About me

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I am an IMDT accredited dog trainer specialising in puppy and adolescent dog training and behaviour. 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.

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

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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