Sara Miles, CPDT-KA

White female with brown hair standing against a black wooden background wearing jeans and a blue shirt with graphic of dog sniffing ground and "sniffari", her hand in her pocket
Photo by Pup + Me Photo

I grew up around animals. Not a day went by when I wasn’t rescuing a baby bird or finding stray puppies a home. For my 6th grade “What do you want to be when you grow up?” project, I interviewed every animal care role I knew of: veterinarian, zookeeper, and dog trainer. I wanted to be all three and then some…

It turns out, working at a prominent animal shelter in San Diego gives you a little bit of all three!  I’ve been working in animal training and sheltering for almost 15 years. I have had the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented individuals in the field. Through all of this I developed a strong code of ethics and a commitment to using the safest and most scientifically optimized training methods. I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2016 and have continued my work training pets and helping shelters.

Most importantly, I’ve been where you are. I’ve had cats with litterbox challenges and dogs with reactivity issues. I understand how hard it can be to live with these issues when everything your friends and family recommend just isn’t working. Let me use my extensive experience and education to fast track your communication with your dog through training and enrichment!

Contact me today and let’s get started!


A black and brown dog, trained by Sara Miles in Phoenix, AZ, sitting on a couch.


Director of Enrichment

A charming moment of an Alaskan Klee Kai dog playfully cradling a hot dog stuffed toy.


Manager of Play


To help pet parents build epic relationships with their dogs through education and enrichment. 


For every pet to have a home that provides them with the ability to thrive.