Sarah and Carol run Fun & Games Dog Training, a fully listed Kennel Club Good Citizen training centre in west Wales offering a wide range of courses including UK Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold Level awards. The centre also offers introduction to training courses, workshops, trick classes & fun agility.
Sarah and Carol are fully committed to positive reward-based training throughout the lifetime of a companion dog. They believe that magical results happen when positive behaviour is encouraged through fun and games
As our head dog trainer, Sarah is fully qualified and accredited with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and a full Canine Training Professional Member of the PPGBI for Force Free Trainers & member of Doggone Safe. Sarah is a registered instructor with Dog Aid (Assistance in Disability) helping people with physical disabilities train their own companion animals.One of Sarah’s speciality is Trick Training. She is also an "A1" list Kennel Club Bronze, Silver & Gold Good Citizen Examiner.
Passionate about dogs helping humans, Sarah was a pioneer in volunteering with her own ‘reading and visiting dogs’ via R.E.A.D & Pets as Therapy, becoming a regional P.A.T dog assessor in 2005. Since 2015, Sarah has been instrumental in developing and co-ordinating the canine assessment and volunteer training for an educational canine assisted therapy scheme in west Wales.
Carol works with Sarah on the training field. She continues to manage a children's charity and for some years experienced first-hand how canine assisted therapy improves the lives and well-being of people of all ages, especially children. Carol is completing her Canine Behaviour & Canine Coaching Professional Accredited Diplomas.
From 2015 to 2019 Carol managed an educational canine assisted therapy volunteer programme with 80 participating schools, libraries and colleges across Wales. Carol has developed our online and sister training business for canine assisted therapy www.therapydogtraining.co.uk
Carol and Sarah were delighted to be part of the coalition of organisations that helped to produce ‘Bark & Read – Standards of Practice for Providers of Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools published by The Kennel Club UK in 2018.