Zen Dog Training was established in 2016 with the aim to fill the gap in the dog training market for modern, research-based and FUN training for pet dogs.

Having been granted a boarding license in early 2019, Zen Dog Care and Training expanded to offer a complete range of dog care and training services to fit the needs of every dog and pet owner.


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Robyn Spafford

From a very early age Robyn has been surrounded by animals and especially dogs, and has known from the off that caring for them was the only choice for her future life. 

After years working at kennels and volunteering with dogs, Robyn went on to complete a Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc Hons) at the University of the West of England and spent the following 5 years volunteering at puppy and obedience classes in Hampshire.

Robyn has a diploma from the Academy of Dog Behaviour and Training and is also a canine first aider. She is dedicated to increasing her knowledge of the ever-changing behaviour field with courses and seminars. 

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Norma the pug

Norma the pug is ZEN Dog Training's canine mascot and Robyn's beloved fur-baby. She enjoys walks in the New Forest, learning new tricks and the occasional tasty raw bone! 

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Lexi dutnall

Originally from Canada, Lexi has been volunteering with Zen since April 2018 and has a real passion for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Having worked with dogs in the past, Lexi helps out with the running and teaching of Zen’s training classes providing valuable advice for owners and lots of cuddles for the pooches!