About Sarah Matthews
Sarah has a wealth of animal experience working with a variety of species but has a particular interest in dog behaviour. She started her further education with a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology specialising in Animal Management at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. She then went on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science from Nottingham University.
It was at this time that she developed a keen interest in canine behaviour and set her sights on gaining a formal qualification in this subject to complement her practical experience. This was achieved in 2003 when she gained the post graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University. She has since gone on to complete her Masters degree in this subject.
Sarah has worked closely with rescue organisations offering behavioural and training advice and this has not only increased her experience but also led to a keen interest in working with dogs and their owners.
Sarah also feels that it is essential to offer well run puppy classes to help owners raise a well adjusted family pet.
In 2008 Sarah became a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). www.apbc.org.uk
To gain membership to the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors Sarah had to undergo rigorous selection to establish her qualifications and experience.
Sarah has owned and fostered dogs of various breeds and many of which have been from rescue.