EMILY WICKHAM

I have had a passion for working with animals from a very young age, I grew up with the full array including exotic fish, cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and ponies! My passion for dogs was ignited by Peggy the Afghan Hound and continued with a variety of different dog breeds over the years.

In 2011 I began my dog training journey attending courses, seminars, conferences and assisting with pet dog training classes. Prior to training full time I ran HoundsLand Doggy Day Care, where we looked after a multitude of different dog breeds giving me invaluable practical experience of dealing with dogs of all breeds and personalities!

In 2017 I qualified as a pet dog trainer, gaining full membership to the Professional Association of Canine Trainers and in 2020 I qualified with the Gundog Training Academy. I am also a qualified bronze level instructor with UK Sniffer Dogs.

In 2017 I brought home Louie, the crazy red working cocker spaniel, he has taught me so much about the breed and has fed my passion to focus on gundog training. I am passionate about helping new puppy owners to give their dogs the best start through building strong relationships with positive training and games. Louie taught me the importance of building the foundations for a happy and content working gundog living in a pet home. We have achieved Distinction in our Grade 1, 2 & 3 Gun Dog Club Assessments and we also partake in beating during the season.

In 2020 Evie the Springer Spaniel joined the team, we will be sharing our training journey from Puppy to Gundog with Evie so do check our our Social Media pages for advice on raising a Gundog Puppy for the field.