Blackborough Gundog Instructor

Leanne Smith has a COAPE Advanced Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training,  is an affiliate memeber of the CAPBT Association and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).  She also has CAP Level 1 ad 2 Clicker Training.

She is on the Gundog Club’s list of approved force free Gundog trainers.

Leanne and Her Dogs

Leanne’s first gundog was a German Wirehaired Pointer who introduced her to the need to understand gundog breeds more fully and to enter the shooting world to further understand working with her dog.

LeanneSince 2007 she has been working on local shoots, beating several times a week.  Her first working cocker joined the ranks in 2008 and he has been working successfully ever since.

Last year her second working cocker joined the team and he is embarking on his first working season this year after competing for the first time in a working test last summer.  During the summer months Leanne and her dogs also give demonstrations at Game and Country Fairs around the country.

Clicker Training

Leanne has been a professional dog trainer since 2005 gradually moving towards specialising in gundog training using clicker training and other positive, reward based techniques to train people and their dogs to become quality working teams.

Many of her clients have gone on to be valued memebers of the local shooting community and some of them are working towards competing in working tests and field trials.

Training Courses

Leanne runs one to one training sessions and monthly groups for any type of gundog and offers the Gundog Clubs graded training scheme.  The one to ones are based at her training venue 10 minutes from Junction 28 of the M5 where she has indoor and outdoor facilities.  Group sessions are held at various venues with different types of working conditions.


Leanne aims to tailor her training to you and your dog’s needs.  Using positive choice based training exercises she hopes to make training fun for both dog and handler.

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the training Leanne can offer, click here and complete the enquiry form.  Leanne will be happy to give you a call.