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    Looking after your best friend since 2012

 

Need responsible and caring people to look after your pets? You’re in the right place!

 

                    

At Muddy Paws we walk on beaches, dunes and through woodlands, always for at least 1 hour, unless previously arranged with you, the client.

You will only be charged for the walking time, none of the travelling costs.

We do not charge for pre visits and we have no registration fees.

 

We are all fully insured and First Aid Certified. We have all been around animals our whole lives, so your best friend is in good hands.

Going on holiday?  

Let us look after your pet in our home, where they will be treated like part of the family. If you have multiple or anxious pets, we can look after them in their own home instead, so whatever suits you.

On Holiday in Cornwall, and want to go to the beach? No problem, let us take your dog out for the day. 

 

 

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

I have had animals all my life and grew up in a family where we all shared the responsibilities of animal ownership. I have also worked in animal shelters here and abroad, caring for abandoned animals, which was very rewarding and very educational. I started Muddy Paws in 2012 offering Dog Walking and Pet sitting and then decided to train as an animal behaviourist to ensure that I could provide the animals trusted to me the best care possible.

 

Over the last 5 years the business has grown to include some wonderful people, who love animals, and wanted to work with them as much as I did. The Muddy Paws team now includes Olivia, Emily, Vicky, Sam, Kirsty, Kayleigh, Megan, Luca, Harriot and Tanya.

 

Recently we have added even more services for our clients.

Having worked with dogs since 2012 we had a few losses in the Muddy Paws family, so in 2020 I qualified as a Pet Bereavement counsellor to help our clients come to terms with their loss.

In Early 2021 I set up our eco friendly pet shop with my Daughter-In-Law, Olivia, providing healthy, eco-friendly treats for our furry friends.

Myself and my team have many years' experience in pet ownership, Dog walking and basic training. You can read a bit about us on our ¨meet the team¨ page.  We have all worked with animal charities in the past, are all fully insured and First Aid accredited.

Michelle - Founder

SERVICES

 

DOG WALKING 

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We do walk dogs in packs but of no more than 6 dogs at a time. I have found that they love to interact and play with each other and it can provide them with good socialisation skills. We walk on beaches or country walks, for a minimum of 1 hr unless otherwise arranged. All poop is collected in recycled bags, and disposed of responsibly. We only charge for the walking time and none of our travelling costs. We are huge animal lovers and have been around animals all our lives so your best friend is in very good hands. We are also fully insured & First Aid credited.

Unless pre-agreed with you, we will never book a walk without meeting you and your dog first. There are no registration fees or charges for the pre visit.

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TRAINING 

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I am now an Approved ADTB (Academy

of Dog Training & Behaviour) Instructor.

 

I have always thought that training is very important and have used basic training whenever I can. I decided that I was going to take it a step further and study to become a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist. I am now fully qualified  so can add training to the services that I offer. My main aim is to help owners to select the right dog for them and give them the tools to ensure that their dog grows into a well behaved and loved pet. I also wish to help owners whose dogs may already display challenging behaviours, thereby ensuring that they remain happy and homed.

I offer help with selecting your puppy & puppy training, Training with older/ rescue dogs and helping with behavioural problems. I have listed some of the training I offer opposite. If you are having issues that are not listed please contact me to discuss.

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1-2-1 Obedience Training for puppies, older puppies, adult & rescue dogs:

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These one to one visits cover any basic training required and any obedience issues.

  • Sit, Stand & Down

  • Walking on a lead

  • Controlled greetings/ Jumping up

  • Recall

  • Car travel

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Behavioural issues

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PET SITTING 

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Going away? Then why not book your best friend on their own holiday.

Muddy Paws is the perfect place for your best friend to stay. They stay in our homes as part of the family, not in kennels.

Prefer someone to house sit for you? Extra security, and your pet gets to stay in their own home. We offer a house sitting service where we will look after your pet and home.

Got cats and want them fed? Not a problem, we offer a feeding service. This service is tailored to your individual requirements so contact us to discuss.

Coming down to Cornwall for a wedding perhaps? Bring your dog with you and they can holiday with us whilst you enjoy the festivities.

On holiday with your dog, but want to go to the beach or visit our many attractions? No problem, let us take your dog for the day. They will have lots of fun and will be happy and sleepy when you return!

Unless pre-agreed with you, we will never book a pet/house sit without meeting you and your dog first. When this is not possible we will be happy to arrange a Skype meeting between you and your pet/house sitter.

You will not be charge for the pre visit and we have no registration fees.

Muddy Paws now have a group of Approved Pet Sitters who all offer the same level of service. It also means that we are rarely fully booked, handy for those last minute breaks!

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PUPPY PREPARATION VISIT 

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With this visit I can help you prepare for your new puppy. I will give you helpful advice and handy tips to help you through those first few weeks.

  • Advice on how to select your puppy

  • Preparing your home for your puppy

  • Bringing your puppy home/ first night

  • Basic early stages training

  • General advice

 

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Pet Bereavement Service

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Here we offer one - to - one on-line counselling sessions for anyone suffering the loss of a beloved family member. 

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