About Sarah Whitehead

Hi! Welcome to Train Your Dog Online.  I’m Sarah Whitehead and I’m an international lecturer and pet behaviour counsellor seeing dogs and cats with behavioural problems on referral from veterinary surgeons across the South of England.

I LOVE dogs and cats, and am incredibly lucky to have turned my passion into my career. I have an MSc in Animal Behaviour and am a full member of the prestigious APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors). I am also a member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers – the UK’s leading professional training organisation) and Director of Alpha Education –  providing the famous “ThinkDog! Courses” – accredited education in the field of behaviour and training.

I also run the Clever Dog Company chain of puppy and dog training classes, all based on the most modern methods of teaching both people and their pets with eighteen branches now established across the UK.
Click here to visit the Clever Dog Company site

In my spare time (!) I love to write about dog and cat behaviour, body language and training. I am the author of more than 20 behavioural and training books, booklets and DVDs including ‘Puppy Training for Children’ and ‘The Puppy Survival Guide’. Visit my online shop to buy books, DVDs and training aids.

I’m proud to say that my most recent book – “Clever Dog – The Secrets Your Dog Wants You to Know” (published by Harper Collins) has five star reviews on Amazon.

I’m also a regular contributor to the specialist press, a feature writer for Dogs Today magazine (where I used to be deputy Editor), and am often on TV and radio. Most recently you might have heard me on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on Radio Two. I’ve also had fun talking about whether dogs should be allowed on beds (OK, the hair is annoying but the company is lovely) on Radio Four’s ‘Woman’s Hour ‘ with Jenny Murray.

As well as animal behaviour, I have a special interest in human psychology. I am an NLP Master Practitioner (a branch of cognitive psychology) and have a passion for successful strategies in adult learning.

I live in Berkshire, England, with my adored rescue dogs Tao, Jackson and Skye and pampered cats Lily and Oakley .

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Sarah is recognised as one of the world's leading behaviour and training specialists...

Sarah on TV and Radio:

  • C4, 'Pet Rescue'
  • BBC, 'Barking Mad'
  • ITV, 'Give a Pet a Home'
  • C4, 'Open House'
  • Radio 2, 'Chris Evans' Breakfast Show'
  • Radio 4, 'Woman's Hour'
  • Radio Berkshire 'Phone in' specialist'
  • C4, 'Richard & Judy'

Sarah's books and DVDs:

  • 'Clever Dog! The Secrets Your Dog Wants You to Know'
  • 'Good Dog! The Easy Way to Train Your Dog'
  • 'How to Speak Dog'
  • 'How to Speak Cat'
  • 'Puppy Training for Kids'
  • 'City Dog'
  • 'Your Clever Dog' DVD training Series
  • 'Hands Off!'
  • 'The Puppy Survival Guide'
  • 'The Adolescent Survival Guide'
  • 'Mind Games for Dogs'
  • 'Trick and Treat'

Buy the course now for only £39.95