Louise owns spaniel Dougal and labrador Mac and finds fun ways to build on their relationship by making learning as fun as possible.
She is dedicated to learning about science-based, reward-based gundog training in order to teach her students to train their dogs in a fun, force free and effective way.
Louise is passionate about using science-based, non-aversive, kind methods to bring out the best in both dogs and their owners alike.
She believes that training should always be fun and enjoyable for both the dog and handler, regardless of the end goal. Using kind methods will help to build a strong relationship which will become essential when competing or working.
Louise encourages handlers who train with her to use clickers and placeboards to help breakdown the complex tasks into smaller, easier to understand stages, which speeds up the learning for the dog.
Louise has achieved Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 with her Labrador Mac, and she also competes with him in Kennel Club competitions. She works her spaniel on a local shoot.
Particular breed knowledge
Louise works mainly with Spaniels and Labradors as well as mixed breeds.
Louise is a foundation grade instructor for the Gundog Club. She offers mixed ability classes from beginners onwards for pet gundogs. She also offers 1-2-1 lessons and workshops.
Qualifications and other Accreditations
Louise is currently studying for a BSc in Applied canine training and behaviour at Bishop Burton. She is a student member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, and a full member of IMDT.