Changing lives by providing kind, effective and prompt dog behaviour help In Bedfordshire and surrounding areas

What I Offer

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Behaviour Help & Support

Ongoing support for all issues including:
Fears and phobias
Reactivity to other dogs and people
Disruptive behaviour
Aggression

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Puppy Parenting

For those wanting to help a new puppy through the first important six weeks. ‘Puppy Parenting’ is a lot more than just puppy training and helps to pre-empt future problems

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Case Stories

I keep an extensive library of "real life" stories available online, showing my methods of work and the positive techniques I use in providing help and advice to parents and dogs in need

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About Me

Theo Stewart
Behaviourist, consultant, therapist, trainer and dog problem solver.

Over the past fourteen years I have been to thousands 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.

My love of 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 any possible doubt that kind, positive and force-free methods not only work best, but they ensure we feel comfortable in our relationship with our dog. I am down to four dogs now. I can’t imagine a life without dogs.

Theo Stewart ICAN (CAB), INTODogs, VSPDT, IMDT, ISCP, PPG

What Sets Me Apart

Quality

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

Responsive

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

Support

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
A dedicated Facebook Group to help support local people with Fearful Dogs

What People Say

  • I just wanted to message you and say thanks for your help when Dizzy was a pup. She’s turning out to be an amazing little thing!!! We literally couldn’t have asked for a better dog, thank you so much for setting us off on the right track from the very beginning!

    Puppy off to the best start

  • We are really pleased with progress far. Your guidance has been invaluable. Within the first week, we were all just feeling relieved at the improvement in his behaviour (and probably ours!) and we felt we could at least live with him.  Now, at the end of two weeks, I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be with him.  He is having fun, he is affectionate and more relaxed.

    He is having fun, he is affectionate and more relaxed

  • Very kind lady gave us the reassurance that we could give our dog a new start to life. He truly needed one. Theo was professional, approachable and extremely sensitive to our situation and our dogs terrible separation anxiety.

    Prompt, helpful and considerate

  • Was very impressed with Theo, she was very helpful and extremely easy to talk to. Theo explained everything very well to us both, making everything easier to understand

    Very helpful and extremely easy to talk to

  • She was absolutely fantastic and explained everything well. All our questions were answered in great detail. We couldnt ask for more. Warm and friendly. She gave us back our optimism that Polo isn’t a lot cause. I would have no hesitation in recommending Theo, already have!

    Both of us were very impressed with Theo

  • Having had a trainer over previously to help with Dollys biting and obsessive behaviour who had very negative methods in my opinion, we did a lot of research to find Theo and she lived up to our expectations.

    Theo lived up to our expectations

  • From her first phone call following my email enquiry, calling back with further suggestions even before she met us. Trudi has changed already, really calmed down, and we feel confident that with Theo’s support there is positive hope that we will get there.

    Theo has been very supportive

  • Extremely prompt telephone call after my initial email. I felt empowered following the visit, and confident I will learn good leadership! Delighted with Theo. William (our Dalmation) is already calmer. I wont give up on him now Theos in his and our lives.

    Extremely prompt

  • 3 weeks ago I was at the end of my tether and it was me or the dogs (and I suspect my husband may have chosen the dogs!). I didn’t know how to stop all the barking, dreaded callers to the house and generally wondered why on earth I had dogs. It has been hard, the first 10 days or so was stressful trying to remember all the things to do, I lost my temper, I shouted, the dogs seemed worse than ever before but now I am seeing results, it feels good, I feel good. The dogs are brilliant, I love them again.

    3 weeks ago I was at the end of my tether and it was me or the dogs

  • Thank you for coming to meet us. Both Michael and I expected someone judgemental and you were nothing like that at all. and made sure that we understood why we were to behave in a different way and see it from the dogs’ point of view. We both thought you were lovely!

    We really felt that you considered our emotions as much as the dog's

  • When I was at a point of crisis with my two rescue dogs. My thanks alone would never be enough.

    You gave me some incredibly helpful advice

  • I always praise you for the way Jess has turned out considering we were thinking of having her put down before you came.

    We were thinking of having her put down before you came

  • We would have no hesitation in recommending Theo to any other family with similar problems, I now have a more relaxed dog and the family is more relaxed!

    The service we received was prompt, informative, efficient and well explained

  • which I very rarely feel with a stranger in the house. I was very impressed with the service received. My only regret is not asking for help months ago!!

    Theo gave me confidence with my dogs

  • – and good follow up! Was very impressed with Theo, she was very helpful and extremely easy to talk to. Theo explained everything very well to us both, making everything easier to understand.

    Very friendly, pitched perfectly for the whole family

  • Almost instant calmer dog, just by looking at the situation from a different angle (ie dog angle)! Theo was a calming influence even when Ben gave his warning sign usually preceding aggression. We were impressed. Thanks again.

    Punctual and professional

  • My 9-month-old Bolognese puppy Bella was happy to tear up the stairs, but she would sit at the top crying for me to carry her down, too scared to attempt it on her own. With Theo’s brilliant wisdom and insight into the doggy mind, she has encouraged her with positive psychology and in less than a week Bella is now happy and confident to descend three-quarters of the way down the staircase  on her own and l am sure it will only be another few days before she can come down the last few steps all the way without fear. Before meeting Theo l had few expectations that the stair problem could be resolved, but in a calm and gentle way she has achieved remarkable results in a short period of time.

    Scared to go downstairs

Case Stories

Here is a selection of my latest "real life" stories

Get in Touch

Have you looked at the ‘Behaviour Help & Support’ page for my charges and the areas I cover? For specific problems please fill out the form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. For all other queries, give me a ring or email theo@dogidog.co.uk

Areas I cover

Home consultations are carried out in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

Please note there may be additional travel costs incurred, depending on your location (click on the map for more details)

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Give me a call

Theo Stewart

Mon - Fri, 9:00-21:00 (If I am unavailable, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible). I work evenings and weekends when people are able to be at home.

I am unable to give telephone advice to non-clients for dogs I have not met and assessed

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