My name is Sara Ward and I have been involved with and owned dogs since childhood, all with different and sometimes challenging characters. It was through my love of working with my own dogs that I decided to complete a dog training instructor course that covered all aspects of dog ownership and training.
To further my education I attended seminars, read everything I could and worked with other local and international trainers. All with different types of dog training and methods. It was during this time that I recognised that I wanted to do something different, something that focused on the owners too not just the dogs.
I continue to attend seminars during the year, visit Crufts and other shows to keep up to date with the amazing amount of products that come out each year. I have recently updated my Animal First Aid course certificate. I am now a member of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme and am working for full accreditation.
I am also the London Area Coordinator for the Bedlington Terrier Rescue and enjoying helping to find Bedlingtons their new homes.
My philosophy to dog training is very simple. Having a dog should be a happy and fun experience that enriches your life and that of your dog. It shouldn’t be full of dos and don’ts and it certainly shouldn’t be complicated. Most importantly, I recognise that each dog is an individual and so is each owner.
I believe that by offering a personal approach to dog training – whether working in groups or individually – I can help you gain valuable skills to deal with any issues in a relaxed atmosphere AND in the place where you need help the most wherever that is.
Above all, I want to bring some FUN back into dog ownership for both human and canine clients! All my classes and sessions use positive and reward based techniques which encourage good behaviour and self-control from your pup.
I look forward to working with you in the future!
Meet the rest of the team............
Coming from Battersea Dogs Home as a very boisterous stray, it was through Bertie that I gained my qualifications to be a trainer and the experience of working with him gave me lots of new skills.
He continued to surprise and delight me when he learnt something new or visited a new place. He was proof that you really can teach an old dog new tricks. Bertie is qualified to Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver level and is very much missed.