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Leading Specialists of Residential Dog Training in the UK

Home boarding. No Kennels. Positive Training. Experienced Trainers.


Freephone 7 days a week 0800 222 9007 

Email: info@adolescentdogs.com 

Recent 5 star reviews for Sarah 


 "2 weeks training with Sarah" - 03/02/2018


We are delighted with the change in Oreo after just two weeks of training with Sarah. Her behaviour when she left us consisted of very excited weeing everywhere, jumping up, poor toilet training, poor lead walking and minimal obedience. She came back having mastered SIT, LAY DOWN, WAIT, and LEAVE IT; and was greatly improved on toilet manners, lead walking and not jumping up. We have been able to build on this over in the weeks that followed and she is turning into an extremely well behaved and obedient puppy. Thanks so much Sarah.


"Training a Boxer puppy!" Written on: 05/08/2017

We handed our 12 week old boxer over to Sarah at Adolescent Dogs for two weeks residential training, not expecting miracles. Our vet did say "well you have a boxer!". We were absolutely delighted with the results, Sarah had obviously worked hard and given Sullivan (our dog) a lot of love and attention. We continue our obedience training every day as instructed and he is coming along in leaps and bounds. None of this could have been achieved without the guidance of Adolescent Dogs, I would recommend their residential training to anyone with a puppy or dog that needs retraining.


“Zeus 4 Week Training Course.” Written on: 04/01/2016 by Peterleezeus 

Wow....what can we say that is not evident in the YouTube clip 
Zeus has Ben transformed and it's all thanks to Zeus's wonderful trainer. She had a mammoth task in controlling our 13 month Doberman. Don't be fooled by his model & butter wouldn't melt looks; yes we are biased, but this is also based on the comments we have received by everyone that we have encountered on our walks. What she has achieved in the last 4 weeks is nothing short of a miracle. Looking at the clip of Zeus before, even we hadn't realised what a character he was, our polite term for how badly behaved he actually was. We were a little blinded by his cuteness & cheeky streak however, we can honestly say that Zeus has returned home as a brand new pup and his beautiful personality remains intact. His ability to learn which was never in doubt, she has implemented to a whole new level and his manners have improved, exceeding all expectation. He is far from perfect but with the continued training methods applied by her, we should be on course to get there with him. We are educated enough to know that the rest is up to us and we certainly have our work cut out for us. We are also aware that he may revert to old routines, which he has showed signs of doing but again if we allow this to happen it will be a failure on our part and not his or the training In fairness It is probably us that required the 4 week course and Zeus to have been supplied with the handover...lol. 
Her updates, the photographs, Zeus's participation in other dogs training clips all gave us the assurances that Zeus was being well looked after. The aftercare that we have received has been excellent considering it has been Christmas and the support and guidance from the person I dealt with and the other lady has given us the reassurances and confidence to continue with the great work they have started. We would like to thank the person I dealt with and the team for putting us all on the right track. This was money well spent and is highly recommended as the investment in any pups future and will prove to be invaluable


Sarah Coombe, GODT

Advanced Senior Instructor.  Guildford, Surrey.


​​Sarah has worked alongside Adolescent Dogs for over 8 years and is a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers.


She has an excellent success rate and her priority is always to make as much improvement as possible so that dogs can stay in their family home.  She is dedicated to making sure that each individual dog gets the best possible training and achieves their full potential during a residential stay.  Sarah works with some of our most difficult dogs and is always up for a challenge.  She specialises in aggression, and has an excellent setup for this.

Sarah runs her own dog walking company (Surrey Hills Dog Walking).  She has access to over a 100 acres of private woodland for walking in Shamley Green and Shere - this enables her to help socialise dogs who need a confidence boost, or dogs who need to learn nicer manners.

She owns 6 of her own dogs including a Dalmatian, A Rhodesian Ridgeback, a Rottweiler and 3 English Bull Terriers. She has owned and fostered many different breed such as Rottweilers, Ridgebacks and English Bull Terriers - all of whom she trained to a high level and were frequently utilised for the re-training and re-socialisation of dogs.   Her English Bull Terrier Gertie was selected to appear as Bullseye on the Stage Show Oliver. Sadly she recently passed away.


Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers, Master Trainer (GODT)
  • Absolute Bull Terrier volunteer - training and rehabilitating rescue dogs - 2018
  • Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT) - Attended  Empowered Socialisation - Intensive Growly Dog - 2018
  • ​Attended Victoria stillwell ‘what to do when’ 2018
  • ​Attended National Dog Behaviour Conference 2018
  • ​Attended Brenda Aloff - Get Connected 
  • ​Attended Chirag Patel - Teaching with Head and Heart: Empowering Learners seminar - 2018
  • ​Attended IMDT - Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Dog to Human Aggression seminar 2018
  • ​Attended Chirag Patel - Understanding, managing and modifying aggressive behaviour in dogs seminar 2018
  • ​Attended Chirag Patel - Expanding your force free dog training tool kit seminar - 2018
  • ​​Attended Dr Nicholas Dodman seminar - The Well Adjusted Dog
  • ​​Attended Victoria Stillwell - National Dog Bite Prevention seminar
  • ​Attended Victoria Stillwell - National Dog Bite Conference
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Growl Classes Webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Treatment and prevention of dog agession: biting and fighting
  • ​Attended Sarah Fisher - T-Touch Seminar
  • ​Attended David Ryan - Dogs that fight and bite seminar
  • ​Attended Brave Pet Academy -  Stop fear of fireworks and loud noises
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - How to train a puppy webinar
  • Dr Ian Dunbar Science based dog training (with feeling) webinar
  • Mike McDaniels - Advance K9 training
  • ​Attended Craig Ogilvie - Interactive play skills seminar


​​​Specialises in

  • Puppy and adult dog training
  • Toilet training and puppy behaviour
  • Separation anxiety and barking
  • Nervous dogs
  • Friendly dog socialisation
  • Dog aggression 
  • People aggression
  • On lead reactivity towards dogs
  • Dogs who chase
  • Fear, phobias, shadow chasers
  • Loves English Bull Terriers!