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Eastern Shore Dog is me, Beth Ann Sabo. I am Certified Nose Work Instructora Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I have a BS and MS in biology (George Mason University) and an MA in leadership/humanities (Duquesne University). I’m a past federal employee – I began in the Smithsonian’s Division of Birds, then moved to US Fish & Wildlife Service as a senior scientist – I was the federal forensic ornithologist at the National Fish & Wildlife Forensic Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon for 10 years. I then switched gears to the Inspector General community, where I retired as an audit executive.

I’ve been working with dogs for over 30 years and training professionally for the last 10. I’m part of a network of dog trainers who enthusiastically embrace the problem-solving abilities of dogs and train them using positive reinforcement techniques and the Humane Hierarchy.

My personal vision is a world where every adult can read and every dog comes when called.


  • Group Classes – Obedience, K9 Nose Work®
  • Puppy/Dog Socials and Greetings Workshops
  • Special Solution classes (Reliable Recall, Loose Leash Walking, Parlor Tricks and Games, Impulse Control)
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen preparation and evaluation
  • AKC STAR Puppy classes
  • In-Home Solutions
    • Basic Obedience
    • Problem solving (barking, jumping on guests, potty training, food guarding, etc.)
    • Walk and Train (A series of visits with Beth Ann walking your dog and training at the same time)
  • Retail sales of dog friendly (and often eco friendly) toys, training aids (leashes, collars, training bags), and Made in the USA treats. You can find thoughtfully selected items at the Machipongo Trading Company (across from the Barrier Islands Center).