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I am an IMDT accredited dog trainer specialising in puppy training, behaviour and development. Sarah Groves Dog Training was established in 2014, and before this I worked in a dog grooming salon for 8 years and a pet store for just over 2 years.
I grew up with a collie cross greyhound called Danny, who was my best friend - we would go on amazing adventures and spend all of our time together. We were inseperable and Danny was a much loved member of the family.
I would love EVERYONE with a dog to experience the same bond that I had with Danny - dogs can truely become your best friend for life!
My passion is working with owners of new puppies - helping them gain confidence, knowlegde and the skills to build the dog that they've always wanted.
The dog training industry is under regulated, meaning that anyone can call themselves a dog trainer without any qualifications or training themselves, however I pride myself in my continuous development and learning in order to become the best dog trainer I can be.
To date, I have attended a number of courses, seminars, conferences and workshops to keep up to date with the latest training skills and advice.
My animal care related qualifications include:
HND in Animal Management
Diploma in Canine Behaviour
Level 3 OCN qualification in the Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour.
Some of the workshops, conferences and courses I have attended and completed include:
- IMDT career as a dog trainer
- IMDT Practical instructor
- IMDT Perfect Puppy Foundations
- IMDT Aggression and rehabilitation
- National Bite Prevention Conference 2015
-Canine Principles Puppy Development certificate course
- National Dog Behaviour Conference 2018
- Canine First Aid
- Reactive Rovers workshop 2019
- National Dog Behaviour Conference 2021
And much more!
As a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers I am bound by the following code of ethics:
To train dogs professionally with honesty, integrity and in the best interest of the dog, owner, the public and The IMDT.
Actively provide and promote force-free training methods and actively reject any methods or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort.
Continue Professional development through books, workshops, courses & seminars.
Respect the privacy and confidentiality of clients.
Carry suitable professional insurance including public liability.
Members agree to work within their professional limits and agree to refer owners with needs beyond those limits to a suitable professional.
Provide and promote science based, proven dog training principles to a high, professional standard.
Avoid positive punishment as a tool for training dogs.
Accept IMDT Committee decisions as final.
Proactively benefit dogs and dog owners.
Proactively promote The IMDT.
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