The Cognitive Canine
THE COGNITIVE CANINE
Founded by Sarah Stremming in 2011, The Cognitive Canine offers online dog training focused on agility and dog behavior. Our approach is focused on Sarah’s Four Steps of Behavioral Wellness: Exercise, Enrichment, Nutrition, and Communication.
In addition to offering seminars around the world, our unique Pupply Elementary Program, and Online Classes through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, we have a weekly blog and podcast, Cog-Dog Radio.
The Cognitive canine team
Sarah Stremming, the founder of The Cognitive Canine, is a dog trainer, dog agility and obedience competitor, and dog behavior consultant. She travels the globe helping dogs and handlers understand each other better.
Her credentials include a bachelors of science degree in psychology from Colorado State University, and more than a decade in the field of dog training and behavior.
Her special interest area is problem solving for performance dogs.
She is committed to education and growth in the field of dog training and attends the innovative training conference, Clicker Expo, every year. In addition to offering seminars internationally, she coaches teams online and is a faculty member at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.
Leslie eide, dvm
Leslie graduated from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School in 2006. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She continued her education by becoming certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehab Institute with a focus in sports medicine. She continues to learn more about rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management through daily practice and continuing education seminars. She currently practices at Sound Veterinary Rehab Center in Seattle, WA.
In the agility world, Leslie has trained two dogs to their ADCH, one to ADCH Bronze, ATCH2, and MACH. Five of her dogs have qualified for the USDAA Nationals, with multiple Grand Prix Semi-final runs. She currently competes with 2 dogs in agility. Stig recently competed at the USA EO Tryouts and AKC NAC in 2018.
Leslie is a member of the AVMA, WSVMA and AARV.
Casey Coughlin-Jones is Sarah’s right hand at The Cognitive Canine. She’s Sarah’s executive assistant on the admin end, and she takes care of our clients as an assistant coach as well.
She runs her own training company based in Windsor, Ct called Inspiration Canine, where she works with private clients on everything from puppy training to aggression and reactivity.
In her spare time she competes in agility with her border collie, Onni, and loves applying the four steps to behavioral wellness in her work with him.
Corrine is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is in charge of the bookkeeping for The Cognitive Canine.
She has surrounded herself with animals of all shapes and sizes from a very young age. She grew up on a farm with goats and horses and continued my love for pets when she started working in Veterinary Hospitals, Doggie Daycare’s and Dog Training Facilities.
She also has many years of experience in her second passion, which is accounting and bookkeeping. Although books is currently her side job, it is her goal to grow her business and work for herself full time.
Her household currently contains Hudson, a Lab Mix; Digby, a Shih Tzu Chihuahua Mix; and Loki, a fat cat.