About Me

A bit about me and my experience...

I'm a passionate professional dog trainer with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers), hold a OCN London Accredited qualification in Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour Level III, am a Master Trainer of The Guild of Dog Trainers (GODT) and qualified to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter Logo.

I have also recently gained my Grade 1, 2 and 3 (Distinction, Pass and Distinction) with The Gundog Club and will hopefully go on to take my Grade 4 and 5 in due course with the view of becoming an accredited instructor. 

I'm exceptionally excited to be in Partnership with E.J. Churchill moving forward to continue my passion of training handlers with their gundogs. Being able to use their facilities and ground at the shooting school and at West Wycombe Estate are just amazing.

I own 6 black labradors of my own and enjoy picking up during the shooting season at 3 local shoots including West Wycombe, Great Hampden and The Happy Valley/Pophleys Shoot. I'm Chairman and Working Test Secretary for Chiltern Gundog Society and enjoy taking training sessions each month for the club.

During the summer as well as planning working tests for our members I enjoy competing my dogs at Working Tests, judge at working tests and steward at both Retriever Field Trials and Spaniel Field Trials.

I'm also a Kennel Club Accredited Breeder, where I occasionally breed working labradors as a hobby and have over 13 years experience in competing working dogs and training a variety of gundogs, pet dogs, rescue and puppies all through positive reinforcement. 


With over 2,500 followers on FB from all around the globe and with current online gundog training clients from around the globe including Europe, the US and Australia, I'm very excited to be sharing my passion, experience and knowledge of dogs and their behaviour with you all. Never be afraid to ask for help!


"I think Jennifer does very informative and clear instructional videos - anyone wanting to train a Gundog to a good standard should definitely engage with this training programme." 

Wendy Glue

Testimonials & References

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

Gill Bryant

"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

"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

"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

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