Dog trainers & behaviorists

SARAH FISHER

Sarah Fisher is a TTouch* Instructor and behaviour counsellor. She trained with TTouch founders Linda Tellington Jones and Robyn Hood and organises the TTouch training courses for the UK.

Sarah also works with private clients, teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s top animal shelters including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Mayhew Animal Home, Blue Cross, Wood Green Animal Shelter and Dogs Trust.

She has given talks and demonstrations on dog and horse handling and behaviour for organisations around the world, including the United Kingdom Register of Canine Behaviourists, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the British Veterinary Nurses Congress, the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and Dogs for the Disabled Association.

Rescue work is closest to her heart and Sarah has taught workshops in Poland, Romania and Holland for rescue organisations and has created a new series of workshops under the title Cool to be Kind with Marie Miller promoting kind and effective handling and training techniques for dogs and horses.

Sarah has written and co-authored a number of books and has also contributed articles to many national magazines including Your Dog, Dogs Monthly, Our Dogs and Dogs Today. She has also made numerous television appearances including Talking to Animals (ITV1 and National Geographic), BBC Breakfast News (BBC1), GMTV (ITV1) Richard and Judy (Channel 4), The One Show (BBC1), Only Fools on Horses (ITV1), Underdogs (CBBC), Pet Rescue (Channel 4), Animal Rescue Live (BBC1), My Pet Shame (Sky 1), Celebrity Dog School (BBC1) and as the pet expert for the ITV1 show This Morning.

*The Tellington TTouch is a kind and respectful way of working with animals to help them overcome a variety of health and behavioural issues. It was developed over 30 years ago by Linda Tellington Jones and is now widely used around the world by trainers, shelter workers, vets, physiotherapists, behaviour counsellors, veterinary nurses, competition riders, riding instructors and animal owners. TTouch recognises an inextricable link between posture and behaviour and uses body work, ground work exercises (where appropriate) and specific equipment to release tension and to promote a feeling of calm and well being. This in turn helps animals develop self confidence and self control and enables them to move beyond their instinctive and, often fearful, responses.

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