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Deep, meaningful, insightful ❤️

Kathy Wolff

This was amazing, mind blowing!! Thank you Sarah and Grisha. I'm just beginning my journey into Free Work, so this was so helpful. I had no idea of the far-r...

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This was amazing, mind blowing!! Thank you Sarah and Grisha. I'm just beginning my journey into Free Work, so this was so helpful. I had no idea of the far-reaching in-depth information we can gain about dogs until now. A truly quality experience. Namaste...

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Fantastic

Susan Cripps

I attended Victoria Stilwell's behavior Conference and saw Sarah's presentation there first. It was because of this I signed up for Grisha Stewart and got th...

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I attended Victoria Stilwell's behavior Conference and saw Sarah's presentation there first. It was because of this I signed up for Grisha Stewart and got the Diamond membership. I absolutely love listening to Sarah Fisher because I learn so many things. The connections she's able to make to improve the well being of our canine companions is priceless. Thank you Grisha for bring Sarah to the masses.

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Animal Centered Education with Sarah Fisher

ingrid norris

Too good to miss. There are a lot of good golden nuggets in this presentation that will enhance your awareness of ACE and Freework. As with all things wond...

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Too good to miss. There are a lot of good golden nuggets in this presentation that will enhance your awareness of ACE and Freework. As with all things wonderful, you will look at dogs through a different lens, creating enhanced welfare for them and improved relationships for you.

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Fantastic Webinar!

Teressa Hill

I so enjoyed this webinar with Sarah Fisher. I highly recommend it.

I so enjoyed this webinar with Sarah Fisher. I highly recommend it.

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So much more than the title indicated.

Janis Crary

Learned so much in this course on the body structure of the dog. To look for the indicators of the balance or unbalance in the dog. The Free Work Portion is...

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Learned so much in this course on the body structure of the dog. To look for the indicators of the balance or unbalance in the dog. The Free Work Portion is so important to have our dogs slow down. Excellent presentation!

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Animal Centered Education (ACE)

Laurie Reagan

This course was packed with great information, extremely helpful.

This course was packed with great information, extremely helpful.

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Simply ACE

Zoe Carter

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative webinar. Filled with so much thought provoking material, I will be rewatching again and again and disappearing down mult...

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Thoroughly enjoyable and informative webinar. Filled with so much thought provoking material, I will be rewatching again and again and disappearing down multiple rabbit holes.

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ACE Webinar

Jennifer Ward

Amazing webinar, so interesting and so much information. A huge thank you!

Amazing webinar, so interesting and so much information. A huge thank you!

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Incredible- so much to think about!

Christi Chapman

This webinar opened a whole new world of observation skills to be learned and implemented when working with dogs to ensure physical, mental, and emotional he...

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This webinar opened a whole new world of observation skills to be learned and implemented when working with dogs to ensure physical, mental, and emotional health. Our pets are so special to us, and we only ever want the best for them. This webinar delves so much deeper into understanding what they are saying to us with their body. So many behavioral problems could be solved so much easier if we only "knew". Here is a tool that helps us in knowing. I look forward to learning more with Sarah Fisher!

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Blew my mind

Lisa Braxton

I absolutely loved this class! Would love to learn more about how to use Free Work with shelter dogs.

I absolutely loved this class! Would love to learn more about how to use Free Work with shelter dogs.

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Highly informative!!

Rie Robertson

Thanks Sarah & Grisha for this opportunity to learn more about ACE, which I wanted to know more about ever since I got to know Sarah's work. Her observat...

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Thanks Sarah & Grisha for this opportunity to learn more about ACE, which I wanted to know more about ever since I got to know Sarah's work. Her observation knowledge is phenomenal and her presentation gave so many insights on how I reevaluate my dog's behavior from now on!

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Amazing

Lola Ocampo Miño

Lots to think (re-think) about our dogs! Getting to know them again and to look deeper (in details) amazes me, I hope we can have more of Sarah Fisher and AC...

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Lots to think (re-think) about our dogs! Getting to know them again and to look deeper (in details) amazes me, I hope we can have more of Sarah Fisher and ACE!!!

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The animal’s well-being is at the center of all.


Animal Centered Education (ACE) is an integrated approach to animal education and well-being. It incorporates methods that were developed by Sarah Fisher in the UK at Tilley Farm and some modified methods shared by professionals working in the world of animal education, and welfare.

The ACE approach includes ongoing observations of the animal’s posture, movement and nervous system responses, anatomy and physiology to help add layers to caregivers’ knowledge, and life enhancing ACE Free Work that combines a variety of sensory items and experiences to add more layers to rewarding education for both the dog and the caregiver.

Every part of ACE has been inspired by animals over more than two decades. The greatest contributors to what is now a structured way of connecting with all dogs have been the canines in the care of Battersea (a shelter system in the UK), and those who have been fostered or raised at Tilley Farm. As the name suggests, honoring and respecting the needs of the individual animal, and building connections at a pace to suit them, is at the heart of all things ACE.

If you've taken classes at the Academy, you can see that ACE fits right in here! Sarah is a genius at reading dogs. I'm thrilled to have Sarah teaching at the school; you absolutely don't want to miss this one.

Recorded April, 2022.

  • Suitable for pet owners, trainers, behaviorists, shelter workers and anyone looking to expand your knowledge and skills to support dogs..

  • Explore the difference between ACE Free Work and ACE Observations.

  • Shed light on how close observation of an animal's posture, and movement can enhance your knowledge of any animal in your care.

  • Explore a structured two way approach to connect with animals.

  • Get tools to help manage relationship challenges with new dogs, foster dogs or any animals needing additional support.

  • For a better value, consider a membership! This webinar is included with a Diamond All Access Pass.

A welcome video from Sarah

Find out what's going on with dogs on a whole new level.

Learn to dig deeper to discover the root(s) of a dog's behavior.

  • 2 hours of video

    Give yourself a little more time to watch, though, because you may find yourself pausing and replaying this info-rich presentation. Includes slide notes and an automated session transcript.

  • Continuing Education Units

    Professional dog trainers and behaviorists earn CEUs!

    1.5 IAABC CEUs.
    1.5 CPDT and CBCC CEUs.

  • Continue the Learning

    Webinar attendees are also eligible to continue the conversation in the Grisha Stewart Learner Support Facebook Group.

    Diamond members can also post in the special group for Diamonds.

About the Instructor

I'm beyond excited to welcome Sarah to my Academy. Read on to learn why!

Canine and Equine Behaviour Advisor and Educator

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher is a Tellington TTouch Instructor, dog trainer, horse trainer, and canine and equine behavior counselor/advisor. She has worked with animals for over twenty seven years and is the founder of Animal Centered Education. She has a passion for sharing tips and techniques that animal caregivers can add to their existing knowledge including the inextricable link between posture and behavior.

Sarah teaches online and in-person Animal Centered Education (ACE) courses for trainers, groomers, veterinary nurses, physiotherapists and animal behavior counselors who wish to broaden their expertise by learning detailed ACE Observations, including coat patterns, combined with ACE Free Work. ACE also includes modifications of techniques inspired by other professionals working in the fields of animal welfare, education and behavior.

Sarah is experienced with a wide range of breed types and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s animal welfare organizations including Battersea. She has also worked in Europe teaching staff workshops for shelters and has taught workshops and clinics for dog trainers and behaviorists in Holland, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania and Poland.

Sarah gives presentations on a variety of topics at dog training and behavior seminars in the UK and abroad, and is a regular speaker at the annual Dog Behavior Conference organized by Victoria Stilwell Positively. She also conducts behavior assessments for private clients, animal welfare organizations, and court cases.

Sarah is a published author and has participated in numerous television and radio programs over the years including Nightmare Pets SOS for BBC1. She has just completed her latest book in which she shares her ACE approach to animal education and well-being
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This Is Awesome!

Marion Heggie

WOW!! Is the best way to describe this fabulous webinar. Sarah Fisher and her ACE work are fantastic. Please don't miss this, everyone involved with our anim...

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WOW!! Is the best way to describe this fabulous webinar. Sarah Fisher and her ACE work are fantastic. Please don't miss this, everyone involved with our animal companions must watch this. Thank you so much. x

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Absolutely loved it!

Linda Wiegmann

I didn't know what to expect but I got so much out of the course! My boy has pain in his hip as well as tailbone and I could see so many signs through this c...

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I didn't know what to expect but I got so much out of the course! My boy has pain in his hip as well as tailbone and I could see so many signs through this course - how his fur looked pre-pain medication in the spots that were diagnosed and now on pain medication, afterwards. I will look more into free work and hope I can become a better guardian for him, recognising signs of pain more easily in the future.

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More, please!

Vicki McKinney

I had heard of free work and vaguely understood it as a kind of calming enrichment activity, but this is SO much more. Thank you for sharing the deeper insi...

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I had heard of free work and vaguely understood it as a kind of calming enrichment activity, but this is SO much more. Thank you for sharing the deeper insights available from using ACE. I'm excited to learn more.

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ACE

Dorothy Fraser

How wonderful to see how passionate Sarah is, she is so inspiring

How wonderful to see how passionate Sarah is, she is so inspiring

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ACE is Mind Expanding

Laura Neese

I find Sarah Fisher's work to be mind-blowingly important! It demands we ask the question "WHY does(n't) my dog do ____?" Rather than "How do I make my dog d...

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I find Sarah Fisher's work to be mind-blowingly important! It demands we ask the question "WHY does(n't) my dog do ____?" Rather than "How do I make my dog do ____?" Being in tune with my companion and helping my clients be in tune with theirs is something I am incredibly excited to be able to bring to the table, and I'm forever grateful for Sarah's (and Grisha's!) help with this. Don't miss this discussion, I wish I could give it 10 stars!!

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I am enlightened!

Sabrina Fales

Thank you so much for this conversation - I feel so enlightened after this discussion with Sarah and Grisha. I crave more! I look forward to future conversat...

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Thank you so much for this conversation - I feel so enlightened after this discussion with Sarah and Grisha. I crave more! I look forward to future conversations on ACE and Freework with Sarah Fisher and Grisha.

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Colin Spence

Colin Spence

This was just such an amazing webinar; Sarah Fisher has taught me so much about why Free work is important, so I highly recommend watching this webinar.

This was just such an amazing webinar; Sarah Fisher has taught me so much about why Free work is important, so I highly recommend watching this webinar.

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It’s important to learn how to see the small "things"

Britta Reiland

It is important to learn to see the little "things." Especially for trainers and dog owners it is important to pay attention to the small changes and norm...

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It is important to learn to see the little "things." Especially for trainers and dog owners it is important to pay attention to the small changes and normalities - this webinar draws attention to such things.

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super!

Miranda Segers

did enjoy the learning about the influence of posture, the nervous system and behaviour. Liketo work more with that.

did enjoy the learning about the influence of posture, the nervous system and behaviour. Liketo work more with that.

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Insightful

Emily Westfall

Freework is a totally new concept to me but now I want to try it with my senior pups! Thanks Sarah and Grisha for this great presentation!

Freework is a totally new concept to me but now I want to try it with my senior pups! Thanks Sarah and Grisha for this great presentation!

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