Based in the beautiful Scottish Borders, Smiles Dog Training offers clients nationally and internationally the opportunity to have their dog trained as a resident with Sarah Miles

Residential training is also available for shorter periods of time to deal with specific training issues or to train particular skills, ie water or fences.

Refresher courses are also available, a great way to tidy up your dog after the season, and before (Covid permitting) Working Tests and Team Events begin.

For International clients all travel, vaccinations and documentation is arranged.

To find out more and see whether this is the right approach for you and your dog please contact Sarah using the form below:

Residential Gundog Holidays in the Scottish Borders.

Bookings are now being taken for residential gundog holidays for 2021.

Bookings can be made to suit the client from 3-6 days for 4-6 clients.

Excellent accommodation in a wonderful setting surrounded by private grounds of 15 acres, all bedrooms are ensuite and the holiday will be fully catered for. Stunning extensive training grounds, from woodland to open moorland, white grass, bracken, water, fencing, flat to mountainous.

Heated kennels available for the dogs, a freezer is available for those feeding raw and washing facilities for dog bedding etc available.

So pick up the phone and book a holiday, we all need something to look forward to in these times. All deposits will be refunded in the case of Covid cancellations.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Classes are Restarting.

Classes will be restarting as from July 5th. All times will be as before.

Please be aware that all classes will be conducted in line with the government restrictions.


Pinewood Excels

I have been wearing Pinewood for all my training since I proudly announced Pinewood as our new sponsors in April and it has become an essential part of my day-to-day kit.

Pinewood specialises in the manufacture of quality clothing for outdoor people, and uniquely their Dog Sports range is specifically designed for dog trainers and workers in the field. A stand out element for me is the perfect fit, as it is often hard to come by outdoor clothing that if functional and flattering for women.

When training, it is essential to be focussed on the dog and not worried about clothing, the clothing is very comfortable, with the right pockets in the right places.

In this picture I am wearing the Women’s Trousers Pinewood® Dog Sports Extreme/3143,  with Teddy admiring them in the background.