About Us

Our Contributors

Shayla McConnell

​Shayla​ has been working closely with animals for over 10 years. She initially trained and worked as a Vet Tech Assistant in a local emergency clinic for several years, before eventually changing career paths and becoming a full time Dog Groomer (and absolutely loving it.)

​After ​assisting with hundreds of ​​​dog owners - Shayla has a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to help you save time, money, and even some heartbreak.

​Liam Barnes

​Liam (and his ​chocolate lab Sam) are the main web designers ​here at PlayBarkRun. But Liam also writes about his experience as a passionate dog owner.  

But where his unique skills come into play is cooking and baking healthy alternative food for dogs. Whether it's creating a raw food routine, or baking a healthy treat, Liam has dog nutrition down to a science. 

​We have dedicated our lives to dogs.

With our background in grooming, healthcare, training, and just having big-hearts for animals, we have a lot of knowledge and personal experience we want to share with you. It's important to us that every bit of information we share is as accurate and honest as possible.

Follow us on our journey to helping people become better dog owners. You can follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, we post there everyday. If you have any other feedback feel free to email me at Shayla [at] playbarkrun.com.


- Shayla and Liam

The name PlayBarkRun was inspired by our famous Labrador Retriever, Sam, who loves nothing more than to, well... Play, Bark, and Run.