Annie Buckley
The Scovellsway team is led by the owner/trainer Annie Buckley.

Annie has over 10 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 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 seven working dogs; spaniels and retrievers.

Annie is a qualified teacher with a PGCE, lecturing at several agricultural colleges and instrumental in developing and implementing courses.

Annie is a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers at master level and is continually developing her personal career as a dog trainer. She is also a member of over 30 gundog clubs and associations.
Wendy Neville
My introduction into the gundogs was through Annie, with my first dog Spud, who is now 10.
I am now kennel manager at Scovellsway and teach there full time, helping clients to train their dogs, whether it be for competition or a well mannered family member.
I now compete my young dog Dolly whom I bred in field trials and pick up with my pack in the season, I have recently passed my J Regs exam and also attended a course on dog first aid.
My motto for successful training is  'Bed in the basics and the rest will follow'
Wendy Neville
Dan
Dan Parsons
Dan came across Scovellsway when he was looking for training classes for his black Labrador, Pippa.
His thirst for knowledge and keenness to improve his skills, led Dan to volunteer in his spare time.
Annie soon offered him a paid position and he has been working here full time since. Dan will be studying for a degree from September 2016, but will still be a key member of the team at Scovellsway.
In addition to Pippa, Dan is also training a Springer Spaniel and a home bred Labrador, both are very exciting prospects.
Regular clients may be familiar with Dan’s Terrier, Molly. She likes to think she’s his shadow and is loved by everyone who meets her. Dan has taught Molly advanced pet obedience as well as a large repertoire of tricks, debunking the myth that Terrier’s can’t be trained!
Dan is passionate about training all dogs, regardless of breed and helping customers achieve their own individual goals.
Sarah Winter
Sarah is the newest member of the team and has been interested in gun dogs for the last 7 years.
Sarah passed her Assistant Instructor with a merit at the IABT and also has business qualifications in Learning and Development.
Sarah has a wealth of knowledge of reward-based methods, using treats, toys and clicker to train her dogs.
Sarah started with a Show Bred Golden Retriever called Caspar. Always keen to learn and with a determination to ‘get it right’ Sarah started to go regularly to Gundog training in Hampshire where she started to compete in Working Tests and had a number of successes.
Sarah now has 5 dogs in total, 2 of these being Working Golden Retrievers. Sarah’s first Working Golden Retriever has been very successful in his first 2 years of Working Tests. Sarah also picks up on 3 local shoots, beat on 2 others as well as agility in her spare time.
Sarah
Ian
Ian Noyes
Ian joined the team in 2004 after a career change from Engineering Project Management.
At about the same time, Ian had a Fox Red Labrador pup called Chester. Together they have been developing skills at Scovellsway. As previous client at Scovellsway, Ian understands the requirements and skills to assist new handlers with their dogs.
Ian and Chester are now competing in Working Tests for the first time this year with encouraging results. Ian’s final goals are to compete in Field Trials and picking up throughout the season.
Charlotte
Nicola Farmiloe
My passion for working with dogs started from a young age, attending shoots with my family. I have grown up with Labradors and working breeds.
My father and Aunt have both played a big role in my keen interest in gundogs they both shoot and work dogs. I have a Labrador retriever Fern and a young cocker spaniel Sage who work as my picking up team.
The new edition to my team is a puppy Labrador retriever. I am going to train her for working tests and onto field trials in the future, an exciting challenge for us both.
I am passionate about dogs, and all aspects of country sports.