Here at Sintonsand Gundogs I offer training for both working and non-working gundog breeds. My specialism lies with retreiver breeds. My training is open for those who wish to train their gundogs to work within the shooting field and also for those owners who wish to train their pet gundog to a fantastic level and provide mental stimulation & satisfaction to their dogs. I offer group & 1:1 training.

I am based in the beautiful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside. My establishment is set in a secure 2.5 acres, is 5 star rated & licensed by Herefordshire Council (HOB29). I am fully insured & have 24 hours CCTV. Your dogs will be treated as my own, and their safety & wellbeing when in my care is of the upmost of priorities.

A bit about myself…

Hi, I’m, Zoe and I have always had a passion for animals. I have been working with animals for over 20 years. I started out as a kennel assistant at my local boarding kennels and this is where I discovered my love and passion, working with animals.

I went on to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008 after working and training in practice since 2005. I was then promoted to Head Veterinary Nurse at Avenue Veterinary Centre, in 2010, where I lead my team of nurses for a further 5 years.

In 2015 my original training business, Bark Dog Training Centre was born! I ran Bark for 6 years, offering training and behavioural services. During this time my passion for all things Gundogs sparked! Alongside owning & breeding them, Sintonsand Gundogs was born!

I’m always striving to gain more experience & knowledge. I’m always looking to complete new courses and gain extra qualifications. I attend regular CPD (continual professional development) courses on a great variety of subjects, to keep my knowledge and training techniques up to date. I am currently working towards qualification & accreditation through The Gundog Academy and putting my own dogs through The Gundog Club Grades.

My dogs have shown me that with hard work, dedication & the building of a strong bond you can create amazing working dogs & fabulous pets, all through force free & positive reinforcement training.