Think Dog! Practical

With Sarah Whitehead

  • 22 & 23 July or 19 & 20 August, 2021 (Covid situation willing!)
  • Venue: Old Windsor, Berkshire
  • Max participants: 12 per course
  • Cost: £695 to include refreshments

This two-day practical canine handling and training course is designed to help those who have some theoretical knowledge learn modern handling and clicker training techniques in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere with one of the UK's leading behaviour and training experts. We assess and train dogs in a rehoming centre, to maximise handling and clicker training experience with unknown dogs. This course is designed to provide intensive instruction over two days, covering:

  • Understanding canine body language
  • Assessing temperament and training needs
  • Training dogs using positive reinforcement & clicker training
  • Individual coaching from Sarah and colleagues
  • Practical handling, observation and training with multiple dogs
  • Teaching transferable skills that last 

This course can change the way you train with dogs forever!

Our 2021 course dates are now live! 

>> Click here to secure your place now! <<



One-Day Focus Practical Session 

Walking Nicely on the Lead

Until now, Sarah has only taught this method as part of the two-day ThinkDog Practical course. (That means that if you attended the Practical a while ago, you won’t have had the opportunity to try out this new way of doing things.)

However, in 2018, Sarah Whitehead and Stella Bagshaw are going to run a ONE DAY practical session with a single focus:

Walking nicely on the lead

(And…as a bonus… Sarah will also cover her new ideas
on training dogs not to jump up).


If you've ever wanted to:

  • Train alongside Sarah in a practical and hands-on fashion
  • Improve your skills and have more confidence in dealing with unknown dogs in practice, rather than text-book theory
  • Accelerate your hands-on 'clean clicker training'

...then this course is for you!

Click here for more information & book your place



Scent Communication in Dogs (Or why it's OK to smell like your dog!)

Experience Sarah's brand NEW lecture filmed LIVE at the Inner Circle Convention 2016! … now you can enjoy it online from the comfort of your own home.

Here's just a snippet of what’s covered:

  • How to spot 'social alignment' versus 'resource possession' in dogs
  • Practical hands-on suggestions for trainers, behaviourists and vet nursing professionals to make assessments of dogs and their individual needs
  • Finally understand why dogs lick (and the different types of licking!) the hidden meaning of rolling, the significance of 'clan odour' and why smelling like your dog isn’t a bad thing!

ThinkDog courses are relevant, informative, inspiring and enjoyable. We look forward to sharing our passion for this fascinating subject with you!