Our mission

Supporting stressed, overwhelmed or just plain busy dog parents in the Hudson, NY area.

Our values

  • Professionalism
  • Evidence not ideology
  • Ethical practice

Our vision

Dogs Country Hudson is in the business of helping dogs and their people communicate better.

Bio: Founder and Lead Trainer Lynn Sarro

Lynn is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Behavior & Training (KPA CTP) and a Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Committed to continuing education, she attends industry conferences and seminars so she can provide her clients with the most up-to-date and effective training services.

When she’s not assisting struggling dog parents in and around Hudson, NY, you can find her working with the needy dogs at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY.


Training is just good communication. So often our pets would do what we wished - if only they knew what that was.

We can’t speak dog but we CAN apply some behavioral science and a marker - like a clicker - to bridge the communication gap.

Let us help you learn to speak dog.

How I learned to speak dog

When I lived in NYC I adopted an Italian Greyhound mix dog from the ASPCA. She went with me everywhere. She was small enough to fit into a tote bag and smart enough to learn the cue, “Be Contraband!” She would be silent and invisible in her tote until I released her. This wonderful bit of communication meant I could include her in all my daily activities. Stella was an (unknown) patron of the ballet, the movies and once even the opera. I almost never left her home alone.

She was a beauty, and fast, too. She loved to rush into a gathering of pecking pigeons, and thrilled when they all took off in a big, sweeping swoosh over her head. Her nickname, one of many, was “The 10 Pound Terror.”

I sometimes wished there was one Dr. Doolittle-like day of the year when dogs and people could magically talk to each other - and Stella and I could understand each other. Why did she want to sniff every-inch-of-the-sidewalk on our walks? I would explain to her about cars. Then she could be off-leash – a real problem for NYC dogs – without worrying. I wondered what she might want to tell me. But of course Dr. Doolittle Day never came.

After Stella died, I got a puppy and hired a trainer who used positive reinforcement training techniques. I saw what looked like magic happening before my eyes. In 3 clicks Jack learned SIT. In a few more he knew DOWN.

I saw communication I had previously only imagined, and I was hooked. I took the Karen Pryor Academy Professional Trainer course, volunteered at animal shelters and training centers, and I was off and running.

I have since moved to Athens, NY in the beautiful Hudson Valley, where my dogs are off-leash a lot without worry, thanks to our good communication.

Turns out we didn’t need a magical Dr. Doolittle Day after all.

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