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!

Cheryl Barnes
Cheryl Barnes
23 April 2024
I'd seen the results of other reactive dogs on Mad4mutts Facebook page and reached out to Steve. My puppy from 5 months old had started barking at people and dogs and was getting worse. With Steve's support and guidance I'm feeling confident about the future. To be shown how to handle my pups reactivity in the real world, around others is great! I feel ready to start walking in busier places and am looking forward to continuing our training journey.
Laura Goodchild
Laura Goodchild
15 April 2024
Please make Steve the first trainer you go to! My dog, Somchai, is a rescued street dog from Thailand. When we went to Steve, my dog was scared of everything and extremely reactive to any dog that was visible, whether it was 5m or 500m away. After just 4 sessions, my dog is unrecognisable. We do the training Steve implemented each day, and, while Somchai still has bad days, he no longer reacts to dogs smaller than him, and we have all of the tools to deal with moments when he is reactive. He's still got a long way to go, but the progress he's made in a few short months is astounding. I cannot recommend this trainer highly enough. Thank you, Steve!
David Lovegrove
David Lovegrove
4 April 2024
It's our first time being a dog parent. So we wanted help with training for our 6 month old collie. Looks like we hit the jackpot with Mad4Mutts Dog Training. Brilliant from first contact. Excellent advice. Tailored to your needs. We look forward to more sessions.
Angela Thomas
Angela Thomas
5 March 2024
We really enjoyed working with Steve. He was very patient and knowledgeable and seemed to "get" Norman's personality very quickly. We have lots of work to do, but we can see an improvement in Norman's behaviour already. Thanks for the support!
Mr Admosaby
Mr Admosaby
29 February 2024
An amazing trainer really helped out me out so much thank you again.
21 February 2024
Absolutely the most friendly and patient trainer. Very clear and effective. Steps to train are simple and clear. 1000% recommend.
Ashley Sample
Ashley Sample
21 February 2024
Only needed one session with our little sausage to put her on the right path. Thank you
Ian Davies
Ian Davies
5 February 2024
We took our new puppy to mad4mutts puppy academy ,which was great and would really recommend it. Steve provided great insight into how to train our pup . He met other puppies and loved it and provided him with plenty of opportunities to engage and learn new skills, as did we Very social and relaxed environment Very pleased and happily recommend
sam ritchie
sam ritchie
5 February 2024
Steve is so great and nice to work with. I had got to a point with my dog where I just didn't know what to do with him, I didn't want to take him out near any other dogs. So I contacted Steve at Mad 4 Mutts. From the first chat on the phone to the first email, to meeting our first meeting at our house with him, everything has been great! Talking us through the training tips and exercises, guiding us through the why, we are doing these exercises. We've had two sessions with him and my dog has improved so much already. I also now have the confidence in knowing what I need to do and how I can help my dog. The way Steve's training suits each individual dog is brilliant and I can't thank him enough. I would definitely recommended him to everyone. His prices are also so reasonable, which is so thankful in this climate we are in. Thanks again from a very happy dog Mummy.
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!

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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!