Sarah Butterfield, Head Coach
Sarah is passionate about animal welfare, behaviour and training. After completing a BSc in Zoology, Sarah wanted to focus on canine and feline behaviour and welfare so completed a master’s degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln. Sarah then worked in research roles and for their behaviour clinic while teaching dog training classes for a variety of providers. Sarah then set up as a canine and feline Behaviourist and Trainer in East Sussex giving behaviour consultations by veterinary referral and providing dog training classes and one to one sessions. Following this Sarah worked for Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare before becoming an Instructor for the assistance dog charity Support Dogs and is now very pleased to join the Dogs Trust team as Head Coach in Doncaster.
Sarah is APDT accredited and enjoys attending conferences and seminars about dog training, behaviour and welfare to keep up to date.
Sophie Taylor, Senior Coach
Sophie is passionate about animal behaviour and training. Sophie completed her degree in Animal Behaviour and welfare in 2017. After completing her degree Sophie joined Dogs Trust as a Dog School Volunteer before joining the Dog School Manchester team, as a coach where she worked for two years. Sophie has now worked her way up to senior coach with Dog School Doncaster and has gained her Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) accreditation. Sophie enjoys learning and expanding her knowledge by attending workshops, seminars and watching webinars in her spare time.
Sophie has 1 dog, Reggie, who she enjoys exploring new places with and training when she’s not at work.
Amy Pearson, Coach
Amy has achieved her advanced dog training qualification with the APTD and is hoping to gain her full membership in the near future. She has an Animal Behaviour and Welfare Bsc degree from the University of Plymouth and has experience working as a veterinary nurse an in rehoming centres.
Before joining Dog School, Amy ran a pet care company for the last 6 years and is really enthusiastic about helping people make positive choices for their pets.
In her spare time, Amy loves exploring the countryside with her two dogs Fen and Rascal.
Steph Cupitt, Coach
Steph was inspired to become a dog trainer and complete a BSc (Hons) in Animal Management due to her grandma having an assistance dog. Since completing her degree, Steph volunteered with multiple dog trainers before becoming a trainer for Support Dogs and has now joined the Dog School Doncaster team.
Steph has a cheeky black Labrador called Archer, who loves training and exploring, although not as much as snuggles on the sofa.