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Hello & Welcome!

I’m Sarah Whitehead, and my working life (and most of my home life too!) is dedicated to dogs and cats – their behaviour, training, and our relationships with them.

I’m truly passionate about what I do. In fact, as a pet behaviour specialist, I think I have the best job in the world!

APBC Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
ABTC Registered Clinical Animal Behavioiurist

I have an MSc in Animal Behaviour, am a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT, 0156). I am a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and an ABTC Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

I’m a creative speaker, an imaginative problem-solver, and a down-to-earth positive reinforcement trainer.

My specialities are aggression in dogs, weird and wonderful problems in cats, puppy development, adolescent dog issues, and canine and feline body language and facial expression.

I have been described as the ‘Derren Brown’ of the dog world! As an NLP Master Practitioner, I guess that fits…

I believe in giving away as much information as possible… and there’s always more to discover about the wonderful dogs and cats that share our lives, so please be sure to spend some time exploring here and return often for additional, updated resources!

My Dogs

I am the proud owner of four wonderful dogs.
(Pretty restrained I think!)



My tiny Chihuahua (but she doesn’t know she’s small)



My handsome Kooikerhondje (“A what?” I hear you ask!)



A Samoyed/Border Collie-cross. She went from stray street dog to my princess. She’s the brightest button, and loves agility and bog snorkelling.


Bliss is the newest addition to the family. She’s a Japanese Spitz and is all floof! 

Intelligent Behaviour

One of the best parts of my job is sharing my passion with others. I lecture internationally, am a prolific author and offer accredited education courses in canine behaviour and training.

If you have always dreamed of a new career… why not take the first step? We don’t promise to make you into a dog trainer in a weekend (!) but we can start you on a fascinating and rewarding journey.


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

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.

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.

For topic and speaking engagement info, please click here…

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