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About Me

Hello, I'm Sarah!

I’ve loved animals ever since I can remember – and dogs in particular. It didn't matter if it was our beloved family pet, the neighbour’s canine companion, or my friend’s furry family member – I was the kid that was always found out the back hanging out with dog.

But it wasn’t just the dogs I loved, I loved their behaviour and understanding why they did what they did. So, after completing high school in Lismore, Northern NSW and spending a couple of years in the workforce, I decided to make the bold decision to follow my passion into canine behaviour and training.

In 2003 I officially took the plunge and enrolled in Delta Society Australia's Certificate IV in Dog Behavioural Training. It was a transformative experience, and on completion of my qualifications - I co-founded Paw Power Dog Training.

The nerd in me didn’t stop there! I went on to complete a certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy, specialising in Canine Massage, and then in 2009, embarked on a three-year Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science & Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada.

In mid-2013, I decided to embark on a new chapter - leaving Paw Power Dog Training behind and opening The Canine Perspective. And in 2016, because I LOVE learning (can you tell?) I went on to complete the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainers Professional Course in 2016. And because my thirst for knowledge is far from over – I have plans for further study in the not too distant future.

During my 20 years as a canine behaviour specialist, alongside my long list of qualifications, I have made it a priority to attend yearly seminars, both in Australia and overseas – a commitment I have made to ensure that I provide my clients with the most up-to-date knowledge on behaviour and training. My aim is to assist owners in cultivating the dog they desire by enhancing the special bond between them and their furry companions. I strive to help owners understand the world from their dog's perspective while having loads of fun and learning together.

I am a proud Delta Accredited Instructor and hold memberships in esteemed organisations such as the Karen Pryor Academy, the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Australia), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (USA), and the Pet Professional Guild. Furthermore, I am a qualified assessor for Greenhounds, a qualified assessor and trainer for MindDog Australia and serve as a Department of Local Government temperament assessor.

Currently, I reside between East Ballina and the Sunshine Coast with my partner, Chris, and our three adorable pugs: Kali, Doug & Harvey. Apart from helping people with their canine companions (and continuing my study, because let’s face it – I’m a behaviour nerd!), I enjoy indulging in my many hobbies - such as macrame, reading, walking, going to the gym, music, social media scrolling and spending quality time with friends—both human and canine!

My Achievements


Dogs Trained


Happy Families


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My Services

How I Can Help




  • Advice
  • Connection
  • Monthly Informative Zoom Sessions
  • Meet Ups
  • Fun




  • Puppy Training (Beginner)
  • Puppy Training (Advanced) *
  • Really Reliable Recall *
  • Lead Walking for Chronic Pullers *
  • + more!


3 Session package


  • Private 1:1 Training
  • Personalised Behaviour Modification Plans
  • Hands On Coaching & Feedback
  • Puppy Training
  • Behavioural Issues
Interested in working together? Contact Me

Laurise Rose Latimer

Previous Client

We just completed the K9 Kindy course with Sarah, and we couldn't be happier with the results! She works wonders and our puppy just adores her. Not only was she excellent with our dog she also really helped my partner and I learn how to go about training in a fun way! THANKYOU!!!

Lia Verhelst

Previous Client

I have a Aussie terrier a wild child Sarah worked on her for for 2 months she is now a 1 year old well behaved little girl able to walk of lead still active but obedient. Her 4 month old sister was shy and needed more confidence after puppy preschool she happily explores the world now

Meredith Yardley

Previous Client

Thank you so much Sarah! Your advice and support has made such a difference to our confidence caring for a rescue dog. Your insights and suggestions have made such a positive difference - you really know your stuff!

Robyne Trotter

Previous Client

Thank you Sarah for a wonderful five weeks of how to treat, train and cater for a young puppy-all done in a positive way. Your knowledge is outstanding. Both Angus and I are looking forward to the Kindy class.

Discover why dog owners from Byron Bay to the USA are raving about The Canine Perspective and experiencing remarkable transformations with their beloved pets.

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