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 GUNDOG & PET DOG TRAINING

BASED IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

About Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Thomas established JT Dog Training in 2019, with a solid foundation of approximately 16 years in training gundogs, puppies, and pet dogs. Jennifer has honed their skills and expertise, making a positive impact in the lives of countless dogs and their owners. 

 

Having initially started training dogs as a spare-time pursuit, Jennifer's unwavering commitment led her to expand her horizons and transition into a full-fledged dog training business using positive reinforcement methods only either with a marker word or a clicker. With a client base of over 900 people, her reputation as a trusted and effective positive, force free trainer speaks volumes. Not only is Jennifer proficient in training various breeds of dogs, but she also has firsthand experience in breeding labradors, having successfully raised six litters. 

Jennifer offers a diverse range of services to cater to the unique needs of dogs and their owners. Whether you're seeking personalised training or a group dynamic, her offerings include one-to-one sessions for individualised training experiences, group sessions to foster socialisation between dogs and collective learning, and specialised puppy group sessions to lay a solid foundation for your new furry friends. For those interested in gundog training, she also hosts gundog training days throughout the year, including some cold game training days during the shooting season - both providing hands-on experience ready for the field or for competition. From novice pet owners looking for basic obedience training to seasoned enthusiasts aiming to take their dogs to advanced levels in the gundog world, Jennifer's expertise spans the spectrum. No matter where you and your dog are on your journey, Jennifer can create a tailored training solution just for you.

Jennifer's respected status in the gundog training field is underscored by her valued brand partnerships with Muntjac Trading, Pinewood Outdoor Clothing, and Skinner's Field and Trial Dog Food—leading names in the industry. These partnerships reflect the trust and respect she has earned, assuring clients of the top-notch experience provided by JT Dog Training.

Jennifer has an excellent relationship and partnership with E.J. Churchill and has been their resident gundog trainer on the West Wycombe Estate for the past 3 years. It has endless water to retrieve on and over, parkland, obstacles and woodland which lends itself perfectly for gundog training for all abilities throughout the year.

It is never too late to train a dog and don't afraid to ask for help! 

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Testimonials

"What a fantastic instructor who actually listens to your challenges and more importantly helps you to fix them with a superbly visible success rate.
Calm, respectful and confident who leads by example whilst handling her own dog making everyone feel very welcome whilst also demonstrating her ability within the group with her own pup.
What is not to love about the location. Every possible style of gundog challenge in one of the most stunning environments I have ever trained on.
It took me three hours to get there but I most definitely will be returning for more lessons. Thank you Jennifer."

Simon Robinson

"We had the most wonderful gundog training session at West Wycombe Estate with Jennifer. I felt that I learned a great deal and Jennifer is a great teacher, very informative and delivered with amazing patience and humour. The positive training methods she uses have had a wonderful effect on my dog who is so excited and keen to work. Very much looking forward to the next time. Thank you so much Jennifer"

VM Walker

"Fantastic 6 weeks of very insightful information and exercises to help us understand and adopt principles for a healthy and happy puppy. Highly recommend the puppy course and Jennifer. Squeeze had a blast!"

Paul Soper

"Jennifer is brilliant. She’s also great with HPRs (not all trainers are!). I’ve done 2 of her puppy training courses with my German pointer puppy Oban. He’s still only 7 months and already way ahead of my previous dogs at that age. Jennifer’s methods are really effective - all using positive reinforcement and learning to use a clicker. But most importantly she treats every dog (and owner) as an individual and can adapt as needed. Earlier this week I took my 6 year old working cocker spaniel for a 1 - 1. We both loved it, Jennifer quickly worked out what stage we’re at and has given us plenty of new gundog training exercises to work on. I will be going back for more and would definitely recommend her, whatever stage you are at."

Helen Stangoe

"Had a fabulous 1-2-1 with Jennifer and my 11 week old lab. We sometimes forget that puppy’s need kind positive training as soon as we get them home and this is definitely something Jennifer can help with.

Thank you for a great session." 

Amanda Cotterell

"She's just brilliant with dogs and training the owners too! Highly recommended." Gill Bryant

"This lady is a dog genius. Rufus has only been for a couple of gundog group sessions and he’s already making great progress. She has a way of getting in their heads to understand how they’re thinking. And I think she trains the owners too!!" 

Spencer Hillier

"Jennifer has made a significant impact on the progress Fern and I have made in the last six months. She is full of useful techniques to help with my over excited 2yr old lab. She also encourages me to see the positives when I am feeling down about some of the issues I have encountered; this has helped motivate me and in turn improve my relationship with Fern. Lovely ground for training as well"

Kerry Gurman

"Jennifer has provided us with invaluable training for our Vizsla puppy during lockdown. The Zoom sessions and webinars have been well planned, easy to follow and very successful - just showing that you don’t need to see Jennifer in person to successfully train your puppy.

We would definitely recommend Jennifer"

Felicity Blakeman

"Jennifer has helped hugely with the early stages of training of our new puppy. We started with virtual 121 sessions and now we're involved in group training. Both of these have been delivered in a very professional way by Jennifer."

Matthew Evans

"Fantastic, have loved the videos during lockdown. We got our first puppy just before lockdown and these videos have given us the know how to train our first youngster. Thanks :)"

Helen Palmer

"Jennifer has helped us enormously with our golden retriever from 6 months old. She is now just over a year. We feel really lucky to have found Jennifer, having looked extensively, it's hard to find a trainer with as much personal and professional experience and qualifications as Jennifer. We really enjoy our training sessions. Jennifer is very helpful and has a fab set up perfect for  training. Highly recommend." 

Elizabeth Richardson with Whisky Golden Retriever

We took our black lab puppy Monty for 1-2-1’s with Jennifer from about 16 weeks through to about 28 weeks. As first time dog owners Jennifer’s manner, patience and commitment was and is the reason for the strides we have made and continue too. It turns out dogs don’t need anywhere near as much training as their owners!!!The training surroundings are perfect and the creative games and activities ensured that each week we had something new to try at home or out on walks that kept both Monty and us interested and has helped Monty grasp all the basics we wanted out of him. That combined with emails of tips and reminders after sessions means I really can’t recommend Jennifer enough. We will defo be back in the future as we continue to bring Monty on.

Thanks Jennifer. James Tozer with Monty

"We had an amazing time doing Jennifer’s puppy class with Lola and loved our 6 week puppy class so much we went back and did another 6 week course. Jennifer is kind, patient and positive and makes the puppies and the owners feel at ease. She has completely changed our training experience and helped so much with Lola’s biting, recall, sit and other key training areas. The puppy classes were held in her lovely field with trees for shade, water provided, toys and other training tools which made the training even more beneficial. We especially loved the puppy paddling pool on hot days! Thank you Jennifer for everything"

Ellie Batey with her Puggle Lola

"I have just finished the Novice dog online course with Jennifer and it was fantastic. The zoom sessions were fun and informative with Jennifer presenting online with videos, power point and demos with one of her dogs. There was ample time for discussion and questions. Homework was set via email  and we had to film ourselves training our dogs for feedback. This was great to do and I learnt a good deal by seeing my own videos (!) but not as much as when Jennifer gave us detailed feedback and suggestions. She is such a lovely positive person, very encouraging and helpful. She really understands all dogs but has a great affinity with working dogs which is exactly what I enjoy about training with her." 

Jackie Higson with Clemmie and Johnny Black Labradors

"I wanted to thank yourself and Graham. I thought your course was really fantastic. It was in a great setting and the content was delivered very impressively!

We learned so much and I'm still telling my wife all the things you covered.

Thanks for letting us stay to watch the more experienced group as well!

Hopefully, see you next year. Have a great Christmas and a happy new year."

cheers Adrian and Willow (Flat Coat Retriever)

To book please get in touch using the form below to arrange a date and time and then purchase a training session by clicking below!

Get in Touch!

Feel free to get in touch with me by giving me a ring, or fill in the form below, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

jennifer@jtdogtraining.com

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