A little

about me

I'm a full member of the

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

(APDT1155) abiding by their code of practice

I attended four years of annual assessment

and achieved certification through the

British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers

gaining both a first and second.

I run dog training classes in

Mansfield and Nottingham

and offer 121 home sessions.


I have run puppy parties at a local

veterinary practice & Q&A sessions at a

local pets at home store.

I previously instructed at

Nottinghams longest

established dog training club.

Growing up I was surrounded by dogs,


Gsds, Dachsunds and

Mixed breed rescues.

Currently two Std Schnauzers

and two mini Schnauzers

allow us (!) to live with them

My view of dog training has changed over the years.

I have experienced first hand the results of trainers with "loads of experience" with little or low quality knowledge

and dogs have paid a high price for it.

Experience is great, but without up to date, relevant and respected education

it is nothing more than trial and error.

My main interest is helping owners understand their dogs behavioural problems particularly dog 'reactivity'

I have regularly attended seminars/lectures and maintain an annual level of CPD via the APDT.

International Dog Trainers Winter Summit 2020

Sarah Whitehead. Sex, Lies and Videotape

APBC conference 2018

WOOF 2013/ 3 day conference, speakers including;

Susan Friedman,Grisha Stewart, Chirag Patel, Daniel Mills

APBC conference 2019

Member of Sarah Whiteheads Inner Circle

Two day seminar 'Dog on Dog Aggression' with Kim Moeller, Reactive Rover Classes

Sarah Whitehead masterclass Separation Anxiety

Two day lecture John Rogerson on 'Service dogs and Relevant Pet Dog training'.

Sarah Whitehead masterclass Multi dog households

IMDT Separation Issues 2020

Geert de Bolster. Aggression; principles and management.

Ian Dunbar Biting /Aggression. Assessment and Resolution

Sarah Whitehead masterclass Dog/dog play

Roger Abrantes. 2012 the Brave new world of Dog training

Sarah Whitehead masterclass Resource Guarding

BIPDT 7 day residential 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012

Dog training, from a dogs point of view

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