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Media Work

Sue McCabe, owner and trainer at Muttamorphosis is available for media comment on all subjects dog related. Sue owns, trains and handles her dog Sage for his role of Mischief in the popular CBBC children’s drama series ‘The Dumping Ground’ and has trained and sourced dogs and cats for TV work. She holds a performing animals licence and is fully insured to provide dogs & cats for TV/film/photoshoot work. Sue has appeared on local BBC Radio, Metro Radio, Magic Radio and in print media for local papers The Chronicle & The Journal. She has had articles published in several dog training magazines and online dog blogs including world renowned Dog Star Daily. Sue has provided trained dogs for photo shoots for North East pet product companies on several occasions.

Highlights of Sue’s Media Work

Muttamorphosis Dogs on TV

Border Collie Sage, owned & trained by Sue, plays Mischief in popular CBBC children’s drama The Dumping Ground, Series 3, 4 & 5. Sue has also trained dogs and cats for TV & advertisement work.

Here is Series 3, episode 4, ‘Mischief’, which highlights Sage’s acting talents.

Series 4 clip from Episode 13, Risky Business starring Sage (Mischief) and Guinness (Princess) trained by Sue McCabe.

Jellybean the Jack Russell Terrier showing how well trained it takes to be naughty on screen in CBBC Danny and Mick, S3E4 Dog Sitting.

Border Collie, Guinness using his nose to hunt out the killer in ITV’s Vera, series 11, episode 4 ‘As the Crow Flies’

Sue McCabe & Muttamorphosis Trained Dogs on Film/Video

Guest interviews as part of The Superhero Dog Owners Show 2016/17

Fun ‘short’ featuring Muttamorphosis trained dogs. Filmed in 2013 ‘Motley Mutts, The Rescue’

Muttamorphosis Trained Dogs for Photo Shoots

Trained dogs sourced and worked by Sue for photo shoot/advertisement etc.

Here is a sample of work for Purely Dog Beds a North East manufacturing company.

Purely Pet Beds

Sue McCabe from Muttamorphosis on Radio/Podcast

Sue McCabe discussing with Kelly Scott on BBC Radio Newcastle how Lockdown is effecting our dogs & suggesting help to prepare our dogs for the transition back to normality. Feb. 2021

Sue McCabe guest presenter on the very first K9Nation Podcast. Oct. 2020

Sue McCabe on BBC Radio Newcastle talking to Lisa Shaw about responsible dog ownership, July 2017

Sue McCabe on BBC Radio Newcastle talking to Anna Foster about tricks training with dogs. Nov. 2015

Sue McCabe chats to BBC Newcastle Jon & Anne Show about training Mischief, The Dumping Ground dog. Jan. 2015

Sue McCabe talks on Metro Radio as part of the Kelly’s Bump baby diary series. 2013

Metro Radio also published a webcam version of the piece which can be seen here.

Sue McCabe is interviewed on Magic Radio’s ‘Work Out The Workplace’ 2014

Sue McCabe in Print

Sue has had several articles published in national dog trainer magazines, and also local and national newspapers. Click the thumbnails below to read the full articles.

Kennel Club Gazette Dec. 2020
Sue McCabe & Jellybean Ponteland News 03/20
Hexham Courant March 2020

Sue McCabe with Guinness & Jellybean The Chronicle March 2020
The Telegraph Feb. 2020
The Telegraph Oct. 2019
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Muttamorphosis on You Tube & Vimeo

Sue posts regular training videos on her You Tube channel and Vimeo Channel to help clients get ahead.

Sue McCabe Online

Guest on the very first K9 Nation Podcast

BBC North East and Cumbria: Are you in lockdown?  Tips on Keeping Pouches Active and stress free!

Newcastle Chronicle:


BBC North East and Cumbria: Hot Dog? Here’s some tips on how to keep cool.

As well as her muttamorphosis blog, Sue is a regular contributor to several online blogs including world renowned dog blog Dog Star Daily.

Dog Star Daily logo

Sue also regularly contributes to the Pet Professional Guild‘s online blog and magazine ‘Barks from The Guild