Liberation Dog Training
Liberation Dog Training

Liberation Dog Training

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Introduction: I am experienced, reputable and effective. Using positive reinforcement I am able to work with your dog and support your whole family in creating a chaos free home. Positive reinforcement is the methodology that is suggested by the veterinarian association of America as the most humane and effective way to train your dog. It’s science and that is why I train using these practices. I didn’t write the book, it is evidence based and I have spent the last 10 years continuing my education both in theory and hands on so I can support you in providing the best possible life for your furry family member. I specialize in fearful, under-socialized dogs who retreat and need to build their confidence. I live on a rare massive lot in Silverlake where I have the option to train your dog and/or I can come to you. I have worked with all breeds and all different behavior concerns from puppy classes to reactive lunging large breed dogs. I provide after hours support to all of my clients and truly think of your dogs as my own. Check out my website to reach out!

Serves Claremont, CA

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6 years in business

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Sky M.
Oct 12, 2023
Sara is an incredibly talented dog trainer and educator. She is filled with a wealth of knowledge that she shares so freely, and communicates in a way that is easily understood from both the human and the dog. My dog/best friend has learned so much from her (as have I), and our relationship continues to grow as we both use the tools that Sara has given us. I HIGHLY recommend Sara. She wants what’s best for your dog, and she will teach you how to meet your dog’s needs in the most loving way possible.
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Josh H.
Oct 12, 2023
Liberation dogs helped me with my puppy when she started having behavioral challenges that I didn’t know how to fix. They came over for a consultation and provided me with a training program that worked with my budget and schedule. They were credentialed dog trainers and I recommend them to any dog owner.
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Abigail R.
Sep 7, 2022
Freddie Mercury was a terror before Sara’s help. Through positive reinforcement I now have a calm, happy dog!
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Samantha W.
Sep 4, 2022
I found Sara on Nextdoor while looking for referrals for a behaviorist for my sweet and skiddish puppy. From the first meeting we had, what she said and observed made complete sense to me. The simple And straightforward suggestions she gave produced change in our dog’s behavior and ultimately improved her quality of life. I didn’t have any expectations of things changing quickly with our pup, since the abuse she suffered in the start of her life (before we met her, obviously), but thankfully, we saw results pretty quickly and are excited to see what’s to come. Living in LA, you meet a lot of snake oil salesmen, and I’d like to think I’ve got a pretty refined radar for BS, and Sara has never been anything but authentic, honest and kind to me and my pup. I’ve referred her already to a few friends and they have the same experiences as I did.
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