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Sarah Fisher is a TTouch Instructor and behaviour counsellor. She trained with Linda Tellington Jones and Robyn Hood and organises the TTouch trainings 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 is a regular teacher on the Dogs Trust International Training Programme and teaches workshops both here and abroad. In 2011 she went to Romania where she worked with many traumatised and neglected horses that were in the care of GIA (Group Initiative for Animals). She also teaches on the TTouch Equine Practitioner Training Clinics in the UK and South Africa. 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 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. These books have been translated into several languages and she is frequently asked to teach behaviour and training workshops for a variety of groups in Europe. She has co-written The Difficult Horse with Karen Bush which will be published by Crowood Press in 2012.
Sarah has contributed articles to many national magazines including Your Dog, Your Horse, Horse and Rider, Pony Magazine, Horse Quarterly (South Africa), Dogs Monthly, Our Dogs, Natural Horsemanship Magazine, Dressage Magazine, NFU Countrywide Magazine, Bath Life, Salisbury Life and Dogs Today. She has contributed many articles to online publications and films training videos for the well known Horse Hero website where her blogs can also be read.
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