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"where good dogs learn to be great"

Building connection, engagement and focus through fun games and understanding.



My promise to you as a trainer is to be approachable, positive and supportive. I only use positive reinforcement and science based training methods to teach you and your dog simple but effective exercises to build focus, confidence and resilience. 

The classes I offer are well thought out with a progressive curriculum. The sessions are fun and friendly and there are perfect opportunities to practice for real life situations in a safe and supportive learning environment. The group size is limited to 5 dogs or puppies so that dogs and their owners are not overwhelmed and receive lots of one-to-one support.

For me, all dogs - regardless of their age or breed - benefit from having a 'job'. Mantrailing and Scent-work offer just that.



I have two working cocker spaniels, Evie and Lily and two working springer spaniels, Piper and Saga. Piper and Saga are learning to be detection dogs, specialising in searching for drowns victims and human remains. I am currently partaking in a year long mentorship programme with Conservation K9 Consultancy. I regularly travel to North Wales to train; we train in challenging locations and the dogs absolutely love it!

Having trained with some amazing instructors, I have achieved;

Skills for Justice Level 3 Award in Mantrailing - Evie and I earned our team ticket, meaning that we reached a grade strong enough for our trainers to put their name to us.

Mantrailing UK instructor course - achieving the highest practical scores awarded.

UK College of Scent Dogs - Level 3 Handler Certificate

UK College of Scent Work - Instructor course

Scent Work UK certified instructor

Scent Work UK Judge

I love to learn and am a regular participant in dog training courses, both practical and online. I have learnt from some of the best instructors in the field of scent work and my thoughts are that there is always more to learn.

With this in mind, I have several practical courses lined up for the rest of the year, including several online certified cadaver courses and a few trips to train with some highly respected trainers.

I continue to do mantrailing training (continuous training).

Fortunately, my spaniels love to be busy!

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Founder and Instructor

I am the founder of Pure Dog Training and have been providing support to a range of dogs and their owners for the past 3 years. My philosophy is that "a dog that feels safe and confident is a dog that can effectively begin to learn".

Fantastic! The secure field is perfect, and the training facilities are impressive too!

I've been training with Pure Dog Training for 18 months and could not have asked for a better dog trainer.

We have a wayward spaniel, and using a combination of scent training and mantrailing for an outlet for her love of hunting, and recall and dog training classes, we have seen a huge improvement in her behaviour.

Laura is brilliant with the dogs, and very knowledgeable. The class sizes are small and that enables her to tailor them to each dogs ability level and training needs.

Cannot recommend highly enough!


Laura made us feel welcome from our first class. Buddy is a friendly bouncy puppy and we wanted to work on his social skills, retrieval and loose lead walking and how we skill ourselves as a family to achieve the best for us all. The small class and personalised conversations online were part of our journey. We also joined an online recall group and shared our highs and lows with great support from Laura. I'd like Buddy to do more fun activities in the future; scent trailing, mantrailing etc. You have ti put the work in to get the results and Buddy has loved it!


Laura is lovely - so calm and full of ideas. I love her positive training and my dogs respond so well to the activities she plans. It is great to see a trainer taking on new ideas and running classes to share what she has learned. Clearly very passionate!


We did a 6-week puppy obedience course with Laura. The transformation in our Cocker Spaniel from being quite nervous at the start to gaining confidence each week was amazing. Can not recommend highly enough her relaxed and successful approach.


I did a scent workshop with Pure Dog Training, and both myself and the dog thoroughly enjoyed it. The workshop was well organised and it was in a great venue. Laura is very knowledgeable and patient, and was happy to work at my pace. Can't wait to go back and do another one!


We've been training with Laura for well over two years and we have loved all the challenges. Jasper is our energetic sprocker who has definately benefitted from the focus needed for scent work and mantrailing. He clearly loves these classes and has given us lots of activities to focus his intelligence at home. Lauras classes are laid back and set in more "real world" situations than more traditional scent work classes which suits him down to the ground. If you choose to train with Laura, not only will you find a supportive learning environment but you'll also find a group of like minded individuals. Its not often that you attend a class for such a length of time and find your training with exactly the same people. I've gained knowledge and friendships and look forward to continuing to be challenged. Laura is knowledgeable and passionate delivering a unique learning experience in the area.



Upcoming Events

  • Settle Workshop
    Wed, 01 Dec
    Online Event
    01 Dec, 19:30 – 20:30
    Online Event
    Would you like to be able to take your dog to the pub? Or to the cafe for a coffee? Would you like to learn some easy games and exercises to help your dog to relax and settle down at home? This workshop will do just that!


Teesside International Airport, Darlington DL2 1NL, UK

07850 632928

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