Where It All Began
From one young girl and her love of dogs, to a unique dog training business, the only one of its kind in the UK. The idea for Devon Dogs began when Lauren Langman started training classes on a Saturday afternoon to local dog lovers as a hobby whilst undertaking a law degree at Exeter University. Devon Dogs slowly took shape as a small family-run business with a passion for dogs and a passion for Devon. Developing from just one class a week at the very beginning, you will now be able to choose what day of the week you want to train, including weekends. Our home and headquarters is at East Bowerland Farm, Okehampton where we also base our self-catering dog friendly holiday cottages, Bowerland Cottage Holidays.
Onward & Upward
Lauren and her team have a passion for growing and moving forward with their own training journeys. Always looking for better ways to do things and always progressing. The passion to always move forward is our ethos. We never stop learning and that learning is passed onto our students. Each of trainers has their very own specialism and whatever you want to achieve our team will help you reach those goals. We are always planning and thinking to the future, building on successes and forging new ones.
Meet Team Devon Dogs
Co-Owner & Master Trainer
Lauren Langman is responsible for the design and development of all Devon Dogs classes, workshops and events. She competes in Agility at Grade 7, the highest rank of competition in the British agility arena. Lauren is regular feature at top agility events in the UK including Crufts and Olympia. She has also represented Great Britain at World Agility Championship level on numerous occasions.
Our Awesome Office Team
Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Carole manages all the administration and runs the office, together with Bowerland Cottage Holidays – our onsite dog-friendly self-catering cottage apartments. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work she deals with, we don’t know how she gets through it all!
Mandy Moss is your first point of call when you phone into the office. She helps Carole out in the office dealing with both Devon Dogs and Bowerland Cottage Holidays enquiries. She will put together your training plans and answer any general questions you may have.
Our Amazing Team of Trainers
Michelle works very hard in her role, helping trainees achieve great results. She loves to help you out with all aspects of your training, from your very first lesson, to taking part in our regular classes and events. Michelle teaches our foundation, life skills and agility classes, as well Naughty But Nice and fitness and also runs a variety of workshops and other group events. She has a Jack Russell Terrier and young Working Cocker Spaniel.
Becky is a hard working and enthusiastic trainer always keen to help dog owners find solutions for their struggles and grow their skills. Becky teaches individual 121s and workshops. She enjoys all aspects of dog training with her two Border Collies and Jack Russell Terrier.
Fred is passionate about helping people to build a better relationship with their dogs utilizing games based training and through that finding real-life solutions to the struggles many owners and their dogs have. He currently owns a Ridgeback, several Terriers and a busy Spaniel that keep him on his toes and learning new things every day as he navigates the world of NBN in a multi-dog household.
Jamie has worked with and owned rescue dogs since 2002. She feels fortune to have rescued have 8 dogs over the last 19 years and each one has taught her something different. Jamie currently has her little pack of 4 dogs, 3 rescues (2 staffies and a bichon) and her Working Cocker Spaniel, who loves agility and being Jamie’s running buddy.
Julia is an enthusiastic dog trainer and is passionate about teaching and helping dog owners to bring out the best relationship with their dogs. She enjoys training agility, scent work and fitness with her young working cocker spaniel.
Maxine is an enthusiastic trainer who loves to work with dog owners to turn their struggles into strengths. Having been on her own NBN journey with her Braque d’Auvergne, Maxine understands what it is like to live with an NBN dog. She has a particular interest in scent-work and loves nothing better than to test her dog’s nose skills through search work.
Sam is a compassionate and enthusiastic trainer with a soft spot for NBN dogs. She has two NBN Jack Russell Terriers, Luna and Sirius, who have taught her more than any dog she’s ever owned and started her down the path of games based training. She’s currently enjoying delving into the world of scent and fitness and is always keen and excited to learn new things that she can share with her students.
Tracey is a dedicated dog trainer with a passionate interest in canine behaviour, fitness and health. She believes there is nothing more rewarding then helping owners achieve real-life results with their dogs. With her German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, Tracey enjoys merging training games and exercise circuits to create a body and mind work out that her dogs love!