Sally Barnes | Dog WhispererHi I’m Sally Barnes - I’m delighted to meet you

My approach, not just as a dog trainer or behaviourist, but as a dog whisperer, is to help you understand your dog and its behaviour, which will allow you to communicate better. I aim to create happy owners and happy dogs - you'll be able to bond with your pet during training and enjoy the freedom that developing a good relationship will give you.

I have years of professional experience from puppy training to severe behavioural problems and rehabilitation. Read some of my testimonials to find out what I can do for you - like Riley the German Shepherd, which sums up exactly why I do what I do!

Based in Bristol, I also operate in Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. Please email me to get started or learn more about me and my methods.

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My credentials

I have been re-habilitating and training dogs for many years. The best place to find out more about the results of my training is by reading my extensive testimonials and success stories section of the website.

To find out more about what I do as a dog whisperer and how it works please get in touch.


"As a doctor I am very aware of the psychology of the doctor-patient consultation. Having witnessed Sally in action working with dogs I can only say the she is truly gifted. This is both in her ability to understand, and communicate with the dogs, but also their owners. Within minutes she understands and appreciates the problems, and is able to bring about behaviour change in a way that is natural for the dog. I cannot recommend Sally highly enough."
Dr Alison Bedlow MBBS FRCP

"Sally is wonderful! I highly recommend her. If you are having issues with your canine friend(s) then contact Sally Barnes. She will provide you with the tools, techniques and coach both you and the dog on good behavior. She is a breath of fresh air!"
Sindy Matthews

"Sally is a genius with dogs. She has a unique empathy with all our canine friends & has them literally eating out of her hands immediately. She is a great dog trainer who gets results with dogs & their owners and makes it all fun. Sally has a special aura which animals respond to positively. She is remarkable."
Jim Brown

"We have referred many people to Sally whose dogs are showing a range of problem behaviours, from aggression towards other dogs and people, to dogs who just do not listen to their owners. Sally is invaluable for assisting owners whose dogs will not respond well to class situations which may over-stress or over-excite them. I have had very positive feed-back from people who have used Sally’s services.  She has an understanding approach to people, is easy-to-get along with but firm enough to encourage people to make the changes necessary to allow them to have a dog which they are happy to own."
Sally Batchelor, Stratford Dog Training Club

Letter of recommendation from Heathcote Vetinary Centre.


Don't take my word for it - see me in action!

The following film demonstrates that I have trained my dogs not to react to horses, cyclists, other dogs, joggers and sheep, and in fact, anything other than my commands, while having fun on a walk. This is the standard you can expect to achieve from implementing my methods.

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The afternoon you spent with us and our dog (Frank) were very insightful. You certainly opened our eyes as to Frank's view point. It quickly enlightened us as to the root of our issues. Within minutes of your arrival, we saw how your techniques can work.
Recall had gone out the window and I had stopped taking George to open fields as I knew he would run off out of sight, only coming back when he was done playing with a dog in the distance.