STREETWISE DOGS launched in 2016 to provide people with challenging dogs the confidence and skills to achieve focused and calm behaviour. We provide remote and in-person behaviour consultations, training classes and courses. Our trainers use tools and techniques that research has shown to motivate dogs when improving behaviour, without the need for fear or discomfort.


We do not offer quick fixes.

Behaviour change can be a lengthy process, requiring patience and a willingness to adjust our own behaviour to learn new approaches in order to support our dog's progress. Streetwise Dogs only accept 1-to-1 bookings from people who are able to fully commit to the behaviour management and training plan drawn up for their dog. Although each element within the plan is a recommendation, you'll need to be able to trust and follow the advice for a successful outcome. Layne works on a judgement-free and transparent basis as much as is humanly possible - no question is ever stupid, you'll be supported as you apply modern fear-free techniques, and we'll practise as often as you need until you feel confident with making positive reinforcement methods work for you.

A consultation can give you a clear understanding and a practical plan, so you know that what you are doing is truly best for your dog. If you're keen to achieve a better partnership with your dog when out on walks, relaxing at home, at the vets, or making sure they behave respectfully around children, email us to discuss your options - there may be more than you think!

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Streetwise Dogs Training Ground

Little Ffordd Fawr, B4350, Llanigon, Powys, HR3 5PR


Have a dog who's out of control?

Do they ignore you and your treats?

Has their behaviour just got too much to handle?


We specialise in dogs that use aggression, are easily stressed or distracted. We train with care and confidence to provide your dog with essential life skills. Our focus is in motivating your dog as an individual to be focused and calm

Layne Arlina is an accredited Dog Trainer with a practical skillset from directly observing, managing and training both domestics and livestock. Her career with animals began in childhood, tending to the waifs and strays her mother rehabilitated on the family farm. Later, while working as a live-in pet sitter she upgraded her role to focus entirely on the work she excelled at - training animals.


Through various courses and life experiences, Layne's learnt where her strengths lie, and that is in preventing and rehabilitating animals from relying on aggression. When addressing such behaviour Layne takes a modern scientific and holistic approach, respectfully considering the whole of the animal, along with their environment, to assess the function of the behaviour. By exposing the animals individual needs in this way, a happier lifestyle is more achievable.

Being autistic, Layne shares a natural affinity with animals; intuitively understanding their acute sensitivities and the influence that has on behaviour. Her passion for both human and animal Psychology enables her to facilitate human-animal partnerships by presenting a clear account of why animals behave the way they do, and how us humans can respond to offer appropriate support as we enjoy their company.


On the family farms, various breeds of dog ran amuck but Layne was especially close to the Bullies and Shepherds, continuing with these breeds when later adopting her own. Her current companion is a recovering-reactive bullie-dog named Chester, who needed a special home due to the trauma endured before he was rescued by Boxer and Bully Saviours. Through cooperative training techniques he's overcome the majority of his PTSD-like symptoms (flight or fight behaviour) triggered by approaching people and unfamiliar dogs, sudden movement, being left alone or enclosed, being touched, loud sounds and unknown voices, plastic bags, trees, birds, shadows etc etc. Chester has gained the resilience to enjoy a social life, settle alone, go on adventures and bounce back if ever startled.

Due to that early mistreatment, Chester has longterm health conditions which have spurred Layne on to learn about canine nutrition, pharmacology, physiotherapy, fitness and alternative medicine. Chester has been the best study buddy, providing Layne with the motivation to look beyond traditional approaches and gain confidence as her experiments gave way to progress.

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