Our Staff

At Dogz Inc, we only take on certified, experienced dog trainers with a love for their career and a natural rapport with animals.

All of our trainers

  • are continually educating themselves based on current, scientifically proven research.
  • pride themselves in the use of positive, force free methods.
  • train dogs quickly and effectively without the use of training aids like pinch or shock collars
  • own and work with rescue dogs. They understand the uniqueness of these dogs
  • are the recommended trainers for several local rescue groups.
  • are nationally certified or working towards a national certification
  • are pet first aid and CPR certified
Sarah Anderson, MA Ed., CPDT
Owner and Master Trainer
me”I am not a dog trainer.” says Sarah Anderson, CPDT, of Dogz. “I’m an educator.” She isn’t joking. With a Masters degree in Education, Sarah is a certified educator in multiple states, with endorsements in general education, special education, early childhood, and autism.
As one of only 13 nationally certified dog trainers in the state, Sarah gives you far more than a “dog training” class.
“I love when an entire family comes to class. The more people that work with the dog consistently, the better the dog will do!”
“Just like people, education is a lifelong endeavor. You don’t send your child to preschool and expect them to go get a job. Don’t send your dog to puppy class and think they’re done learning!”
Come meet Sarah, take a class, and stop those bad behaviors in their tracks!

 

Erin Stisser
Professional Dog Trainer

erinErin has always been interested in animal behavior. She has volunteered for animal shelters and rescues for many years. Prior to working as a dog trainer, she worked as a veterinary technician in both hospital and shelter settings. When she adopted her dog, Zoey, she decided it was time to really pursue her dream of becoming a dog trainer. Erin is owned by a rough collie named Gavin, a chihuahua mix named Zoey, and an orange tabby cat named Larry, all of which are rescues. Aside from fur babies, Erin also has triplet girls that keep her busy. Erin loves that she can improve and strengthen the bond between pet parents and their dogs. 

 

Jerod Colclough
Apprentice Trainer
Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 9.27.06 PMDon’t let Jerod’s “apprentice trainer” title fool you. He has more experience and education than most professional trainers. Jerod has apprenticed master trainers since the age of 14. He has worked professionally with dogs for the last 4 years. He has attended Clicker Expos, Separation Anxiety training and other professional conferences. He worked at a dog daycare for 2 years. He has volunteered at a rescue since 2012, and has 2 rescue dogs of his own. Jerod has completed his dog training internship and has started running entry level classes.
Jerod is committed to continuing his education and will be starting his Bachelors of Science in Animal Behavior at Canisius College in the fall of 2016.