Muddy Paws was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown to become one of the most established and reputable dog services in all of Co. Kerry. 

For our training, we only use science-based, positive training techniques. So, rest assured everything we cover in our training, is purely and only positive. We are regularly updating our methods as new information, research, or studies are carried out. We don't use any old, outdated 'quick fix' solutions such as using fear, force, pinch collars, or e-collars and so on. By using modern science-based techniques, you and your dog not only enjoy our training, but you’re working with each other, and training lasts!


We are strong advocates in training both the owner and dog simultaneously as a team. We believe in giving your dog a choice, with one outcome leading to a reward, and the other leading to no reward. This leaves a more lasting impression on the dog, as they make the decision, & dogs will continue to perform any behaviour that they find the most rewarding. It's a proven technique we have used for years with great success. 


We run a variety of training classes as well as a number of different in-home training and behaviour modification programmes, which can be found on our website here. 



I began my career training dogs in 2008 and have worked with a wide range of breeds in that time. My main role in my previous job was to train security dogs and to train search & detection dogs. I was lucky enough search in many high-profile areas all across Great Britain, from the G8 summit in Wales, Wembley Football Stadium, Edinburgh Castle, The Albert Hall, London Thames Barrier, The Shard, and many others. I have also completed a professional search dog course in the USA, my Police dog handlers course UK, as well as being lucky enough to have tracked with my dog, in the Belize Jungle, South America.

My training nowadays is very different to my past, but gives me the same if not more satisfaction. I now use my previous experience and my ever-evolving dog knowledge, to help owners and their pet dogs live in harmony. It gives me great satisfaction as always, helping owners become the best that they can be, all in a positive way. I have personally invested heavily in dogs with a nervous disposition, as my own dog Nala was and still is, genetically nervous. I am a firm believer and advocate in using only positive training techniques, something I pass on to all of my clients. I am forever listening to podcasts, reading books and investing my own time, to keep up to date with the most modern dog training techniques.

I am certified in Canine First Aid, Dog Training & Dog Search.

I hold a diploma in Canine Care. I am currently studying towards another diploma in Dog Behaviour & Dog anxiety. I have attended various workshops such as 'Interactive Play', by the renowned Craig Ogilvie.

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Hi I’m Nala, I’m a collie cross, who found her way into the Muddy Paws team. My Pawrents rescued me when my mum rejected me and my sister at 7 weeks, and I haven’t looked back since. My dad (Jake), takes me on lots of his adventures around Kerry, and I help him either show owners some of my skills, or I help by just being me, maybe around a dog that isn’t so friendly, or a little nervous. I also help with all of the classes. I help owners and dogs see what the skills might look like, and what a bit of hard work will get you, dad always says this is really important. I’ve never been told off, ever, although at times I have made some mistakes. But in our family, you aren’t punished for your mistakes, and this means that I unconditionally trust and love my pawrents. This has really helped me, as I was extremely nervous of lots of things when I was younger, and dad has spent a lot of time helping me overcome my fears.


I also know lots of novice and advanced skills and tricks, and I’ve learnt to search for items, which is always great fun! I am living proof, that purely positive training really does bring the best out of a dog, as well as it being the best way to shape a healthy relationship. I look forward to helping you and your dog in the future.

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Killarney, Co. Kerry

   Contact Jake: 

  089 4775066


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Monday- Saturday: 8.30 am - 6 pm

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