"Our gorgeous puppy, Pepper, a Standard Poodle started showing signs of separation anxiety and over-excitement at visitors; we felt we needed to seek help to sort out these issues to help Pepper live a happier life with us.
We found behavioural trainers online and had one come out to help us. We felt the trainer was not what we needed and begun to lose hope.
Upon speaking to a friend, they mentioned Tamika and how enthusiastic and great she is and the fantastic success she has had with her clients.
Upon meeting Tamika we automatically knew she was perfect for us and most importantly Pepper.
Her enthusiasm, knowledge and love for animals had us all at ease.
Pepper's anxieties have eased a lot and his behaviour has certainly changed and he is a much happier and well-behaved dog.
Tamika is always there to answer my thousand questions without hesitation and always has the answers that work for our Pepper.
We cannot recommend Tamika enough!" - Joanne
Pepper - Standard Poodle
“Goin’ Muttz is here to help empower and educate dogs and their owners on how to effectively communicate, setting foundations for success and life-long friendships.”
The way Goin’ Muttz looks at dogs and their behaviour are different. The behavioural problem/s you are having are often made up of so many different pieces that it takes a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome for everyone. Dog behaviour is not all one-sided and about the dog doing what we want, it's about working harmoniously together as a team. As their guardians we need to take the time to understand our dogs, their language and needs, so they can communicate with us and are heard and listened to. Before we even start to look into why a dog is doing what it is doing, we must look in the mirror and change our own behaviours. Our relationship with our dogs is built on the foundation of achieving willing cooperation. It’s not about getting the dog to do what we want it to do when we tell it to do it, it’s about encouraging the dog to make its own right decision because it wants to - “We want our dogs to walk beside us not because they have to but because they want to”
Being centred and in touch with our own emotions and well-being gives us the ability to influence our dogs at a deeper and more profound level than simply teaching a dog ‘tricks’. It’s about teaching a dog life skills. Establishing important concepts like trust, respect, self-control, self-responsibility, problem-solving and the understanding of boundaries and rules are vital if we want our dog to develop into a balanced, likeable member of the family and society. If we get these concepts right, usually the behaviour issues that were happening in the first place have no need to take place.
Goin' Muttz goal is to create enriching environments and opportunities, purpose, fulfilment, achievement and success for all the puppies and dogs under our care. “The wider the foundation the higher the peak they can climb.”