Your Go-To for Positive Dog Behaviour Solutions

In your home and worldwide. Online dog behaviour specialist

Expert guidance for a happy, balanced canine companion

How can we work with your dog online ?

I get asked all the time, how can I work with you and your dog without even going to your house? In some cases it’s even better. We can focus on the real issues without distractions. Help can be more immediate. I may be able to see things more clearly being that one step removed.

In reality, we’re focused on changing the emotions driving your dog’s behaviour, not just traditional training. I’m coaching and guiding the owners.

Online dog trainingProfessional dog behavior help. 

The meeting was so well structured.

I loved how you took control to work through a very clear, logical assessment of his behaviour points and triggers.

The advice was very well tailored to my own circumstances, and it was all wonderfully compassionate and non-judgemental.

I have every confidence we're going to make very good progress.
(Pippa P)

Over One Thousand Case Stories

arousal, excitement

The most annoying barking is while the lady is on the phone, trying to work.

The other is the real mystery. He barks at a corner of the room under the TV. This is a little shrine where they keep the ashes of their two past dogs, along with a couple of balls and their collars

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He’s so irresistible and touchable. He attracts human hands wherever he goes. However, he’s not a touchy-feely dog.

If approached when out, people want to touch him. They walk into his space, lean over and put out their big hands towards him. He objects

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As soon as the man starts to move, to get up, Colin snarls. Colin’s not naughty but troubled in some way. Success will come through helping him, not punishing him.

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arousal, excitement

Baxter whines when the lady goes up the stairs. He whines when they are on the phone. He whines and screams in the car. Baxter whines constantly for attention.

How can they stop the whining?
This has several approaches.

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Their current approach to her freezing on walks clearly isn’t working which, in itself, is a reason for doing things differently. Giving her choice.

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Until last year, where he was alert to bangs when out on walks, he could cope. Then, late November, they were out in the garden for his final toilet trip at about 10pm, and his world erupted.

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Who is Theo Stewart - Dog Behaviourist?

Over the past eighteen years I have been to thousand of dogs and hundreds of different houses. I have met so many wonderful people, people who love their dogs and want to do the best for them.

More recently, I have included online consultations. They have proved so successful that with all my in-person visits, I start off with an online session.

My love for dogs started many years ago with a Rottweiler called Merlin and Magic, a German Shepherd. Back then, it was all about harsh dog training and ‘correcting’ the dog in order to force it to ‘obey’. Commands were sergeant major-style orders.

How different things are today. With all my subsequent learning and experience, I have proved beyond possible doubt that kind, positive, and force-free methods not only work best, but they ensure we feel comfortable on our relationship with our dog.

I am down to four dogs now. I can’t imagine a life without dogs.

ISCP. International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
VSPDT. Victoria Stilwell Positive Dog Trainer
PPG. Pet Professional Guild
CCB. Certified Canine Behaviourist. INTODogs

My Dog Behaviour CV

  • As an older person. Experience & Empathy from a whole kaleidoscope of life’s ups and downs.
  • As a School Teacher. Motivation, Encouragement – and boundaries.
  • As a musician. Repetitive practice until I have something note perfect. Persistence and patience.
  • As a mother of five children. Insight into ‘parenting’ puppies and dogs.
  • As a businesswoman. I have set up and run three businesses. ‘Theo Stewart – Dog Behaviourist’ is a business involving marketing, insurance, accounts, tax, equipment, transport, internet costs, web site and much more.
  • As the holder of meetings. A skill carried over into family dog consultations, in person, or online.
  • As owner of an introduction agency (before the days of internet dating). Interviewing people whilst putting them at ease; finding out all about them as I now with dogs.
  • As a dog owner. Multiple dogs over 45 years.
  • As a member of INTODogs and UK Behaviour and Training Charter, IMDT, VSPDT, graduate of ISCP (International School for Canine Psychology and Behaviour), PPG, Dog Welfare Alliance. Using positive methods backed by Science. Accountable.
  • As a ‘crossover’. I followed outdated dominance methods before educating myself.

What People Say

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Thank you so much , you have given us hope.
Benefit for many years
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Theo was fantastic and it all made sense and I would thoroughly recommend her. View the cost as an investment in your dog which you and your dog will benefit from for many years'
No more growling
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Since our session, Freckles has not growled once at any of us – a real achievement. It’s amazing how much a little training and better understanding on behalf of the humans can impact so massively on the dog’s behaviour’.
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Theo is lovely and amazingly kind person that is super knowledgeable. I can't recommend her enough, she's been fantastic and will be the first point of call if we need more advice. Thank you theo!'
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The meeting was excellent, it was very informative and also fun, guiding us and pointing us in the right direction, before the meeting I was stressed thinking I had made a great mistake in getting Teddy, but after talking to you I felt so relieved, not only for me but for the dogs.
A huge difference
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Your advice made a huge difference, and we are so grateful - it really improved everything for the two of them from the first
Taken aback
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We are just taken aback at the difference in just one (and a bit) weeks! We can’t thank you enough for all your advice. I love the format the online meeting is in as we have gone through and watched again and again, adding bits each day!
Invaluable advice
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Your advice was invaluable! Fika is a different dog and we are different in our approach to her. She stopped biting me. Everything seemed to properly click into place for her after a couple of weeks. We actually enjoy spending time with her now.
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I just wanted to say how much you inspired me last night. I have started training ME. I'm so happy with myself!". What a fantastic job I have and what lovely people we meet - people who care about their dogs.
Such a huge help
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Theo has been such a huge help in helping us understand Ness much better and to work out ways together to build her confidence and make her feel happier. We genuinely can’t thank you enough for all of your advice and guidance.
Calm and well behaved
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Theo mentioned in the first session that dealing with these problems would be like putting together a jigsaw. As we worked on each area and saw huge improvements almost straight after our first session. It is unbelievable how calm and well behaved Barney has become.
The tools and knowledge
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Without Theo's guidance, the relationship we have with our dog would be nothing like it is now. My wife and I were stressed and felt lost not knowing how to handle situations, but now we have the tools and knowledge to deal with any future behavior issues we may face
Informative, not judgy
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We found it really useful, your style was exactly what we were looking for (supportive, practical, informative, not judgy).
Incredibly helpful
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I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed our time with you yesterday. It was incredibly helpful and valuable to us, and your knowledge and passion shines through. Definitely time well spent
A weight's been lifted
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Feel so much better, like a weight’s been lifted. Even Barney seems different today, he’s happily pottering about playing by himself. The meeting was really useful and empowering and things are definitely heading in the right direction!

What Sets Me Apart?


A wealth of experience, fully accredited, recommended by clients and vets. Certified Canine Behaviourist (INTODogs), Certified Animal Behaviourist (ICAN), Accredited Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT), full member of IMDT, PPG & INTODogs


I restrict the number of “active” clients (at any one time) to ensure I am able to see new cases very promptly if necessary. Rather than taking on “lots of clients”, I manage my time so I am able to give sufficient time to everyone on my list


I offer different levels of support including: Home Consultation with either six weeks or ten days support along with a detailed plan and aftercare, distance support using video conferencing, and a dedicated Facebook Group to help support local people with Fearful Dogs

Mobile :+44 7734 830424
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