The principles of Animal Transactions were developed by Sarah and Paul Bird and have evolved since the mid 80's. We  combine an ethical behaviour based approach to animal and human interaction with a practical application for veterinary, enrichment and training purpose.


Our principles were first applied  in S.W. France with a herd of wild Bactrian camels. Since then, we continue to evolve and document our work, whist consulting and training the veterinary profession, zoos, and animal practitioners around the world on it's principles and application to enable open interaction between human and animal.


AnimalTransactions  principles  have since been practised across species and the teams commitment to open this interactive methodology for the benefit of animals, handlers and professionals continue in earnest!


It is our desire to promote best practice.  With limited force and maximum enforcement to ensure that animals can be trained without suffering and to avoid mal treatment through action by the understanding and consideration of the species involved.


For further information or to visit our animal park, visit


Sarah is running lectures and workshops at vet practices,  and behavioural workshops throughout the UK in 2018 / 19 please mail for details.

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Our work has been featured in JAVS, leading equine magazines and The Vet Times, we regularly work with TV and documentary makers, information can be found on our parks website on YouTube and via Facebook.



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Bring your veterinary team to France for our CPD workshops email to find out more about our two and three day courses