Sarah - Dog Trainer and Instructor

Sarah, an experienced ADTB approved instructor has been involved with dog training for over 12 years. She started by training her mother in laws German Shepherd and then went on to train both her English Springer Spaniels with Woodmansterne Dog Training club. On completion of both her dogs’ diplomas, Sarah was asked to assist the instructors in class. Sarah spent a number of years shadowing the WDTC instructors who were predominantly Met Police Dog trainers or dog behaviourists, before being asked to instruct classes of her own at which point she completed her bronze level training with the Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour. Sarah has spent many years successfully assessing, training, fostering and rehoming English Springer Spaniels, firstly with English Springer Spaniel Welfare and more recently with the newly formed Just Springers Rescue.

Sarah lives at home with her husband, two teenage children and a multitude of dogs, she also loves horses, and currently owns 3 including 2 cobs and a New Forest Pony.

Sarah and Sandra recently attended Ian Dunbar’s UK seminar on training pet dogs.

Melissa - Dog Trainer and Instructor

Sandra Pearson – Dog Trainer, Instructor and Behaviour Advisor (AMACC) 

Sandra has worked with rescue dogs, retraining and rehoming, for over 5 years and is an experienced and knowledgeable trainer.

Sandra was a student with the Animal Care College successfully completing the Canine Psychology course. She has trained with and learnt from some of the country's most respected trainers, including Sarah Whitehead (Alpha training/Centre of Applied Pet Ethology), John Rogerson (Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour) and Angela Stockdale (dog aggression specialist). Courses successfully completed include: Training, handling and instructing (working with rescue dogs in kennels at Battersea Dogs Home, Windsor), Canine aggression – dog/dog and dog/human aggression (working with rescue dogs in kennels at Battersea Dogs Home, London), Clicker training (working with rescue dogs in kennels at an RSPCA rescue centre), Naughty but Nice Dog Aggression Workshop (with Angela Stockdale), Teaching Dogs – Working with dogs who teach (with Angela Stockdale), Instructors Course – (Open College Network Course) and TTouch taster course – learning the basics of TTouch to apply to own dogs.
 
Over the years Sandra has been owned by two pedigree Boxers, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier x Greyhound, a Boxer x Labrador, a Boxer x Dogue De Bordeaux and an English Pointer x Jack Russell Terrier (her best guesses of the cross breeds!), all of whom which have been rescued. Currently amongst her dogs, Sandra is lucky enough to own a neurologically challenged dog diagnosed with anticipatory anxiety and an obsessive compulsive disorder by the Royal Veterinary College. A challenging opportunity for Sandra, her family and other dogs, but a constant learning curve!

Sandra loves horses, her last being a rescued chestnut pony who reached 37 years of age!

We are also fortunate enough to have a numerous trainee and assistant trainers to support us in class.
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