Sarah Crockford

After working with a variety of animals, Sarah set up her own pet behaviour and training business in 2011, offering one-to-one sessions, obedience classes for puppies and dogs, and phone consultations. She passed the Association of Pet Dog Trainers advanced instructors course, as well as various other short courses; and has a BSc (Hons) in Equine Management.

Having always been interested in writing, and with a passion for film and television (gaining an HNC in Television Production), Sarah finally had the confidence to start writing 'for real' in 2016. Since then she's won the 2018 Hammond House Literary Prize (screenplay category), and has self-published her rom-com 'Run or Love', and her book on dog behaviour 'Help! My Dog Has Issues'. She's also been enjoying writing sketches for Radio Kent, and helps out with the judging for the annual Hammond House Literary Prize.

Sarah now runs classes and workshops about Writing Therapy, to encourage others to learn about creative writing, and find out how it can help us overcome our difficulties. Having suffered with anxiety throughout her life, Sarah knows the benefits of writing, especially journaling. She's also written a book about Writing Therapy - available now!


Although beginning to feel her age at nearly 12 years old, Bea is still keen to learn new things, and helps Sarah with her training sessions. 

From a line of working Labradors, Bea has taken part in a varied selection of activities in her youth including: gundog training, agility, flyball, trick training, obedience, heelwork to music and even a brief go at Treiball. Her highlight was auditioning for Britain's Got Talent as part of a team of 13 dogs and handlers (sadly they didn't make it to the next round!).

Now she helps Sarah by taking her for walks (giving her lots of thinking time for her writing) ... and snoozing on the sofa while she types.


- How to Cope with your Puppy is now available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook.

- There are now two Hildenborough Library monthly creative writing sessions.

- dog training classes are running (term time only), some have waiting lists

- Quick guides to 'leave' and 'gundog games' have been added to the Help! My Dog Has Issues page.

- To see videos on Sarah's YouTube channel click here.

- Sarah's latest BBC Radio Kent upload was aired on 17th March - the humorous sketch "Cat Rules". Listen again on BBC Sounds - Radio Kent Upload, 9pm.