Training Review by Connie M. Finley, M.Ed.

Client Review by Connie M. Finley, M.Ed.

Connie M. Finley, M.Ed.

Life purpose, unconditional love — It’s all been said before. But, Sarah Gill is EXCEPTIONAL! She was blessed with innate abilities to reach out and help animals reach their full potential … man’s BEST FRIEND. Sarah brings with her to any situation unwavering powerful love and respect for each animal. Her desire to train with love and a “pack leadership” mentality radiates as she therapeutically works with each precious soul. Sarah has a heart for helping every dog heal that crosses her path. She has helped many of our rescue dogs at DallasDogRRR overcome fears and reactivity so that we can help them find forever homes. These dogs would otherwise be unadoptable. She has succeeded with each individual case as she provides support to the dogs by training us as well. Many times it is the human that needs help to handle the dog rather than the dog needing training! Dogs love unconditionally and are so much smarter than their human. Each day in animal rescue brings to light difficult and heart-wrenching situations of animal abuse. The most obvious abuse is physical; however, psychological recovery for these animals must be addressed for successful adoptive forever homes to be realized. Sarah has the knowledge, intuition, experience, and most of all patience to treat every case individually with success. Her methods are effective and help the animal positively reconnect with humans. I greatly appreciate the constant flow of information and assistance to our various teams. Rehabilitation and Basic Training must be approached with a full circle of support in order for the dog to be successful. As well, it is imperative that training is ongoing and consistent. Sarah is a phone call away and stands ready to provide behavioral rehabilitation and basic training support. She will come, by appointment, to your home and assess the situation and ultimately create a strategic plan for you and your dog to follow. She will give you, the pet owner, authentic practical applications to reinforce her training session with your best friend which will ultimately create a desired unbreakable bond. Her greatest desire is to provide kind, loving care, and training for your dog which will promote healing and basic training. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone needing help with their dog to achieve healing, training, and balance. She is truly a “DOG WHISPERER.”

Connie M. Finley, M.Ed., Retired Educator and Elementary Principal


Services and Area

We are located in Southern California and train service dogs nationwide. Hence, Total K9 Focus currently offers local service dog training in several areas. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our service dog board and train program and all virtual training services nationwide.

Are you looking to get your own service dog? You came to the right place! We are experienced service dog trainers. Consequently, we can help you with any service dog request. For many of our clients, we train a service dog from puppyhood. However, we also evaluate the service dog potential of existing pets or rescue dogs. Our flagship product is our board and train program. In addition, we offer owner-trained service dog support. Further, provide virtual service dog training worldwide.

Further, we can add tasks to an existing service dog you already have. Or help you solve a tasking, training, or behavioral challenge you may face with your current service dog. We offer several service dog financing options to make it possible for you. We recommend you start by reading our article on what makes a good service dog. Next, review the Service Dog Consultation page to understand the high-level process. Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our service dog contact form to schedule your free consultation.