How can I help you with your dogs behaviour training?

Focusing on restoring balance and calm in your dog, I specialise in solving the most complex and unusual of behavioural cases.

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No two dogs are the same so the solution will vary for everyone, but typically, we’ll start out having a initial chat via zoom, email or phone, where we’ll make a loose plan. It will depend entirely on your circumstances as to what I recommend as the first step in your training plan. But, most likely, I’ll suggest we meet up so I can do a more thorough assessment of your dog and the problems you are having, and we can start working together.

From there, we’ll continue with a series of zooms and/or face to face follow-up sessions. These will allow us to monitor the effectiveness of the training, and it means I’m not overloading you with ifs and whens. We can take it one step at a time. There are other options though, so if this doesn’t suit, we will create a schedule of training that is perfect for you and your dog.

Ongoing support throughout your training

My aim will be to work as closely as is safely possible so I can fully support you as you put the new techniques into practice. The techniques I use are designed to balance and calm dogs in a kind way, so I expect you to see some degree of improvement as we work together. However, ongoing training, between sessions, will be needed so you can build on those changes and make them permanent.

However we proceed, full support will be available to you throughout, just drop me an email any time you have a question or problem, and I’ll come to your rescue asap!

Pack Walks have started again too. These are FREE for everyone and are a fun way to socialise and walk your dog. They are also great for practising your training, and you can catch up with me if you want to ask a question too!

Ron NevilleRon Neville
16:20 10 May 22
Caroline was calm, patient, and supportive when we invited her to help with our spaniel’s recall and absconding problem. The... initial consultation helped us - owners and dog - with basic recall skills. The follow up session then moved us to a more advanced level using verbal and signal commands. We are enjoying beach and forest walks again, our dog is happy, and she is now calm during on lead walking - an added bonus. A professional service, and good value for money. Thanks!read more
Claire PoxonClaire Poxon
12:36 04 Apr 22
Caroline is amazing with dogs, but she's even better training their owners. We have attended individual training and pack... walks and feel empowered to manage our dogs and have fun with them. She has helped with our Pomeranian gaining confidence with other dogs after she was attacked. She also helped us introduce a boisterous, active rescue puppy to our older rescue who finds it difficult to accept new dogs. Thanks to her calm, positive training we have 3 happy dogs who coexist well. I cannot rate her highly enough as we would have been lost without her.Thank you for training us humans well.read more
Carla HutchisonCarla Hutchison
07:29 04 Apr 22
Wonderful dog trainer , Caroline gave us excellent advice on our new puppy . As we have a large dog breed we needed to get... training into action with our pup from an early age . Caroline has helped us focus on the behaviour and dog walking . Working with Caroline is fun and very relaxed , we enjoy park visits and mingling with other doggies too . A very friendly lady that loves her work and doggies . Would highly recommend Caroline to anyone .read more
Jan and paul smithJan and paul smith
12:52 02 Apr 22
I was a bit nervous about having a trainer working with my dogs Charlie and Luna but within minutes of meeting Caroline all... my worries disappeared.Both my dogs have different issues and Caroline helped me go from dreading taking them out to feeling more confident after one session and the difference in my babies is already starting to show. I honestly can’t believe the difference already, can’t wait to put everything into practice and looking forward to our next session 😀read more
kj youngkj young
12:43 04 Mar 22
Caroline always has the dogs (and us as owners) best interest at heart and it really shows. Honey and Charlie have improved... so much and Caroline explains step by step why we are doing things different to help us understand. She is very calm and patient, you can tell she has such a passion for dogs.Thank you so much for all of your support and knowledge. I would recommend GoodDoggie to anyone needing some extra help.Kirsty, Stewart, Charlie and Honey xxread more
Jennifer HerdJennifer Herd
20:19 21 Feb 22
Caroline's knowledge of and approach to dog behaviour is just amazing, she gives you practical and easy to follow advice.... She is also very kind and understanding with the humans, having a reactive dog can make you feel embarrassed or ashamed but having spent time with Caroline I came away feeling positive and able to make the right changes to move forward.read more
Margaret TookeMargaret Tooke
12:26 25 Jan 22
Caroline has been wonderful with our puppy!! She is very professional and friendly. She has given great advice in a calm... manner with easy to follow instructions. Caroline gave great information for me to implement when welcoming visitors. Teemu was like a changed dog when my friend came in.. I have enjoyed getting to know Caroline and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.read more
Linda HoodLinda Hood
08:44 20 Jan 22
Caroline has worked with my puppy Kiah and myself for a short time only and we have both already benefitted greatly from... her knowledge and caring attitude. Kiah is no longer an anxious little puppy and I have learned so much from Caroline on how to read my dog and other dogs whilst Kiah is both on the lead and off. This has helped us both to enjoy our daily walks. Caroline is always available for a quick chat either by email, on the phone, zoom or face-to-face. She shares great tips and comes up with positive solutions. I highly recommend Caroline.read more
Claire BurrowesClaire Burrowes
19:30 16 Jan 22
I have used Caroline a few times to help with training me & my large husky pack. She is very talented, skilled & has a... wonderful energy that helps build confidence in both owners & their dogs. No one else was able to whip my pack into shape . I highly recommend ,"Gooddoggie". Honest ,down to earth training. 5 stars,100%.read more
Susan HoustonSusan Houston
21:03 15 Jan 22
Caroline is very good at her job. We're first time dog owners, and since we have a large breed dog we wanted to make sure we... did everything right, along with a few things we were struggling to over come, Caroline was very at ease and helped us figure things out right. Thank you so much for all your help Caroline! 😁read more
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Some FAQs …

What kind of behaviour and training problems can you solve?

I can help you with all kinds of canine behavioural problem including hyperactive behaviour, lead pulling, recall problems, aggressive behaviour, reactive dog behaviour, jumping up, mouthing, house training, separation anxiety, and all in between! I’m a rescue dog specialist, so can help you even if you don’t know anything about the dog or behaviour.

I feel like I’ve tried everything, can you still help?

Yes, definitely. I love figuring out complex and unusual dog behaviour problems. I tend to focus on gently balancing emotion first, then tackling specific behaviours second, which makes a huge difference when working with dogs that cookie cutter training doesn’t work for.

Will I always be working 1-1 with you?

Yes, of course. I don’t run group classes, or have assistants, so you’ll get consistent training from me from start to finish.

What areas do you cover?

Private Dog Behaviour Consultations are currently available in the Dundee, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Newport and Tayport area, and as far as Wormit or Carnoustie.

What covid precautions are you taking?

Amongst other precautions, meetings will be kept online or outside as much as possible to reduce the risk of covid transmission. Check out my FAQs for more details of the steps I’m taking to keep us all safer.