Naomi with Almond and Lossie


  • We are delighted to be in association with Naomi. We have been following her page for a number of years now and really enjoyed the journey she has been on with Almond and Lossie! We look forward to being a part of that journey going forward. 

    More about Naomi

    I’m Naomi, 27 years old and lucky to live in a wee village in Central Scotland surrounded by gorgeous countryside of rolling hills and moors. I have 2 working Cocker Spaniel’s, Almond and Lossie - the dogs are my life, literally... I’m a dog Walker so I’m always surrounded by dogs!

    Almond joined our family in October 2018 and changed my life for the better. He’s my first ever dog and I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way with Almond but I wouldn’t change him for the world. He has incredible drive and oozes confidence at whatever he is asked of. He’s your typical working Cocker, loves bashing through thick cover to find game and rarely let’s a pricked bird get away. I definitely rushed things with his training out picking up so our current training is based around working on his patience and teaching him that not every bird that falls is his.

    Lossie came along in September 2019, I never knew I could love another dog as much as I did Almond but Lossie proved that and more. She’s my heart dog! She just knows what I’m expecting of her without me having to ask. Lossie’s training was taken much slower than Almond’s, in the beginning she showed little interest in retrieving but with the help of some rabbit balls from Sporting Saint she quickly became obsessed. I’m currently working on building Lossie’s confidence in trusting the line that I’m sending her on. I’m very guilty of telling the dogs to “get on” and sweep up to find game rather than sending them on a blind line for a bird I’ve marked so hopefully by this season she’ll be more confident on this.

    We are out picking up most weekends and the occasional weekday throughout the shooting season, myself and the dogs absolutely love it! I’ve very recently started shooting myself last season, where I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to shoot a few times on a peg with Lossie sat off lead at my feet and some walked up rough shooting over both of the dogs. Having your own dogs retrieve game that you have shot yourself, brought home and prepared for dinner a few days later.. nothing beats it!