Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Professional Dog Trainer
Sara McLoudrey, CDBC, CPDT-KSA, FF-CT/L1 Elite, LS-SC, Pet End of Life Doule, FitPaws-MT, TagTeach L3
Sara McLoudrey (she/her) owns Decisive Moment Pet Consulting and has been a professional dog trainer since 2004. Currently, Sara is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), CPDT-KSA, Fear Free Certified Professional Level 1 and Certified Trainer - Elite, Low-Stress Handling Certified, Pet End of Life Doula, FitPaws Master Trainer, and TagTeach Level 3.
Over the years, she has seen how our relationships with dogs have changed and even how the “positive/force free/clicker” training world has evolved. For Sara, it is inspiring to help continue and promote this growth mindset for fellow trainers, behavior consultants, and pet guardians.
Sara specializes in Care with Consent (cooperative care), human-directed aggression, resource guarding, helping senior dogs thrive, and living with intact dogs. Currently, she offers personalized virtual behavior modification programs and virtual group interactive classes for pet guardians and pet professionals, such as Care with Consent Foundations, Tip Top Toenails, and Muzzle Magic. In addition to working directly with clients, she offers specialized services for pet professionals - veterinarians, veterinary nurses, groomers, and training colleagues.
In addition to Decisive Moment Pet Consulting, she is the former Head Trainer at Synergy Veterinary Behavior. Her professional animal training career started by founding ROOT Dog Training in suburban Chicago. In 2016, she sold ROOT, moved to Portland, and joined the team at Synergy Veterinary Behavior.
Over the years, Sara has completed with positively trained dogs in retriever field tests, high-level competition and rally obedience (Utility and RAE level), conformation, and elite level nose work. Sara shares her life with Lindy and Punky, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.