Meet our Head Instructors!

Jamie Pound

Jamie Pound is both the Founder of UK Sniffer Dogs and Director of Jamie Pound Dog Training. Jamie became a dog trainer in 2013 after suffering horrific burns as an electrician in 2010. He spent 3 years retraining whilst going through rehabilitation for his burns injuries which completely changed his career path and now works with his passion, dogs!
Jamie Pound Dog Training consists of two training schools, Chorleywood Dog Training & Berkhamsted Dog Training. Currently in 2
021 there are over 200 pet dogs per week enjoying group classes and workshops run by Jamie and his team. The most popular classes being UK Sniffer Dogs - adding scent detection to our schools has been fantastic for both our clients and us as a business.
In 2020 Jamie won “Dog Trainer & Behaviourist of the year” in a nationally recognised award for his work with pet dogs and their owners. In 2021 Jamie and his wife Gemma took UK Sniffer Dogs to Dragon’s Den on BBC. Although they didn’t get investment the Dragons were very impressed with UK Sniffer Dogs.

Jamie formed UK Sniffer Dogs in 2018 after realising how beneficial scent activities were for his reactive dog Frankie. Jamie then not only started to apply scent activities to reactive dogs in 121 consultations but in group classes for fun and started to see the benefits for not just reactive dogs but all dogs, of all breeds, of any age and their owners.
Jamie has now trained over 200 other dog trainers in practical instructor courses since 2018, giving them the tools and knowledge to teach UK Sniffer Dogs within their own pet dog schools. Jamie has also taken the courses online, allowing us to have instructors and pet dog owners participating in UK Sniffer Dogs globally.
Jamie truly believes every dog should become a “UK Sniffer Dog”.

Mike Newland

Mike Newland is a UK Sniffer Dogs Head Instructor as well as a Director at Adolescent Dogs in Guildford, a successful company that has trained over 15,000 pet dogs and their owners since 2006.  His passion is in behaviour modification and he specialises in the rehabilitation of pet dogs with reactivity and aggression issues. Having worked with some of the worlds most renowned trainers, he has developed a training programme that combines science-based training, ACE and scent work to successfully rehabilitate dogs and to train owners. 
Mike loves working with a range of dogs at his UK Sniffer Dogs classes.  Often not welcome in ‘mainstream’ classes, reactive dogs and their owners enjoy the safe haven that his class environment provides; whilst puppies and adult dogs alike really benefit from the mental stimulation and enrichment.
Mike works with pet dog owners, trainers and behaviourists on a one to one basis and via workshops   as well as running specialist webinars for dog trainers across the world via his Online Academy, which has helped to train over 2,000 dogs since 2020. 
Involved with dog rescues on a regular basis, Mike also volunteers his time to work with some of the most challenging behavioural cases to help them to find forever homes, fostering reactive dogs to help with their rehabilitation, and organising staff training days to provide hands on training to staff and volunteers.  He also visits local Veterinary Centres to provide seminars on running successful puppy classes and giving up to date information on socialisation, diet and behaviour.


Kate Harper
BSc (Hons) 

Kate is a dog trainer and behaviourist with 20 years experience. After completing her BSc Hons degree in Animal Science in 2018, she set up her busy dog training school in Kent where she specialises in offering dog sport classes for pet dogs as well as seeing a variety of behavioural cases. She is known for her ability to train reactive dogs and integrate them into busy group classes so well that nobody can guess which dog is the reactive dog!

She has taught UK Sniffer Dogs classes since 2018 and had great success in bringing the benefits of nose work to reactive dogs in her behavioural work as well as with working breeds that need an outlet for all their energy. Kate has also taught prison-based dog training and welfare programmes designed to promote positive behavioural change and engagement in education. She has taught the UK Sniffer Dogs training programme to Young Offenders who have successfully taken part in competitive UK Sniffer Dogs trials. The positive effects of this programme were praised by Ofsted who noted that those that took part showed considerable improvements in their Maths and English skills, they showed greater engagement in education and their behaviour improved.

As well as scent detection, Kate offers Pet Gundog training courses, Mantrailing, UK Sniffer Dogs and Tracking. In early 2023 she started offering practical instructors courses for dog trainers and behaviourists that aim to build their skills and confidence and encourage them to bring scent activities and pet gundog training into their everyday classes and one to one's. 


Juanita Rogers

Juanita Rogers is a UK Sniffer Dogs Head Instructor, as well as owning her own training school K9 Klass Dog Training, where she specialises in adolescent dogs, scent detection and tracking within her instructing activities. As a qualified Canine Behaviour Practitioner, Juanita specialises in reactivity and chase related behaviours and has seen first-hand the powerful benefits that scent detection can bring to behavioural modification, regularly using it within her behavioural consultations to lower arousal, promote calmness and build focus, as well as providing a valuable source of mental stimulation.

Since joining UK Sniffer Dogs in 2019, Juanita has trained and assessed hundreds of dogs from bronze to gold level within her UK Sniffer Dogs scent detection classes and tracking workshops and has also worked closely with breeders to assist them with incorporating scent detection into their puppy development programmes.
Juanita quickly found that her scent detection classes were amongst her favourite classes to teach and loves how they are inclusive to dogs of all ages and breeds. Being able to welcome dogs that would often struggle to cope in a group class environment has been truly rewarding for Juanita and she has seen some astounding progress with their ability to thrive around other dogs and people – all thanks to the power of scent detection!
Juanita is not only one of the first UK Sniffer Dog instructors to achieve gold instructor status in both scent detection and tracking but was also the first instructor to win the prestigious title of UK Sniffer Dogs Gold Instructor of the year in 2022. Juanita was also the first instructor to host bronze and silver UK Sniffer Dogs team trials, with teams from across the UK travelling down to Portsmouth to compete against one another, and have a lot of fun in the process! 
Juanita was honoured to be invited to be a head instructor and to be able to support aspiring instructors on their UK Sniffer Dogs journey to promote the benefits of scent detection and help dog owners across the world!