About Us – Getting to the ROOT of the problem!

ROOT Dog Training was founded by Sara McLoudrey in 2004, in Highland Park, Illinois. Sara is proud to be the Chicago area’s only Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) personally selected by Victoria Stilwell as a world class positive reinforcement dog trainer. For more information on the VSPDT program please click here.

In 2008 Sara earned her Certified Professional Dog Trainer Certification (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.  Late 2011 Sara passed the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers

ROOT Dog Training focuses on quick, accessible, easy to implement dog training so that even the busiest of people can have a wonderfully trained dog. With Saraʼs positive training you will learn how to work with your dog to make training so fun and rewarding training is no longer a chore, but an activity you both look forward to. One of Saraʼs favorite specialties is getting owners off to the right start with their new puppy or dog. With the right start, dog ownership is a lifetime of joy, fun, and dedicated companionship. As a mom herself Sara knows how important it is to make training a fun, family activity. With years of experience of owning and training reactive and aggressive dogs Sara has amazing skills to help train and manage even the hardest of dog training cases.

So if you have the perfect puppy, a rowdy rover, the nippy nuisance, the sniffy scent hound, or the recently rescued dog, ROOT Dog Training can help you with all of your training needs. In no time you will have a happy, well behaved, attentive dog who is the envy of your neighbors.

About Us
Training Philosophy          Sara's Resume         Facility
Sara Berry McLoudrey
CPDT-KSA, CNWI, TAGteach Level 2 
Highwood - Highland Park, Illinois • 847-235-6290

Knowledge  and Skills Assessed test (CPDT-KSA).  This is a videotaped test of the  applicant training select behaviors, which is then reviewed by a panel  of experts.  In 2012 Sara finished her Certified Nose Work Instructors  (CNWI) program through National Association of Canine Scent Work. Also  knowing that training people is a big part of dog training Sara is also a  Level 2 certified TAGteach Instructor.