McKinney, Texas

(214) 307-2635


Wholehearted Canine


Private & Group Dog Training in McKinney, Frisco & Allen

Positive Training and Behavior Solutions

Introducing Virtual Training Services!

  We are now offering Virtual Private Sessions via Zoom as well as two new Online Courses! Please check out the “Services” and “Courses” pages for more details and call or email us with any questions. In-home training sessions are currently postponed until May 15th. 

Where some people may see problems, we here at Wholehearted Canine pride ourselves on finding solutions, not just when it comes to pulling on leash or being distracted, but also when the world throws us a curve ball! Let’s keep the energy up and the dog training results coming! Happy training everyone!


VIrtual Training Sessions

Introducing WHC's New Virtual Training Sessions!

Virtual Training Sessions are now available with Wholehearted Canine! Beginning March 21st, you can request a Virtual Session via Zoom for private training lessons. Zoom accounts are free and can be used from your computer or smartphone. Virtual Training Sessions are not suitable for all dogs and requests will be considered on a case by case basis. In-person evaluation sessions for new clients are required whenever possible instead of virtual evaluations.


To allow for social distancing,  in-person sessions are currently postponed until May 15th. Virtual Training Sessions are an official new service with Wholehearted Canine and will continue to be offered from now on regardless of public health concerns. 

Training games and exercises will each be demonstrated either by sharing video clips or live with my own dogs on the video call. You will then repeat each game or exercise with your dog, make any changes as needed with coaching from me, and can ask questions about each as usual. A supplies list will be sent to you in advance to help you prepare for each session, and your lesson sheet will be sent to you by email before we begin.

Virtual Training Sessions are also a wonderful fit for those who are outside of Wholehearted Canine’s travel range, or families for whom travel fees are cost prohibitive for private training. Virtual Session rates have been added to the services page at Payment for Virtual Sessions is required to be made through Paypal, Zelle, or Venmo, and credit card, physical cash or check payment will not be accepted. 

I’m looking forward to exploring new training possibilities with you through Virtual Sessions! Please call or text (214) 307-2635 with any questions or scheduling requests. Happy Training! 


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The Wholehearted Approach


Positive Dog Training

Do you want to build a better, more joyful relationship with your dog, to improve their focus on you, and eradicate problem behaviors? I use positive methods and fun games to teach dogs concepts that will help them enjoy life more and radically improve their behavior. I strive to make training fun and efficient for dogs and owners, not only resolving behavior issues but training the whole dog for future success. I help owners develop clear communication with their dogs and inspire great choices, for reliable and lasting results. Schedule an in-home evaluation to begin so I can assess your dog’s needs and build a training plan based on your goals. How would your life be different if your dogs were calm, reliable, focused and joyfully obedient?


Training Philosophy

Dogs learn best through play and positive conditioning, and I love helping dogs reach their full potential! Fearful, reactive, or mischievous dogs often need special guidance to truly enjoy life and reach that potential. I seek to inspire and teach dogs through games and creative solutions to alleviate fears and end behavior issues. I do not use aversives and instead focus on positivity, shaping, re-conditioning, and empowering a dog to make good choices. I use positive reinforcement and training games to teach key concepts through play, such as impulse control, calmness and focus. Teaching these concepts helps dogs make great choices independently in new situations, rather than just training cued behaviors. I use a variety of rewards other than food to suit any dog. I believe that every dog deserves a chance and I am dedicated to helping you and your companion. There are no bad dogs, only untapped potential! 


Passion for Dogs

I am deeply passionate about dogs and providing them with quality care and love in every aspect of their lives. I enjoy sharing lessons I've learned along the way from dogs in my life, and only train using products that I trust for their health and safety. I educate owners to enable them to make informed choices about equipment, toys and food, to improve their dog‘s health, quality of life, and behavior modification. Nutrition, wellness, and exercise each play crucial roles in a dog's perspecgive and behavior, and are key parts of successful training. 

Dogs are beautifully honest. They don't hide their opinions, intentions, fears or joy. They simply wish to communicate, to be heard and to listen, to love and be loved, and to enjoy life with good company. When given the tools to trust and succeed, they live truly wholeheartedly, and invite us to join them. 

-Sarah Singler

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