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Sarah Keegans

PRIVATE COACHING

Sarah Keegans, CAP2 is passionate about the science and art of reward-based training. She can help you build precise, enthusiastic, and durable behaviors in your dogs.

Sarah emphasizes clarity, timing, and effective rewards. Sarah specializes in behavior change for reactive dogs and in preventing or reducing handling intolerance and resource guarding. She competes with her dogs in Mondioring.

Click to explore further details of this instructor’s private coaching sessions. You’ll also find information about the programs and group classes they lead, along with links to learn more and to register.

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Program
Rowdy & Reactive
Comprehensive Program. Get help now for your leash lunging dog!
Help your dog learn to voluntarily break away from other dogs when out on a walk. The program includes a two-hour group orientation*, a private lesson, and six group classes. Single-focus program for critical skill proficiency. Most reactive dogs start here.
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Private Coaching
Puppy Beginning Manners
For puppies and young dogs aged 8 weeks through 12 months
Basic obedience like sit, down, stay, wait, walk nicely, greet politely and come when called.
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Private Coaching
Building Puppy Confidence
For shy puppies and young dogs aged 8 weeks through 12 months
Understanding, motivating, and supporting your sensitive puppy.
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Private Coaching
Cool Your Jets, Puppy
For 'enthusiastic' puppies aged 8 weeks through 6 months
Developing focus and relaxation. Learning to guide and socialize your highly aroused puppy.
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Private Coaching
Family Dog Manners
For friendly family adult dogs
Basic obedience behaviors like sit, down, stay, wait, walk nicely, greet politely and come when called.
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Private Coaching
Really Reactive
For leash-lunging dogs over 6 months old
Learn what you need to set your dog up for successful working lessons. (If you would like to participate in group classes, sign up for the full Rowdy & Reactive Program instead.)
shyguy
Private Coaching
Building Confidence
For shy adult family dogs
Understanding, motivating, and supporting your sensitive friend.
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Private Coaching
Ready to Work
Next step after 'Really Reactive' Private Session
Practical working sessions where your dog practices appropriate behavior around difficult stimuli.
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Group Class
Serious Stay: Intensive
Single-focus class for critical skill proficiency
Six-week class establishing a strong stay behavior and the tools to continue practice and development. Teach your dog the concept of duration. ALL LEVELS
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Group Class
Canine Good Citizen Prep Class
For friendly family dogs young & old
Seven-week class covering all ten Canine Good Citizen test items. A Canine Good Citizen Test will be offered on the final week.
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Group Class
Intermediate Skills for Rowdy & Reactive Dogs
Prep work for advanced group classes
Add some essential skills to your repertoire and prepare for more advanced work around other dogs.
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Group Class
Movement & Body Awareness for Leash Reactive Dogs
Advanced class using physical challenges and movement
Use props, patterns, environmental challenges, and body awareness to provide structure, focus and clarity.
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Group Class
Mondio Obedience: Retrieve, Warm-Up, Heel & Stay
For dogs preparing to trial in Mondioring Obedience
Teaching Retrieve. Practicing Mondio Obedience style challenges for the Stay and Heeling exercises. Trial prep: warming-up, getting to the gate.
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Group Class
Mondio Obedience: Positions, Between Exercises, Heel & Stay
For dogs preparing to trial in Mondioring Obedience
Teaching Positions. Practicing Mondio Obedience style challenges for the Stay and Heeling exercises. Trial prep: between exercises.
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Group Class
Mondio Obedience: Food Refusal, Gate & Check-In, Heel & Stay
For dogs preparing to trial in Mondioring Obedience
Teaching the Food Refusal exercise. Practicing Mondio Obedience style challenges for the Stay and Heeling exercises. Trial prep: gate & check-in.
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Group Class
Mondio Obedience: Send Away, Sequencing, Heel & Stay
For dogs preparing to trial in Mondioring Obedience
Teaching Send Away. Practicing Mondio Obedience style challenges for the Stay and Heeling exercises. Trial prep: sequencing.
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Group Class
Building Trust & Confidence
Social & Environmental Skills Class
Building bravery with games, props, patterns, and social challenges.
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Group Class
Just Rewards
Better rewards build stronger behaviors
Evaluating (and building) reward value. Choosing appropriate rewards. Clear marking and thoughtful reward delivery.

About Private Coaching Sessions

Private Lessons are flexible and convenient. Work within your own schedule. Get help with exactly what you need, from the right trainer for your priorities. We’ll structure the training around your goals, and you’ll work at your own pace.

Once you have selected the private session that best matches your needs and interests, you can add notes that tell us what is most important for you and your family to work on first and provide any other specifics you would like. We will structure the training plan around your goals.

Private coaching sessions take place at our facility. Session fees are $90 for each 50 minute session ($135 when a second trainer is required to handle a helper dog).

You will bring your dog to each session (with the exception of Really Reactive Private Session) along with a regular leash and collar or harness, some tasty treats and favorite toys, and your questions. All members of the family are welcome to attend.