Hi i’m Sara and i run Dharma Dogs i am a Pro Dog Trainer through Absolute Dogs and a naughty but nice trainer. I have trained and attended seminars with some of the worlds to Agility & Behaviour Dog Trainers. I used positive reward based methods. I am constantly learning and seeking out new ways to help my clients

I specialize in 121 ‘Make a difference’ program's for reactive/ nervous dogs and dogs with Separation Anxiety. Im a specialist in Schnauzers and run my Barking Beads online classes and 121 programs. I offer my clients full support in my classes and programs. I am always in your corner, helping you get the support you need and the training your dog needs to be happier in life.

I had a great teacher in my rescue dog from Manchester dogs home (Brie), and she taught me about reactivity in dogs! Which was a big help for when i got my second border collie (Tarn) who arrived with food aggression and started me on the path to learn even more about behaviour and behaviour modification with dogs. I also have had the pleasure of owning 4 schnauzers, some chilled, some rather noisy! One who is a Spanish rescue was very reactive and nervous of everything having spent the first 5 months of her life confined and very little contact, especially with the outside world.

Having owned many breeds i understand their individual needs and both Brie and Tarn have had anxiety issues and reactivity towards other dogs. I have spent a lot of time and courses understanding this issue and have now been able to help many owners help their dogs too.

Over the years i have help many owners with reactive dogs.

My walks with our Miniature Schnauzer are much calmer and relaxed after 1 to 1 sessions with Sara, she worked on her reactive behaviour with other dogs when she is on the lead. It's so relaxing walking her now and not having to apologise to everyone we meet.”

I had 10 sessions with Sara with our year old reactive springador,Barney. Following each session & talking through experiences, I quickly began to feel more equipped & confident to deal with potential stressful situations. I began to enjoy my walks more with him instead of constantly feeling anxious. Sara is a really good listener and put me at ease straight away - understanding my issues”

I also love working with puppies and helping new puppy owners get on the right track and learn how to prevent problems from arising in the future. As its such an important time in a dogs development, getting it right at this time can prevent behavioral problems from happening later in life. I am also a graduate of the School of Canine Science Puppy Lab course, which i have to say is the best and most up to date course around.

Can't thank Sara and Amy enough for all their help and advice with me and Oscar! Turning him from a very boisterous 12 wk old puppy into a 5 mth old well behaved family dog”

“Alfie's confidence really grew during the course, as did our understanding of how best to support a sensitive pup. Sara has solidly continued to support us since then with 1-2-1 lessons at the school, at home and remotely on whatsapp. Sara is currently guiding us through Alfie's adolescence and quite frankly we would have really struggled without her.”

 

I am lucky enough to have competed to the highest level in the Uk in agility with 4 of my dogs ( a border collie - Menna, Rescue Lab cross - Brie & Miniature Schnauzer brothers Milo & Darcy), I have also qualified and competed in the Main ring at crufts twice in Agility.

My training is based on using positive reinforcement training methods. I teach via video call, so i am therefore able to help clients from all over the world.

My Services

  • In home Puppy Programmes - via video sessions

  • 121 In home programmes for Reactive/nervous dogs and dogs with Separation Anxiety.

 

Get in touch for your FREE 15 min discovery call to find out more about how i can help you.


I look forward to hearing from you!

I have  been involved with dogs for over 20 years and training dogs for more than 10 years. I have competed in agility since 2005, successfully competing with my border collies, miniature schnauzers and  rescue lab x.All my dogs have achieved grades 6&7 ( the top grades for the uk). 

 

I have  qualified to compete in  agility at the main ring at crufts twice, coming second in the large teams with Wilmslow DTC. 

I enjoy working with reactive, nervous and over aroused dogs ( crazy).  I continue to build up my education, understanding and skills as a dog trainer for both dogs and their humans.

 

 

 

I have attended many seminars and training camps over the years, to further develop my skills.

These include:

  • Certified Pro Dog Trainer with Absolute Dogs

  • Naughty but nice pro

  • Animal First Aid

  • Scent Masterclass with Pam Mackinnon

  • Teaching Reactive Rover classes by Kim Moeller

  • Puppy problems - Sarah Whitehead

  • Cautiouus dogs, fearful Dogs - Shiela Harper

  • The Puppy Seminar - College of Animal Welfare

  • Advanced Clicker Training Masterclass - Sarah Whitehead.

  • Training camps with agility world champions - Silvia Trkman & Susan Garrett

  • Online course in Behaviour Adjustment training - Grisha Stewart

  • Member of INTO Dogs

  • Absolute Dogs - Dog to dog reactivity webinar​

  • Susan Garrett - Online Recallers course

  • Susan Garret - online Handling 360 Course

  • IMDT - How to be a dog trainer 2 day course

  • Absolute Dogs, NBN (naughty but nice) Pro

  • Attended Victoria Stillwell 2 day National Dog Bite Conference

  • Puppy Lab course - School of canine science

  • I have  also attended many agility workshops with uk and international handlers.

Plus Many more.

Contact:

Email: Info@twdogschool.co.uk

 

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