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Family Dog Mediation


You want to meet your dog's needs wholeheartedly? 

Your dog simply doesn't seem to understand what you want? 

You are having a new puppy and want to be sure to raise them right? 

Traditional dog training makes you a little uncomfortable? 

Here's how we can help you!

Guardianship is an agreement with our dogs. It’s saying to them that we are here on this Earth together until the first of us leaves it. It’s accepting that many of them wouldn’t survive given the freedom of their wild cousins yet knowing that freedom is still so very important to them and facilitating it as much as we possibly can.

Join us on a journey towards harmony and learn how you can build the very best life for you and your dog together.


Learn to be your dog's best friend. In your own space in your own time.

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Book an online family dog mediation consultation.


I am a family dog mediator, writer and educators.  

My mission is to bring the most up to date, ethical and kind dog knowledge to you. My aim in Good Guardianship is to bypass the pressures of traditional dog training and go straight to interpreting your dog in a way you can understand and work with, I help you to learn together. 

So get in touch today and let's see how I can help you. 


I'm Jay, a perennial dog student who is always looking to expand my knowledge and share it through my writing. One complex dog, Finn, has led my journey to find canine understanding. This has developed into a passion for helping others find that same understanding and connection, building their very best lives possible together.


My published books can be found below.

For Dog's Sake Podcast

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Whether you're a dog owner or you work with dogs, this is the podcast for you. The podcast covers everything dog within the training & behaviour world. From puppy blues, reactive dogs, separation anxiety, dog training tips and everything in between. Hosted by co-authors Louise Campbell-Pierson of Canine Friends UK (@caninefriendsuk) and Jay Gurden of Good Guardianship (@goodguardianship). Louise Campbell-Pierson is an award winning dog trainer & behaviour consultant specialising in separation anxiety and puppy training. Jay Gurden is a behaviour consultant and qualified family dog mediator, specialising in reactivity.

Looking for more great podcasts after listening to For Dog's Sake? We are on the list of 6 Podcasts Every Dog Lover Should Listen To so when you have listened to us, go and check them out!

This is such an excellent book on reactivity and it's written in such a way that makes the information understandable for both dog guardians and canine professionals. It helps the reader to understand and fully appreciate what their dog is going through, both emotionally and physically. I am a dog trainer and would highly recommend this book to my own clients and if you work with dogs, you definitely need this book in your collection.

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