Sara Scott, Dog Aggression and Behavior Specialist

Sara Scott, Dog Aggression and Behavior Specialist Training dogs since 2000. Dog aggression and behavior specialist. FREE phone call: https://dogtrainingwithsara.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=13816900

Sara Scott provides, modern, effective training and behavior modification for dogs suffering from fear, anxiety and aggression. Sara comes to your home and does what she does best - trains your dog! You can relax knowing your dog is in the experienced hands of a professional dog trainer. Sara has been training dogs professionally since 2000 and has extensive experience training dogs who suffer from fear and anxiety. She is an expert in resolving leash reactivity and aggressive behavior problems. Her expertise in handling dogs with aggressive behavior problems will help resolve your issues with minimal stress to both dog and owner. Sara is happy to address other behavior issues and training needs as well, and can personalize a training plan to help you meet your goals. Sara uses modern, scientifically sound and compassionate techniques that are proven to work and get results. Making training fun is the best way to get good results so you can live peacefully with your well mannered dog. If you've never had experience with positive reinforcement based dog training techniques, you'll be surprised to learn just how well they can work. The pit bull breed happens to be Sara's other speciality and she has extensive experience training and working with the breed. Call them what you will, pit bulls happen to be one of her favorites! If you are the owner of a bully breed, you've come to the right place.

Operating as usual

Check out my recent interview on transitioning over to virtual dog training. Thanks for the interview on virtual trainin...
05/03/2021

Check out my recent interview on transitioning over to virtual dog training. Thanks for the interview on virtual training Liz @hightailhikes!
RePosted @hightailhikes • For our latest blog post I was thrilled to chat with veteran Bay Area trainer Sara Scott @dogtrainingwithsara about her transition to a 100% virtual training model. Sara developed a unique model where she works with clients to develop a training plan. Clients then send videos through the week and receive feedback, coaching, and support to reach their training goals. If you’re a trainer or aspiring trainer, you’ll want to check this one out. Link in bio!
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Check out my recent interview on transitioning over to virtual dog training. Thanks for the interview on virtual training Liz @hightailhikes!
RePosted @hightailhikes • For our latest blog post I was thrilled to chat with veteran Bay Area trainer Sara Scott @dogtrainingwithsara about her transition to a 100% virtual training model. Sara developed a unique model where she works with clients to develop a training plan. Clients then send videos through the week and receive feedback, coaching, and support to reach their training goals. If you’re a trainer or aspiring trainer, you’ll want to check this one out. Link in bio!
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#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogtrainingtips #onlinedogtraining #onlinelearning #learnfromthebest #covidlife #doglife #bayareadogtrainer #ilovedogs #behaviormodification #forcefreetraining #forcefreedogtraining #interview #dogtrainingadvice #dogtrainingwithsara

04/27/2021

Look how much progress @misty_blue510 has made with her generalized anxiety!! 👏🏼 Misty can be worried when outside of her house and on a leash but is finally learning how to relax and feel safe thanks to all of Mom’s good practice and support.
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#anxiousdog #anxiety #anxietyrelief #zenvibes #chillvibes #chill #dogtraining #dogtrainer #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #onlinelearning #hardworkpaysoffs #tailwagging #oasalum #dogtrainingwithsara #bayarea

04/20/2021

Gabby can be reactive to fast moving objects. The first step was building an association between bikes and training so the sight of a bike cues Gabby to check in with Mom for training opportunity. Because training time is built on a foundation of consent and fun, Gabby sees training time as an awesome activity and wants to participate. That means training time can function as part of a classical conditioning equation if it begins the moment after she spots a bike. The second clip is Mom and Gabby flexing on their training skills as a trigger stacking situation presents in real time - two bikes, a race car and a motorcycle fly by in succession. 💪🏻🤘🏻
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#dogtrainer #dogtrainingtips #flexing #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove #pitbull #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #forcefreetraining #forcefreedogtrainer #itsscience #hardworkpaysoffs #onlinelearning #doglife #dogmom #dogtrainingwithsara

04/08/2021

@lilmiss.cleothepittie shows off some fancy leash skillz with the “switch” move. Switch means move from left side heel to right side heel and works well as a cue to use to give your dog a bit of extra distance when passing a trigger close by.
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04/01/2021

@sisternat works with her boy @goodboy__cowboy on chin targeting and relaxation. Do you hear the full body sigh and release after he rests his head? Resting and supporting the head, tells the nervous system it is safe and can relax activating the rest and digest nervous system response (thanks @jenmeekmoves for teaching me that) More evidence is that burp that follows! 😂
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#relaxation #dogmom #doglife #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulllove #pitbull #relationshipgoals #dogsarefamily #dogsarethebest #forcefreetraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtraining #dogtrainer #onlinelearning #dogtrainingwithsara

03/29/2021

Super Dad @matt202228 shows us how to multitask! Also 👏🏼 to adolescent shepherd Memphis for making that down stay look really easy!!
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#dogtraining #dogtrainer #adolescents #kidsanddogs #practice #practicemakesprogress #doglife #dogdad #dogdadsofinstagram #germanshepherd #partytime #positivevibes #forcefreedogtraining #onlinelearning #dadlife #doglife #doglovers #dogsarefamily #dogsarethebest #chillin #dogtrainingwithsara

Can you guys wish this goof - @goodboy__cowboy - a Happy Birthday?!He turns 2 years old today! 🎉🥳🎁🎂🎈...#bullybreed #dogs...
03/22/2021

Can you guys wish this goof - @goodboy__cowboy - a Happy Birthday?!He turns 2 years old today! 🎉🥳🎁🎂🎈
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#bullybreed #dogsofinstagram #balldog #happybirthday #itsmybirthday #doglife #pitbulllove #pitbullmix #ilovemydog #dogsarefamily #dogsarethebest #goodboy #hello #dogoftheday #bestdayever #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogtrainingwithsara

Can you guys wish this goof - @goodboy__cowboy - a Happy Birthday?!He turns 2 years old today! 🎉🥳🎁🎂🎈
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#bullybreed #dogsofinstagram #balldog #happybirthday #itsmybirthday #doglife #pitbulllove #pitbullmix #ilovemydog #dogsarefamily #dogsarethebest #goodboy #hello #dogoftheday #bestdayever #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogtrainingwithsara

03/11/2021

Shepherd pup Memphis has made so much good progress over the last couple months! As part of my online coaching program, Dad learned the skills and knowledge necessary to help their newly adopted pup relax and settle around their toddler. A structured training plan, smart management, regular practice, carefully desensitization and thoughtful rewards equals results! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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03/08/2021

Small dog BIG energy 🐶😎
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#chihuahuasofinstagram #cockerspaniel #streetdog #rescuedogsofinstagram #reactivedogs #jumping #dogtricks #dogsofinstagram #tugofwar #jumpingdog #smalldogsofinstagram #smalldog #doglovers #kangaroo #dog #dogtrainer #dogtraining #dayoff #dayoffvibes #dogtrainingwithsara

02/19/2021

Are you prepping your dog for post-Covid life? Dog trainers worry about separation anxiety developing during this time, however, I bet you’ve left your dog home alone plenty of times. The one thing I bet you haven’t done is have someone ring your doorbell and then enter your home. Now is the time to get cracking on polishing those door manners! Online clients John, Denise and Wilson show us how to have a good time while reinforcing good manners! 🤣
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02/11/2021

I hesitated posting this because as a force free trainer that relies on evidenced-based practices, I don’t want to see dogs have a hard time nor set them up to have a hard time so I can see what it looks like. In fact, I see it a mistake on my part. I don’t need to see your dog biting or having a panic attack to understand what is happening. Setting them up to have an incident so you can send me a video of it can be detrimental to the training process.

This is the result of what can happen if you fall prey to the use of dominance based training techniques. The dog stops expressing themselves and so when things escalate, it happens quickly and with little warning. The typical advice of the dominance based trainer would be to blame the owner for not being dominant enough... when your dog acts like this, it is your fault and you need to be stronger and more firm. Owner shaming and blaming has no place in dog training and that sort of advice not only created the problem but it also exaggerated the problem.

Tonka doesn’t actually want to hurt her mom or she would have, she just wants to be heard when she says I’m uncomfortable. She can learn yelling and fighting isn’t necessary and that we will listen to a no thanks - please stop. Thankfully this dog is young, the owners reached out for help once things weren’t feeling quite right and this relationship can continue to be repaired. Kudos to Mom for being vulnerable and allowing me to share their story. And thank you to @metrodogeastbay for sending them my way.
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Does your dog know how to relax? It’s one of the most important skill sets for your dog to learn. If you aren’t incorpor...
02/08/2021

Does your dog know how to relax? It’s one of the most important skill sets for your dog to learn. If you aren’t incorporating regular calming exercises into your dog’s routine, now is the time to start. Check out my article in @baywoof_sf and learn how to get started teaching your dog to relax.

https://www.baywoof.org/good-dog/my-mellow-valentine-give-your-dog-the-gift-of-relaxation

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Does your dog know how to relax? It’s one of the most important skill sets for your dog to learn. If you aren’t incorporating regular calming exercises into your dog’s routine, now is the time to start. Check out my article in @baywoof_sf and learn how to get started teaching your dog to relax.

https://www.baywoof.org/good-dog/my-mellow-valentine-give-your-dog-the-gift-of-relaxation

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02/03/2021

When your East coast clients sends you a video of their long line homework...😂😭🤣😭😂
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#jackrussellterrier #jackrussell #jackrussellsofinstagram #terriersofinstagram #terrier #snowlife #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dog #doglife #snowdog #snowday #onlineclasses #onlinelearning #bestvideo #dogtrainingwithsara

01/28/2021

What behavior are we trying to strengthen here? It’s a trick question because we are not intending to reinforce any behavior, the goal is to create an association that sounds predict yummy treats. Bodie hears the sound and that causes his person to feed him some snacks. Overtime, this exercise will help Bodie feel more comfortable (and less anxious) with sudden noises in his environment.
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01/21/2021

How does training your dog virtually work? I haven’t met a dog yet that will sit still in front of the camera for an hour on Zoom. It’s just not an ideal way to train your dog. Many people seeking training help assume this is the way things work. But video HW and trainer reviews work wonders! As I’ve moved my entire client base online last Spring, I’ve actually discovered that people are learning faster because they can see themselves in action and absorb my feedback at the same time. I wouldn’t be able to give you detailed feedback like this if I was with you in person. Plus, ideally you train your dog for a quick 10 minute session once or twice a day and not for a whole hour. Not only are you learning how to be a more effective trainer for your dog, you are also learning how to develop a regular practice. Regular practice is the key to getting results! Natalie’s response to her video review this week...”I think we know a lot less than we thought 😂!”
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01/19/2021

When you live on 80 acres in rural Pennsylvania with your teenage Jack pup...you better believe you work hard on off leash behaviors. Positive reinforcement and putting in the work is paying off! I just love the look on Dad’s face after their success and how he checks to make sure his wife caught the moment on camera. Neil and Ernie have been working with me online since June when they brought home their new pup. The long term goal is a recall off of rabbit or deer chase. Keep those training wheels on a little longer and we’ll be there soon enough!
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01/16/2021

@lilmiss.cleothepittie and her mom demonstrate an awesome example of what the conditioned emotional response looks like in action! It’s the dog trainer’s secret weapon and used in helping your reactive dog exhibit better behavior during social encounters. So proud of this team‘s progress and the decrease in distance, they started off football fields away from other dogs and are getting closer and closer by the day! 👏🏼

01/12/2021

Is there a need to tell your dog when they got it wrong with clicker training? I get that question a lot! It’s not necessary or beneficial to mark wrong behavior with “eh-eh” or other. The absence of the marker word tells the dog everything need to know without adding unneeded stress to the learning process. If you tell you dog he made a wrong move when he’s trying to figure things out, you might have just taught your dog to be a bit more cautious the next time, essentially handicapping his ability to learn new things. Wilson shows a great example here, the second he doesn’t hear the marker work he immediately tries something else and then he gets it right. Mom only needs to stay quiet and let the dog work it out!
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Goodbye 2020! ✌🏻♥️🐶...#goodbye2020 #newyearseve #newyear2020 #sunsetphotography #sunsetlover #gooutside #dogtrainingwith...
01/01/2021

Goodbye 2020! ✌🏻♥️🐶
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#goodbye2020 #newyearseve #newyear2020 #sunsetphotography #sunsetlover #gooutside #dogtrainingwithsara

Congrats to @nicolepeisl and Charlie who passed their Canine Good Citizen test!! 🥳 This team has been working so hard an...
12/29/2020

Congrats to @nicolepeisl and Charlie who passed their Canine Good Citizen test!! 🥳 This team has been working so hard and it paid off big time. Great job guys! 👏🏼
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Go have some fun with your dog for the holiday! Check out my article in Bay Woof and have fun trying out some of the tra...
12/24/2020

Go have some fun with your dog for the holiday! Check out my article in Bay Woof and have fun trying out some of the training exercises!

Stupid pandemic getting you down? Congress of baboons bumming you out? Spend some time teaching your dog and you'll both beat the holiday blues - here are some tips from Sara Scott, Dog Aggression and Behavior Specialist in our December issue:
https://www.baywoof.org/featured-article/beat-the-holiday-blues

12/17/2020

Do you want to know the secret to teaching your dog to walk calmly on a loose leash? Besides having a coach to help teach you how to effectively use positive reinforcement training techniques, the main secret to getting the results you want is to dedicate time to regular practice! Kudos to Rachel for showing up and putting in the work with her new rescue Umber. 👏🏼
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12/13/2020

I have not been bored in quarantine today! 🤩😂
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