Meet the team

Panos Ampatzopoulos

Owner & Head Dog Trainer

Panos has over 20 years of professional experience working with dogs and their owners. He spent several years in Italy training working dogs including search and rescue, assistance dogs, and pet therapy. He also owned and ran a dog training school and kennels specialising in training family pets as well as guard and police dogs.

Furchild: Nellie; German Shepard and our Assistant Dog Trainer

Top dog-friendly hangout: Dogstories Daycare

Best doggy holiday: Anywhere Nellie and I can go fishing together

Favourite doggy game: Playing with the water hose

Top dog training tip: Every dog is different and requires a unique approach to training and stimulation to achieve the best outcomes. Never stop trying to find what works for you and your dog

Daniel Biesheuvel Strand

Dog Day Care Manager

Daniel owns three rescue dogs and runs the day to day aspects of our daycare school.

Furchildren: Peggy & Lexie; Podenco Andaluz and Wick; Podenco Canario

Top dog-friendly hangout: The Hand in Hand, Wimbledon Common

Best doggy holiday: The Lake District

Favourite doggy game: Playing postman doing deliveries

Top dog training tip: Never give up and ask for advice and tips if you are not getting the results you want.

Emily Norgrove

Dog Daycare Supervisor


Emily loves teaching our dog hula hoop-jumping. 

Furchildren: Roxy; Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Coco; Cockerpoo

Top dog-friendly hangout: The Plough Inn in Norwood Green

Best doggy holiday:  Virginia Water

Favourite doggy game: Hula Hoop jumping

Top dog training tip: Patience is key. Remember every dog is different, so find the training method that works best for you and your dog

Sandra Strand

Dog Daycare Supervisor 

Sandra recommends being positive and making dog training fun. 

Furchild: Sam, a Sheltie, Papillon and Japanese Spitz crossbreed

Top dog-friendly hangout: Wimbledon Common

Best doggy holiday:  Anywhere in nature where the dogs can run free

Favourite doggy game: Reverse fetch devised by Sam. She drops ball by our feet, then we all walk on further, and then we ask Sam to return to retrieve the ball, and repeat

Top dog training tip: Stay positive and have fun!

Barnyard Bollinger

CEO & Head Dachshund


Bolly is responsible for ensuring that no ball is left un-thrown by our carers as well as organising and commentating on doggy games. 


Assistant Dog Trainer

Nellie helps Panos with training, socialising and of course making sure that the water hose is always on in order for everyone to be able to play with it.

Proud to have achieved DEFRAs four-star rating 
Licence Number: 026853

+44 (0) 7943 701 706

47 Montserrat Rd, London, SW15 2LE

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