About Sarah | Dog Training and Behavior Assessments

Successfully using scientific & positive training & behavior change methods for dogs & their guardians.

About Sarah | Dog Training and Behavior Assessments

Sarah Dykes, Dip DTBC, CDBC

Sarah has over 10 years of experience working with dogs and their behavioral needs in a variety of environments, including shelters and veterinary clinics. Sarah’s coaching background allows her effectively assist dog owners in helping their dogs overcome behavior challenges.

As a certified Dog Behaviorist, continuing education is very important to Sarah – she attends classes, seminars and workshops at every opportunity from topics ranging to behavioral genetics, puppy socialization, aggression and working dogs. Sarah has also presented at international conferences, given radio and television interviews, and is considered an expert in canine behavior in the Canadian legal system.

sarah_carmySarah’s training and behavior career was inspired by her first adopted dog, Carmac. He passed away in 2014, and Sarah currently lives with  Shorty, an adopted terrier x, and Mulder vom Logan Haus, her Belgian Malinois she is training in detection, tracking and protection sports.

Not only is Sarah a highly-educated professional with a strong theoretical background, but she is also a lovely, compassionate person who excels at assisting guardians to build better relationships with their dogs. As a veterinary student, I look forward to recommending Sarah to clients seeking positive, science-based training methods for their dogs’ behaviour issues.”Caitlin and Dixie


  • Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology (McMaster University)
  • Diploma in Dog Training & Behavior Consulting (Companion Animal Sciences Institute)
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)
  • Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, Protection Sports Association
Sarah Dykes | About Sarah | Dog Training and Behavior Assessments