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Sarah Porterfield

My name is Sarah Porterfield and I have been involved with animal training for 20 years. I started my career as an intern at the Shedd Aquarium working with the marine mammals. I then moved on to work at Brookfield Zoo, the New York Aquarium and then settled at the Denver Zoo. I have worked with a wide variety of animals.  Dolphins, walruses, harbor seals, fur seals, sea lions, polar bears and a Harris hawk. The techniques that I used in the Zoo are the same techniques I use with dogs. I believe in building a good and trusting relationship with your dog.  I have been teaching at for For Your K9 for 1 1/2 years now. Outside of work I share my life with my husband, two children and my fur baby Pepper. 

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