We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Sarah Fisher back to Positive Dog Training, she was our first ever workshop speaker in 2012!
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.
The main focus of this seminar will be on observations and Free Work and will include a combination of Power Point presentations and practical sessions with the attending dogs to help you hone your Dog Detective skills.
Free Work is a new addition to Sarah’s courses and has been inspired by a bright and enthusiastic young bull breed named Henry. It is a simple, structured method of educating and supporting dogs of all ages providing a safe and rewarding foundation on which further learning can be built.
Many dogs struggle when in novel situations and many cannot tolerate contact (even from familiar people) when aroused, worried, or in new or exciting environments. Free Work has provided an invaluable stepping stone towards groundwork exercises on a line or lead, and gentle TTouch bodywork for dogs that are sensitive to touch.
Watching dogs moving at liberty exploring a range of sensory experiences, before progressing to working on a long, cotton line, has also proved to be beneficial when observing the posture and nervous system responses. Stripping everything back including the removal of the collar (if safe to do so) can highlight many of the smaller ‘triggers’ or threads that create more obvious behaviour and postural patterns.
Free Work is now being successfully used by shelter staff, trainers and behaviourists, TTouch Practitioners, groomers, and canine guardians to support the animals in their care.
This workshop will provide you with safe and effective tools to pass on to your clients, and additional skills for you.
Venue – Positive Dog Training, Unit T2, Birch Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Estate Sandyford. A94 D283
Contact Number – 01 9013018
Start time 10am sharp
Tea, Coffee, Light refreshments and full hot lunch will be provided on site.
Sarah Fisher is a TTouch Instructor and behaviour counsellor. She trained with Linda Tellington Jones and Robyn Hood and organises the TTouch training for the UK. She has worked with animals for over seventeen years and 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 working with their long stay dogs and other animals with behavioural issues. Sarah also fosters challenging puppies for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and assesses dogs for court cases.
Sarah works with private clients, and lectures around the UK and internationally and has given talks and demonstrations on dog and horse handling and behaviour for a variety of organisations 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 (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Latvia), Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes, Canine Partners for Independence, Dogs for the Disabled Association, the Association of Chartered Animal Physiotherapists, the McTimoney Chiropractic Conference, Harper Adams University vet physio course, The Kennel Club (Discover Dogs), the Dog Groomers Association, Pet Care Trade Association, The Association of Behaviour Counsellors (South Africa), the Tellington TTouch Organisation (USA) the veterinary nursing staff at the Queen Mother Hospital RVC, dog breed clubs, dog training centres, riding clubs and the Irish Horse Welfare Trust.
Sarah Fisher is the author of Know Your Horse Inside Out, Unlock Your Dog’s Potential and co-author of 100 Ways to Train the Perfect Dog and 100 Ways to Solve Your Dogs Problems with Marie Miller, all published by David and Charles Ltd.
She has appeared at many educational events including the Wag and Bone Show, and the Cold Wet Nose Show, Your Horse Live, the Holistic Horse Show, London Pet Show and Discover Dogs. 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. Sarah has also worked with Blue Peter dog, Barney, and has appeared on the television show (BBC1). She was a judge on Over the Rainbow (BBC1) for Andrew Lloyd Webbers search for Toto. Sarah has also been interviewed many times on local radio stations including BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Guernsey and BBC Radio Berkshire giving advice on animal training and behaviour and is a regular guest on the 12 o’clock show for BBC Radio Bristol