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Training and Handling

Meet our Trainer

We are lucky to have Ryan Hall as our on staff trainer.

  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

  • Graduated with distinction from the KPA Dog Trainer Professional program

  • Member of Apdt*

  • Pursue continuing education credits*

  • Monitors and manages pack dynamics

  • Trains walkers in use of positive reinforcement and behavioral management

  • Available daily to answer clients questions regarding their dogs care, behavioral concerns, and provide training recommendations to improve the care of their dog through SPS

  • Offers private training to clients

  • Interviews and evaluates all new dogs

  • Facilitates introductions between dogs and walkers

Best dog trainer in Northampton
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Wedding and Event Pet Handling




Our wedding pet attendants provide complete dog handling and assistance throughout your event, including on-leash exercising, hydrating, and pottying. We can safely manage your pet before, during and after weddings, events or ceremonies you would like your best friend to be part of. Services range from transport to/from venue, photography handling, on-site handling and exercising.

Our canine concierge service is here to streamline making your dog part of the best day of your life. Sarah’s Pet Services has been providing pet care and dog walking in the Pioneer Valley for over fifteen years. We specialize in hour-long, off-leash walks. A tired dog makes for a happy owner!   














To personalize your event, we include a complimentary phone or video consultation where we get to know you, your dog and discuss the best way to feature your dog at your event.  All packages include pick-up and transport within 10 miles from Northampton. Weddings with SPS is a bonded and insured service provider.


 Example packages:


2 hours of onsite handling at your venue. We can work with your photographer to capture photos of your dog with the bridal party, with the couple getting ready and around the venue. We follow instructions from your photographer to get the memories of a lifetime.  We work to safely regulate your pet’s behavior, temperature and physical needs to assure a stress free event featuring your pet. $400

Is your dog the flower girl or ring bearer? We can work with your party to seamlessly get your dog down the aisle. Will they be sitting with you at the altar? We watch from the side, monitoring for negative behavior and only intervening to escort them out if needed. This package includes up to 4 hours of onsite handling. $600 per event

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