Behaviour Modification programmes


Changing any animal's behaviour, is not a task you should undertake lightly, and it takes time, dedication & patience. There is no 'quick fix' solution, and any trainer who offers you one, should be avoided. It’s easy to remember the anxiety and stress you feel, when your dog offers unwanted behaviours in public areas. However, we need to take a moment to consider how your dog feels, at that difficult moment. 















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Why is my dog like this?

There are many reasons as to why your dog has a particular behaviour. It could be from a lack of early socialisation, or none at all, medical issues, a traumatic past either by human hand or by dog's, be protective by nature or breed, or even be passed down genetically, to name a few.


Unfortunately, this type of behaviour doesn’t go away on its own. Most people hope that their dog will grow out of it, but if left untreated, the fearful or perhaps aggressive behaviour, will simply get worse both in frequency & intensity. Neither aggression nor fear can be punished out of a dog. 


     The following packages are for the following dog


Fearful or nervous disposition dogs

Lead reactivity

Reactive or aggressive to humans

Separation anxiety

Reactive or aggressive to dogs

Guarding behaviour 

Excitement or Frustration


Below is a breakdown of our programmes. Please click the 'find out more' button, to see full details of each package. Please do check all the package details, and if you are unsure on which programme might suit you best, please don't hesitate to contact us. Once you have chosen your programme, we will discuss this with you, to ensure you it is suitable for you.

Basic Programme

This package, is designed for dogs that suffer from any level of separation anxiety, as well as dogs with a nervous disposition. It may also be used for dogs that resource guard, or over excited/frustrated dogs around humans or dogs. This package may be used for very low reactivity dogs, but we will discuss this with you. 

Standard Reactivity Programme

This package, is for low level reactivity dogs to either dogs or humans. This programme would suit dogs that have not been involved in a traumatic experience, dogs that are younger then 12 months, or dogs that can be around their trigger or don't react on every occasion. 

Advanced Reactivity Programme

This package, is designed for dogs who are extremely reactive to their trigger. This programme would best suit dogs over 12 months, dogs that have been reactive for a longer period of time, dogs with an unknown history or that have been rescued, or dogs with a traumatic past.  

Custom Behavioral Programme

Our custom behavioral programme, are for those owners that feel having a set number of training sessions per package, just won't be enough. Our basic, standard and advanced programmes, have a set number of training sessions, to keep the cost down. This package can be custom to you & your dogs needs.

Muddy Paws Dog Training are strong advocates of purely positive training, and do not use any training techniques, that result in causing any dog pain or fear, to your best friend. Your dog just needs help, is probably scared, or just wants to feel safe, and that's what we focus on first.

*All of our clients receive a 10% discount card for the Tralee pet store Petstop and a voucher for McGrath Vets Tralee worth €60!

Please note. Though we cover all of Co.Kerry travelling to you, if you are 40 minutes or over from us, we do charge fuel costs of the journey.