Dog Training Vancouver

Finally! When Hounds Fly is here in Vancouver!

Since 2010, over 12,000 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, Kitsilano, and Main Street/Riley Park – Little Mountain neighbourhoods.

Now Accepting Admissions: Starting September 23rd, we will be offering Start Anytime group classes for puppies, adolescents, and adult dogs at City Paws Pet Supplies at 4578 Main Street as well!

When Hounds Fly is proud to be one of the few Vancouver training organizations to be accredited by the BCSPCA’s AnimalKind program and also have Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners on staff.

Meet Your Instructor

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

Sarah is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge-Assessed), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) 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

Semi-Private Group Lessons

Coming Soon: Starting September 23rd, we will be offering Start Anytime group classes for puppies, adolescents, and adult dogs at City Paws Pet Supplies at 4578 Main Street

Click here to learn more about each and to apply for admission:

Puppy Start Right – $275 for 5 classes

Puppy Drop-In – By Donation

Foundation Skills – $385 for 7 classes


Private 1-on-1 Lessons

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.

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.