40 ACE Credits

A two week online course exploring ACE Free Work that includes access to online content, three live Zoom meetings with the course Instructors, and a dedicated Facebook group where you can upload practice videos for feedback and support.

Access to the written content is available from 2nd July.

ACE Free Work is changing the lives of animals around the world. This course focuses on this unique, forward thinking and animal centred approach to learning.

Anyone is welcome to join this course, including those who wish to add more layers to their existing ACE skills.

Please email [email protected] if you would like further information.

Hi, I’m Sarah Fisher and the founder of Animal Centred Education.

I've been working with animals for over two decades, and am passionate about sharing all I have learned from the only animal experts that exist.

Animal Centred Education was created in October 2018, but encompasses techniques I have developed or modified, over many years thanks to numerous animal tutors.

ACE Free Work is changing the lives of dogs around the world. This unique approach has become a rewarding way of supporting dogs of all ages thanks to my wonderful canine tutors, Cookie Dough and Henry.

Sarah Whiffen worked in animal welfare from 2005 to 2021 and was a member of the canine behaviour and training team at an animal welfare organisation. She is an ACE Instructor and is also a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor.

Sarah has extensive experience in working with shy, fearful, anxious and reactive dogs and uses ACE methods on a daily basis


The first step in ACE Free Work is a data gathering process for you and your dog.


Once you know what your dog enjoys, and what he actively avoids, you can invite direct engagement with What's This? and Let's Explore.


As your dog progresses through the ACE Free Work layers, you can start marking and rewarding quiet engagement within the Free Work set up.

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