Maya McLaughlin ISCP.Dip.Canine.Prac, MISAP,AMICAN
Maya Canine Behaviourist                   
 Always choose a trainer who loves what they do

Always Choose a Trainer Who Loves What They Do 

As a committed dog carer you want the best for your canine companion and good behaviour is integral to the happy relationship between you and your dog.

You want your dog to be able to go anywhere without causing you embarrassment, stress or worry or that he will run away.

You want to be able to leave the house without fear he will chew up the furniture or annoy the neighbours with barking or whining.

You want your dog to greet people and other dogs without jumping up and lunging.

You want to protect your dog and others if he is exhibiting aggression towards people or other dogs.

You want your dog to be calm, confident and happy!

Just like people, dogs respond best in a positive, kind and fun environment  so you will find my practice uses progressive techniques designed to help both your dog and you towards a happier future together.

All breeds of dogs benefit from  behaviour training so whether your dog is a pup, mature, elderly or a rescue he can be guided towards exchanging unwanted conduct for more acceptable behaviour giving both him and you a  more fulfilling life together.


'Very interesting 2 hours and we learned so much. I am sure the training will set Sophie up to win now we have a clear plan in how to help her and we all understand the importance in working together.' KI & Family, Prestwick 30/10/2019

'Thanks for today Maya  - could write more but you know...' NT, Kent, 10/11/2019


'Great thanks Maya. Jake is a brilliant dog, so athletic and he is doing so well. I will be taking suggestions on board and loo forward to even more progress with him. Thanks again.'

 JH, Ayr 01/06/2019


'Tried so many things to help this boy that I didn't know what else to do except I knew I was not giving up on him. I have brought him on so far in the 7 months I've had him but it seems some traits can't be shifted so thanks so much for your help and support Maya - means so much, it really does. ' DB, Durham, 02/11/2019


'Will definitely be putting the recommended strategies in place to help guide and train Ari so that he understands exactly what behaviour we are looking for and where his place is in the home. Thanks again Maya .' DB, Fenwick 29/10/2019 

  Frankie & Bro

'Trigger management has really helped me and the boys Maya and it has made such a difference. Here we are at a Summer Fayre and look at how relaxed they were. I admit I was on high alert but no need my boys were perfect gentlemen! Thanks again.' SH, Sussex, 02/07/2019


''Thanks for all the help today. So much information and help for our boy and we are starting straight away.' MD&LH, Tarbolton 26/07/2019


'He was brilliant Maya! I have a new dog to walk! Thanks to you for explaining about his stress and helping. I cannot thank you enough - seriously!' JM, Darvel, 22/11/2019


'Thanks for the info. I knew it was me!' Seriously though the session was very informative and I am ready and willing to try out all the strategies and exercises to help Harley get back on track.'

JB, Irvine, 16/08/2019


'Hank is a super dog in every way and we are delighted to enhance his training with some structured hands-on behavioural work. There is so much to learn here (for human as well as canine!) Thanks Maya.'  BM, Troon 17/07/2019


'Lots of information to process here and we are glad to have this help for Bica and for us. It is helping us to understand Bica and to help her to feel at ease and happy here in her new home with us. We will implement all the strategies and especially the cue words and work together to help Bica become relaxed and stress free. Many thanks'  LB, Fenwick 15/08/2019


'The main reason for the training was really to ensure we have things right and the tips and strategies employed during the two hours proved invaluable and useful moving forward with Jack.  Many thanks Maya.'  GM, Troon, 31/010/2019

'Bunty is a lovely wee soul and I am anxious to do the best for her so I wanted to get some guidance on the biting and toileting as well as some help with the leash walking and recall. I must say Maya's Puppy Workshop training has been fabulous and Maya covered all my concerns and more.  I would recommend without hesitation.' NR, Newton Mearns, 09/06/2019


'Thanks for today Maya. I loved the session and the handouts  so I can read then over again later. I learned so much I didn't know about dogs and Woody in particular and I am so pleased he is doing well. I understand he is only young and has a way to go but I will definitely be taking your advice and training him along as we discussed. I love the idea of a report afterwards too so I don't have to feel I need to remember everything as it is quite a lot to take in at once.'  LR, Hurlford , 13/09/2019


‘Thank you! Don’t feel as nervous letting George loose around the other dogs now we understand what is happening between them. Learning to Think Dog!’ LS & Family, Troon, 27/08/2019


'Lots to learn here and it is fascinating stuff. Many ways to help Lily and I am getting started right away!'  RC, Ardrossan, 21/07/2019


Rarely have I worked with a dog as scared and as shut down as this 2 y/o male Lab. As can be seen from these heartbreaking pictures Mr Lewis desperately wants to trust and is trying his best. Although he cannot yet bear to be in the same room as a female, he has come a long way in the short time he has been with his lovely new family. Rehabilitation will be slow and there will be good and not so good days on his journey but with love, care and behavioural guidance Lewis will make it. Lewis was a stud rental dog. Reason for sale ‘stock needs to be thinned out’. Yet another reason to ADOPT don’t SHOP people! Dalrymple, 09/12/2018


'Maya you have been such a help! I am so glad I called on you and I can see it is never too late to teach a dog new tricks! It is very much all about Selkie and watching her signs - and yes if she can do it outside she can do it inside too. I will be in touch with updates. Many thanks again.' AT, Ayr, 06/06/2019


'Thanks for the session today. It was very informative and in such a short time I learned a lot about my dog and about myself as a dog owner.  I can see Jasper responding to cues and although he can be  stubborn at times I have the right set of tools to help him along now. Big thank you.' TR, Ayr 04/07/19

'Thanks so much for a fascinating session. We learned a lot in the time and Mack did too! We are getting started on things tonight and are determined to work together to help Mack as he is a super Beagle and we want the best for him. We will be taking full advantage of the the aftercare service you offer no doubt and many thanks again.' 

                                                                    LB & Family, Kilmaurs 23/09/2019

''Rosie has responded really

well to the suggestions made by Maya during the session and particularly well to the clicker training.

We will continue to work hard with her as she is a very loving family member and has lots to offer when the current issues are resolved.
I'm sure we will have ups and downs but we would like to thank Maya for her excellent session and advice.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any friends or family experiencing any dog concerns.'
J&A Quinn , Troon 13/10/2019

'Stanley really did enjoy the session as did we. I think it is about confidence as much as anything and about knowing what to do if XYZ happens is an invaluable aid to training and is helping Stanley get the most out of his life too. We will definitely be keeping it up and have taken everything on board. Thanks so much Maya.' SF, Ayr 17/10/19


'Maya - please just move in!' J&RM Kilmarnock 30/09/2019


'Thanks so much Maya. Sparky was very good today and did not react to any cars at all. I think I see what you mean about rewarding his fear so I will be changing my behaviour and doing what you ask. He is such a super boy and is so curious about everything. I am so pleased there are so many things we can do to help him.'  JS, Moscow, Galston, 05/11/2019

‘Great job! Murphy and I learned a lot and I am delighted with Maya's style of training which is  patient, kind, and definitely all about the dog.' EM, Irvine,, 25/08/2019


'Thanks for your help today Maya. Belle is very receptive to the clicker and is a very fast learner. We are going to read through everything you have left us and get started on her training. Many thanks again.’ F&MK, Troon, 29/07/2019


''Thanks for this. We feel more able to cope now. One particular aspect of Tilly's behaviour had overshadowed all else and now it is clear that all her behaviours are linked and that 'fixing' is doable. We are all much happier.  Thanks again.' IC & Family, Barrhead 21/10/2019


‘Maya we really enjoyed today your love and knowledge towards animals is fantastic and second to none’. J&AK, Gateshead, 05/08/19


'Miley is such a clever girl, she soon got the hang of click training and understood that when she was calm and gentle she received the attention she was looking for all along. The transformation was so quick she was like a different dog when Maya left and I am so looking forward to working with my dog now"  LM, Cumnock 25/10/2019


'Thanks for the work today Maya. Really helpful all round and a fair bit to take in. Betty is a great pup and I am sure she will do well. The strategies around food  in particular was an eye opener! ' PD, Fenwick, 01/11/2019


'Great session with so much valuable information to help our girl and us too. We are itching to get on with it and cannot wait for outdoor work and session 2..'  L&SS, Troon, 07/10/2019


'Can't believe it was so quick! Harley responded so  well.' Not difficult at all. Thanks so much! LC, Hurlford, 09/10/2019



'Maya was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I contacted her. Learned such a lot today, particularly about leash training.  It's great that there is an 'all-round' type of behaviour training out there that helps all aspects of a dog and Maya will spend as much time with you as you and your dog needs. Very many thanks.' JK, Ayr, 25/07/2019


''So kind of you Maya. Appreciate the help for my two boys. They are lovely dogs and deserve a lovely life and I am committed to doing the best for them. Really good of you.'  KW, Ayr, 24/09/2019


'Thanks so much for seeing us on a Sunday! Learned so much and we can't believe how well behaved the boys were :) Seriously though we did learn such a lot in the time and are so glad we came down. Many thanks again.' G&PS, Fife 14/07/2019


'‘Great stuff! Thanks for the work and the demo too. You have made a great friend in Scout. He is such a gentle lad and I am so pleased I have the guidance to do right by him. Thanks again Maya. LS, Troon 09/08/19


'So pleased to have found you and my 'dog head' Maya!'  MC, Largs, 25/10/2019


'So pleased to have help for Juno! too Many thanks!L&SS, Troon 07/10/2019


'Thank you so much again Maya. You have been an amazing help and I look forward to working with Bentley.'He did so well on the trial walk that I just know he can do it. Will let you know how we get on.' 

JL, Troon 22/05/2019

‘Now we know what to do we are sure both dogs, and Milo especially, will get to know what we want him to do. He was already getting it before you left and as long as we are all pulling together their behaviour will get better.’ Hendren Family, Kilmarnock, 09/09/2019


'Fully on board with everything and there are some great tips here. Clyde will do fantastically well  so thanks so much.' ZT, Irvine 01/10/2019

'Thank you Maya for the help, I really appreciate it. I will keep in touch and let you know how the boys are doing. We will work really hard on the programme and let you know. Kerry, Ralph & Wilbur x"  (Derbyshire, 27/10/2019)


'Nice to have things organised in my mind. I like the cue word idea so that Stuart won't get confused. He behaved very well and I think he will learn quickly. I also like the fact that I can have free support too, just incase I get stuck. Very worthwhile and great value for money. Thanks Maya.' IC, Ardrossan, 22/07/19


'Lexie did well at training today. She wants to learn and it is all about us teaching her well. I appreciated your coming out to watch me working with her Maya as I feel that helped a lot too. Thanks so much.' MS, Mauchline 08/08/19

'Martha is doing well. Her behaviour is getting better and although she still has a yip at Hannah she changes it when she realises what she's done. Indoors the girls are more relaxed and Martha is too. I know Martha hasn't been with us long but she is improving every day and I thank you for the help Maya.' SW, Lincoln, 27/10/2019