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At the start of my career, I was lucky enough to be mentored by, and then work alongside, John Fisher – the original ‘dog whisperer’.
As a result of John’s experience, knowledge and support, I succeeded in building a career that had my heart and soul at its very centre. Nearly 30 years on, and I am still just as passionate about helping dogs, cats and their owners, using kind, force-free methods, and getting great results using the science and art of positive reinforcement.
Now though, I believe I have another role too – helping others to fulfill their potential as trainers and behaviourists, through education, coaching, mentoring and occasional hand-holding, (because sometimes the very best trainers seem to lack confidence in themselves).
The reality is that to be a brilliant behaviourist, you need to be an exceptional dog trainer. And to be a superlative trainer, you need to understand behviour inside and out.
I’m here to help and guide you with both.
So, whether you are here for a sniff of inspiration, want to join me on a practical hands-on clicker training course, or would like to dive into a full ‘roll-over’ with an accredited educational programme, we can help.
Oh, and for those that are already out there doing it – there’s my online CPD Programme, the ‘Inner Circle’.
I hope to see you soon.
A bit about Sarah
Sarah Whitehead, BA(Hons), MSc is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist, with a passion for canine body language and facial expression.
Synonymous with excellence
Sarah Whitehead has over 25 years experience in the industry, she is a world renowned international lecturer, best selling author and pet behaviour counsellor seeing dogs and cats with behavioural problems on referral from veterinary surgeons (even consulting with the Royal Family!).
Sarah has an MSc in Animal Behaviour and is a full member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) and APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers, no 00156). She is also one of only a small number of specialists to have achieved the status of Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and is an Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
Sarah’s Most Recent Blogs
Judge the dog on behaviour, not looks – after all, appearances can be deceptive They say you should never judge another man’s journey until you have taken steps in his shoes – and perhaps the same applies to dogs! It can be so tempting to watch...
Despite the fact that human beings argue with other human beings almost every day, we somehow expect our dogs to be friendly with every other dog they meet. Quite clearly, dogs are a social species, but just like us, they can find some other dogs...
It’s ironic. You spend hours and hours training your dog to do some highly complex and impressive trick, but your friends are most impressed with the basic thing that you taught them to do in a spare five minutes! I should know. Some of the...