About Us:

Welcome to Paws Control from

Sharon, Lis, Sasha and Abi.

Here we are working at our latest dog show at Muddiford Inn raising money for The Pack Project, a charity that is improving the lives of puppies and dogs in Romania.

Hi.. I am Sharon the head trainer for Paws Control. Whilst studying for my degree in Psychology at Exeter University my interest in how dogs and humans learn and behave grew and I began asking questions as to how our human behaviour effects the behaviour of the animals that we live with, and how best to improve our relationship with our dogs to help achieve harmony at both ends of the lead.

I have been fortunate enough to have the company of dogs throughout my life and have four beautiful labradors in my life at the moment, that I like to refer to as my own "Labrador Double Oreo". 

We currently have two chocolate labs, Harry and Keira, that we have had since they were 8 Weeks old puppies and are now 8, and our two young yellow Labs Big and Little Baz. Big Baz was a rescue from a life in a Crate, and he has taught me so much more about training and the struggles that many people have when taking on a Rescue dog. We very recently took on Little Baz from a great home that due to unfortunate circumstances meant he had to be rehomed, and he has fitted in so well since joining our crazy labrador house! Each of them have different strengths and you will hopefully meet one or all of them during Paws Control Training sessions.


Big Baz


Lil' Baz

Proud to be a Qualified Trainer with IMDT


Full 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 

Member of  ISAP - International Society for Animal Professionals

Member of IACE - Institute for Animal Care Education

Student Member of ASAB - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour 

Member 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. 



Bsc (Hons) Psychology

Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour

Level III Methodology, Understanding and Working With Canines

Diploma in Advanced Animal Behaviour

Diploma in Canine Behaviour Training

Diploma in Canine Psychology

Diploma in Animal Care

Sarah Whitehead Learn to Talk Dog

IMDT 2 day career as a Dog Trainer

IMDT Perfect Puppy

Studying towards Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management

Paws Control Puppy and Dog Training

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