A little bit about me

I was born in England, I grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, mice & ​horses. My mom taught me about mother nature and how we should co-exist with her & respect all creatures including the scary ones, like spiders & snakes.

In 2001, I ​quit my bank job, sold everything and set off to travel Amer​ica, but t​hat's a whole other story.

I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and I help humans understand and co-exist with their dogs. I love my life and I'm passionate about what I do. We are all dealing with different challenges on a daily basis. Every person's situation is unique and so are the dogs​ that we share our lives with.

These days you'll find me running around rural Texas in my wellies, with my dogs.  Home is a small house on 14 acres, kept dog friendly by my wonderful partner Thomas.


Everyday the dogs in my life teach me patience, I'm always studying everything and anything related to dogs. I am working towards m​y CPDT-KA. I've completed my CPR & First Aid for pets with PetTech.


That's me in a nutshell, I can't wait to meet you and your dog.

Confident K9 offers evidence based, force free training & behavior modification together with educational classes on canine body language and behavior for bite prevention and the safety of people and dogs.

Owned and operated by Sarah Bartley, located just 20 minutes drive from San Marcos 

and only 45 mins from Austin or San Antonio.