THE SCOVELLSWAY TEAM
Just like you, we’re devoted to dogs!
ANNIE BUCKLEY: OWNER AND HEAD TRAINER
Annie has nearly 20 years of experience in gundog and companion dog training. She has a wealth of expertise and knowledge developed in this specialist field as well as a considerable reputation and profile. Annie has a passion for helping clients achieve personal goals for their dog, be it an obedient family companion, competition or shooting dog.
Annie has a love for the countryside, working and competing her dogs in the shooting field. Her affection for dogs comes from childhood; training, grooming and showing West Highland White Terriers. She currently has six working dogs; Spaniels and Retrievers, as well as a loveable Norfolk Terrier!
Annie is a qualified teacher with a PGCE, and has lectured at several agricultural colleges, where she has been instrumental in developing and implementing courses.
DAN PARSONS: KENNEL MANAGER AND SENIOR TRAINER
Dan is a calm, honest and professional trainer with nearly 10 years experience, both working with dogs that stay for residential training, working with clients on 1-1 lessons as well as offering specialist reactive dog consultations. He has owned a wide range of breeds which gives him a depth of knowledge on how different breeds think and behave. He currently owns 7 dogs. He breeds dogs under his affix 'Pipmont' and is proud to have Oak and Tod standing at Stud.
''For me it’s all about seeing the client develop and achieve their own personal goals, whether they own a companion dog they want to enjoy as a family pet or a gundog they want to work in the shooting field''.
Dan enjoys all aspects of training, from young puppies, to behaviour problems to advanced training. He has competed in Working Tests with both Retrievers and Spaniels. Dan holds an Ofqual regulated Certificate in Canine Care and Behaviour. He is also a trained First Aider.
''Learning never stops, so I am constantly working to further my knowledge, whether that be through attending seminars or working with other trainers''.
Dan runs the specialist reactive dog consultations at Scovellsway.
Dan enjoys picking up and beating in the shooting season with his gundogs. Alongside the gundogs, Dan also owns a German Shepherd and a Jack Russell.
TOM FINCH: TRAINER
Tom initially joined us for work experience whilst he was at secondary school. He worked with us on a part time basis, throughout his time at college. After passing the Game and Wildlife Management course at Sparsholt College, Tom joined the team full time.
Having grown up around working gundogs, Tom is passionate about the countryside and working with dogs. Tom regularly shoots over his own dogs and enjoys picking up in the shooting season. Tom teaches in the baby puppy classes and enjoys helping clients understand their dogs.
Tom puts his knowledge to good use with the dogs staying with us, teaching them a range of different skills.
CHARLOTTE BALLARD: TRAINER
Charlotte joined the Scovellsway team in 2022 after deciding to make a career change having worked 5 years in the NHS. She decided it was time to follow her desire to work with dogs. Charlotte grew up in a farming family, and such the countryside is a very strong part of her life. Charlotte currently owns 3 working Cocker Spaniels, and enjoys working her dogs on shoot days, both beating and picking up. Charlotte also participates in working tests and hopes to trial in the future. Growing up around Terriers and Papillion’s, as well as previously working as an assistant dog groomer, has given her a wealth of experience with handling different dogs. Charlotte runs Canicross lessons at Scovellsway. She is qualified with ofqual level 3 iPet Network Canicross Coaching. Charlotte is also a qualified Equine and Canine Massage Therapist.
Charlotte teaches the older puppy classes and is passionate about ensuring clients enjoy training their dogs.
ROBIN ANNETTS: KENNEL ASSISTANT
Robin joined us in June 2022 for industry work placement whilst studying animal management at Sparsholt College. Robin has now joined the team and is constantly progressing her dog handling skills. She is committed to ensuring your dog enjoys their stay and is happy in the kennels. Robin looks after Blush, a Springer Spaniel and enjoys putting her through her paces with gundog training. Robin assists with Spaniel class on Sundays.
IAN NOYES: PART-TIME TRAINER
Ian joined the team in 2014 during a sabbatical from the commercial world of engineering. He has since returned to engineering, but remains a dedicated member of the team on a part time basis.
Ian has three Labradors, and enjoys competing in working tests in the summer and picking up during the shooting season.
''I understand the requirements and skills to assist handlers achieve success with their dogs. The key to success being a calm handler and building on the basic foundations to allow progression.''
KAREN CUNNIFFE: PART TIME TRAINER
Karen joined the Scovellsway team in 2021, after being a hair stylist for 30 years, choosing to follow her passion for working with dogs and making an exciting career change. She has owned dogs for many years, including German Shepherds, and currently owns 3 working Spaniels and a Labrador. Her passion for gundogs began 9 years ago, after being introduced to shoot days, and enjoys nothing more than working her dogs in the shooting field.
Karen has returned to hair dressing and works part-time at Scovellsway.
KIM SUSSEX: OWNER OF SCOVELLSWAY GROOMING AND GROOMER
Kim has a a wealth of knowledge about dogs and started her own dog grooming business in 2017. She is a member of the British Dog Groomers Association, and is Level 2 and 3 City and Guilds qualified.
''I am currently in the process of introducing dog reiki into my salon because it helps calm and reassure nervous dogs, and generates a peaceful salon with positive energy.''
Kim regularly attends seminars and grooming competitions as part of her personal development.
''I believe it is important to always improve and keep up-to-date with new techniques and products.''
Kim is the proud owner of 3 dogs, including 2 Dachshunds.
SATISFIED OWNERS. HAPPIER DOGS.
"Scovellsway has given us the confidence to manage our lovable Golden Retriever, Jake, over the last five years. He has developed from a ‘boisterous boy’ into a mature, responsive adult thanks to the care, empathy and professionalism of Annie and her team.
Jake has benefitted from puppy classes, boisterous boys classes, gun dog training and agility both in classes and in the fantastic training kennels, which he loves.
In addition, Kim provides a wonderful, caring grooming service once a month which keeps him in tip top condition,
We have only praise for Scovellsway and have recommended them to others many times."
Robert and Lesley Sloane
Scovellsway is a terrific dog training and grooming facility in Winchester. We had both our dogs training beautifully and sensitively by them, so that they are a pleasure to own. Both dogs are groomed there too, they look great!
But because Scovellsway is so successful, you do need to book early!
A friend of mine recommended that I visit Scovellsway to help me in my quest to train my young Labrador. Initially I had a few 1-2-1 sessions with Annie and she then suggested that I attended Wendy’s ‘drop-in’ class specifically for young gundogs.
Although I was apprehensive at first, the friendly, fun and supporting nature of everyone, has made training my dog such a wonderful experience. With Wendy’s help, I was delighted to pass the Working Gundog Test Certificate ran by the Kennel Club. Thank you all at Scovellsway and cannot recommend you enough!