I am luck to have been owned by several labs. We had Harry and Keira since they were
8 weeks old..Yes..I took on littermates! It was hard work and I am proud to say
that we had two gorgeous, well adjusted independent dogs.Harry and Keira really started my interest in training as we had two dogs from the same litter, raised in the same environment, but with
completely different strengths and characters. Sadly Harry crossed to Rainbow Bridge in June 2019 and our Outdoor Paddock at Coxleigh is named in his memory. Keira sadly joined Harry in May 2022 and
the agility paddock was renamed in her memory "Keira's Meadow".
We also have rehomed two yellow Labradors from very different circumstances. Big Baz was a rescue from a life in a crate. Baz was a crazy out of
control nightmare when he joined us, at 12 months old. He came with no training at all...and he was the main reason why Paws Control was
born. Big Baz is an amazing Dog now, and he taught me so much about training and the struggles that many people have when working with a Rescue Dog. (Big Baz is the inspiration for
the Yellow Lab in the centre of my logo)
Our family than took on Little Baz (referred to as LB) from a great home, that due to some unfortunate circumstances meant he has to be rehomed. He
had some behavioural problems and with his neurological issues, that even the specialist can not diagnose, he has added a much needed buzz into the Harris house!
Why, if you have two of the Labrador colours, why not complete the trio! We welcomed our special girl Piper, a young Black Labrador. Piper
unfortunatley did not pass her Assistance Training, so we decided to introduce her to our already crazy bunch of Labradors! She is such a livewire and works hard within Paws Control and loves meeting
everyone. If your dog is shy or nervous, Piper works her magic and is there to help your dog and their confidence.
Our latest addition is a Beagle. Yes, we are crazy but with a face like Dodger who could refuse! We rehomed Dodger from a family and wow, he is so
much a Beagle! I knew Beagles were tough but Dodger has taught me and is still teaching me the massive difference it is having a hound in the house!
TO BE :
Mement of ICB - International Canine Behaviourists
Full Professional Member of PPGBI - Pet Professional Guild of British Isles
Professional Member of ADPT - Association
of Professional Dog Trainers (92093)
Liscensed Pet Dog Instructor and Assessor for Pet Professional Guild
of ISAP - International Society for Animal Professionals
of IACE - Institute for Animal Care Education
Member of ASAB - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
of IMDT- Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
I have completed many animal related
qualifications and have been lucky enough to supplement my educational knowledge with practical experience through my work at Rescue and rehoming centres in the South west and also by assisting at
socialisation groups and dog training classes.
Graduate Diploma in Animal
Level III Methodology, Understanding
and Working With Canines
Diploma in Advanced Animal
Diploma in Canine Behaviour
Diploma in Canine
Diploma in Animal
Sarah Whitehead Learn to Talk
IMDT 2 day career as a Dog
Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour