About Us

Canine Connections™ provide dog training classes in Welwyn Garden City, 1-2-1 training across East Hertfordshire and Dog Walking in Bennington,
Watton-at-Stone, Datchworth and Tewin.

Our philosophy is to help you build a trusting, happy and amazing relationship with your dog. If your dog wants to hang around with you and work with
you then everything else is so much easier. We run fun classes for all abilities in a great secure venue in Welwyn Garden City. We train outdoors during
Spring, Summer and Autumn and then have access to a large indoor space during the winter months. Our classes are a little different - we train using
fun games, tricks and a bit of agility and scent work thrown in. We also offer 1-2-1 training at your home, at our training venue or on a walk. So whether
you are bringing home a new puppy, a rescue dog or just want some help with your existing dog, we have a training package just for you.

Meet The Team

Lisa Slater, IMDT (Head Trainer)

Lisa has been passionate about animals all her life. Growing up in Cyprus there were plenty of stray animals that needed help, from cats and dogs to chickens, rabbits and donkeys. Think the Durrells and that was pretty much Lisa's early experience with animals.

Lisa has owned and trained dogs for many years and strongly believes in ethical, reward based training. 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 a Welsh Highland Pony, called Stinky, to do tricks and appeared on ITV’s ‘Teach My Pet To Do That’ in September 2017.

Lisa's accreditations include:

Full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers 
Force Free Trick Trainer
Member of the Pet Professional Network
Approved Dog Training College Instructor
Supporter of the International Companion Animal Network

Our Dog Walkers


Sadie Murphy

Sadie has been walking dogs for Canine Connections for over
a year. She loves the outdoors and is happy to walk in all

She has always loved animals and especially dogs but has never
had the opportunity to have a dog of her own, so this is her dream

Sadie is DBS checked.

Claire Baynes

Claire has owned dogs, cats, horses and various other smaller
domestic pets all her life.

Animals and their well being are her passion.Claire has previous
experience working as a dog walker - regularly walking up to 18
dogs per day.

She is also DBS Checked and Animal First Aid trained.