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


'Things make sense with Bella when it is explained and when you stop and think about it. She is a great girl who just doesn't know her size and once she knows what we want she is so quick to give us what we ask for. The  idea of 'don't do that, do this" way of teaching is magic and it works without telling her off' G&AM, Hurlford 12/01/2020


'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 

'Angus is a very good boy and so special in every way. He is very clever so it is no surprise he has cottoned on to click training so quickly - hopefully the other aspects of the training will follow suit.  Great work today and looking forward to continuing.' JMcA & Family, Paisley, 22/12/2019


''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, 31/10/2019

'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


''Thanks for the help and guidance Maya. The boys and I will be putting it into practice very soon!" KT, Cardiff, 03/01/2020

‘Sorry to see the end of our sessions but thoroughly enjoyed them all and have learned so much. Rufus has settled is doing so well now and I am so much more confident starting work knowing he is settled. Thanks so much.LP, Newmilns, 06/01/2020

‘Thank you for your expertise Maya. We have enjoyed our Sunday sessions and have seen Angus’ improvement week on week. He is a super dog and we are only too happy to step up for him and give him the time and space he needs and help him move forward when he is ready.The McAndrews Crew, Paisley 05/01/2020


'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

‘Bye Aunty Maya your work here is done because I am now officially a Very Good Boy!’ Hunter Connor & Family, Ardrossan 07/01/2020


'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


'These little dogs have so much to withstand from their past it really is criminal and Sparky is such a good  dog and so loving. I am so happy you are there to help and I really mean that.'   JS, Moscow, Galston, 16/01/2020

‘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

‘Fab work. Learned so much in a short time and Alba is responding so well. We just have to keep it up – which we will do as the results are absolutely worth it.’ CM, Monkton, 08/01/2020

'Nearly called to cancel session as I don't like admitting I don't know things but I am glad I didn't! So informative and we learned so much about how to help our boy in all kinds of ways. The click training was superb and Robbie caught on  straight away - he is that clever. We need to keep everything up now and that we will do because we need him to be the best he can be. Thanks again"  R&EM, Mauchline, 16/01/2020  


'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


'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

'Great first session. Rupert was very well behaved - expect for at the end! We are all in and have started working and eagerly ready for session 2.'  The Armstrongs, Irvine, 11/12/2019

Rufus was very receptive pretty much from the beginning of the training which is great news. Will be working on and ready for next session when it comes.'  LP, Newmilns, 14/12/2019

''I know it's only Hunter's first session and there is a lot to learn but I am glad we chose you to help him and us  so that we know he is getting the best behavioural help and training.  Look forward to continuing. Thanks again Maya.'  A&JC, Saltcoats 19/12/2019