Become A Brilliant Behaviourist
Superlative Training by Internationally Renowned Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Leading Author on Canine Behaviour and Training, Sarah Whitehead.
Could you be a dog trainer?
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Discover Sarah’s online CPD Programme: the perfect way to keep bang up-to-date, gain inspiration and enjoy being part of a collaborative community.
Dive into a monthly mix of research discoveries, Sarah’s unique body language webinars, video sessions, owner guides and checklists, audio guides, marketing help, and live Q&A sessions with Sarah.
Hello, I’m Sarah
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.
I help 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 behaviour inside and out.
I’m here to help and guide you with both.
Sarah Whitehead, BA(Hons), MSc is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist, with a passion for canine body language and facial expression.
Sarah is a regular contributor to the specialist press, and is frequently quoted in the nationals.
TV appearances include C4 ‘Dogs – their Secret Lives’, ‘Pet Rescue’, two series of BBC ‘Barking Mad’, ITV ‘Give a Pet A Home’, C4 ‘Open House’ with Gloria Huniford, and Richard and Judy- to name a few!
Sarah is a favourite guest on numerous radio programmes including BBC Radio 4, (Woman’s Hour with Jenny Murray) and BBC Radio 2 (Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show).
As well as animal behaviour, Sarah has a special interest in human psychology. She is an NLP Master Practitioner (a branch of cognitive psychology) and has a passion for successful strategies in adult learning.
As a result of this, Sarah is also one of the very few animal behaviour specialists who offer ‘pet mediation’ consultations, helping to resolve conflict between owners who are separating to do what’s best for their pet.
Learn what it means to work smarter and live better with regular insight, training tips and pet-centric perspectives delivered from me to you.
Sarah is the author of more than twenty behavioural and training books, booklets and videos including the best selling book, Clever Dog.
Clever Dog Company
If you’re after state-of-the-art training for a new puppy, a newly rehomed dog, or need help with a behavioural issue, you’ve come to the right place.
Learn to Talk Dog
Discover the secrets of your dog’s hidden language with Sarah’s canine body language and facial expression course.
Sarah’s online course is designed to be fast, fun and effective! Learn dog body language in the comfort of your own home via her online course, at an amazing introductory price.
Book Sarah to Speak
“One of the best speakers around! I always learn something new from Sarah – and her presentations are always right on-point, insightful… and funny! I could listen to her all day!” Jo Grieves
Sarah speaks nationally and internationally and is known for being insightful, incisive and inspirational… as well as entertaining and humorous! She loves nothing more than interacting with groups and individuals from the stage or screen, challenging the accepted norms in behaviour and training in a memorable and engaging way.
Sarah has a wide portfolio of favourite topics to talk on – from puppy problems to anxiety and aggression, and her passion for presenting ideas and techniques in an accessible, often unusual way, makes her a highly sought-after presenter and speaker.
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Dogs are family!
My mission is to educate, inspire and nurture people, their dogs, and the professionals that support them.
Acting with integrity, knowledge and skill, so that every dog and human team can realise their full potential, and have the relationship that they have always wanted.
To support and give confidence to those who know in their heart of hearts that they are a trainer*.
*Oh, and if you own a dog, you are a trainer.