“ACE Free Work is an ongoing adventure where possibilities are endless” (Sarah Fisher) 

Animal Centred Education (ACE)

"Animal Centred Education (ACE) is an integrated approach to animal education. It incorporates methods that were developed at Tilly Farm and techniques inspired by other professionals working in the world of animal education, and welfare". (Sarah Fisher)

What is ACE Free Work?

ACE Free Work is a huge part of ACE. It is a simple, low impact activity that can be rewarding for our dogs. It has so many evolving layers which means there is always something new to discover.

It is appropriate for all dogs regardless of their age and background.

ACE Free Work can help improve our awareness of our dogs needs and highlights areas where our dog might need that little bit of additional support. It combines observations of the dogs posture, movement and nervous system.


Sensory  Experience

ACE Free Work combines a variety of sensory experiences, providing a dog with an enriching, low impact and safe activity. It’s a perfect way to help dogs reset, rebalance and release. 

You don’t need much space

One of the many great things about Free Work is you do not need much space. Free Work can be enjoyed in the smallest of spaces, in your home, in the garden and out on walks. 

Applications of Free Work

ACE Free Work has so many wonderful applications, the list is most probably endless….

  • Gather observations and data about the dog
  • Supports dogs who struggle with novel situations or find the outside world challenging
  • Provides a calming activity that builds confidence 
  • Creates a reset after a stressful or arousing experience 
  • Fosters beautiful relationships and connections
  • Creates a perfect foundation for learning important life skills
  • A brilliant way to introduce something your dog may be worried about
  • A great alternative to a daily walk 
  • Is portable so it can be taken out on walks

Take my online Introduction to ACE Free Work Course

Option 1

- 1 x Initial Consultation
- 4 x Online 1-2-1 practical Free Work sessions
- 1 x Consolidation Zoom to follow up and give you a plan going forward
- Instant access to my online program.
- Join private Facebook group
- FREE Bonus Gift
- Lifetime access to course materials

Introduction to
ACE Free Work

6 Week Online Course


£140

Option 2

- Self-paced course
- Instant access to quality video vault, handouts and activities.
- Join private Facebook group
- Lifetime access to course materials
- Upgrade to include 1-2-1 support at any time

Introduction to
ACE Free Work

Self-paced course


£60