The Muckyhound Story

Muckyhound Dog Training offers one-to-one@home dog training for you and your dog. Choose from Puppy Life Skills or Foundation Training for adolescent and adult dogs. The result is a considerably happier family dog – and a happier family life too!

If you’re concerned about your dog’s behaviour, for example, resource guarding or separation anxiety, Muckyhound specialises in one-to-one@home dog training programs to address these and other worrying behaviours. 

A number of times per year Muckyhound Dog Training runs group dog training classes.  Good Behaviour Foundation provides instruction on how to teach your dog the basics required to live in harmony with humans.  Puppy Learn & Play are fun sessions aimed at introducing your puppy to other doggy friends and instruction on how to teach them the life skills they need to cope with the demands of living with human rules and requirements.

Muckyhound was founded by Jo Malherbe who is a qualified Canine Behaviour Technician.

Muckyhound is a member of Professional Dog Training Organisations which represent qualified pet industry professionals committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care.

Muckyhound’s Founder Jo Malherbe

Jo Malherbe resides in Gorey, Co Wexford, Ireland.  Her love of dogs began in childhood as she grew up with dogs as a part of her family. Both her father and her grandfather were involved in professional equine training and practised mostly unheard of force-free methods from the 1930s.

Jo attended a dog training course as a young adult, where she was exposed to “traditional” punitive training methods. Jo could never feel comfortable with this approach which led her to investigating more humane methods of dog training. This “hobby” soon became a career through more formal education and training. 

Jo is a certified Canine Behaviour and Training Technician.  This qualification requires continued education points being achieved each year.  This ensures Jo is exposed to the most up to date training techniques and scientific research in the field of canine behaviour and training.

Jo has many years of experience in Adult Training & Education where she developed the necessary communication skills to effectively impart her methodology and techniques to dog owners; she’ll be teaching you how to work with your dog, so these skills are invaluable! Moreover, Jo draws on many scientifically proven training techniques which are both human and dog friendly.

Jo’s Qualifications

  • CBTT  OCN Level 4 Canine Behaviour and Training Technician
  • FETAC Level 6 – Canine Obedience and Training
  • Lease Reactivity Cause to Cure
  • Certified Canine First Aid Responder
  • Full member of the International Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
  • Full member of the Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Ireland (APTD)
  • Full member of Animal Education Ireland (AniED)
  • Train the Trainer (FETAC Level 6)
  • JEB Teachers Diploma (ICT Skill)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Psychology)
Muckyhound’s Founder Jo Malherbe