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 am luck to currently be owned by two chocolate labs and two yellow labs. We have had Harry and Keira since they were 8 weeks old and they are now 10 years old. Yes..I took on littermates! It was hard work and I am proud to say I now have 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.
we have more recently taken on two yellow Labradors from 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 Giz) 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!
PROUD TO BE :
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.
ANIMAL RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
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