Meet the Team

Dr. Sarah Shapiro-Ward PhD, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CTDI
General Manager

Sarah is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Knowledge-Assessed), a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and a Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor. She joined the When Hounds Fly Instructor team in 2019 and set up our Vancouver School after moving here in 2021.

Sarah and her Cockapoo, Percy, have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Daily Mail UK, and has even been interviewed by NHK Japan for many of the amazing tricks she has clicker trained, such teaching Percy how to play Connect 4 and Jenga, and even paint on canvas!

Besides tricks, Sarah has successfully helped hundreds of dog owners with issues ranging from new puppy issues to more severe fear and aggression cases.

Her dogs on Instagram: @PrancingPoodles

Katie Rempel BScN
Private Lesson Instructor

Katie Rempel joined our instructor team in 2023 after assisting Sarah during group classes. She is working towards her CPDT-KA qualification.

Katie’s first career was as a Registered Nurse, working at the Mazankowski¬†Heart Institute and the CK Hui Heart Centre in Edmonton. Katie moved to British Columbia and while looking for a position in her field, worked in a dog daycare. It wasn’t long before she decided to pursue a new career with dogs! Katie currently works at Discover Dogs providing cooperative-care husbandry services, R+ training resources, and gear.

Rockefeller and Birdie are Katie’s sidekicks and daily inspiration to understand dogs better and meet their needs completely. Her goal is to share science-based, compassionate coaching to clients wanting to make positive long lasting changes in their dog’s behavior. 

Katie is currently taking on in-home Private Lessons for Foundation Skills, Puppy Preparation and Socialization, Loose Leash Walking, Co-operative Care and New Rescue Dog Preparation.