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Region LWDG1 - Scotland
Name: Bethany Nicholls
Location: Broxburn, West Lothian
Details: Bethany Nicholls is a dog and horse trainer covering central Scotland and beyond. She started horse training prior to her first degree on a yard where she was first introduced to Equitation Science, through Jody Hartstone.
After completing her BSc (hons) at Lincoln University she went into veterinary diagnostics and research, continuing to expand her training interests and techniques with her own dogs.
In 2016 she moved to West Lothian and became a trainer with a local training club, and in 2018 started her MSc in clinical animal behaviour at Edinburgh University, specialising in Canine and Equine. She has already achieved her PG Cert and is on track to gain PG Dip by 2020 and complete her MSc by 2021.
She regularly attends conferences and CPD outside of studying to continually improve her practical training knowledge and repertoire.
Name: Judith Hogg
Location: Upper Strowan
Details: Specialising in Spaniels, but working with labs too, we have access to our own training grounds right on our doorstep. We work with Pets right through to your favourite shooting companion. Offering 1:2:1 training & residential training in our state of the art kennels.
Name: Charlotte Webb
Details: I’ve been training Gundogs for 10 years, working them on shoots both beating and picking up, competing in tests and a couple of trials. All breeds and levels catered for. Based on a shoot for more advanced dogs. Pet Gundog or destined for the shooting field I’ll be happy to work with you and show you how to become a team with your dog. Diplomas in small animal psychology, dog training and behaviour.
Region LWDG2 - North England
Region LWDG3 - Wales & The Midlands
Name: Zoe Goode
Details: I set up Bark Dog Training & Behaviour Centre back in 2015, after a decade of veterinary nursing! My passion for Gundog training then developed when I got my first ever gundog, Gin the Labrador in 2016! I discovered a whole new world to the dog world & fell in love with the whole shooting community! I absolutely love working with all characters & abilities. My aim is to help you create a great working companion for the field, along with a happy, biddable pet for the rest of the year! I am happy to work with all breeds, I know my limits & will always refer you onto the correct people if I feel I cannot help you. I have my own training space that I’m always trying to develop & make better! My aim is to have fun whilst training and keep the passion there for you & your dog(s)!
Name: Emma Stoker
Location: Caersws, Powys
Details: Emma has a BA in Education and a BSc in Canine Behaviour and Training. She is also a Gundog Club accredited Instructor. She has competed in various disciplines including Gundog working tests, Agility, Rally, Scentwork and she shows her dogs at Champ show level. Emma has 3 showbred labradors and a ESS called Pip!
Name: Sally Richardson
Details: Gundog Club Accredited Force Free Trainer and Assessor. I’m a KC B panel judge, I’ve made up two Golden Retrievers to FTCH and many FTW, I’ve represented UK at the game fair on two occasions. I have the knowledge and hands on experience for people to reach the highest level of competition or just to have a good shooting companion. I’ve run my own training business for about 12 years, my husband and I have 9 Dogs between us. My husband has made up 3 FTCH and has represented England for the last two years.
Region LWDG4 - Midlands East
Name: Emma Stevens
Location: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire border.
Details: Emma is a positive Gundog trainer and behaviour based near the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire border. Emma has been a dog trainer for around 7 years now professionally but have had dogs all her life.
Emma specialises in puppy to the Shooting field and novice Gundog handlers giving them a platform and entry into the shooting field. From running scurry nights, to weekly classes, to buddy schemes in the shooting season, to introduction to fieldsports days, Emma has the ability to not only train you and your dog but fully emerge you into the fieldsports way of life. Emma also runs junior days, ladies days and events all over the country.
In Emma’s personal life she has and works a team of 2-6 dogs over 80 days in the shooting season. Her husband is a Gamekeeper and between them the own and work 13 Gundogs and 2 terriers
Name: Julie Palmer
Location: Suffolk and Surrounding
Details: “Training for you and your dog” Offering 1:1’s, our own gundog progressive training programme, workshops, full training days, online courses and remote training. At Stour Valley Gundog Training Centre we have areas for all; puppies to specialised advanced levels. Woods, water and a well stocked rabbit pen. We are a husband and wife team with over 20 years experience of working dogs in all disciplines in the shooting field. We also understand the importance of training gundog breed pets.
Region LWDG5 - South East England
Name: Claire Denyer
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Details: Claire Denyer is part of Family Dogs Services, a dog training business specialising in Pet Gundog training run by married couple Claire & John Denyer, based in Maidstone, Kent.
Claire is passionate about pet gundog training and educating owners on age-appropriate training and training gundogs without harsh handling. Claire specialises in working with reluctant retrievers regardless of the problem.
Name: Abbie Reid
Details: Gundog Trainer based in Herts, Beds, Cambs and Essex. I own, work and compete 7 Labradors. We specialise in gundog training for all breeds of Gundogs for the shooting field, working tests and as family pets.
Name: Emily Wickham
Details: Scurries runs reward based training in Buckinghamshire. Emily and Jay are both fully accredited dog trainers offering a range of classes from Puppy through to Intermediate and Advanced Gundog Classes.
Name: Felicity Winters
Details: Felicity is a full professional member of the British Insitute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) and has worked with local and international clients. Her passion developed when she was seconded to an internationally credited Dog Training Unit during her career as a Police Officer.
Upon leaving, she started dog training and has built a strong reputation within her local community. With the addition of extensive private training grounds, Valmorah Gundogs has gone from strength to strength.
Felicity and her Springer Spaniels have consistently placed in a variety of gundog competitions and working tests. She has recently started entering field trials and won an award with Buccleuch Quaver of Valmorah FTAW.
Name: Juliet Atherton
Location: Kent and East Sussex
Details: Juliet Atherton & Phillipa Simpson are established local trainers covering Kent & East Sussex. They offer a friendly and professional approach to gun dog training in 1:1 or small groups for the absolute novice handler through to the field.
Also offering puppy classes, new puppy home visits and intermediate to advanced pet dog training.
Region LWDG6 -South West England
Name: Leanne Smith
Location: Cullompton, Devon
Details: Leanne Smith is a Professional Gundog Trainer specialising in using modern, science-based positive techniques to train dogs.
Leanne started her working life as a Research and Development Engineer in a Transmission Company. After achieving Chartered Engineer status she changed careers into dog training and behaviour. Leanne holds the COAPE Advanced Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, and is an affiliate member of the COAPE Association and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (Membership No 906). She is also a registered Instructor for The Gundog Club (1004).
In 2005 Leanne moved from Lancashire to Devon to work at Dogs R Dogs. She started out working with pet dogs, puppies and agility dogs but has since moved more of her focus onto Positive Gundog training as this is where her passion lies. The offshoot of working more with gundog breeds has given her a real insight into teaching dogs to focus on their handlers in very challenging outdoor environments, which helps her to work with dogs with recall and outdoor focus and control issues.
Much of Leanne’s time is spent with pet dogs and their owners helping them to be able to work as a team. Helping owners better understand their dogs and giving them all the tools and skills, they need, means that both dog and owner have a much better quality of life.
Region LWDG7 - Ireland
Region LWDG8 -Europe
Region LWDG9 - USA and Canada