About Us

Welcome to Hounds & Hooves
About Us

Dog Walking | Dog Training | Field Hire

About Us

Hounds & Hooves is very lucky to be based on the Whitcombe Racing Estate just outside Dorchester, Dorset. We provide Dog Group Walks, Dog Training, Puppy Training, Adolescent Dog Training, 1-2-1 Dog Training, Recall Workshops, Loose lead workshops, Jumping Up Workshops, Dog Agility Training, Sniffer Dog Training, Flexible Ongoing Dog Training, Online Dog Training and Mantrailing Dog Training. In addition we also have 2 Secure Dog Fields for hire which are enclosed 2.5 acre deer fenced areas and have a mixture of enrichment activities for your dog to do. To compliment the dog training we also offer the Perfect Fit Harness and have a wide range of Dog Treats and Training Toys. What ever you choose to do with us we will give you and your dog a warm waggy welcome and our ethos is always to make training fun and positive.

Hounds & Hooves was established in 2013 and is a family run business. When your dog joins us they are not just seen as a number, or another client to fill a spot. They become family. YOU become part of OUR family. Your dogs needs are very important to us and we take time and care to make sure that they are extremely happy when they are with us. We believe each dog has their own story and we pride ourselves on the commitment to maintaining lasting relationships with all our clients be it two legs or four.

Hounds & Hooves is insured with Cliverton, carry public liability insurance and our team are all up to date with current Canine First Aid certificates and we are also members of the IMDT, APDT and UK Sniffer Dogs

Our team are always happy to answer any questions you may have and we cant wait to meet you.

Team H&H

Meet the Team

Owner & Trainer

Hello! I am Jordan and this is Stanley and we live in the beautiful county of Dorset with my husband Rich and our two young sons, Samson and Solomon

Back in 2013 I was in a bad way. Having been to university and landed my “dream” job I was miserable and disillusioned. At the same time I was also dealing with some really difficult personal issues and its safe to say I was extremely unhappy. Animals have always played a huge part in my life and I guess its really no surprise that I have ended up forging a career out of something I am passionate about.

I decided to hand my notice in at my well paid, secure job with all the perks to walk dogs…my family thought I had gone mad. It was the best thing I ever did. Back then I really had no idea what was to come but one thing was for sure…I had the fire back in my belly.

I started out offering dog walking, day care, horse care, all manner of small animal care..in fact if you called me and asked me to help I would always say yes. In 2014 Stanely our Golden Retriever came into our life. To say he was a challenge was an understatment. He blew apart everything I thought I knew about dog training and he was the driving force behind me wanting to become a trainer.

When I started my training journey I was lucky enough to be able to shadow another dog trainer twice a week for three years. This was invaluable hands on experience and it meant I could apply what I was learning daily to our dog walking clients. I built on my knowledge by attending training courses, workshops, seminars etc when I felt confident enough I applied to become accredited with the IMDT. Once I had this affiliation with a professional body it meant that I could start hosting my own classes and offering 1-1 training services. I have since gone on to become a UK Sniffer Dogs Instructor and Canine Hoopers World Instructor

One thing that is really important to me is inclusivity. I want people to feel that they are part of their dogs journey, that they do not feel judged and that they always leave training sessions feeling like they have achieved something.

Jordan (& Stanley)

Qualifications and training

I am passionate about keeping up to date with current training and have undertaken a variety of workshops, seminars and courses. This allows me to provide my clients with the most up to date knowledge and continue my professional development.

  • Fully qualified and accredited IMDT Dog Trainer (Institute Of Modern Dog Trainers)
  • Full Member of the Pet Professional Guild of Dog Trainers
  • Up to date Canine First Aid Certificate
  • Levels 1,2,3 Canine Psychology course delivered by Ann Bond ADPT (Association Of Pet Dog Trainers).
  • IMDT 2 day career as a dog trainer
  • IMDT 4 day practical instructor workshop
  • IMDT Perfect Puppy
  • IMDT Canine Agression and Rehabilitation
  • 3 day Instructor Workshop with Chirag Patel
  • One day seminar with Dr Ian Dunbar; Common-sense & cutting edge concepts in behaviour and training.
  • UK Sniffer Dogs Instructor
  • Canine Hoopers World Instructor
  • School Of Canine Science Scent 4 6
  • School of Canine Science Puppy Lab
  • Affiliate member of ICAN
  • Platinum Member of the Pet Professional Network
Dog Walker

I have known Jordan and her family for many years and working with her for two. Initially I looked after her dog Stanley when he was puppy while she was getting Hounds and Hooves up and running.

As a child we always had animals from a pet goose called ‘Jimmy’ to rabbits, cats, we are now on our fifth family dog, a labradoodle called ‘Alfie’ who is certainly keeping my 86 year old Mum on her toes. I have had cats, Beagles and a parrot, my sister currently has two Rhodesian Ridge backs and two horses, as you can see animals have been a big part of my life.

Working with so many different breeds has certainly given me an insight into their different characteristics and a better understanding of each. I have lived mainly in Dorset all my life and working with Jordan has enabled me to explore our beautiful county on foot combining two of my loves, walking and dogs.

I am very proud of Jordan and what she is achieving and love being part of the H & H gang!



Hello, I’m Emily. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, having grown up with a menagerie of dogs, cats, birds, horses, and small furries – however it was a Jack Russell called Neville, the first dog that was mine and mine alone, that ignited my passion for dog training. He was incredibly easy to train and went along with every silly trick I asked him to do and I thought ‘this dog training thing is a doddle!’… and then came Dottie. A spaniel who would far rather sniff out rabbits than be anywhere near me. It took me three years of competing in agility unsuccessfully, before we got our first clear round – but we did, and I was hooked!

Since then I have competed across the country in agility, read every book I could get my hands on, attended every seminar that money will allow, and gone on to study canine behaviour at the University of Hull. After a nerve wracking assessment I also qualified as a member of the APDT in 2021, meaning I subscribe to ethical dog training, based on the latest research.

At home, I live with my partner, our three-year old son, our Collie X Jack Russell, Kyla, and our new cocker spaniel puppy, Bumble. I am lucky enough to have been teaching here at Hounds and Hooves for nearly three years now and I adore it; the feeling that you are enabling dog and owner to have a fantastic life together and seeing their bond develop is second to none.

Qualifications and Courses attended

  • BSc Canine Behaviour Management
  • FdSc Canine Behaviour and Training
  • Level 3 Animal Management (Animal Nursing) Diploma
  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) 01490
  • Dog Training College Approved Instructor
  • DTC Puppy Training Specialist
  • Canine Hoopers World Instructor
  • 2 Day Ken Ramirez Seminar
  • Kathy Sdao Premack Principle: Beyond the Bowl
  • Certificate in Predation Substitution Theory
  • Craig O’Gilvie Interactive Play Workshop
  • DTC crash courses; canine compulsive behaviours, working through reactivity with T-Touch

Dogs have been a major part of my life for over 30 years, beginning with Great Danes and Gordon Setters. More recently, I shared my life with two Irish setters and currently two Field Spaniels. I’ve always attended classes with my own dogs and have been very encouraged in the last few years by the move away from punishment-led training towards positive, force-free methods.

Last year, I decided to combine my passion for all things canine with 20 years of teaching experience to open my own training business. Homefield K9 Training runs classes for Puppies, Beginners and Improvers on Portland and 1:2:1 support sessions for training issues and puppy visits.

In addition, I have now been teaching at Hounds and Hooves for nearly a year and love being part of the H&H family. The support and mentorship continues to be a huge benefit. CPD is also very important to me and I am constantly aiming to expand my knowledge.

Qualifications and courses attended

  • IMDT Qualified Trainer
  • IMDT Level 3
  • IMDT 4 Day Practical Instructor Course
  • IMDT 2 Day Career as a Dog Trainer Course
  • School of Canine Science Puppy Lab
  • ISCP Separation Anxiety Webinar
  • Canine First Aid with Rachel Bean
  • Canine Body Language webinar
  • IMDT The Exercises Foundation to Advanced
  • IMDT Canine Adolescence Course

What Do Our Clients Say

George Kerbey
George Kerbey
What a great company to deal with. Thank you for providing a great service
Shannon Walsh
Shannon Walsh
We took our puppy to Hounds and Hooves Pawsitive Puppy classes and we are so pleased we did! It helped with basic training and allowed us to practise with him in a calm doggy environment. A great place for any dog and with a professional and understanding trainer we got the most out of our classes. I have already recommended this to a friend for her pup and she is loving it too! A big thank you to Emily for the fun and helpful sessions!
Theresa Phillips
Theresa Phillips
My rescue pup had a fabulous time here. Very secure and lots of space to run about and explore without worry.
Emily White
Emily White
I have been lucky enough to be part of the H&H business (as a customer) for over 3 years. I started to use their service when I had 2 very small children and needed help walking my dog. Jordan, Bee and Julie are all so friendly and warm that you can’t help but feel special. Ralph (the dog) has enjoyed so many fun walks and now loves spending time at ‘the paddock’, free to roam around off lead - being a Beagle means he gets limited off lead time - but this carefully designed space means he gets to run free! The other thing I love about H&H is the professional transport they use. Each dog has its own compartment in the van and my son (4) loves to see them all in their own little dens! All in all a wonderful, professional, friendly team who go above and beyond whenever you need it.
liz baker
liz baker
The introductory course to Hoopers was really enjoyed by myself and Sam. Emily, the trainer, is excellent, very patient and mindful of individual dogs' needs.
Jurassic Creative
Jurassic Creative
Great field facilities and great training classes. Really impressed. They really care - thanks so much!
Lisa Upchurch
Lisa Upchurch
Oreo loved his Lockdown legends (Pre 8 months) training class with Emily - he would start to bark excitedly as soon as we pulled into Whitcombe (despite suffering a little with car sickness). He loved the class and all the other pawpals and his loose leash and sit stay training really improved as a result - we have already booked on for the Terrific Teens as the classes are such a great reminder to me of what I need to focus on with him for our own family time training. I really recommend Jordan, Emily and the Hounds & Hooves team.