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

Two day in-person practical workshops in 2023 form part of this course. You will be given access to the online content as soon as you book your place on an in-person event, so you can start exploring ACE Free Work with your canine companion.

If you cannot travel to Tilley Farm you can complete your learning online with one of our ACE Instructors.

Please visit the Tilley Farm website for the dates of our in-person events.

Please email [email protected] for a booking form and 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.

This course is closed for enrollment.


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 using The Counting Game.


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