At For Dogs' Sake we tend to do things the “Dog's” way... All pets, but in particular our favourite
of them all, require as much mental stimulation as they do physical and that's where the FDS Team come
This is our story...
Founder, Jonathan Garstang had a lifetime experience in dog training and welfare. After working with a dog trainer in Bristol for 2 years he moved to London and set up his own practise. As well as working domestically Jonathan also spent 3 months in Lusaka, Zambia working at “LAWS” (Lusaka animal welfare society) as an advisor. His role there was to train the dog handlers and establish new routines for the animals in order to make it easier for them to be re homed. He had a short stint in Serbia where he assisted local dog shelters on individual cases and is currently in Rhodes, Greece supporting “RAWS” (Rhodes animal welfare society).
Since 2008, For Dogs' Sake have helped hundreds of families in South West London that need assistance in tackling 'dog/owner problems'. We believe in empowering the owner and their family with the tools and knowledge to nurture their own unique bond with their dog.
Many of these problems stem from the simple reason our dog is under stimulated and often it's difficult for an owner to recognise this; with the help of our expert dog trainers we will focus on your dog's unique idiosyncrasies and assure a slow integration to the pack, so that in time they can become their best self.
In 2016, Oliver Sciota and his team of Dog Care professionals partnered up with Jon and in early 2017, Oliver took full control of the company and with the support of experienced dog handler, Steve Cornes there has been expansion in Surrey and in different London postcode areas. Since then, we have built a new HQ in Motspur Park with a brand new Grooming Parlour owned and ran by Natalie Rodrigues - Oliver's fiancée. This space is in full use and allows for puppies to be socialised and for older dogs to take it easy after a long pack walk. The FDS Crew's dedication towards your four-legged-friends will be evident to any loving owner who knows their dog, the fun and care displayed by the team is really unique and our dog clients can certanily vouch for us!
Oliver and his team are friendly, reliable and very patient with my 2 crazy springer spaniels! They let me know what is happening with them and are flexible when I need help unexpectedly! Iwould highly recommend them!
My 2 dogs love their days at For Dogs Sake. The team are all dog lovers, extremely professional and very flexible for days needed extra or to be changed. First class
Fantastic service, great communication! Very pleased with “For Dogs Sake” as our Sunny is collected and dropped off after a good long walk while we’re at work and he is well exercised by thetime we arrive back home. We also often get photos of him with The other dogs in the walking group, which is a nice touch. Would highly recommend!
I cannot rate the services of for Dogs's Sake and the excellent Spa (sorry dog grooming parlour).. highly enough. Flexible, friendly, professional, caring, firm when necessary... and that'sjust with the humans:) My monster Chance (the white boxer), actually he isn't a monster he just loves company, gets so much out of his pack days, which help me with a busy work schedule and he gets a wash and brush up as well... I should be so lucky:)
Oliver and his team at For Dog's Sake are great and they offer a really good service. They have helped us with our young puppy cockapoo enormously. Ralphy is collected and dropped home whikewe are out at work and is well exercised and socialised. With their help he is growing into a really confident and sociable pooch. I recommend them very highly!
I can't recommend For Dogs sake highly enough. They are extremely professional and well organised. The communication is excellent and I love receiving pictures of my dog on his walks.
I can’t praise “For Dogs Sake” enough. They have changed my nervous Frenchie into a confident happy Dog. After a few days of going , Alfie started running down the path very excited to see his trainer Steve. With Steve’s guidance and patience along with the rest of the team, Alfie is now more confident around other dogs and is playing happily. I am so grateful for FDS and the whole team, nothing is too much trouble , especially when I call at short notice, which I do on a regular basis for Alfie to have an extra day or board. Alfie is very happy and so am I. Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!!!
Just wow!! I think my Daisy loves Steve more than she loves me!! I wouldn't be surprised if she refused to come home one day! Steve is awesome with Daisy and so reliable. Daisy clearly has a great time when out and is always skidding to the door when she hears him arrive. Couldn't recommend a dog walker higher than Steve.
Steve has been brilliant from the first time we met him Dolly loves him and he has been a star. He has had her overnight on many occasions and she looks for him arriving! I would recommend the company and Steve to anyone. Brilliant 🙌🏼🐶
They clearly love dogs and have looked after Tilly when we have been away too. They are happy to raw feed. They also accommodate us at the last moment which is very helpful!