We only use dog-friendly training methods to ensure your best success. Just as important, though, is the fact that our methods are easy to learn, effective, and fun to use! We want everyone in your family, from your toddler to your grandmother, to be able to train the dog, because they are already training the dog, whether they realize it or not.

Our behavior consults will give you the tools to resolve troublesome problems from puppy issues to excessive barking.  A sample of behavior problems that we can help you resolve are:

  • Pulling on Leash
  • Hyper-activity
  • Door Darting
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Resource Guarding
  • Housebreaking

You don’t have to deal with the frustration of living with these problems. Call today to get started changing your dog into the well behaved companion you always envisioned!

Sarah Walker, CPDT-KA, BS, Owner


Sarah Walker, CPDT-KA, BS has owned and operated Side by Side Dog Training since 2003. With over 15 years of experience training dogs with various methods, Sarah has been able to develop techniques that are easy, effective, and dog-friendly.

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology for Pre-Veterinary medicine from Cedarville University in 2002. She has also practiced as a Veterinary Technician in diverse veterinary clinics from equine to exotic to small animals for 10 years. Her veterinary background gives her added depth in diagnosing and solving behavior problems in dogs.

She is a member of the professional Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). She always keeps up to date on the latest dog training trends and techniques by regularly attending seminars, conferences, and reading any dog training book she can get her hands on!

Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals