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Meet our award winning team of dog trainers in Dorset!

ABOUT US

We are a team of 4 Dog Behaviour Specialists & Dog Trainers. All of our team are qualified and vastly experienced dog trainers.
Training across the team is seamless meaning no matter who you see, you will be in the best of hands and can receive ongoing support from all our trainers via our many platforms with no conflicting information or advice.

Take a look below to find out more about our team.

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Sarah Easterbrook

Owner, Head Dog Behaviour Specialist

Sarah is a fully qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist and she has been working with dogs for over 25 years, having started her journey at the National Animal Welfare Trust and then at The Dog’s Trust. She has been a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) for over 10 years, affiliated with Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer. Sarah’s dogs Cookie, Puck and Teddy often help her with behavioural sessions. She is highly experienced with all breeds and all issues and has carried out over 5000 behaviour sessions to date. Sarah is also a qualified Cat & Parrot Behaviourist

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Kimi Swindells

Dog Behaviour Specialist
& Digital Media Manager

Kimi has been working for Natural Balance Dog Training (previously The Pet Experience Training and Behaviour LTD) since 2016 after completing her Dog Training & Behaviour Counselling qualifications at TPE.

Kimi has two dogs, both rescues; Tara a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came to Kimi with aggression to men, dogs, severe chase drive and seperation anxiety. Tara is fully rehabilitated and now attends sessions with Kimi as a stooge dog. 

Maya is a Staffie X American Bulldog who is disabled after suffering a stroke due to overbreeding and baiting from the previous owners. Maya is now enjoying life off lead and having the best retirement.

Kimi has attained vast experience both running classes, training puppies and working with difficult behaviour cases. Kimi is also a full IACP member. Kimi is our Bull Breed Specialist here at Natural Balance Dog Training. She has worked with many dogs but has a particular specialist skill set with 'bull breeds'. Kimi comes from a working dog background as her Dad used to breed and train border collies to be working sheepdogs. She has also owned and worked with horses her whole life. Previously Kimi has also worked as an Animal Control Officer.

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Stacie Lawson

Dog Behaviour Specialist
& Nutrition Specialist

Stacie is a Senior Dog Behaviour Specialist with Natural Balance Dog Training, specialising in small dog breeds. Having grown up with small dogs, they have always had a special place in her life. Stacie has worked alongside Sarah since 2008 and covers Hampshire and across the UK. She has achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management, and works alongside vets in a specialist setting. She is highly experienced having spent years running dog training classes and working with a multitude of behaviour problems. 

Stacie also has a background of working with children, young adults and adults with special needs. She can use Makaton and is improving her sign language. Stacie is also our Canine Nutritionist, and is available to help you with any queries regarding your dog's diet and how to ensure they are getting the best of what they need from their food.

Stacie has a Pomeranian called Tink who she has been working with since bringing her home aged 3.5 years old. Tink was very bouncy with other dogs and had a love of chasing squirrels but she is now much calmer, no longer chases small furries and loves her safe, off-lead life. Tink attends sessions with Stacie as a stooge dog when needed.

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Leah Dear

Dog Behaviour Specialist

Leah works at The Pet Experience as a Puppy Specialist & Dog Trainer. She currently holds a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. Leah is also completing her Dog Behaviourist courses with Natural Balance Dog Training LTD. Leah grew up with dogs that exhibited difficult behaviours and currently has a Staffie called Hank who is teaching her how to be a great trainer with his quirky ways meaning Leah has to think outside the box and keep him fulfilled and working. Due to Leah’s background she has a soft spot for large breeds and bull breeds. Leah also has an interest in other animals as well dogs including her snails and chinchillas.

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Meet the stooge dogs
Puck
Puck

Sarah's Frenchie

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Tara
Tara

Kimi's Staffie

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Khaleesi
Khaleesi

Dave's Rottie

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Kai
Kai

Dave's Rottie

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Tink
Tink

Stacie's Pomeranian

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Maya
Maya

Kimi's Ambull X Staffie

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Hank
Hank

Leah's Staffie

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Teddy
Teddy

Sarah's Pomeranian

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Cookie
Cookie

Sarah's Samoyed

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