Profile : Leanne Smith

Leanne Smith

Leanne Smith runs Gundogs@DogsRDogs, bringing positive, choice-based gundog training to Devon. She has a COAPE Advanced Diploma in Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, is an affiliate member of the CAPBT Association and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She also has CAP Level 1 and 2 Clicker Training.

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.

Since 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.

2013 saw Erik, Leanne’s second Working Cocker, join the team and he performed well during his first working season after competing for the first time in a working test over the summer.

2018 saw Ragnar, Leanne’s 3rd Working Cocker, join the team.  He is doing well in his training and will be entering his first working test this summer.

In previous years Leanne and her dogs have given demonstrations at Game and Country Fairs around the country.

Leanne has been a professional dog trainer since 2005 gradually moving towards specializing 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 members of the local shooting community and some of them are working towards competing in working tests and field trials.