that Sierra got so many compliments on her good behavior when we went to the farmers market last week and she was very proud of herself. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

David H

I trained with my cattle dog through Scotch Pines. I highly recommend them to anyone. Their method of training is the best. It’s made the difference between life and death for my dog. Prior to training, she was destined to become a car chaser. Now she heals by my side (off leash!) along busy roadways. She is a loyal companion and goes everywhere with me on my job. I can’t thank Scotch Pines enough!!!

Macail and Scout

I couldn’t believe how big of a spoiled brat our “sweet boy” was, up until I got DRAGGED into the first class! We have a Weimaraner and they are known to be incredibly intelligent and head strong. The perfect mix for this class. After the first class he was already 50% better, I made it to my car without my arm being dislocated! Sarah is amazing. Somehow she manages to not only help 30 dogs, but their humans as well! I now have a well behaved listening boy thanks to her instructions. I highly recommend her and am planning on taking my new dog to train too.

Debisu H

An excellent program for any dog and owner. Old dog to puppy – this class will help train you and your dog. Instructions and practice in each class were clear with individual help as needed. Sarah’s style was perfect – training both owners and dogs!

Dana W.

Attending Scotch Pines Dog Training is MAGIC!  It is amazing to see the dogs learn so quickly and for large groups of dogs to learn to cooperate and work together with their people.

THANK YOU, SARAH & JOSEPH!!! My daughter suggested I sign up for your class with Juno Bug (1/2 Dutch Shepherd / 1/2 Belgian Malinois rescue).  I was a little hesitant because of the cost – retired and on fixed income – but decided to go for it.  Juno Bug is a challenge for me as she is a very alpha, stubborn, and energetic.  Juno Bug just graduated 10/29/2022 and I have to say this class was ABSOLUTELY WORTH EVERY PENNY.  Over the years I have taken other obedience classes with our different furbabies.  I took our 2016 rescue through 3 levels of obedience classes (I was told this was required) so she could test for her Canine Good Citizenship certificate.  Thank you, Sarah for giving me the truth – no classes required just the test.  Those 3 classes cost me more than this program and Ruby Jewel still needs to be either in an Ecollar or on a leash in public.  Long story short – 7 different 6-week classes and 3 dogs later I finally have a dog (Juno is the 4th) that does not require an Ecollar or leash.  This program built my confidence in my ability to train my dog.  Sarah provided all the tools, guidance, and homework but I had to do the work.  Sarah was there with all the support I needed throughout the journey.  I really feel like Juno Bug and I have been successful and this program definitely made our relationship stronger. Thank you for everything,

Allysa, Brysen and Zuri

Such a great training experience! My dog and I were so excited to go to class each week. Whenever we are out in public with my dog everyone is very impressed about how well she listens and how behaved she is. Would definitely recommend! 

Lynn B

My little Harley Jo was an obedience school dropout
 who also went to a very expensive private trainer as well with little to no improvement. I signed up for Scotch Pines with honestly very little expectations. After seven weeks I cannot begin to tell you the difference in my little Frenchie! It is incredible! Not only does Sarah teach you how to work with your dog, she is available for questions, support and encouragement all throughout the training. I highly recommend Sarah and Scotch Pines!!!

Josh W. and Luna

Show your dog how much you love it by getting it professional training. Learning from Sarah at Scotch Pines Dog Training has taught me how to talk, teach & correct my dog in a way that we now have incredible respect for each other. You will learn how to walk your dog properly, get your dog to sit, stay & come on command, control barking, jumping, overall aggression & so much more! I love that when the doorbell rings I can tell my dog to go to her bed & she will! My dog & I loved every minute of Sarah’s classes. Do yourself & your dog a favor & get signed up at Scotch Pines. 

Tiffany D.
Loved the training. My dog has come such a long ways from where he started. Great to work with Sarah. She was always willing to answer questions and concerns. 

Tammi and Pepper

While at the vet today with my 120 pound gladiator dane, Pepper, he commented on how well behaved she was!! She is just 10 months old and has finished Scotch Pines a couple weeks ago. We did the online class and it was fantastic! We were able to practice when it worked for us. Our vet was so impressed he asked how the class was run online. Zoom meeting one hour a week and sending 2-3 Marco polo videos for feedback weekly. It was great! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Doug & Rebekah and Niko

My husband and I learned about Scotch Pines Dog Training through an ad on Craigslist then researched through their website. Our lab, Niko, was always a good dog, but since taking the class he’s been absolutely wonderful. He listens, comes when called, and knows when to “leave it”. Sarah was such a wonderful trainer and so patient with each of the dogs in our class. We love that we can drop-in to a class at no charge as he is a graduate of the program! We are so glad we took this class and are so excited that we have such a wonderful dog. Thanks, Sarah!

Larissa U

Such a wonderful experience. Not only is Sarah super friendly and understanding but she really knows what she is doing and I am so grateful for her knowledge. We attended the in person class our dog Finn was crazy and would pull me down the block, jump on people when they came in the door and was crazy. Thanks to Sarah and her class we are able to have people over and I can walk my dog without being dragged down the block. She helped us to understand and create a bond with our dog by helping us communicate with him better and tech him to understand what we are trying to tell him to do. I feel more confident in handling and controlling my dog. Sarah has great knowledge and really helped us. I can’t recommend this course enough to anyone. Scotch pines and Sarah are hands down the best around! Larissa Udy

Traci P

My family and I got 2 puppies at Christmas time and I was kind of in over my head! I have never had dogs before and I had NO clue how to train them or teach them anything! I was referred to Sarah/scotch pines from a friend and I couldn’t be more pleased with the puppy class and zoom call! I have the videos she has put together to help teach these cute puppies good manners! The videos were extremely helpful to watch because she shows how she trains the puppies and she also puts all of the suggestions/links in there to give you what you need. After having watched the videos and started working with our puppies I was able to write down my questions so when we did our zoom call I could ask all my questions! Sarah was incredibly knowledgeable and understanding of what I was asking and needing to do. I am SO pleased with the puppy training that I have received from her and can’t wait to get my puppies well behaved and move on to her off leash training! Thank you Sarah for all of your help, knowledge, and kindness! You are truly amazing!!

Jennifer C

Having never raised a puppy before I found Sarah’s knowledge and help to be my saving grace. Following thru with the group class has been so worth every penny. I’m still amazed how well the process works. I remember thinking at the start of the class there I no way I’ll feel comfortable walking my dog off leash, yet here I am doing that and so happy it is working. It makes walking and hiking so fun. The group classes bring an element you can’t get working alone, being around all the other dogs training is fabulous and so good for the dogs brain. On top of that Sarah will be there for you even when the class is done. She has a great outlet to allow you to ask questions and get more help if needed. Now, she is trying graduate classes too which is such a great perk from taking her course. Love love love it all. So helpful and fun for the dog to keep growing in a great group environment.

Brooke B

I absolutely LOVE Sarah. She has helped our fluffy boy in so many ways!! Our dog Arche use to be a HUGE leash puller. He would basically pull me everywhere. He would also chance small animals and cars. Only 5 weeks in with some one on one training and he is the BEST!! No pulling no disobedience, literally the perfect pet. I am so excited about the last few weeks of training as well as the group training. I highly recommend Scotch Pines Training!!
One thing, anyone who is looking to train their dog needs to know, it is a lot of work on your own part!! Sarah is magnificent, but she only gets an hour a week with your dog, and while she does he absolute best during that time, if you want an obedient dog you MUST keep up with the training and do the homework!! It takes time, effort and at times it’s a struggle, BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!

Kari M.

Such a positive experience! I am so grateful for Sarah and her knowledge. Took the online course and followed up at the in person class. Following the program gave me the results I was hoping for. My puppy Echo is well behaved off leash and has more confidence in herself. I loved seeing my dog understand my commands a really respond in a fantastic way. It's a time commitment but the results are for sure worth it. The first time she was off leash and in a dangerous situation I asked her to sit and stay from about 100 yards away, she was still as a statue until I released her. The relief I found in her being able to understand me and obey was worth all the effort and time. Can't recommend the program and Sarah enough.

Bearnson Family 2017

We have taken both of our separately rescued German Shepherds here and it has changed our lives! One had severe separation anxiety and no longer tears the house up or howls for hours on end while we are gone. The other, a 100lb puppy with way too much energy, into everything, jumping, ignoring every command, etc. now lounges around the house and properly greets people when they come over.
When we go on walks I am confident and can trust them to be off leash. They sit when we stop without a command and immediately start up again when we continue walking – right by our side. They can be in a stay and we walk away from them, even go out of sight, and will not move until we call them.
People stop us all the time to give compliments on our well behaved dogs and we owe it all to this class!
Sarah has always been available when we had any questions even when we weren’t in class and we have gone back multiple times for “refresher” courses.
I was pregnant with our first baby when we got the puppy and they both are so sweet and love children. It helped them with the transition and also allowed us to calm them when they got over protective of the baby.
I can’t say enough good things about this course! I recommend it to ANYONE with a dog. Even well behaved dogs will benefit from this class. It is so freeing to be able to trust your dog no matter where you are or who/what comes into contact with us.
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