Louise Pawley, co-owner and head gundog trainer at Lead & Listen
Lou is Lead and Listen's head trainer in Surrey and runs all the classes, workshops and 1:1’s. Lou joined Lead and Listen in 2016 when she was spotted by co-owner Collette May as a very talented handler while attending puppy classes.
She has since qualified as a full IMDT member and is currently studying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers to achieve an Open College Network Level four qualification in Canine Behaviour: Analysis and Application. This rigorous level of continued professional development is to ensure she is up to date with relevant methods and the latest research which allows her to cater for the needs of all breeds.
Lou is passionate about using science-based, non-aversive, kind methods to bring out the best in both dogs and their owners alike.
She has used these fun methods with her own dogs, Sprocker Dougal and Labrador Mac and continues to find fun ways to build on their relationship by making learning as fun as possible.
In 2020, when Collette moved her family to Mid Wales to set up her gundog training facility, Completely Gundogs, Lou left her previous career in the NHS to become a full-time gundog trainer. In 2021 she joined Collette as a partner in Lead and Listen.