Senior tutor, Sarah Whitehead is an international lecturer and pet behaviour counsellor who specialises in seeing dogs and cats with behavioural problems. She has an MSc in Animal Behaviour and is a member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors), and a member and past public relations executive for the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). She is also one of only a small number of specialists to have achieved the status of Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and is an Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

Sarah is a leading authority on puppy training, development and behaviour, aggression, and canine body language. She is the author of 24 behavioural and training books, booklets and DVDs, including ‘Clever Dog – the Secrets Your Dog Wants You to Know’. Sarah appears regularly as a consultant on TV and radio, and runs a successful online mentoring and CPD platform supporting other trainers, behaviourists and canine professionals. You can find out more here:

Sarah runs 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 and has a team of 26 Clever Dog Company Method Trainers around the country using Sarah’s training methods for one to one training.

As well as animal behaviour, Sarah has a special interest in human psychology. She is an NLP Master Practitioner (a branch of cognitive psychology) and has a passion for successful strategies in adult learning and group dynamics.

Sarah lives in Berkshire, UK with three beautiful dogs – Skye, a rescued Samoyed/Border Collie-cross, Mouse a tiny rescued Chihuahua and Quill, a very handsome Kooikerhondje.