Sarah Ellis – canine assisted therapy - behaviour training.
Carol Lincoln – canine assisted therapy - course development
As a fully qualified and accredited trainer with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, Sarah is passionate about dogs helping humans. She was a pioneer in volunteering with her own ‘reading and visiting dogs’ via R.E.A.D & Pets as Therapy, becoming a regional P.A.T dog assessor in 2005. Since 2015, Sarah has been instrumental in developing and co-ordinating the canine assessment and volunteer training for an educational canine assisted therapy scheme in west Wales.
A full Canine Training Professional Member of the PPGBI for Force Free Trainers & member of Doggone Safe, Sarah is fully committed to promoting & teaching positive reward-based training throughout the lifetime of a companion dog. She believes that magical results happen when positive behaviour is encouraged & trained through fun and games. Sarah is a registered instructor with Dog Aid (Assistance in Disability) helping people with physical disabilities train their own companion animals.
Carol has held management roles in the charity sector for some years and has experienced first-hand how animal assisted intervention has improved the lives and well-being of people of all ages, especially children with special educational needs, people with health challenges and those suffering from depression and social isolation. From 2015 to 2019 Carol developed & managed an educational canine assisted therapy volunteer programme with 80 participating schools, libraries and colleges across Wales.
Carol and Sarah were delighted to be part of the coalition of organisations that helped to produce ‘Bark & Read – Standards of Practice for Providers of Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools published by The Kennel Club UK in 2018.
Sarah and Carol run Fun & Games Dog Training a fully listed Kennel Club Good Citizen training centre offering UK Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver & Gold Level awards. The centre also offers trick classes & fun agility (Courses are offered in west Wales).
Find out more at Fun & Games Dog Training