About Us

Hey Welcome To Dogs Barn!

Thanks for checking out Dogsbarn,

I am John, the owner of the blog and dad to 2 boisterous Golden Retrievers

My wife and I are fanatical dog people and have been for as long as we can remember, we counted that between us since childhood we have had over 9 different dogs with George and Henry our two Golden Retrievers being the latest additions.

Owning this breed, we’ve discovered that exercise is vital to keep them happy and healthy. This blog combines our two passions of blogging and keeping our dogs active and healthy.


Wouldn’t it be great to find one site for all the information you need about your best friend’s exercise needs?

Well, now you can! Here at Dogs Barn we aim to provide content on everything and anything to do with exercise and fitness with more info than you can “Shake, Throw a stick at”

We are a small group of dog lovers from the Northeast of England. Our team comes from various backgrounds in, Journalism, Health, Technology and Research and we aim to provide detailed insight into two of the most important aspects of dog care. We also have a professional dog groomer to call on and a qualified dog behaviourist on out growing team.

One thing we all have in common is a love of dogs. Not only will the site contain expert advice on physical and mental activity plus grooming, but we will also be posting fun facts, popular breed info, interesting topics and stories that every dog owner will enjoy.

So, if you have just acquired a new puppy, rescued a dog from a shelter, or have owned a dog for years. Whether it is a Cockapoo, Boxer, Staffie or Mutt you can rest assured we are the “Go-To” website for exercise and activity tips aiming to help you be the owner they deserve.

About Donna Hepburn

Hi, I’m Donna, the content editor and writer at Dogsbarn. I have always had dogs in my life. From Rottweilers to Jack Russells, Boxers, Staffies and these days a very pampered little Frenchie called Isla, who I rescued from Hungary.

I have spent my life surrounded by dog hair, muddy paws, bad breath and their unconditional love. I am a qualified dog behaviourist and am involved with several dog rescue charities. When I’m not writing about dogs I enjoy travel, reading and of course walking with my four-legged friend.

About Liane Devlin

I was born in the Northeast of England, where I still live with my hubby, 2 children and 2 gorgeous Goldies

I spend hours dog walking along the beautiful Northumberland coast and am trying to practice agility with the younger of the two (that’s not going too well)

I’m mad about dogs and am so lucky to have my dream job writing about them plus learning new ways to reduce their constant shedding and tackle their high energy levels.

Golden Retriever owners will know that grooming and activity are essential to their well-being and that applies to all breeds, so this site is a fantastic go-to whatever dog you own

The Most Important Members of our Team

At Dogsbarn we have a team of resident canine testers for all things related to fitness and taking care of your dog, helping you make an informed decision before choosing which option is right for you and your canine companion!

Here they are, all looking quite happy about being on camera!





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