Sarah Whitehead, BA (Hons), Msc

Sarah 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! – an organisation providing accredited education in the field of behaviour and training.

Sarah also runs the Clever Dog Company® a highly specialised group of puppy and dog training experts, all of whom use the most modern methods of teaching both people and their dogs, across the country.


Books and media

Clever Dog cover CDC copySarah is the author of more than twenty behavioural and training books, booklets and videos including the best selling book, ‘Clever Dog’, published by Harper Collins (with over 65 five star reviews on Amazon!).

Sarah is a regular contributor to the specialist press, and is frequently quoted in the nationals.

TV appearances include C4 ‘Dogs – their Secret Lives’, ‘Pet Rescue’, two series of BBC ‘Barking Mad’, ITV ‘Give a Pet A Home’, C4 ‘Open House’ with Gloria Huniford, and Richard and Judy- to name a few!

Sarah is a favourite guest on numerous radio programmes including BBC Radio 4, (Woman’s Hour with Jenny Murray) and BBC Radio 2 (Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show).

Sarah’s passions!

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.

As a result of this, Sarah is also one of the very few animal behaviour specialists who offer ‘pet mediation’ consultations, helping to resolve conflict between owners who are separating to do what’s best for their pet.

Sarah’s loves!

Sarah lives in Berkshire, UK, with Skye, the rescue Collie-cross, Quill the Kooikerhondje, and Mouse the Chihuahua. She loves to teach them tricks and has fun trying to keep up with them at agility. Sarah adores Maine Coon cats and has trained them to do tricks and agility!

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