What Our Students Say

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Carol and Beau

“This is the most effective, easy and fun training that I’ve experienced in 40 years of working with dogs. “

– Carol Click (Beau’s guardian)

David and Rascal“Wow! What can I say? I am so happy I found you on the web. I was impressed by what I saw there and decided to take the chance that my instincts were correct. I (and Rascal) learned so much in just 8 short weeks. Our bond is stronger, our commitment is renewed and will last a lifetime. We were given a solid foundation in positive reinforcement that will create the best possible learning environment as we grow together, I can’t thank you enough for opening my eyes to all the possibilities that positive communication with my dog (and future dogs) will bring. I have visions of being able to better understand what I need to do so that my dog(s) can understand me. Your class was well worth traveling 45 miles (each way), I only wish you were closer. Again, thank you!”

  – David Grant (Rascal’s guardian)

“Chicoans are so lucky to have a true, professional training facility for our beloved dogs and ourselves. The expertise of the trainers and staff is evident the moment you walk through the door. “

  – Karin (Marvin’s guardian)

Jen, Siggy, and Lupe

Jen, Siggy, and Lupe“So many people compliment me on how well behaved my dogs are and I am certain that it’s due to training at The Canine Connection. Learning from Sarah and Donna was invaluable and despite all the things to learn it was easy! Lessons were clear and practical; with each new command there was a progression and the dogs and I learned so easily! The three of us are looking forward to our next class. “

  – Jennifer Morgan (Siggy & Lupe’s guardian)

“We love going to school and seeing all our new friends!”
– Siggy & Lupe

Doug and Mattie“Sarah Richardson has a way with dogs that is phenomenal. Her Canine Connection obedience classes are an A to Z of training to help owner and dog have the greatest relationship. Sarah’s insight into training and tips for problem areas are very helpful in creating the best dog/owner relationship. My terriers are more responsive because of your class. Thanks so much, Sarah. “

  – Doug Richardson (Mattie McIan’s guardian)
     (Note: Despite sharing the same surname, Doug and Sarah are not related  :-)   )

Millie and Lori Miller


“A must for every dog owner!”

  – Lori Miller and Michael Kenney (Millie’s guardians)



“Not only does this class teach you the basics of puppy obedience, it is a social place that your puppy looks forward to going to every week. Thank you, Sarah.”

  – David Palmer and Jessica Brown (Riley’s guardians)



“We loved your class!! Shanee and I had a great time. We both learned a lot and Shanee overcame some of her fears. She had a hard time just walking in the door on the first day. By the end she was very confident. Thanks, Sarah and Donna. Shanee says ‘hi’”

  – Thorina Johnson (Shanee’s guardian)

 Karen, Alexis, and Brodie


“Sarah is great – very knowledgeable and patient and has a good sense of humor when working with dogs and owners. “

  – Karen and Alexis Kato (Brodie’s guardians)

Kelli and Bentley


“The Canine Connection is a unique doggy gym led by a wonderful instructor. It is a friendly place for all our furry friends.”

  – Kelli Lewis (Bentley’s guardian)



“Thank you, Sarah. You are the first trainer that thought a Corgi was easily trainable! And it’s true! “

  – Kate McCracken (Izzie’s guardian)