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I have started a website called www.roverrecommended.com to help plan day trips and holidays with your dog. 100% of the proceeds from the site go to the dog rescue charity the Border Collie Trust GB.

My own dog Holly was rescued from a pound in Ireland by this charity.

We really appreciate your help as this means that  we can raise lots more money for dog rescue.

Kind regards

update on 'Rocco' the Brown Lab with the Red PCW

I have taken Rocco for a walk first time in a long while as I've got mobility issues and he walks fab for even without the Dogmatic however my son walks him often and doesn't enjoy it due to Rocco sniffs everything and nosey around. Today my son came home and said I like this Dogmatic rocco not sniffing and nosey as much he walks with his head up looking proud and I enjoyed it even in the rain. Rocco doesn't like the rain and can be fidgety not with his Dogmatic on. So thank you for getting my son to enjoy walking Rocco and for Rocco to walk calmly in the rain. It must be the Dogmatic because we've not changed anything else.

Our beautiful German Shepherd Rosa


0ur family's journey with our beautiful German Shepherd Rosa began just under 5 years ago, when Rosa was a little puppy.

 I purchased her only months after my beloved granny named Rosa passed away. My husband, I and our 5 children, are and have always been a very happy and caring family full of love , smiles and laughter. We had 2 wonderful male German Shepherd's before and during having kiddies, which  we sadly lost due to  a brain tumour and old age. We decided we would only have small dogs due to our large family and size of our home. One day I decided whilst grieving for my dear grandparents that I could no longer be without a German Shepherd . Along came Rosa with our experience with German Shepherd's.  I believed I did everything I could for her as a puppy I attended socialising classes and got her used to many surroundings, outside noises etc. everything was going well, Rosa fitted nicely into our very happy family and she got on well with our very precious female Jack Russell everything was good until Rosa started to mature Rosa became a challenge when around other dogs and at home there were battles about who is the boss I knew Rosa needed to go for a walk but I  was scared she would meet other dogs, I knew this would have been fed down the lead to Rosa and would have made the situation worse as she would have wanted to protect me, so I avoided it. After a few years Rosa and our Jack Russell relationship began to get worse, then within the last 6 months things got really bad with them, resulting in Rosa physically attacking her a couple of times.  We could see no answers, I felt I had let Rosa down and the only thing I could do now for her was to re-home her so she could find someone who could give her what I could not. It broke my heart because I have such a strong bond with her, she adores our kiddies and we all love her dearly.   
I am a great believer that things happen for a reason and what is meant to be will be, when phoning numerous rehoming centres, I came across the number
of Eastern German Shepherd Rescue, this was meant to be. We can't  thank EGSR and their volunteers especially Mel, Damon, Adele and Paula, enough for their support, advice, help with walking and socialising with other dogs. EGSR recommended the Dogmatic  Headcollar and training lead, they are brilliant and perfect compared to others we have used in the past. The walking has started well and my family and I took Rosa along to EGSR walk which was amazing. You can overcome many obstacles with the correct mental attitude and never be afraid to ask for help. I believe along life's journey we come across challenges and tests, with the help of EGSR my family and I have begun to pass this test, we are all standing tall, with great big smiles on our faces and our beautiful, very precious German Shepherd Rosa beside us
from Donna Peter and family.

I would just like to say how pleased I am with my headcollars.

We have working malamutes, who are young, enthusiastic and very strong. Walking them was becoming a nightmare, and almost uncontrollable. People would cross the street to avoid us, and, considering I’ve always owned perfectly behaved Samoyeds before these two, very embarrassing!

Your headcollars arrived promptly, and were easy to fit. The dogs adapted well and now cannot chase that rabbit, bird, flapping leaf etc.


Walking them has become enjoyable again, and I can, once again, feel proud of my dogs!


Thank you


The Dogmatic head collar fits well ...


After recently receiving two Dogmatic head collars in size 3 red PCW and giving them a good try out, I wanted to share with you two pictures I have taken of my dogs wearing their dogmatic head collars and share this feedback which I would welcome you to add to your website:

"I have recently purchased Dogmatic head collars from yourself for our two big dogs Max and Mojo. Max is a 4 year old Collie x Rottweiler rescue dog and Mojo is a 1 1/2 year old Northern Inuit. Both my boys are big, strong and energetic but both can be walked with ease by using their Dogmatic head collars. As a professional dog walker (www.mizzpawz.co.uk) I have tried most head collars over the years and have found various faults with all of them. I have considered getting a Dogmatic for some time and recently tried a friends and after a successful trial I decided to purchase my own for Max and Mojo. I am very glad I did.

The Dogmatic head collar fits well and they seem comfortable when worn as my dogs don't try to pull them off constantly as with other head collars and they don't pull at their faces. The Dogmatic head collar provides great control and makes walks more pleasurable.

I practice walking to heal with my dogs on and off-leash but due to them being young, excitable and strong I prefer the added security of a head collar when I need control as a lapse in concentration by the dog such as a passing dear or rabbit etc can often mean that they forget their training and will pull. I find the dogmatic head collar to be an effective, kind and gentle method of maintaining control of my dogs when needed.

Another aspect I like about the Dogmatic head collar is the range of colours and the friendly patterns which look great and distinctive. In the past I have had people mistake other head collars for muzzles but I doubt this one can be mistaken so easily. I ordered the red PCW which looks great and is I have to add that it is manufactured to a high standard.

My experience of ordering was a positive one and we received good communication even when we had to return an item to order a different size.

I have liked DogmaticUK from my business facebook page and after my experiences with this head collar I would be happy to recommend them to my customers."

Kind Regards

Deborah O'Neill

Mizz Pawz -  www.mizzpawz.co.uk


I just wanted to drop you a line to compliment you on your fantastic Dogmatic collar.


I had been having serious pulling problems with my Samoyed dog, When I came across your website. Having studied the product and read the reviews, I just had to purchase your product.


It arrived promptly on Monday last week and I couldn't wait to try it out !!!!  IT REALLY WORKS


I took Blizzard (sorry Children named him) out for his walk and although he was a little unhappy, THE PULLING STOPPED INSTANTLY !!!!!!


I then  took him out for his walk the following day, and with a little control needed i was able to get him to walk to heel. I haven't stopped raving about this product ever since, and I talk to a lot of people in my line of work.


I hope I've been able to get across in my email how happy I am and I really can't thank you enough.


From an ecstatic customer

My Great Dane Ruby

Good morning


I have recently had to part with my Great Dane Ruby at nine and a half years of age.  She came from rescue at 18 months and had never been out with other dogs, we tried everything and then a friend told us about the Dogmatic and it changed our lives and by the time she was 3 we could go back to an ordinary collar and lead.  We had a wonderful time together.


I just wanted to say a big thank you, the Halti is all very well and good but no where near as effective (or comfortable) as a dogmatic.

I’m now obviously on the lookout for a new dog and although at 62 I’m cautious about getting a larger breed (always my favourite), I know I can rely on the dogmatic to help if I get into bother with pulling etc which can happen even with the best of training.

Anyway, thank you again and good luck with your business

Kind regards

Pam Harrison

Sent: 10 November 2012

Thank you for this superb product!




I would like to tell you how much your product has helped me with Dexter. He had been dumped at the age of 13 months, and ended up in the pound.

Fortunately a London rescue group found him and took him away from there.


When I adopted Dexter he was 14 months, already big for a Labrador, and had never been walked full stop - let alone on a lead and collar.

He was also a very 'reactive' dog - he would lunge violently at the sight of anything which scared him. These triggers included horses; white vans; motorbikes; people carrying things; other dogs; cats; birds; squirrels....the list goes on......

I tried several headcollars but they either didn't work well, or were visibly uncomfortable for him. So for six months I persevered with loose-lead walking and with the help of a trainer, managed to stop Dex pulling like mad when on lead. However, he would still go beserk when scared, and lunge violently.

Then came the day when Dex spotted a horse before I did. He lunged so hard he jerked the lead clean out of my hands, and I was sent flying to the ground, face down. We were very lucky that the road was not busy and that Dex was not hurt. Now desperate, I decided to try the only headcollar I had not yet used: the Dogmatic.

What can I say? I returned home from the first walk using a Dogmatic, and cried - with relief!

Not only did the Dogmatic work, but it did NOT ride up into Dex's eyes and nor was he able to wriggle out of it!

Crucially, the Dogmatic has enabled me to remain relaxed on our walks and keep Dex calmer, and I can then reward him for that improved behaviour.

Thank you for this superb product - it really has made such a huge difference to us :)

Please find two photos attached, showing Dexter wearing his Dogmatic.

Best wishes


I just wanted to say WOW!!!!

Charlie with his new Dogmatic collar
Charlie with his new Dogmatic collar



I just wanted to say WOW!!!!  I have today received my 2nd Dogmatic Headcollar (first one was the wrong size), and all I can say is awesome!!

It is the best money we've ever spent !

A photo of my mother-in-law, she was diagnosed with emphysema 10 years ago and has never been able to walk Lola on her own because she is too strong thanks to Dogmatic she is now able to walk Lola on her own.

...Finally worn out his last Halti !!!

Dear Zoe,
Well, Ben has finally worn out his last Halti collar. This is him modelling his new Dogmatic in brown leather with brass fittings. Who’s a pretty boy then? Seriously, at last Ben has a comfortable head collar
that does not ride up into his eyes. It controls Ben brilliantly and he no longer struggles to remove it with his paws as he did with his other branded collar. And furthermore I think he looks very smart and

...she can eat, drink, pant etc. REALLY GREAT..

I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU


 I volunteer for UK German Shepherd Rescue and have a dog that Barks at other dogs, My trainer recommended the headcollar and I bought one- they were reasonably priced, look good are easy to put on.

So nice and padded...

Just received the padded cushioned webbing training lead in the post. The fact that it is padded is soo much nicer. Thank you very much! :) It’s really good!!! So nice and padded, even when he caught me by surprise with another dog, I didn't get any blisters which I used to with a training lead I used to use. Thank you :)