About Canine Connections Hertfordshire

Canine Connections Hertfordshire offers ethical, reward based dog training in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage and Hertford and dog walking in Datchworth, Tewin, Watton-at-Stone and Bennington. We are passionate about animals and have owned dogs and horses for many years. We understand that pets are part of the family and that as owners you want the very best care and attention for your precious pet and we are here to provide that service.

Fully qualified, insured and DBS checked.

The team

Lisa Slater, DipMgmt, IMDT, GoDT

Lisa has owned and trained dogs for many years and strongly believes in ethical, reward based training to get the best results. She has experience re-homing and rehabilitating dogs with severe behaviour problems such as separation anxiety and people aggression.

Lisa has been studying canine behaviour and training for many years but really became interested in working as a dog trainer when encountering problems with her own dog who developed reactivity issues at a young age. Lisa feels she has learnt more from working with her own dogs than any book or course could have taught her.

Lisa has also volunteered at local dog shelters to gain further experience handling different breeds and temperaments. 

In addition to training dogs, Lisa has also clicker trained her Welsh Highland Pony, Stinky, to do tricks and appeared on ITV’s ‘Teach My Pet To Do That’ in September 2017.

Lisa is a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and a member of the Guild of Dog Trainers.


Jonathan Lee

Jon helps out with dog walking during busy periods. He has many years' experience owning and handling dogs. Previously from the Peak District, Jon loves to walk and will often be out for hours walking our own dogs! He also enjoys gun dog training and canicross with our own young Labrador.

Our dogs

We share our home with Ruby, a 12 year old Fox Red Labrador and Murphy, a 4 year old Black Labrador. Sadly we lost our beloved chocolate Labrador Charlie in June 2015 but he's still with us in spirit. Our dogs are our world and they come everywhere with us.

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