Happy Dogs = Happy Owners!

We strive to empower you, the owner with techniques and skills that impact your dogs behaviour in real world situations, and make life with your dog not only easier, but a rewarding, enjoyable experience. 

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  • Adult Dog Training (1 yr +)
  • Puppy Training (<1 yr)
  • Puppy Classes (12 to 20 wks)
  • Puppy Workshop (8 to 12 wks)

Real World Dog Training

A dog that responds well to commands, humans, other animals and has good manners really makes it a joy to own, and the earlier you start the better.

Dogs of any age can benefit greatly from effective training with increased positive behaviours, and a more rewarding experience for both dog and owner.

Reactivity & Fearfulness Rehab

There are very few truly aggressive dogs.  The majority of aggression or reactivity cases we deal with are rooted in fear.  Either the dog has had an historic experience that prevents it interacting appropriately, has been poorly socialised with different environments, dogs or people, or there is an issue with leadership, leaving the dog no choice other than to step into the leadership role.

Mad-Academy Puppy School

Owning a puppy is a lot fun and everyday is different. Our Puppy Boot Camps are a series of 5 sessions held at a local venue, delivering all the essentials to get off to the best start and they are a great way for your pup to meet plenty of doggo friends and people too.  Both parents and children are welcome so that the whole family can enjoy the experience and learn together.

Meet The Team

Over the last 25 years we have owned and have experienced every dog breed imaginable, and we love them all, so you can rest assured your dog is in very good hands with us.

Contrary to popular belief, training your dog can be fun, and easier than you think, and life with a well behaved pooch is so much less stressful, enjoyable and rewarding!

Let The Fun Begin!

Our PIP's  (Pooch Improvement Plans) are fast fun and effective for both dog and owner, and we strive to equip and empower owners, to create a more enjoyable and rewarding relationship with their dog.

  • Do you have a new puppy and need a heads up with puppy training tips such as basic commands and etiquette?
  • Does your dog hate his crate and scream blue murder whenever you crate him?
  • Does your dog pull like a train on the lead, leaving you exhausted at the end of the walk?
  • Does your dog suffer with separation anxiety? Reactiveness to other dogs and people, or food aggression?
  • Do you struggle with recalling your dog? Does your dog have selective hearing?
  • Does your dog lack etiquette around people and other dogs? Do you need help with socialising?
  • Does your dog jump up at you, your family and friends, or young children?
  • Do you need help with food, dietary requirements and supplementation to ensure your dogs optimum health?

Our Happy Customers!

Another happy owner!

I would like to sincerely thank Steve and Sharon from mad4mutts for the fantastic training and dog walking and the progression in our 10 month old Cocker Spaniel. 6 sessions in and because of their achievement and hard work has made a massive difference. From a absolute pulling machine cocker too a much calmer dog and a delight to walk. We can't thank this couple enough for all their hard work. Looking forward to seeing the future progress etc etc thank you from Sharon and Murphy x

Sharon Morahan

13th Feb 2022

Our 5-Star Reviews!

Keegan Haynes
Keegan Haynes
9 January 2024
Have a dog Arthur who was struggling with some recall and attention ! After the appointment with mad4mutts we could see how much he enjoyed the training as well as how effective it would be . Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get their dogs trained up as they offer spectacular advice that works for the dogs and owners alike!
Graham Turner
Graham Turner
19 December 2023
Taking on a rescue Springer Spaniel brought its challenges but with the support of Steve and Mad4Mutts not only has Jake grown in confidence so have we. Clear, manageable, goals set by Steve have enabled us to follow a training programme that has brought about positive changes in such a short time. Despite a fear of men, sadly a hangover from his past, Jake bonded quickly Steve. Two lessons completed and there’s one thing we are wondering …..why didn’t we contact Mad4Mutts sooner. Thank you Steve.
Julie Bibby
Julie Bibby
18 December 2023
Contacting Steve was the best decision I made. Mickie and Sunny have their forever home with me and I was struggling to cope with their dog reactivity and reactivity to each other. Having met steve on the first session, I knew this was going to work. Being given the 'tools' to work with Mickie and Sunny had an immediate impact and we are all enjoying the exercises. A long way to go but with Steve's help, I know one day I will be able to walk both dogs together. Steve has such a nice personality, so calm with the dogs that it has an effect on me too, I'm not as tense or anxious either as when I'm on my own I can hear what Steve is saying and can visualise what he's doing with the dogs and put that into practice. Thanks Steve for the journey so far 😊
Jen Otter Bickerdike
Jen Otter Bickerdike
20 November 2023
I literally can not thank Steve enough for all he has done for me and my rescue dog Woody. When I got in touch with Steve, I literally was worried I was going to have to give our dog back to the rescue organization- Woody was reactive to people, dogs, cars, bikes- you name it. My husband kept saying "this dog is not working." I had not slept in three weeks and was crying every day as I was so tired and frustrated. I had already paid hundreds with another 'behaviorist' and was literally at my wits end. Steve changed everything. Three sessions in, Woody is going on hour walks, calmly navigating people, cars, dogs, bikes and children. He is a joy to be around, and I have never been more in love with a dog. I owe Steve my sanity and my marriage, and am so thankful for all of the unending support and care he has given our family and our special dog. I can not recommend highly enough. DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE!
sarah parsons
sarah parsons
6 November 2023
I can highly recommend Steve. He knows what he is talking about and can perform magic!
Jodie Collier
Jodie Collier
27 October 2023
Couldn’t recommend Steve enough. He has massively helped Mylos lead walking, obedience and impulse control. Also my confidence on walking a very excitable Labrador has grown massively through his help. Steve is very knowledgable and rational and no problem is too big for him. He adores the dogs he works with and puts the time into building a relationship with them which I admire. His training has ensured that I am going to get the dog that I want, a calm non reactive dog. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We will definitely see you at the obedience classes! 😊 Ps Mylo says thank you for all of the hotdogs🐾😊🦮
Dan Back
Dan Back
13 October 2023
Steve was brilliant with our boy (Cesar) being a nervous and reactive dog we've always found our boy a hand full. Just after 3 sessions we've Seen a big improvement. Steve has given us so much information to go forward and amazing techniques to keep a good training schedule for the future. Overall, a 5 star service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend in the future. Many thanks, Naomi and Dan
Sarah-jayne Grylls
Sarah-jayne Grylls
4 October 2023
Cannot recommend Steve and Mad4Mutts enough, and I do regularly 😊 From the very first email, phone call and booked session, I knew this was the trainer for me. He took the lead and showed me how to train my boy in a way that he would respond and listen to me while giving me confidence that we were heading in the right direction. I was worried but steve really helped guide us through the practical techniques and the theory behind all the techniques we were using and we have seen such progress, and we hope to continue to make it. Max loved it, and also loved Steve and his high reward treats 🥰 which is high praise indeed as he is such a fussy boy when it comes to treats 🤣 All sessions or calls have been followed by emails explaining everything for me, which I refer back to constantly to ensure my whole family are doing the same. Always available for support and advice, and I couldn't imagine going to another trainer again especially now I've rehomed another precious lady ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Anais Professional Versatile Vocalist
Anais Professional Versatile Vocalist
2 September 2023
Amazing tips and advice. I really liked the fact the training tips I was given are easily implemented into our busy lives. Very professional, friendly and know his stuff! Great with out excitable mali/husky cross x can't wait to see how she flourishes with this training x Thank you.

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Serving Torbay & Beyond

Based in Torquay, we serve the Torbay area, and further afield in South Devon subject to travelling costs. Our training plans are fast, fun and effective, and as you can see from our reviews they really work in real world situations. 

Our Pup improvement plans are just the ticket for basic obedience, or more complex behavioral issues. Whatever your doggo's needs, we take pride in working with you to achieve your desired goals for you and your dog. 

Welcome to the Mad4Mutts family!