Saro Dog Training – Dog Training Using Play & Praise


Saro's unique, virtual coaching and dog training programs teach, with proven results, how you can build a powerful relationship with your dog without the use of treats or aversive tools and methods.

Learn Why Dog Owners Love My Programs

I truly enjoyed listening to Saro, learning about the five essential needs for dogs, and following his instructions. He provided us with the right amount of learning, tools, and exercises which we still use today.
Josh and I were both feeling confused which led to Josh having challenges. It was no longer confusing for Josh and me as we continued through the program with Saro.
No treats, no force, with simply offering praise as a reward. Qantas was receptive to this form of teaching and responded well. Levi is extremely food-driven but he’s quick to respond to commands without offering treats as rewards.

The Treat-Free Trainer: Start Training Your Dog for Success

Welcome to the world of Saro Dog Training! I’m Saro, a certified dog trainer with a passion for helping dogs and their owners build a strong, healthy bond. My approach to dog training is based on the latest scientific research and focuses on positive reinforcement methods without the use of treats, food, aversive tools, or methods.

I believe that the key to a happy, well-behaved dog is a strong bond with their owner and I’m dedicated to helping you achieve that through my unique courses and my signature, one-on-one coaching and training program. 

If you’re ready to take your relationship with your dog to the next level, I invite you to sign up for a free video call and start your journey to a happier, healthier life with your dog. Let’s get started!


2 Simple Changes… is an ebook offering actionable steps for immediate improvement in your dog’s behaviour.

This concise guide outlines two simple yet impactful changes that dog owners can implement today to witness positive changes in their dog’s behaviour tomorrow.

With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this ebook provides a step-by-step approach, to making behavioural improvements accessible and achievable for all dog owners.


Most frequent questions and answers

Although my training system is so simple that even kids can use it, we suggest you let adults start the training and then teach the kids the methods so you can all develop consistent results.

Treats or food can cause development of heath issues in your dog and makes your dog and you depend on them for simple tasks in the future. It also distracts your dog from focusing on YOU!

You don’t need to use tools or even depend on tools. You can offer the best reward for your dog by praising him/her verbally and physically or you can play with your dog using a favourite toy. 

By using my simple training method and understanding my philosophy, your dog will have no choice but to listen to you without being dependent on food. 

Realistically, from the day that you start to train your dog using my method, expect about three to six months to see results.

I am a certified expert family pet dog trainer and I received my dog trainer certification from “The College of Canine Behavioural Science”. I am also a member of the “Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers”.

For sure. With all the recent situations in the world, we have discovered that online and virtual learning has become the best form of getting information. Especially when it comes to dogs and dog training. Your dog and you will feel more comfortable and willing to observe information in your own home setting rather than in a strange environment such as dog training classrooms, dog trainer’s home or dog trainer in your home. Your dog may feel overwhelmed or excited which are not the ideal situations to learn or train.

As a result, virtual training offers you all the information that you need in the comfort of your home so that you can master the techniques.

Reactive dogs cannot focus on learning even with the best trainer. The mind is in flight mode or on the subject, not training. This can worsen behaviour.

Yes, if you want to specialize in a certain form of dog training such as agility, flyball or protection. These types of training would need you to be present and work one on one with a qualified dog trainer.