Saro Dog Training Testimonials

Tiger is my first dog, and he’s both adorable and sophisticated. When I adopted him, I was completely inexperienced, and I felt overwhelmed. To be completely honest, I blamed myself for hastily deciding to adopt a 1.5-year-old, male, unfixed beagle until I discovered Saro. After scouring the internet for guidance on dealing with a beagle, I stumbled upon Saro’s insightful videos on YouTube. Joining his class proved to be a game-changer, especially with the weekly coaching calls being the highlight. Saro made himself available anytime we faced an issue or had burning questions, providing invaluable guidance and support. I can’t imagine navigating dog ownership without such dedicated assistance.

Without Saro’s training, it would have been a disaster with Tiger. While various training methods exist, many heavily rely on treats, which beagles, like Tiger, adore. Some methods even resort to aggressive techniques. Saro’s training not only helped me connect with my Beagle but also transformed our relationship entirely. As a busy working woman, it took me a while to take the lessons, but with each one, my bond with Tiger significantly deepened. With my schedule, it took a few months to establish a solid bond with Tiger that transcended reliance on treats. A few months of maternity leave further enhanced our relationship.

Saro helped me understand my dog’s behavior; for instance, when Tiger chewed my shoes, Saro explained it was a message, perhaps indicating a need to pee, go for a walk, or hunger. He was spot on.

When Tiger had accidents indoors, Saro pointed out it was a human error; we had forgotten to take him out on time. Saro’s availability was unparalleled, making the experience feel more like having a reliable coach than merely attending a course. I’ve grown to love Tiger just the way he is; there was no need to ‘fix’ him. He pays attention to me and craves connection. With the arrival of our new baby, Tiger has become even closer to me. We now cherish our walks together, with him happily trotting alongside the stroller. It’s an absolute joy to venture out with both of them.”

I highly recommend Saro’s training course over any other, including in-person treat-based or head halter-based methods. My priority is ensuring my dog enjoys his life to the fullest, and Saro’s training approach aligns perfectly with this goal. It’s humane, enjoyable, and incredibly helpful. Lessons are self-paced, and Saro is always available to provide support whenever needed. Choosing Saro’s training for your cherished companion will prove to be a decision you’ll appreciate.

Sima Maleki

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When I adopted Oreo, Beagle/Basset cross 2 years ago, he did not know how to walk on a leash, he was very reactive to everything, and he could not be left off leash as his hound dog nose would take him off sniffing. I followed Saro and took his program and learned a lot. I now know a happy dog is one that you let sniff when out on a walk and how important it is to exercise them. He is so very proud when I call him and he returns and gets praise when in the bush. He is not 100% on recall but 75% better. He now passes people when walking and does not lunge and bark like he did. We haven’t won with pedal bikes though but doing better.

Christine Lanthier


“The course was great, I have a friend who spent a lot of money on a course and they did not address all the issues such as feeding”.

“There are no treats involved in the training at all”.

“He never howls or barks, it is going really well on our daily walks”.

“When I meet dogs or strangers he simply sits and waits for them to come”.

“I bring him everywhere, in the car, to my friends at school when I pick up my son”.

“The vet is amazed how well behaved he is.”



We got a dog for my daughter’s birthday and she ended up picking a beagle puppy. It was super exciting at first but then we quickly realized that it was similar to having a baby in the house. We had to doggy-proof every room and wake up to let her out to do her potty business in the middle of the night. We quickly became tired and frustrated when we realized there was a lot of training to do.

We came across Saro from his helpful youtube videos and decided to hire him as a coach. He is very compassionate and understanding and also encouraging. 

Even though at first we had a lot of success training her with food, she didn’t listen to any commands if we didn’t have the food. Saro’s no food and treat system and reward with play and praise were great. It did take time for our puppy to adjust, but now she comes, sits, and stays without any food or treats.

There were also a lot of little questions that came up along the way that we were able to have Saro help us with. Questions about sleep, eating, walks, how much chewing is too much, and gear. 

In general, I also like that his approach is holistic and natural. 

Now we have a lovely 1-year-old beagle who is much calmer on walks and easier to manage. We feel much more relaxed and loving with our dog. 

N.E.A & C

My dog just turns away her head, ears pinned back if I try to give her a treat as a reward. She doesn’t want them, I’ve tried so many different types from premium brands to raw meat but she’s not interested. I used to think she’s too aloof and stubborn to be trained, she almost never listened and just did her own thing. You helped me to understand her and adapt my training and rewarding methods and we both (and our relationship) have changed for the better. Now she’s actively seeking me out instead of running away and we both listen to each other. She still has her quirks but instead of getting frustrated and angry I just laugh and I feel she’s laughing with me and now I can honestly say I love her for being her. She’s the bestest girl and I could not hope for a better friend and a companion.


Head of Sales , Intel

Two weeks of training my adopted beagle on leash according to Saro's guidelines and he has improved 50-75%. Thank you.
Saro, I have developed a better relationship with my beagle using Saro training techniques.
An excellent dog training course that explains human and dog psychology. Saro’s techniques explain dog training in easy steps.
Hella Simonsen
Can’t wait for this winter to walk on the trails. Oreo (basset/beagles mix) had to be leashed but I am hoping he will be Ok to be off leash this year. He was adopted 2 years ago and now is very good at staying with me. Thanks to Saro and his training methods.
Christine Lanthier
Saro, you are awesome. The way you deliver information makes it so easy to process and understand. Thank you.
The BEST! Training is what WORKS! and I have found that play and praise is the only type of training that works for me and my 2 dogs.
Nancy Ritland
Play and Praise works. My dog was trained on treats. Now saying "good boy " is magical, and he doesn't look for treats as much.
Cynthia Ingram
I loved the puppy training 101 course. My dog has become a joy to be with. Maybe me too. We both have to learn and grow, right? Godspeed.
Jeff Touchinski