About Sarah

Sarah Ward IMDT, PPG

Sarah is the founder of Peace and Paws Dog Training and is passionate about positive dog training and dog owner education. Sarah gained her qualification with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and is a proud member of the Pet Professionals Guild, where she holds a Canine Training Professional membership. She is also a qualified and experienced  Veterinary Assistant and worked for Irelands only Conventional and Holistic Veterinarian and is a qualified Canine Carer and worked in one of Dublin’s best-established doggy daycare and training centre's. These experiences allowed Sarah to gain extensive knowledge and experience in these fields, which are massive contributors to the trainer she is today.

Sarah continues to further her education in the world of dogs, by attending seminars with many leaders of the field including Ken Ramirez, Kay Lawrence, Steven Mann,  the list goes on. Currently, Sarah is studying with the School of Canine Science, which is lectured by the legends that are Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown. Sarah is an advocate for humane, Science-Based Training, Natural Feeding and is against the discrimination of breeds. Sarah strives to share her knowledge with her fellow dog owners. 







Qualifications & Certifications

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers – Professional Member and Qualified Dog Trainer (IMDT)

The Pet Professional Guild - Canine Training Professional

Canine Obedience and Training QQI Level 6

Canine First Aid Responder

Train4Fun - Trick Dog Trainer

Animal Behaviour QQI Level 6

Animal Welfare QQI Level 6

Veterinary Care QQI Level 6

Animal Grooming QQI Level 6

Animal Anatomy & Physiology QQI Level 6

Wild Animal Management QQI Level 6

Wildlife First Aid and Rehabilitation IWRC

Seminars & Workshops Attended

Career as a Dog Trainer – Steve Mann IMDT

Practical Instructors Course – Mustafa Ozmus IMDT

Canine Body Language – Steve Mann IMDT

Core Training Principles – Ken Remirez

Introduction to Tellington TTouch – Lisa Dillon

Separation Anxiety - David Brice IMDTB

Impulse Control - David Brice IMDTB

Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation - Steve Mann IMDT

Perfect Puppy - Steve Mann IMDT

Therapy Dogs - PTSD by UK College of Scent Dogs - Rob Hewings

UK Scent Detection Workshop - Rob Hewings

Skills of a Tomorrows Dog Trainer - Kay Laurence

Online Courses

Puppy Training – Dr Ian Dunbar

Canine Behaviour & Psychology – Nick Jones MA

Become a Professional Dog Trainer – Ted Efthymiadis

Do More With Your Dog (Trick Dog Training) - Kyra Sundance

How fear is killing dogs - Nando Brown

30 Days of Canine Science - School of Canine Science

Behaviour Bible (Chapter 1) - School of Canine Science

Dog Body Language - Teryn Jones


Don’t Shoot The Dog – Karen Pryor

The Dogs Mind – Bruce Fogle

The Culture Clash – Jean Donaldson

Before You Get Your Puppy – Dr Ian Dunbar

After You Get Your Puppy – Dr Ian Dunbar

How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks – Dr Ian Dunbar

How To Be Your Dogs Superhero - Dom Hodgson

Worry Free Walks - Dom Hodgson

You'd Be Barking Mad Not To! - Claire Lawrence

Mine! - Jean Donaldson

Trainers I Follow

Karen Pryor

Dr Ian Dunbar

Ken Remirez

Susan Garrett

Sophia Yin

Jean Donaldson

John Rogerson

Kyra Sundance

Steve Mann

Nando Brown


Key Lawrence

Zack George

Dom Hodgson

Lewis Nicholls

Kamal Fernandez

Suzi Walsh

Soibhán Ownes

Nancy Creedon

Christina Cass


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