About Us

My name is Iryna Rauner I'm from Russia/Ukraine.


I trained my first dog when I was 5, walked my first dog when I was 7, groomed my first dog when I was 12 and taught my first class of 8 dogs at the age of 16 .

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with dogs. I even used to groom all my fluffy dog toys!

I used to be a breeder and have had champion show dogs.

My whole life my passion has been training and grooming dogs and I never get tired of it.

I came to South Africa in 1999 and after I got over the language barrier, in 2006 I was finally able to pursue dog training and grooming full time.

YourDogAndMe was established in 2015.


About Your Dog and Me

Upcoming Courses - 2018

  • 20 - 21 August 2018: PSA Seminar - marker training, drive capping, component training, bite mechanics and the key elements in scenario based training. This is not only for PSA trainers, but anyone interested in learning to improve their training methodolgies - Jerry Bradshaw (USA) / Eternal Flame K9
  • 28 August 2018 - 2 September 2018: IMDT Workshops South Africa  - Steve Mann, UK Institute of Modern Training / DogTown Rescue Centre
    • 28 August - Intro to Scentwork
    • 29 August - Intro to Tracking
    • 30 & 31 August - Next Level Tracking
    • 1 & 2 September - Career as a Dog Trainer Course which includes a wealth of information and practical demonstrations about dog training and behaviour knowledge.

Completed Courses

2018
  • 27 April - 1 May: Protection, anti-poaching and security seminar presented by Nick Meier (USA) - SADTC
  • 20 - 21 August 2018: PSA Seminar - marker training, drive capping, component training, bite mechanics and the key elements in scenario based training. This is not only for PSA trainers, but anyone interested in learning to improve their training methodolgies - Jerry Bradshaw (USA) / Eternal Flame K9
  • 28 August 2018 - 2 September 2018: IMDT Workshops South Africa  - Steve Mann, UK Institute of Modern Training / DogTown Rescue Centre
    • 28 August - Intro to Scentwork
    • 29 August - Intro to Tracking
    • 30 & 31 August - Next Level Tracking
    • 1 & 2 September - Career as a Dog Trainer Course which includes a wealth of information and practical demonstrations about dog training and behaviour knowledge.
  • Search and Rescue Seminar - Robin Harflett (SA)
  • Service and Therapy Dogs Seminar Beginners - SADTC
  • Service and Therapy Dogs Seminar Level 1 - SADTC
  • Behaviour Workshop and Tracking Seminar - Steve Mann, UK Institute of Modern Training / DogTown Rescue Centre
  • Puppies, Beginners and Semi-Advanced Seminar - Onno Brens (Holland)
  • Tracking, Protection and Detection Work Seminar Level 3 - Jerry Bradshaw (USA)
  • Puppies, Beginners, Semi-Advanced, Detection & Tracking Seminar - Onno Brens (Holland)
  • Instructor Course Level 3 - SADTC
  • Tracking, Protection and Detection Work Seminar Level 2 - Jerry Bradshaw (USA)
  • Tracking, Protection and Detection Work Seminar Level 1 - Jerry Bradshaw (USA)
  • Instructor Course Level 2 - SADTC
  • Instructor Course Level 1 - SADTC

Looking for a Dog?

In 2010 my hero, Lauren Price, introduced me to networking for rescues and I have been involved ever since. My own dogs are rescues and they are the best breed by far!

If you are looking for a dog, adopt first - don't shop. There are thousands of friends waiting for you at SPCAs and shelters across the country.

Allergic to Dogs?

If you or any member of your family are allergic to dogs, you may want to try a Labradoodle. This breed has been specifically bred for hyper allergenic people.

We recommend Claire Madgwick at Magic Labradoodles. Her dogs come from a UK imported, top quality bloodline.

My life, heart and soul belong to dogs!