About Forests & Fetch

Dog walking and training

Here at Forests and Fetch we understand the joy that having a dog brings to life and we believe that dogs deserve a life filled with joy in return.

We offer your dog a fun, safe adventure as part of their day that will leave them content and relaxed. They will get to spend time in the beautiful countryside of North Wales and make friends with us and other dogs. For the time they are with us they will be a warmly welcomed member of our very special Forests and Fetch pack.

If you are working, can’t walk your dog for whatever reason, or just think they would enjoy coming out with us for an extra adventure, then we are here to ensure that your dog’s day is filled with joy.

Our training programmes, one-to-one sessions and classes are here to support you to achieve harmony in your family. Being able to communicate with your dog and live happily together is worth its weight in gold. Let us help you get there.

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Meet the humans

Dr Anna Muir

I live in Nercwys with my family including my two beautiful dogs. Skye is my old timer, a black spanador (cocker spaniel x labrador), who just loves meeting people. Islay is my young fox red goldador (golden retriever x labrador). She is a bundle of fun and keeps us all on our toes with her wish to chew anything she can find! Skye, Islay and my two young sons are always keen to help me test out my latest dog-friendly recipe or fun dog game idea.

I spent my teenage years volunteering at a dog rescue centre where I developed a passion for dog welfare and care. Since then, I have earnt my MSci and PhD in Zoology and worked at the University of Chester as Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader on the BSc Animal Behaviour and BSc Zoology programmes, before setting up Forests and Fetch. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning – so I know how to train people as well as dogs!

I hold an Accredited Canine First Aid qualification and am DBS checked and fully insured. I am passionate about enriching the lives of dogs and their owners and I use my scientific background to ensure that all my training methods are up to date with regards to the latest research in dog behaviour and learning.

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Continuous Professional Development

  • Professional Dog Walkers Association: Full Member
  • Accredited Dog First Aider
  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers: Career As A Dog Trainer 2 day Course
  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers: Practical Instructor 4 day Course
  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers: Loose Leaders 1 day Workshop
  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers: Happy Recallers 1 day Workshop
  • Institute of Modern Dog Trainers - Behaviour: Level 5 Working with Canine Behaviour - Analysis and Application (ongoing)

A dog called Satcha

Satcha was my rescue dog who had been mistreated and picked up as a stray. She was a nervous dog. She was scared of people, unsure of other dogs, and terrified of being alone. We worked with her to help her live her fullest life and what truly made Satcha happy was to be out on a walk. She came alive on a walk and all her worries disappeared. She was never happier than when out and about on her next adventure. Satcha taught me the power of a walk and the truly impactful effect a walk can have on a dog’s day.

If you are working, can’t walk your dog for whatever reason, or just think they would enjoy coming out with us for an extra adventure, then we are here to ensure that your dog’s day is filled with joy.

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Comfort and safety

Custom fitted van

With ventilation, custom fitted secure dog crates, side escape hatches and soft washed floors.

Clean & dry

Mud daddy dog washer and snuggly robes get your dog clean & dry before home.

GPS tag

On your dog's collar to track their walk and ensure peace of mind while they are with us.

Daily photos

Of your pooch out and about enjoying their day with Forests & Fetch.

Fully insured

DBS checked with full specialist pet business insurance through Protectivity.

Canine first aiders

Fully qualified canine first aiders, we always have your vets details to hand if we need them.

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We offset our carbon footprint via Ecologi

Caring for our world

Giving back to the community, supporting charitable work and caring for the environment is key to our ethos at Forests and Fetch.

We are a climate positive company, committed to offsetting significantly more carbon than we create through both our personal and business operations. 

You can see our virtual forest as it grows and find out more about the impact this climate positive initiative will have both here in the UK and restoring and protecting tropical forests.

Offsetting is only part of the solution though and we’ll be aiming to reduce our impact at every step of the way: only using compostable dog bags and plastic-free treats, bowls and dog soap bars. We use eco-friendly cleaning products to ensure our van is sparkly clean.

We strive to support local businesses for all our supplies and setup. In our Welcome Pack we have a yummy treat from PupCakes dog bakery and a doggy bandana printed by SicSheep, both from North Wales. Helping small businesses thrive, putting our local community first. 

Forests and Fetch also support the Guide Dogs charity.

We'll take care of your pet, just like you would.

Your dog will be a welcome part of the Forests & Fetch pack.