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Darragh Kelly

As a new puppy owner and a vet, I cannot recommend Jake and Muddy Paws Puppy Training Classes highly enough. His positive reinforcement-based training methods and patience with owners and puppies is excellent. I’d recommend anyone with a new puppy to sign up for this as it will ensure you have a well behaved, fun and properly socialised puppy for life.

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Eilin Pierse

Jake puts incredible time effort, thought and energy into ensuring we had the best chance of training our puppy positively. When I knew I was getting a puppy I started asking people with well behaved dogs where they had trained their dog. I contacted Jake as I met an adult dog who the owner credited Jake with his great behaviour. We were at the beach and that owner told me to call their dog. The dog ran over to me and sat beside me. It was my first time meeting the dog. Jake starts by showing you what your aiming for by having Nala his dog do it. That really helps for example he showed us how Nala will 'wait' before running after a ball for impulse control. I never even knew that was possible. Then we practised at home with food bowl and posted videos to the WhatsApp group. Jake would encourage all progress and gently give honest pointers. When we first got our puppy Jake also did a zoom call with us which really got us going from day one. I had organised the call as I didn't want my puppy jumping up on the children or my parents. This zoom call I think was so important. I now have a 5month old golden retriever who never jumps up on anyone thanks to Jakes guidance.

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Poppy Melia

We did the six weeks of training with my 8 month puppy Stella. Jake was such a good educator, teaching us to see things from the puppy/dogs perspective. It made training our dog so rewarding and gave us a framework for continued training. Our puppy was probably one of the liveliest there. Jake observed each dog there and gave us so much individual attention. Stella has come a long way and with continued training using Jakes techniques we expected more and more reward! I highly recommend every new puppy owner to do this course. Even now it’s over Jake is so willing to answer any questions we have. Thank you Jake and thank you Nala for showing such great example to us all.

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Halloween 1985

Jake knows and loves dogs! We are so glad that we signed up for the puppy obedience & socialisation classes. It made our life much easier. We feel the progress of our puppy every day. The classes were well put together and we got additional support such as a great booklet, a WhatsApp group and of course the personalized certificates and rosettes! Jake was fantastic in equipping us with training skills that were easy to understand and fun for us and our puppy. We loved how he uses his own dog Nala for demonstration, it was so helpful. We didn’t feel nervous about asking questions and he was so knowledgeable, organized and helpful. Jake's positive training techniques have proved extremely beneficial to us and our dog. The power of "yes!" in reinforcing the desired behaviours from our puppy are valued by us both! I would recommend Jake to any person that recently added a dog to their family, or needs any additional support with their furry friend!

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Eimear N

I would highly recommend Muddy Paws puppy obedience and socialisation classes to anyone who is thinking of getting a puppy or anyone who has just got a puppy. Firstly, Jake was a pleasure to deal with, he was patient and gave care, time and great support to each owner and puppy within the class, during the 6 week programme. This support was given through a booklet and a WhatsApp group which allowed each owner to interact and share their experiences. In this WhatsApp group, Jake was always available to answer any question. This class gives owners the opportunity to learn about their dogs behavioural cues, playing styles and learn the importance of positive training. My Jack Russell Terrier Willow was very frightened and timid during class in the presence of other dogs. She didn't even want to be in the vicinity of the other dogs during the first class but by the end she walked into the arena alongside the other puppies😍. She is still timid around dogs but has improved greatly since the classes. She has learned lots of new skills such as sit, stay, paw, leave and her impulse control is improving. In all, we had such a positive experience and we would recommend Muddy Paws training to anyone who wants a happy, well-behaved dog 🐕🐾🐾

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John

Highly recommend Muddy Paws Dog Training to anyone, very relaxed, spacious and friendly environment for the dogs which was a huge plus for me seeing as my girl Skye had a fear of people (especially men), Jake and Terrie are lovely and really do know their stuff when it comes to dogs, a big thank you to Jake for spending extra time with Skye during each class to try and bring her out of her fear of men, the difference in her with her anxiety in just four classes is amazing !!!!..…. Thanks so much again guys.

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Lucy Butler

Just AMAZING. Jake is so knowledgable and so helpful. Really understands all the worries and queries you have as a pup owner. This is a great resource for all pet owners. I myself, am now more confident with Jimmy and our bond is a lot stronger as a result. We both trust each other! It’s vital to have a controlled socialisation setting for pups and teach them appropriate ways to interact. I highly recommend any dog owner, especially pup owners, to get in contact with Jake and let him work his dog whispering magic. In reality, he trains you, not the dog!!!

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Aoife Garrard

Would highly recommend Jake (& Nala) @muddypaws! Buddy learned so much at puppy class. He is now able to walk off the lead and explore his surroundings. The positive training techniques we learned means that I can recall him, get him to walk with me and sit when needs be! We got lots of support and information from Jake and learned so much at the classes. Would highly recommend Muddy Paws training

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Louise Porter

Top Class.....We thoroughly enjoyed the Muddy Paws training experience.I have learnt so much and have become a much better and more knowledgeable dog owner.Jake (and Nala) have a lovely way of teaching new lifetime skills with kindness,practicality and non-judgement.There is encouragement and fun all the way and back-up during the week through the WhatsApp group.

Thanks for the opportunity to enrich the relationship with our special canine family

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Ciara Lehane

Jake’s passion for dogs and his positive nature make the puppy training classes very engaging and enjoyable. His extensive depth of knowledge and experience means no question goes unanswered. Classes are so much more than the obvious sit/stay. It was an absolute pleasure to work with both Jake and Nala. I think Tess’s face says it all!

Tess’s Family

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Sinead Pigott

We attended a 6 week Puppy class and would highly recommend Muddy Paws Dog Training to anyone thinking of attending one of Jake's classes. Jake is so knowledgeable and experienced. This was evident throughout the classes. We all received such fantastic support and advice from Jake - in each class as well as through the WhatsApp group and the wonderful information booklet. We learned so much in the classes. Jake filled each class with vital learning points that we continue to use each day while also making sure the classes had a fun social side too.

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E. Prendergast

I took our 7month old Irish Setter for 6 weeks of training with Jake at Muddy Paws. It was a fantastic experience for both me and our dog. Jake has so much knowledge. He is excellent at training dogs and at relaying training techniques to people. The level of communication was also brilliant. At the end all the dogs got certs and rosettes it was very sweet. The change in my dogs confidence in new situations and around other dogs is amazing.

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Karen Kennedy

The puppy socialisation class with Jake was amazing! Our puppy wasn’t confident around dogs before we started but she gained so much throughout the 6 weeks. Learning to be such a valued person in your puppies life is so important, and I didn’t realise it until I went to these classes. Highly recommend this class to anyone who has a new puppy!

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Katryna Morrissey

Couldn't recommend Muddy Paws highly enough....begun our puppy classes before lockdown with "Sprocket", from the beginning Jake was extremely professional, gave to- the- point sound advice and encouragement. His demonstrations with Nala ( the wonder dog, in my opinion) were great. Then lockdown hit and we had the option of waiting until it was over or doing the class through zoom and what's app. I was so glad I took the online option, we never looked back! Daily updates, exercises and discussions made the training fun. Thank you all at Muddy Paws so much....will definitely use this service again!

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Liz

We took both Benji and Bruno to Muddy Paws, they are so close that we opted to take them to separate classes as they were a distraction to each other (and others). Terrie and Jake are fab, so patient and the boys loved them. Even though we have finished classes we have noticed that they continue to improve and now sit and stay at times without even being asked (knowing a treat/meal is on the way of course). They are so much easier on the lead and they definitely know that we are in charge. We will be back for any other suitable classes for them. Thanks guys.

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Ashley Crowley

We just finished Puppy obedience classes with Jake and would highly recommend. Our puppy learned so much in class as did we. now we understand each other away better and have gained so many new skills.

Thanks Jake and Nala.

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Natalie Satkauskas

I'd absolutely recommend Muddy Paws training classes. I received so much information, support and feedback from Jake, both in class and through the whatsapp group and in the booklet. He broke each of the commands down which helped me to understand the process and how to correct where I'd been struggling. It was great to be able to bring my daughter along so we could both be trained in how to train the pup! The classes really gave me a great foundation in training my puppy, and I was able to transfer all that I learned to improve training with my other dog too.

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Shannen Foley

Loki and I loved going to classes on Saturday. Loki’s confidence improved so much over the classes and he made loads of friends. I learned a lot about positive reinforcement for training too. The classes are so well run and we thoroughly enjoyed them. Thanks so much Jake and Nala!

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Orlaith O Donoghue

Muddy paws has been an excellent choice for our golden retriever 🐾 Jake is a very interactive, positive trainer. The preparation was amazing, we received booklets, information and homework for us as owners and our dogs. The 6 week puppy class has immensely helped in training our pup. Jake gave us lots of helpful tips and information on every aspect of training. This was enhanced by demonstrations with his own dog Nala. Throughout the week we were sent motivational prompts on WhatsApp. We are so happy overall with the course, amazing value. Our puppy has grown in confidence and has become a well mannered respectful dog. There is no way we would have managed to research everything that was taught in 6 weeks 📚 10/10

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Stephanie

I took part in the group puppy classes with my new puppy Floyd. Having two other dogs already I was keen to get things right from the start this time. The classes are well structured with just the right amount of “homework” and are a fantastic opportunity for the puppies to socialize. Jake and Terrie are lovely, very open to any amount of questions and most importantly Floyd loved them. We’ve come away with loads of training advice and tips to work on. I’m definitely going to take my older dogs back to try the adult dog training in the new year.

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Lynda Owen Hussey

So pleased we went to adult obedience training with Jake. we all learnt loads and our dog's behaviour improved significantly. Thanks Jake

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Charlene & Martin

Just finished 6 weeks Obedience Training with our Cockapoo puppy. It was great to have the support in the first few weeks of having a new puppy. Great tips and advice. Very friendly and Professional with a great knowledge in all areas. Really enjoyable experience. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🐾🐶🎓 

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Andreza Goncalves

A very professional, caring and friendly dog trainer. Excellent information which helped us with our dog. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.

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Brian Long

Definitely recommend Jake @ muddy paws if you’re looking for a super dog trainer, fantastic classes with great support and loads of advice

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Sarah O'Neill

Just finished our 6 week puppy training class- a great experience especially for a first time dog owner like me. Jake gives a detailed booklet at the start and he gives daily tips/ advice on a class WhatsApp group so it’s more than just the weekly class. I would definitely recommend this class- our puppy Roxy has improved a lot since we started and even more so we now have the knowledge to be able to continue to train her properly in the months ahead

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Bernice Cronin

We absolutely loved the classes ran by Jake. They were so informative and filled with such valuable tips. We were delighted with the whole experience that Jake gave outside of class too (the notes, homework, the WhatsApp group, loads of opportunity given to ask questions) it was all brilliant. It was the best decision ever that we made for our puppy. Highly recommend!!!

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Ronan Farrell

I would highly recommend Jake and Muddy paws dog training. Classes were informative and enjoyable and we feel that we have benefitted greatly from our involvement in them.

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Dawid Micka

Couldn’t recommend muddy paws training enough. Skye our German shepherd is now 20 weeks old and dream of a pup at home. We have a child so we wanted an obedient and loving dog, muddy paws helped us achieve this. The classes were delivered in a great fun filled way and Skye also got to make some new friends thanks Jake we will be back for the adult pup classes... I would definitely rate muddy paws A1

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Ciara Culloty

Absolutely delighted with our experience at Muddy Paws puppy obedience classes. Jake was wonderful and so so informative! We got so much great help and support throughout. It was a great opportunity to meet other pups and their owners. Willow loved mixing with the other puppies and learnt some great manners. Thanks

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Kate Flynn

We attended Jakes adult dog classes over 6 weeks, we would highly recommend Jakes classes. He had an excellent positive approach to dog training and was very patient with everyone in class. We have learned alot over the 6 weeks and feel we have the knowledge and tools going forward to continue our training. Jake was always on hand to answer any queries we had and had so much knowledge to share with us.

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Niamh Gilligan

I recently completed a 6 week puppy training class with my 4 month old cockapoo. Jake was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable but more importantly took such a great interest in each of the dogs individually. I can highly recommend!

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RNS Sports clinic

This is my 2nd time going to Jake at muddy paws. 1st time was for behavioral training this time was for puppy classes. The best thing I ever did. The classes where excellent, Jakes knowledge is huge. Really highly reccomend muddy paws. If you're struggling with your puppy you won't regret the puppy classes.

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Brendan Sheehan

Just finished a 6 week class with my dog Cooper. Would highly recommend Jake I didn't know how to call or understand Cooper. The classes were great I got to learn to totally understand and teach Cooper and the Whats App group was excellent always there with help and advice you need. Definitely 5 star.

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Ann Ger

Loved this class, Jake, has such a positive attitude and approach to all dog’s, it makes the lesson so relaxed no matter how strong my puppy Levi, got. We learned so much in six weeks, and Jake was always available to offer help when we needed it. I would highly recommend his training method, for dogs or puppies if any age.
Thanks Jake and of course your beautiful loyal Nala

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Jackie Bowler

We learned a lot from Jake and feel much more confident going forward with Charlie. Our friends see a big improvement in Charlie’s behaviour and we are delighted we did the course. The booklet is a great asset to have as a refresher as we go forward. We never had a dog before and just felt it was a great help. Would highly recommend Jake😊

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Liz Nicholson

We just finished 6 week class with Jake and his amazing dog nala

The classes were so interesting and Jake was brilliant at teaching you how to work best with your dog we learned so much . I would highly recommend the training class and give a 10/10 to the instructor Jake and his amazing dog nala. Thank you

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