Dog Training Vancouver

Finally! When Hounds Fly is here in Vancouver!

Since 2010, over 10,000 dogs (and their families!) have taken lessons with us. We are proud to offer the highest quality instruction and experience for Vancouver owners that want the very best for their pups.

We serve clients in Downtown Vancouver, South Granville, and Kitsilano neighbourhoods.

When Hounds Fly is proud to be one of the few Vancouver training organizations to be accredited by the BCSPCA’s AnimalKind program:

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Sarah Shapiro-Ward PhD, CPDT-KA, CTDI

Sarah is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge-Assessed) and a Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

Sarah and her Cockapoo, Percy, have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Daily Mail UK, and has even been interviewed by NHK Japan for many of the amazing tricks she has clicker trained, such teaching Percy how to play Connect 4 and Jenga, and even paint on canvas!

Besides tricks, Sarah has successfully helped hundreds of dog owners with issues ranging from new puppy issues to more severe fear and aggression cases.

Her dog on Instagram: prancing_percy

Services Provided

Sarah is available for personalized, 1-on-1 lessons and phone consultations.

New Clients – 1-on-1 Lesson Package (Two Lessons, including email support between lessons) – $360 plus taxes

30-Minute Phone Consultations: $60 plus taxes

  • New Puppy Help / Puppy Socialization
  • Foundation Skills, such as Leash Walking, Recall, and Drop-It
  • New Rescue Dog Help
  • Fear, Anxiety and Reactivity towards Dogs
  • Fear, Anxiety and Reactivity towards People
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Trick Dog Titling Service

Learn about our Process and Methods – click here.

Fast-turnaround 30-minute phone consultations are also available for booking online immediately. Click here to book.

Interactive, Live, Two-Way Virtual Group Classes over Zoom are available as well with our Toronto team on Eastern Time. Click here to learn more.

Service Area

Sarah is available to see clients in Downtown Vancouver, South Granville, and Kitsilano. For clients outside of this area, we welcome pet parents to come visit us in these neighbourhoods.