Work with us

Work with us

Our Family Dog is one-stop-shop for first-time dog owners, placing the needs of both dogs and their owners at the heart of what we do. We provide simple, accessible, non-judgmental advice to help owners align the needs of their dogs with their own busy lifestyles.

We’re a community interest company, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 11764877. 

Why is this needed? 

Studies have identified a mismatch between the expectations and reality of dog ownership, and a lack of preparation by owners prior to acquiring a dog. The main reasons cited by owners who relinquish their dogs to rescue centres are being unprepared for the commitment of dog ownership and problem behaviours with their dogs. This is often because the needs of dogs are at odds with their owners’ lifestyles. 

Our aim is to break this cycle by better preparing people for dog ownership through the provision of timely and relevant advice and support. 

Informed by behaviour change theory, our audience-centric approach allows us to better understand the needs, lifestyles and challenges faced by dog owners; so that we can create more effective and sustainable solutions to dog welfare problems. 

Our work aligns with the latest science and best practice in animal heath, welfare, behaviour and training. We are governed by a set of guiding principles to support dog owners to meet the health, happiness and welfare needs of their dogs. 

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our work. 

How you can work with us

Please first read our guiding principles to make sure that we’re a good match. If so, please get in touch, We’d love to hear from you. 

Sponsorship opportunities. Promote your product or service with a sponsored post in our lifestyle section, or engage with new puppy owners through our Puppy First Year email series. 

Product trials. Invite an honest review from the Our Family Dog community about your product or service. 

Write for us. We welcome pitches from individuals or companies who are experts in subject matters that would be of interest to first-time dog owners, to write for Our Family Dog. 

Link to us. If you are looking for good quality information for dog owners to promote on your website, please link to us. If you do, please let us know. 

Connect with us on social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

How we can help you

If you’re a dog welfare organisation or a pet business, we can can help you. Through our consultancy service we can support you to use human behaviour change theory to achieve your organisation’s objectives. Please get in touch to find out more.