Lauren - Head Trainer

I love what I do and it shows! I have a broad knowledge of a variety of topics and studied behaviour and nutrition during my degree in Animal Science. Since then I have worked in kennels, vets and as a nutritionist whilst sending myself on dog training courses around the country with accredited bodies to be able to offer the best techniques for you and your dog! 


  • 1st class Honours in Animal Science which included:
    • Advanced Animal Nutrition
    • Advanced Animal Behaviour
    • Anthrozoology (the relationship between humans and animals)
    • Animal Welfare
    • Epidemiology
    • Animal Therapy
    • Animal Health and Disease 
  • 2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer with IMDT
  • Qualified Bronze and Silver Level Scent Detection Instructor with UK SNIFFER DOGS
  • Qualified Bronze Scent Detection Tracking Instructor with UK SNIFFER DOGS
  • 4 Day Instructor Practical with IMDT
  • Mind Your Own Business Course With IMDT
  • Qualified instructor with Canine Hoopers World
  • CPD Accredited Emergency Canine First Aid trained with The Canine First Aid Company 
  • Perfect Puppy with IMDT
  • Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation with IMDT
  • The Exercises: Foundation to Advanced
  • Building Confidence with VSA
  • Currently completing Level 5 Advanced Diploma Applied Animal Behaviour - Completion of which will qualify me to be a member of The Canine Behaviour Training Society
  • In 2023 I start my training with the Gundog Training Academy (GTA) to become an accredited Gundog Trainer which is recognised by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council


Josh - Assistant trainer

I have a background in evolutionary biology, so I have a big understanding of what makes a dog a dog and how we can use that to further your dog's training. I am currently studying to complete a Level 3 Canine Behaviour diploma in 'Learning, Motivation and Reinforcement' with the IMDT with the aim of becoming a behaviourist. My passion lies with the underdogs; the rescues as well as the reactive dogs!


Wilson is a Spinger - poodle mix and is 5.5 years old. Wilson was the driving force behind creating Loyal Hounds as his passion for learning and working is endless! 

Wilson has hip dysplasia, so that pushed us to look for low impact sports for him to take part in, which is how Lauren fell in love with Scent Work and Hoopers! 

If you want to be Wilson's best mate, then food and tug is the way to Wilson's heart!