Dog Training & Behaviour Newcastle
Behaviour Consultations through Veterinary Referrals
Muttamorphosis offers one-to-one consultations to tackle the challenges that can sometimes arise from owning a dog. These range from basic training issues, such as jumping-up, housetraining and recall, to more serious problems such as aggression, separation anxiety and challenging behaviour. We only use positive, non-confrontational methods to correct behaviour and usually try to get the whole family involved in the behaviour modification programme.
Consultations take place Monday to Friday at 9.30am or 4.30pm and on Saturday mornings, although some flexibility can be offered. Sessions last up to an hour and a half and cost £60 in total. All consultations are supported with a full written training programme, tailored for you and your dog so that the whole family can follow the new rules.
While most of our private consultation clients come directly from vet referrals, we welcome enquiries from anyone who is worried or concerned about their pets behaviour and training. Please get in touch using the contact form for more information.
Preparing for your new arrival-how will the dog handle it?
Increasingly clients are getting in touch to ask advice on how best to introduce a new baby to the family dog and what sensible precautions can be taken to make the transition an easy one. Muttamorphosis Dog Training & Behaviour offers home visits to help prepare the parents-to-be and their dog for the new baby’s arrival. It is hoped that with our help, the baby causes the least amount of worry to the dog and dog causes the least amount of worry to the parents and baby. We also help with logistical issues when it comes to raising child friendly dogs and dog friendly children.
Consultations take place within the home with all family members present, at a time which suits you. Sessions last an hour and a half and cost £60 with a full written training programme offered following the meeting so that everyone can implement the new rules. It is advised that parents start preparing the dog and family for the new arrival as early as possible so that the dog doesn’t associate any changes with the baby being brought home. Please get in touch for more information.
Choosing the Right Puppy or Rescue Dog for You
From our experience in meeting clients, it has become clear that many people often feel overwhelmed when they begin the search for their new companion.
Purebred or crossbreed, rescue or pedigree? Muttamorphosis Dog Training & Behaviour can help to advise you on the best choice for your family at a free pre-purchase phone consultation. We can help you look for breeders who take puppy rearing seriously both from a temperament, health and socialisation perspective. Muttamorphosis can advise what you should expect from a good breeder, thus ensuring the dog you bring home has had the best start in life and should fit into his new home with ease. A good place to start is with Dr. Ian Dunbar’s book ‘Before You Get Your Puppy’ listed on my recommended products page.
With almost 15 years of experience in dog rescue, Sue McCabe of Muttamorphosis Dog Training & Behaviour has fostered over 70 dogs and also owns 3 rescue dogs. She can advice you on what expect from your search and help you decide on the choice of dog to best suit your lifestyle and family.