Jennifer McDouall dog trainer

Jennifer provides dog training and behavioural consultation to the public and charity organisations.  She has a strong focus on positive reinforcement techniques and a warm, friendly approach to dog training.  Currently providing  behavioural consultation and dog training advice in the following areas: Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Mere, Tisbury,  and surrounding villages.


Jennifer with an assistance dog

After moving around from place to place growing up, I have settled on the boarder of Wiltshire and Dorset. I have always loved animals and spent 10 years working in practise as a Veterinary nurse. I then furthered my education in dog behaviour and training.

With a passion for dogs, and the benefit of positive and reward based training methods, I love to build the bond between dog and owner. Starting with puppies socialisation and training, and moving up through the ages we can work through training issues and behaviour problems.

Having a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science has helped me to use a more holistic approach to diagnosing and treating the dog in front of me. 

I am a qualified member of PACT, the professional association of canine trainers and ABTC, the animal behaviour and training council.

Throughout the year I like to attend multiple CPD events to ensure my knowledge is fresh and up to date.



Jennifer is an approved trainer for VETERANS WITH DOGS, a charity organisation training Assistance Dogs to enhance quality of life for British Veterans with invisible injuries.

VETERANS WITH DOGS mission is to support former members of the British Armed Forces, whose psychological or physical wellbeing may have suffered due to difficult past experiences and challenging life circumstances, via engagement with their dogs.

If you would like to find out more about the charity please visit their website here or click the logo. 




Learning about every day occurrences, meeting and greeting and getting out and about should be enjoyable for your dog. 

If not, slow down! 

Classes now available to book. Classes held at Fieldtastic in a secure 2 acre paddock.

£90 for a 6 week block


Sometimes we need a helping hand to learn the skills of basic training. That's ok! Not all dogs learn in the same way.

Using positive reward based methods, you can build your bond and move forward with a happier dog and a happier you!

£60 p/h


Did your dog miss out on socialisation? Have a bad experience which has effected its behaviour? Do you have a rescue dog who needs help readjusting to a new life?

Consultations are designed to address individual needs and help put a plan in place to move forward.

£60 p/h


Image by Mike Perry

Sooty, Cocker Spaniel

We have a very needy working Cocker Spaniel Sooty, who suffers terribly with separation anxiety and struggles with the boundaries of being a dog! We have turned to Jenny alot over the past four years for support and guidance on how to best manage Sooty's behaviour and she gives such sound advice.  She is the perfect intermediary between dog and owner and has an instinctive way with dogs. Sooty is instantly soothed and calmed in her presence.  I would highly recommend Jenny as someone to turn to to better understand your dog - Amanda Bannister 

Image by Tiago Vasconcelos

Barnaby, Sharpei

Thanks to this lady our beautiful dog is now becoming less anxious on walks. After only a couple of sessions she has already changed ours and our dogs quality of life for the better.  Highly recommended - Jess Ryalls

Image by Baptist Standaert

Bryn and Juno

    We have two rescue dogs, both very different. We needed a lot of help with them in the early days and Jenny's advise was invaluable in helping us to understand their behaviours and the best ways to respond.

They are dogs that need kind but clear handling by someone who will be paying attention and reading their signals. they both love Jenny and that is testament to them feeling safe, comfortable and understood by her.

Jenny is one of those rare trainers who is able to work with dog and owner to get the best for both. She has been a wonderful source of information, good practical advice and gratefully received assurance - Dr Karen Janes 


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