Meet our Dog Dudes

Welcome to the Dog Dudes Page, here you can find out a bit more about the dudes running the walks. 



Rob Osman - Fully Qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Bristol

Favourite Dog Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback or Hungarian Vizsla. I can't choose

Unusual Fact: Rob has a deep dark past as a bit of an actor and once played Nicholas Nickleby in a 6hr epic version of the play. Be glad you didn't have to sit through that!

Super Power: Talking! Apparently.

Hobbies: Hanging with my boy Titch, surfing, van life, Dudes & Dogs.

Rob’s Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host: Although not hosting walks whilst he manages the training of Dog Dudes, Rob's (now famous) dog Mali goes just about everywhere he does.

Simon Dendle

Location: Lincolnshire

Job: Financial Planner / Firefighter

Dream: To Fly Air Ambulance

Mission: To show people it doesn’t matter where you started, anything is possible.

Dog: Jasper - Cockerpoo

Best trick: Making things vanish. Especially when involving food.



Nick Poulton - Fully qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Henley on Thames, South Oxfordshire

Favourite Dog Breed: Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Unusual Fact: Nick has seen a ghost. No, really.

Super Power: Nick claims he can connect any film to any film by a series of factual links (Kinda like the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon without the Kevin Bacon bit)

Hobbies: Running, watching films, writing, listening to music, walking & talking

Nick’s Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host: Otto, a young Wirehaired Vizsla, who is full of beans, totally soppy and loves EVERYONE!


Matt Selwyn - Fully qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Gloucester

Favourite Dog Breed: Labrador

Unusual Fact: Holds a black belt in traditional Wado Ryu kickboxing

Super Power: Matt has an unwavering ability to support his local rugby team – GLAWSTER, GLAWSTER.

Hobbies: Finding new music and attending gigs, long walks with his dog, “playing” the guitar.

Matt’s Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host: Oakey, a 5-year-old Labrador X Vizsla, who is never happier than when rolling in mud.

Kieran Yarwood - Fully qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Gloucester

Favourite Dog Breed: Golden Retriever

Unusual Fact: I've had more dogs stay the night at my house than I've had people visit

Super Power: Being able to eat 24/7



Ryan Curtis

Area: Bristol South 

Favourite Dog Breed: Dachshund 

Unusual Fact: I put hot sauce on a cooked breakfast

Super Power: the ability to trip over thin air


Charlie Taylor

Area: South Bristol "Massive" 

Dog: Bechon Bolognese 

Claim to Fame: I’ve met the big 3 - Princess Di, Michael Jackson and Donald Trump, oh and Andi Peters bought my iPhone for me 

Super Power: Spotting typos on menus and signs. I’m genuinely remarkable at it.


Christian Williams - Fully qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Bridgend

Dog Name: Hank

Unusual Fact: Once worked on the film set for the movie ‘Show Dogs’

Super Power: Tyson Fury’s No 1 Fan


Tony Phipps - Fully qualified Dog Dude & Mental Health First Aider

Area: Bath

Favorite Dog: Bull Dog

Super Power: Speed

Interesting Fact: Tony became friends with a Taliban sniper who tried to kill Tony and his patrol. 


Michael Seaborne

Area: Brighton

Favourite Dog Breed: How are you supposed to choose just one! 

Unusual Fact: Can fit a whole dry Weetabix in my mouth

Super Power: Making the drinking of coffee during exercise sessions seem perfectly normal

Hobbies: In a dance crew called Outta Puff Daddys, walking and running (when not broken)

Michael’s Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host: Loki a 5 year old Labrador X Cocker Spaniel who is the most happy and chilled out chap (unless you try to post anything through my door!)


Ian Coates
Area: Cardiff
Favourite Dog: Weimaraner 
Unusual fact : Can pick up a tennis ball with one foot
Super power : Cooking curries
Hobbies : Finding new walks, coaching kids rugby, and running with my dog
Ian's Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host : Ruby, a young Weimaraner, very bouncy and friendly She can find tennis balls on the most remote walk and is partial to the odd bit of horse poo...

Simon Apps

Area: South Bristol

Favourite Dog Breed: Cocker Spaniel 

Unusual Fact: Les Dennis has worn my dressing gown

Super Power: I am extremely average at a lot of things

Hobbies: cycling, gardening, rock climbing, anything outdoors/nature-based

Simon's Dog & fellow D&D Walk Host: Simon doesn't have a furry friend at the moment, he is waiting until the time is right with his lifestyle... but for now, he may have the odd special guest joining him along the way....



Paul Featherstone

Area: Leicestershire

Favourite Dog Breed: German Shepherd 

Unusual Fact: My great grandfather was Lord Mayor of Leicester and received an OBE for his services to St Johns Ambulance

Super Power: Running

Hobbies: Running, cycling, caravaning, walking, crazy challenges

Paul’s Dog and Fellow D&D Walk Host: Boris, the fun loving and super friendly German Shepherd, he never ceases to make me smile and is an excellent companion.