Our Testimonials

This page lists testimonials from our many satisfied clients. We are still updating it with additional client reviews; more are added regularly.

Our clients have written many five-star reviews over the years. I think the breadth of these speaks for itself. Our testimonials cover a broad range of dog training areas. They include obedience training, behavior modification work, and of course feedback from our service dog clients.

Does a testimonial of our work with any particular client dog resonate with you? Does a case sound similar to what is going on with your dog? We can help you too! Contact us today for your service dog consultation.

We can provide additional references if desired. Many of our testimonial clients are happy to share more about their experiences of working with us.

Sarah lived and trained dogs in Texas for many years and only recently moved to California. As a result, most testimonials are still related to her wonderful Texas clients. California service dog client reviews are added as new service dogs are deployed.

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Review Quick Links: Kelsey Ann | Elizabeth Anderson | Ashley Guidry | Lisa Thorne Brazell | Roxanne Schwartz | Lynn Shaffer | Diana Johnson Hightower | Tammy Sellers Cantrell | Connie M. Finley
Roxanne Schwartz
Sarah is the most amazing trainer. I have four rescue dogs including one with physical challenges and one that was abandoned in an alley and very scared of people. All my dogs were taught basic obedience, tricks, and proper behavior by Sarah. People always compliment me on my well-behaved dogs. If you are looking for a trainer to help with behavior modification, puppy training, or higher-level performance; contact Sarah.

Roxanne Schwartz, Director of Retail Chains

Lynn Shaffer
I truly cannot recommend Sarah and her company enough! I reached out to her to help me with a dog I was interested in adopting who growled and gnared her teeth at me the first time I went to see her. Sarah’s expertise gave me the confidence to get her and she taught me so much about dog behavior and how to respond. I will forever be grateful to her for all of her help! She’s amazing!

Lynn Shaffer, Dental Hygienist

Diana Johnson Hightower
If you have dogs that need some special love and/or training, we highly recommend Sarah at Total K9 Focus. Sarah has worked with our family dogs. Our dogs were very loving, but we wanted to get them to the next level with their obedience. Sarah was able to accomplish this with focused training. And she came to us and our home to do this! We did not have to attend a “cookie-cutter” class with bunches of dogs and little attention to us. This was 100% focused on our dogs in our home. And the results were outstanding. We admire Sarah’s professionalism, knowledge, and her love for the dogs. Thank you, Sarah. Our family is happier because of you. Keep up the great work!

Diana Johnson Hightower, Entrepreneur

Tammy Sellers Cantrell
I refer to Sarah as the dog whisper. I have had a couple of hard-to-handle fosters and after Sarah worked with them, and me, they were different dogs. We as foster parents try to set the pet up for success when going to their forever homes. Sarah is able to evaluate them and seems to know what is causing the unwanted behavior whether it is aggression, anxiousness, or trust issues. She is able to “train the trainer” and train your pet using positive reinforcement. What is great about Sarah is, that she will come to your home where your pet is most comfortable & give one-on-one training. Her calm, strong demeanor will allow your pet to trust and understand who is the pack leader. I would highly recommend Sarah for any challenge you are facing with your pet.

Tammy Sellers Cantrell, Vendor Relationship Management Specialist


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.