About Sarah


Sarah Owings, KPA CTP, is passionate about reaching the difficult dog, and specializes in using clicker training principles to help transform the lives of fearful or shy dogs. As the owner of Bridges Dog Training, co-creator of Cyber Dog Online, and a regular contributor to online training forums, she is known for her innovative approaches to tough behavior problems, and her compassionate and insightful teaching.

A speaker at ClickerExpo for the past three years, Sarah was also selected to serve as a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member in 2015. She has presented webinars for the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) on the topics of emotions in training and shy dogs, and co-presented seminars with KPA faculty member and author of Chill Out Fido, Nan Arthur. Sarah’s popular YouTube channel features videos that showcase clicker training, exotic-animal training, life enrichment for puppies and dogs, and her clients’ success stories. She has written articles for Clean Run and Veterinary Technician magazines and blogs regularly on WordPress about what she calls Brave Learning and the Art of Loving Dogs.



  1. Eric Dean

    What do you believe is the best type of collar? I have a German shepherd rescue and she gets nervous when some dogs walk near her.

    • Sarah Owings

      Hi Eric, I mostly prefer a comfortable, well fitting harness to collars for leash walks. I do not use any type of “training” collar like a choke or prong in my work. If you need extra equipment to control a dog in exciting or challenging situations, my advise usually is to take a big step back and do a lot more training with that dog first until the dog can offer calmer responses easily on his or her own. There are many brands out there. I like Comfort Flex, Perfect Fit, Hurrta, Halti Harness, and Xtra Dog Fleece lined collars and harnesses.

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