The Dog Helpline (now called DIAL) was founded in 2011 by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, principal of The International School of Canine Practitioners.

  In January 2014 I (Theo Stewart) took over The Dog Helpline and renamed it DIAL. Amongst many other things, I am a graduate of The International School of Canine Practitioners and am honoured to be an approved Victoria Stilwell Positively trainer. Over the years I have worked with thousands of dogs and their carers.

Not everyone has access to a local behaviourist they can trust, who uses only positive, compassionate methods to rehabilitate dogs. DIAL, whilst being no substitute for 'hands-on' home visits, is a far better alternative to having someone who uses dominance methods and punishment - or to doing nothing at all.

Here I am with my five dogs.