The people to go to if you have a big, bouncy, lively dog from working dogs to big giant breeds.
Davina Wiles has been training dogs for the past 6 years. Together with her husband James they own and run Walkabout Hounds – Dog Training Centre and Walking. They offer their services to all manner of dogs but have developed a niche by being the people to go to if you have a big, bouncy, lively dog from working dogs to big giant breeds.
Davina spent 13 years in the Casino business and helped her husband set up Walkabout Hounds so he could work around her insane working hours and their children. However within 18 months Davina took the big decision to leave her Casino career and join in with James as the business had grown in the local area at a very quick pace and was in need of expansion.
Walkabout Hounds now offers a Dog Walking and Doggy Day Care service as well as a Dog Training Centre, which opened in February 2015 that allows them to expand their ever-popular training classes. At the Dog Training Centre they run Puppy Classes, Beginner to Advanced training classes, Pet Dog Agility, Gundog Classes and Scent Work classes. They also provide one to one training sessions and home visits for more intensive tuition, behavioural issues and individual help.
Davina is currently working towards her KCAI accreditation, has a Diploma in Animal Psychology, has participated in numerous seminars and courses including Clicker Training, Training Behaviour – No Walks No Worries, Aggression – Bite Me!, Dog Law with Trevor Cooper, Dog First Aid, Getting in TTouch with Dogs, The Truth About Wolves and Dogs.
Davina and James own 4 dogs of their own, 2 Labradors, a Sprocker Spaniel and a Sprockerdor!!! (A very happy accident!!!) However many of their clients would say that they actually have hundreds of dogs.
- Adult Class Trainer
- Puppy Class Trainer
- One to One Trainer
- Behaviour Advice