Roland has worked with dogs since 2002, both in Slovakia and then England. This time has been spent dog training, boarding, walking and working in dog rescue. He is a qualified agility instructor.

He has two dogs of his own, Hektor (a crossbreed) and Hilary (a malinois). He competes in obedience with both of his dogs and won the Inter Regional Obedience at Crufts in 2008 with Hektor. Hilary is just starting her obedience career and has already won out of novice class. Roland has also trained Hektor and other dogs in agility, working trials and search and rescue.