Halo Dogs was founded in 2009 by Master Dog Trainer Justin Kumaran MGoDT(MT). He brought along a few colleagues from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and have since then grown into one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Our Company ethos is straight forward… Everything in Balance!
Because dogs have taught us that.. In fact dogs have pretty much taught us everything we know, hence why we are all students of dogs as much as dog trainers.. And as the saying goes.. ‘the more we learn, the more we realise we don’t know!’
Thankfully nowadays the old misconception of the domesticated pet dog being likened to wolves is disappearing, and in its place a better understanding of our canine companions as a species in their own right. At Halo Dogs we work tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every dog and care for them as though they are our own. We understand the importance of respecting dogs and their heritage. We also recognise each dog as an individual, as are their own human companions.
Our three underpinning principles are:
Firstly we empathise and understand each individual dog’s personality, character and behaviours.
Then we provide exercise because dogs are animals and have energy in abundance and exercise helps both physical and psychological wellbeing
Then we educate, much like children have to learn social skills, life skills, good manners and expected behaviours, so must our canine companions.
We just don’t teach algebra or Pythagoras’s theorem… yet! If you look at your dog, they will tell you what they need to know.. A dog that pulls on the lead needs to be taught how to walk nicely, a dog that doesn’t come back when called, needs recall training and a dog which shows undesirable behaviours to other dogs needs better social skills! In essence, a good education can make the difference between simply co-habiting together or developing a deep, mutually beneficial relationship, which is why we coined the phrase; “Because Every Dog Deserves An Education!”