Our dog trainers

Our dog trainers will have achieved certification in our Canine Behaviour & Training Technician (CBTT) program – a demanding, but highly rewarding in-depth course covering the following units:

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology and Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology of Behaviour & Cognition
  • Business Management
  • Canine Behaviour (Advanced)
  • Canine Behaviour (Introduction)
  • Canine Learning Theory
  • Canine Nutrition
  • Canine Training (Advanced)
  • Canine Training Techniques
  • Domestication & Selective Breeding
  • Human Psychology, Training & Counselling Skills
  • Organising Classes & Instruction Skills
  • Research & Evaluating Material

To successfully complete this course and gain the letters CBTT after their name, they must have scored over 80% in each unit!

Once certified, they must keep up their continued education so as to maintain their title. They also agree to abide by the CBTT Code of Practice (read that here) in accordance with our Mission Statement:

Canine Behaviour & Training Technicians will practice to promote welfare friendly interactions with all animals. A qualified CBTT will provide services that nurture the human-canine relationship and promote professionalism, respect and knowledge within the canine training and behaviour industries.

So, if you need help with your dog here is a list of our CBTTs, in alphabetical order:


Fiona Morrison CBTT

Contact Number: +353 (0) 85 7407307
Website: http://all4paws.ie/
Email address:   info@all4paws.ie
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Services offered: Professional In-home/private Dog Training, Dog Walking and Pet sitting/Boarding

Areas covered: South Dublin 6, 6w, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 22, 24


Mary Doyle CBTT

Contact Number: 083-8437503
Website: http://www.bestpawforward.ie
Email: info@bestpawforward.ie
Services Offered:  Private one to one training sessions in the owner’s own home (or a suitable outdoor location)  for those who want to work on pet dog obedience exercises from basic to advanced and essential life skills such as: Walking nicely on the lead; Recall; Sit; Stay; Down; Self Control; Learning not to jump on people; Learning how to settle; Leave it; Focus and paying attention to owner; Clicker Training; Dogs & Children; Enrichment & keeping your dog mentally stimulated etc.

Areas Covered: Cork, Cork City & Environs

I have always loved the idea of working with animals, particularly dogs.  From a young age I was always bringing something home whPictureether a stray cat or an injured hedgehog!  I knew all the dogs in my neighbourhood by name! A few years ago, I decided to look into professional canine training.  Best Paw Forward advocates welfare friendly interactions with all animals, provides services that nurture the human-canine relationship and promotes professionalism.  Aside from private one to one sessions, I continue to (and have for the past 3+ years), work with Munster Lost & Found Pet Helpline to assess, train, walk, cuddle(!), reunite and re-home dogs.

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Lesley Townsend CBTT 13119

Contact number: 087-7553184
Website: www.clevercompanions.ie
Email address: info@clevercompanions.ie / clevercompanions@gmail.com
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Services offered: Dog walking, One to one training, Personal dog training

Areas covered: Dublin, North Wicklow

I am a qualified Canine Behaviour and Training Technician (OCN Level 4), have a Fetac Level 6 in Canine Obedience and Training and I’m a certified Canine first responder.

I’m also a dog owner, like you. I understand the concerns that dog ownership entails, the difficulties of balancing modern life and your own needs with those of your dog, and the joys of building a wonderful relationship with your best friend.

I’m committed to providing clients with a professional and trustworthy service, and I’m passionate about developing your dog’s life skills through training, exercise, enrichment and play.


Doggie Day Day

Roxann Byrne CBTT, IMDT

Contact number: 086 0565615
Website:  www.doggiedayday.ie
Email:  doggiedaydayireland@gmail.com
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Services: 121 personalised dog training & dog walking

Areas covered: Training – All Dublin area covered, Walking – North Dublin

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Clare Reeves CBTT

Contact number: 0857556347
Based in Rochestown, close to Slane, Navan, N2, N52, Drogheda
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Services: Boarding kennels and in-house boarding, grooming, one to one training and collection/delivery service available

Areas covered: Slane, Navan, Ashbourne, Ratoath, Swords, County Meath and North County Dublin

Emeir O’Farrell Dog Training

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Emeir O’Farrell CBTT

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/emeirofarrelldogtraining

Having worked at Dogs Trust Dublin for four years, much of which was in the role of Dog Trainer, I have seen first hand many dogs who were so worried by the vet and veterinary restraint that it affected their daily life and ultimately, their rehoming prospects. I have worked through lots of different training plans with many different dogs and have developed a real passion for training specifically related to force-free restraint techniques for veterinary handling / grooming etc. This is the focus of much of my training and my videos.




Jo Malherbe CBTT-13115
Contact number: 053 943 0559
Address: Unit 30, Gorey Business Park, Gorey, Co Wexford
Website: www.muckyhounddogtraining.com
Email: jo@muckyhounddogtraining.com
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Services Offered:

  • Doggy Daycare: Half and Full Days
  • Puppy Lear and Play Classes for pups from final vaccination to 17 weeks old
  • Three Tier Adult Good Behaviour Training:
    • Good Behaviour Foundation
    • Good Behaviour Intermediate
    • Good Behaviour Advanced
  • Agility Training
  • One-to-One at home training and consultations

Area Covered: South Wicklow & Wexford


Pawsome Manners

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Nicole Weihe, CBTT
Contact number: +353 (0)85 1364 296
Website: www.pawsome-manners.com
Email address: info@pawsome-manners.com
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Services offered: One-to-one dog training in people’s own home, Dog Sitting

Areas covered: Central and South County Wicklow

Happy dogs make happy owners! 


All Dogs Go To Fenlon


Perry Fenlon CBTT
Contact number: 0871229869
Email: perry1@live.ie
Social Media: All Dogs Go To Fenlon
Services offered: Professional dog training and dog walking services
Areas covered: Kilkenny, Carlow,Wexford

Perry is a certified C.B.T.T Canine Behaviour and Training Technician who uses modern science based and force free methods when training/walking dogs. Perry has over six years experience working and training a wide variety of breeds and enjoys figuring out what motivates each individual dog and owner. This ensures training sessions are packed full of fun, praise and rewards.


Trails with Tails


Josephina Bishara CBTT

Contact number: 087 9811491
Website: www.trailswithtails.ie
Email: info@trailswithtails.ie
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Services offered: dog walking, pet sitting, boarding and training
Areas covered: North Dublin for walking and sitting, all Dublin for training

All great friendships start with a paw shake



Emma Tully CBTT

Contact number: 086 – 2391784
Email address: tullycanineservices@gmail.com
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/tullycanineservices/

Services offered:  Home Boarding , Daycare and Training

Areas covered: Meath / Louth

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