Sarah Stonehouse
imdtb behaviourist

Working with dogs is a huge passion of mine. They are some of the most loyal creatures you will ever be lucky enough to spend your time with, so my business is all about focusing on your relationship with your dog.

We all want a well-behaved dog, but I am not here to achieve that using old-fashioned fear-driven methods. Boundaries and expectations are important, but dogs are sentient beings with needs and feelings. With me, I want to help you train your dog without the need to resort to choke chains, prong collars, shock collars and physical punishment. It is after all, a relationship.

As a qualified Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Behaviourist, knowing the psychology of how dog's learn means I can help you understand your dog on a deeper level and work with you to achieve a positive bond. Quick fixes do not exist and proper dog training takes time and dedication.

I myself have a 5 year old German Shepherd and a 3 year old Rottweiler, both brought up using reward based training and consistent boundaries. Despite being breeds that most people fear, they spend the majority of their time off lead and are forever opposing breed stereotypes. They live in harmony with my two cats and my 4 rescue chickens.

I began working in kennels in 2015, at the same time as starting up my dog walking business. In 2018, I became a qualified trainer. In 2019, I achieved 3rd place in The School of Canine Science's Battersea Trainer of the Year competition and in 2020, I passed my Level 5 Behaviourist Qualification under the IMDTB. I continue to learn and improve and am currently on the 3 Year School of Canine Science Behaviour Bible.

Level 5 Behaviour
Separation Anxiety
Resource Guarding
Behaviour Consultation
30 Days of Canine Science
Canine Body Language
Canine Aggression and Rehab
Perfect Puppy Foundations
Career as a Dog Trainer
4 Day Practical Instructor
Level 3 OCN