Ryan's love for canines came about when his parents brought Ziggy, a Jack Russel Terrier puppy into their home. Being from a military family he's lived all over the country, but dogs have always been a constant fascination for him.. so it was no surprise that once he left college he began working with them.
Ryan's grandfather had a passion for horse riding, so much so he built a stable block just off his home in order to care for his own 2 horses. He sadly passed away whilst competing in a race at the age of 60.
The stables sat dormant for 30 years until 2013 when Ryan brought them back to life with the help of his uncles to start Stablecroft Dog Care Services!!
Six quick years later Stablecroft has steadily grown into a truly incredible place for dogs to be whether it's day care, boarding, grooming or training.
The idea of letting dogs enjoy the outdoor space in groups, to roam, socialise and behave as naturally as dogs can has always been at the core of what Stablecroft is all about. We would't want our own dogs to live any other way and Ryan thought other like minded owners would love this environment too.
Over the years Ryan has learnt many lesson on how best to care for dogs with varying temperaments and needs, how to smoothly run a business ensuring everything is accounted for & how to manage an amazing team of people who all share a common goal in building and maintaining a special place for dogs.
Ryan enjoys travelling whenever the oppurtunity arises so in February 2016 he spent 3 weeks in Sofia, Bulgaria helping out at Animal Rescue Sofia.
This is a one of a kind shelter doing incredible work for all kinds of animals in a country where the government provides them with little to no support.
Those were 3 weeks well spent, working with their behaviourists and learning what it takes to tackle their cultural issues with dogs one step at a time. He also got to help look after some very adorable puppies!
Whilst in Phuket, Thailand, Ryan spent some time at Soi Dog Foundation. This incredible place helps care for abused and unwanted dogs and cats all around Asia.
Their story is powerful so feel free to read more below:
In 2018 Ryan rescued a Border Collie pup, something he'd wanted to do for quite some time having been so used to watching the development of puppies in the daycare.
In 2019 Ryan got his dog trainer accreditation through the IMDT and launched The Doggystyle Podcast where he talks with experts in the doggy industry, not only to learn from them but to share his findings with anyone willing to listen.
Ryan's love for dogs and business now leads him into the training world. He now offers 1 to 1 dog training, weekly group classes and online start-up business coaching!