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15777 Robins Road

Johnstown, OH 43031




The journey for Sunnyside Golden Retrievers began in 1978 with McClung’s Golden Lady Molly.  Since then, Karen Elliott-Smith and her daughter Megan McClung have trained and put multiple titles on 17 Goldens and Karen has taught obedience for the local Golden Retriever Club for over 25 years.  They have chaired Field training and are the Field Instructors, teach Freestyle Dancing as well as Doga at Camp Pawsitive Adventure.

Karen and Megan are approved evaluators for AKC Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R Puppy Programs and are both evaluators for Therapy Dogs International.

All of their dogs have been temperament tested and are registered Therapy Dogs.  They are very proud of the dogs that have been produced over the years.  One dog is currently working with a Search and Rescue team in NY and another with the Ohio K9 Search and Rescue team.

Today, Karen and Megan are providing training classes to prepare dogs and owners for their lives together.  For more information check out the Training page or feel free to contact them at SunnysideTrainingCenter@gmail.com or at 614-370-1766.


From beginning to now


Karen’s Daughters Colleen (age 6) and Megan (age 3) bringing home their 1st Golden in 1978, Molly

The next generation, Colleen’s son Evan and their dog Ty