Follow Up Private Training Sessions


Our mission is to give you the training knowledge and skills to work with your pet during the course of their life. Our private training sessions are perfectly tailored to your goals for your pet.

During the private session a trainer will instruct you, not only on how to train the skills you are looking for, but the science behind the methodology. Private lessons are a great way to fully focus and customize your training plan. Some examples of topics we cover with private training sessions includes:

  • Improving Performance of Known Behaviors

  • Translating Exercises to Unique Contextual Environments

  • Tricks & Games

  • Sports Training (e.g. Parkour, Agility, Treiball, Rally, Obedience, Nosework)

  • Assistive Behaviors (e.g. Retrieving, turning lights on or off, opening and closing doors, etc.)

  • And more!

If you are looking for something that isn’t covered by our group class sessions, we will create a lesson plan just for you!

If you are new to S.A.B.T.C. you will need to begin with an Initial Consultation in which we evaluate your pet, discuss history and concerns, health, management and nutrition, and develop a customized training plan that can then be implemented in follow up private sessions.

Sara Richter, CPDT-KA

Sara Richter, CPDT-KA Founder of Simply Animal Training LLC, began her professional training career in 2008 after 11 years as a student in the equestrian world. Sara began as an assistant horse trainer and horseback riding instructor for JGarvey Horsemanship. During the following 4 years she learned the ins and outs of positive reinforcement training, behaviorism, and operant conditioning. In 2013 Sara formed an equine training business known as Equestrianism. In 2014 Sara became a leader with the Local 4H where she taught children to use clicker training with numerous other animals including pigs, sheep, chickens, and even small animals. In 2014 Sara Joined forces with Root Dog Training LLC as a dog trainer, where she learned to translate her knowledge of learning theory and behaviorism, to the unique behaviors of canines. Sara is proud to continue offering Animal-friendly Force-Free services to pets and owners of all kinds. Sara is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed from the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers, and a Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Sara is constantly advancing her education in animal training and behavior through continuing education, certification, and college courses.