Bio

Sara Brueske has been training dogs since she was a young child, and has experienced a large variety of breeds and sports during that time. After graduating as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner in 2011, she jumped into the professional dog training world. She began teaching group classes and private lessons at On the Run Canine Center in Minnesota. At the time she was also competing in agility, disc dog as well as fostering for local rescues.

In 2014, Sara was hired by Purina as a dog trainer to perform dog sport shows at Purina Farms in Grey Summit, Missouri. Her number of dogs quickly grew to fill the need of the job. Currently she has thirteen dogs of varying breeds and origins including a boston terrier mix, a papillion, several Australian koolies and Belgian Malinois. Sara and her dogs work to convince people to do more with their dogs, teach about responsible pet ownership and to get involved in the dog sport community.

After six years working as a full-time performer, Sara now teaches on the topic of dog sports full time. While disc dog and tricks are some of her specialities, she also is passionate about creating clear communication between handlers and their dogs as well as teaching how to build a solid foundation for any sport. Sara believes in positive reinforcement not only for dogs, but for their handlers as well. Her biggest joy in training is watching a handler and dog become partners and grow as a team. 

 

Currently, Sara trains in the sports of disc dog, agility, IGP, mondioring, scentwork and dock diving as well as being a trick dog enthusiast. She actively competes in agility, mondioring, dock diving and is planning on trialing in scentwork soon.

 

Sara's Current and Upcoming Class List

DS340: Disc Dog - Handler's Choice

Disc dog is an amazing sport that has a variety of elements suitable for any toy-driven dog. This hybrid “handler’s choice” course will allow each team to work on the aspects ...

June 1, 2020

FE370: ALL THE SPORTS: Foundation for the Cross-training Canine

This course outlines the foundation training program developed by the instructor, Sara Brueske.  This program was developed with experience training many different breeds...

June 1, 2020

FF230: Tricks with a Purpose

There are so many reasons why training tricks are beneficial to your dog, yourself and your relationship, tricks aren’t just for entertainment or rainy days anymore! Teaching ...

August 1, 2020

OB800: Mondioring OB: All-Breed Obedience

Mondioring Obedience is a fun new obedience venue catered to all breeds! Based on real-life challenges and working under distraction, Mondioring takes familiar obedience ...

August 1, 2020

FE595: Bombproof Behaviors

  You've trained the behaviors down to the tiniest of detail and are now ready to show them off to the world. This class will help you prepare for the distractions that ...

October 1, 2020

DS330: Disc Dog - Freestyle Tricks

  Winter is the perfect time to work on your disc freestyle routine! Oh, that snow and sleet and ice outside? No worries! In this class, we will focus on teaching new tr...

December 1, 2020

OB370: Reliable Retrieves

This class will cover all of the pieces needed to train a reliable obedience retrieve. We will begin by teaching each piece of the behavior chain including the hold and front ...

December 1, 2020

FE370: ALL THE SPORTS: Foundation for the Cross-training Canine

This course outlines the foundation training program developed by the instructor, Sara Brueske.  This program was developed with experience training many different breeds...

February 1, 2021

FF240: Tricks for Titles

Instructor: Sara Brueske

February 1, 2021

Contact information

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Student Testimonials

I love your method of teaching. Lectures were short, sweet, and to the point, being very clear and easy to understand. You were very helpful for the Gold students, and provided tons of useful feedback.          


Sara is exceptional at breaking down the process so that it is easy and clear!               


Sara did a great job with this class, had some excellent ideas and gave great feedback. Rob N          


Great class Sara! Good content and great feedback for gold students.  I learned a lot! Thank you!          


Sara, you were awesome. Thanks for making me take time off from the other parts of our business to train my youngest dog some really cool tricks. Some are new to me, even after all these years. But please, stop saying 4 feet and say, ALL feet ;) Tripod Cha-Cha-Cha thanks you too!