Who are Kustmarken
Kustmarkens Hundtjänst works with breeding and training different types of working dogs; guide dogs for the visually impaired, protection and tracking dogs for the Police and Armed Forces, as well as assistance dogs for people with disabilities or special needs. Since the start in 1993, they have delivered over 400 guide dogs certified by the National Association of the Visually Impaired.
Robert and Carina, who run Kustmarken, have extensive experience in both breeding and training, as well as training for guide dog handlers, which is also an important piece of the puzzle for the dog and its handler to become a close-knit team. Most of the dogs that are raised and trained at Kustmarken are Labradors, but also some poodles, to suit dog handlers with asthma or allergies. German Shepherds are bred for the police and the Armed forces.
Why Kustmarken chooses Petgood
"We have worked profesionally with dogs for 30 years and have tried many different types of feed. We are happy to have found petgood, it's very functional. The dogs have healthy stomachs, good body conditions, nice fur and most importantly - they make use of the nutrition. Petgood is the best dog food we have ever used."
- Robert Jönsson, Kustmarken
Function is most important
Robert and Carina who is in charge of Kustmarken have long experience of both breeding and training, and a key piece of the puzzle is of course the dogs' diet. The most important aspect for Robert and Carina when it comes to feed is that the dogs are healthy, have well-functioning stomachs and do not develop itching or similar problems. It is of course also important that the dogs like the food.
The functional aspects are especially important when it comes to high-performing working dogs. The dogs are exposed to many different environments, sometimes stressful ones, which puts extra weight on them being able to maintain calm stomachs and not get diarrhea; "It is of utmost importance that the dogs and their stomachs work well - not only for the sake of the dog but also for the dog handler. A dog that gets diarrhea when stressed is difficult for the dog handler to manage, and leads to unnecessary worry and anxiety. With petgood, the stomachs have been perfect, which is a comfort both to us and their handlers," explains Robert.
Fur quality and sustainability as a bonus
Carina has also noticed an improvement in the dogs' fur and that they shed less since the change to petgood in 2021. At the same time, both she and Robert are happy about the environmental aspect of petgood and that it is a sustainable alternative, especially considering the amount of feed that is needed in their business.
The partnership with Kustmarken is very close to our heart and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their important work.
The dog's food and well-being are important
Robert and Carina have a great passion for their very work, and are passionate about the well-being of both dogs and people. That the dog is healthy is of course a key for both dog and handler. That's where the feed comes in as a contributing factor to provide happy, healthy dogs with stable stomachs, so they can carry out their important tasks.
"It is of the utmost importance that the dogs and their stomachs work well - not only for the sake of the dog but also for the dog handler. A dog that, for example, gets diarrhea when stressed is of course difficult for the dog handler to take care of, and leads to unnecessary worry. With petgood, the stomachs have been tip-top, which feels safe both for us and for their new owner."
- Robert Jönsson, Kustmarken
We are proud to be partner with Kustmarken 💜
We at petgood have collaborated with Kustmarken for over a year, and are very proud to have been able to follow their work during this time and see the new litters and guide dog stars being raised with petgood. Next, we will tell you more about Kustmarken's work, meet handlers and dogs, as well as share training tips and other exciting things from Kustmarken!