About

Sarah Ripley

Hot Dogs is owned by me, Sarah Ripley (that’s me over there on the right).

I’ve taught dog training in Dunedin for over a decade through the local dog club, and started training dogs myself as soon as I could toddle fast enough to keep up!

My professional training includes a BSc in Animal Behavior and Psychology, DipCABT from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology in the UK, and a Certificate IV in workplace training and assessment — all of which means I have the science background to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to dog training, plus education in how to teach YOU, not just your dog.

I believe in using positive training methods, helping you train and problem solve with techniques you’ll both enjoy. In my spare time, I train and compete with my own dogs in Obedience, including putting an Obedience Grand Champion title on my husky/BC mix and winning test C at the National Dog Obedience Assembly in 2015.

So: If you’re looking for a positive, science-based approach to training, let’s chat! Just fill out the form below.

Professional Certifications
“I just wanted to email you to thank you for your advice and assistance. I thought you might like to know that after a few weeks of consistent work Roxy’s recall has improved tremendously. We can walk her off lead again now, as she can be called back consistently, even from interesting things like other dogs and seals. Her socialisation within a controlled environment is going well also.” — Justin

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