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It has truly helped me and family at home. I am deeply grateful for all the hard work and training they have provided me. It has truly helped me and family at home. I will be signing up for Puppy II Classes, so thank you in advance.
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About Sarah

Sarah2Sarah Whitehead is an international lecturer and pet behaviour specialist seeing dogs and cats with behavioural problems on referral from veterinary surgeons across the South of England.

Sarah has an MSc in Animal Behaviour and is a full member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) and APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers, no 00156).

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 MD of Think Dog Ltd – an organisation providing accredited education in the field of behaviour and training.

Sarah also runs the Clever Dog Company® 'Method' - her trainers offer bespoke 1-1 training and specialist group classes for puppies and older dogs, all based on the most modern methods of training both people and their pets.

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WOOF 2019! Can't wait! 😊Re-thinking what you've learned about bite inhibition, That's what the superb Sarah Whitehead will be doing with us at WOOF! 2019.

Presentation: Biting the bullet

For the past twenty-odd years, I have specialised in aggression in dogs. I have seen hundreds of bites, to both humans and other animals, and have been told the stories of how they occurred and the history of how they happened.

I have seen photos of people and animals killed by dogs, and I have seen the results of attacks, bites, scratches and everything in between. I have asked many a victim to show me their injuries, and have seen more than my share of people’s bottoms, backs of thighs, arms, heads and hands, that have borne the brunt of canine teeth.

All of which has led me to ask questions, big questions. Questions not just about the incidents themselves, but about our beliefs around why they might have occurred and whether the severity of the bite is really linked to something that we all think we know and understand – bite inhibition.

In this talk, I will ask you to rethink what you’ve previously learned about bite inhibition and the connection to the critical developmental stage in puppies. I’ll also share with you the results of the research study that myself and my team have just completed. It’s brand new, and never been shared before: I guarantee it will get you thinking!

To find out more about our presenters, their talks and WOOF! 2019 visit: www.woof2019.com

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