Ryan Dillon FdSc, PACT-KSA
The owner of OABT, Ryan works alongside Sarah during OABT’s behaviour rehab training sessions and is currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Oxford Brookes University, as well as being a qualified PACT-KSA (Professional Association of Canine Trainers-Knowledge and Skills Assessed) dog trainer. He loves teaching and is currently in charge of our dog training classes which have gained popularity due to Ryan’s fun style and upbeat personality. He also runs his own dog walking business Anico, in West Oxfordshire.
Jules Morgan APDT UK, PACT-KSA
Dog Trainer and Gundog Specialist
With over 25 years’ experience as a dog trainer, Jules is OABT’s senior trainer and specialist clicker gundog trainer while also running her own dog training business Dog Training Naturally. She originally trained and qualified with the APDT UK (Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK) and is also a PACT-KSA (Professional Association of Canine Trainers-Knowledge and Skills Assessed) trainer, tutor and director. Jules is passionate about gundogs and teaching handlers to train their dogs using non-coercive, kind and ethical methods, is known for her gentle style and endless patience, and is extremely popular with our clients. She is the go-to person for working or non-working gundogs.
Sarah Tapsell MSc, BSc(hons), PACT-KSA
Animal Behaviourist and Trainer
Sarah completed her BSc(hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2007, gaining a high 2:1. Whilst studying, she volunteered for Wolf Pack Management. Here she worked with both wild and socialised wolves, feeding, enriching and handling them on a daily basis.
Sarah was then employed by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for the next 7 years, where she initially worked as a Pet Rehomer. Following this, for the next 5 years, she worked in the Behaviour and Training Department with dogs, staff members and the public. Sarah specialises in dogs, but also has experience with cats and other small domestic pets. Sarah has a broad range of experience and is empathetic towards owners, ensuring that any training programme is realistically achievable and clear for the owner and pet. She has vast experience in successfully handling, assessing, and rehabilitating dogs and cats.
Sarah achieved earned a distinction in a Master’s degree of Clinical Animal Behaviour in 2016, and continues her professional development via regular CPD. This includes the Life Skills for Puppies week long course, and seminars with The Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors, of which she is a Provisional member and is working toward full membership. She has recently worked through 5 stages of Talking Dog Scent Work, and is a key skills assessed member of the Professional Association of Canine Trainer. She uses these skills to help support and rehabilitate dogs with many different needs and motivations.
Sarah currently offers behaviour and training consultations for dogs, cats and rabbits, which mainly focus on issues caused by fear, or frustration, and resulting in unwanted behaviour, including aggression.. She also offers puppy consultations and phone consultations. A range of one to one training sessions are also available, including lead walking, recall, and self control, to ensure your dog’s skills are complete. On Mondays she runs, alongside her colleague Ryan, puppy classes, and on Saturdays, reactive dog sessions and self control sessions for small groups of dogs that have been previously assessed.