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 only progressive techniques designed to help both your dog and you towards a happier future together. All techniques practiced by me are compassionate, non-intrusive and are based on positive reinforcement.
All breeds of dogs benefit from positive behaviour training so whether your dog is a pup, mature, elderly or a rescue he can be guided towards exchanging unwanted conduct for positive behaviour giving both him and you a more fulfilling life together.
'Working at keeping Rocco under threshold when out walking. We have learned the importance of timing so that we can 'catch' him before he reacts and then it's easier to divert him away to something else. Rocco is a work in progress but he is moving in the right direction now we have the guidance - and the 'happy chat!" Thanks Maya.'RS, Kilmarnock 06/06/2019
''Session packed full of information and ways to help me to help Louie. I have lots of hints and tips as well as handouts and Louie's report so I won't get lost or forget what to do. There is plenty of time for questions too so you don't feel bombarded with information and there's a nice balance between the theory of training and the practical so the owner can understand what to do every step of the way. Well worth it.' LB, Irvine, 18/06/2019
'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
'Shadow at session 2. A much more relaxed dog. He listens to me much better both inside and outside the house and he is very responsive to the clicker which is great news for training in other cues as well. So many improvements, many of them small but I am happy to move at Shadows own pace.' SD, Saltcoats, 10/05/2019
'Thanks Maya. Very comprehensive session with lots to digest and apply to Maisie's everyday routine. She is such a lovely girl and doing so well I am sure she will be sorted out in no time. Many thanks.' AP, Kilmarnock, 24/04/2019
'Angus is our first dog (we have always been cat people) and we wanted to get things right from the onset.' Our session with Maya has really helped us see things from Angus' way of thinking and that makes it so much easier to train him. We were so happy to see his behaviour change very quickly into the session too. We know there is work to do and know we know what to do we are more than happy to help Angus become the puppy we want him to be. Very many thanks.' A&RS, Sinclairston, 03/03/2019
'Great session for Kristi and for me - even though Kristi decided to be on her best behaviour on the night! Seriously though, I saw how quickly she responded to training and once I understood what to do I felt more confident in applying the clicker method and within a couple of times using the clicker my clever girl learned the cue. Can't wait to move on to outdoor work next. Thanks Maya!' NM, Kilmarnock 11/03/2019
Harper & Millie
'Thanks for today. So much new information to help us help the girls and we cannot wait to get started. Session was easy to understand and very varied, everything was covered and we look forward to session 2.'
D&HH, Kilmarnock 02/06/2019
Harper & Millie