Dog Training and Behaviour

Dog Training and Behaviour Therapy for Dogs of all types and ages in Edinburgh and Dunfermline in Scotland.

Also available for bookings in other areas.

Only Positive Reinforcement Dog Training methods used under any circumstances.

“I work towards a better Relationship and Understanding between Humans and Dogs.”

“I focus on providing Positive experiences for both Humans and Dogs as a practice to improve the life of both.”
Dog Behaviourist Ricardo Ministro

  • positive review  We went to Ricardo a few months ago because our dog Dora (french bulldog), was reactive towards other dogs/kids, this caused her to get stressed. After several sessions we have seen massive difference in Dora’s behaviours. Ricardo is very patient with Dora and us and his knowledge is amazing. Dora is now able to interact with other dogs which we didnt think would ever be possible before meeting him. Dora also requires ear drops for her allergies which we were unable to administer as she was not forthcoming with it. With a few simple steps of training from Ricardo he manages to overcome this issue. Cant thank/recommend Ricardo enough. 5*!!!

    Kev Jackson Avatar Kev Jackson
    18 December 2019
  • positive review  Ricardo helped us with Suzy who was cautious around other dogs she is now more calm when out walking on the lead and improving everyday would definitely recommend Ricardo *****

    Doreen Stobbs Avatar Doreen Stobbs
    13 December 2019
  • positive review  I went to Ricardo for help with my excitable spaniel coby. We were having issues with recall and other excitable behaviour. Ricardo understood Coby’s needs and provided me with the best techniques to use and now after working with Ricardo have notice a huge difference in cobys behaviour and his connection with me. I would definitely recommend Ricardo, he has a full understanding of dogs and their behaviours, he has greatly improved my confidence with training coby as well.

    Fiona Kipling Avatar Fiona Kipling
    9 December 2019
  • positive review  Riccardo was a life line for us when we rescued our Staffordshire BT in March this year. He had met Maddie while she was in kennels and helped her on her journey through foster care and then to us , her forever home. It was very hard going in the first few weeks as Maddie had developed alot of behavioural problems. This was mainly due to stress and given her history, was understandable. We knew it would be a challenge and when we took her home, we were faced with behaviours like jumping, sctratching, mouthing which at times was really hard and painful! As well as toilet training, , unable to walk outside and more....... Riccardo initially came to the house for a couple of sessions and was able to show us training techniques so we could cope and develop the trust and bonds we needed to to progress with our new life together with Maddie. We progressed to outside sessions and she responded immediately after each session. Riccardo was very patient with Maddie and us, her owners! He genuinely loves dogs and his role to help them. There is no dog behavioural situation, he can't help with. He is totally committed to his role and is passionate about what he does. He was a godsend during our first few weeks with Maddie. 5 months on , we still use the techniques and are able to adapt them to other training, recall for example. Maddie is a different dog now and is really settled. I would highly recommend Riccardo. He is always there to support you online as well as face to face. 5 stars from us 🐾😃❤

    Caron 'Fitzgerald' McQuade Avatar Caron 'Fitzgerald' McQuade
    4 August 2019
  • positive review  Ricardo has been helping me and my dog witn reactivity and nervous behaviour around other dogs. Every session I see a great change in behaviour and my dog thoroughly enjoys her training and has really bonded with Ricardo which says a lot as she isnt interested in humans outside of her family. I would highly recommend Ricardo as he looks at your dog as individual and tailors training to fit rather than expecting your dog to fit a standard mould!

    Louise Barr Avatar Louise Barr
    1 August 2019
  • positive review  Ricardo helped greatly with my dog who was reactive towards other dogs. lemmy is now enjoying his walks and becoming much more confident with other dogs,his behaviour has changed so much and for the better!

    Cassie Cattus Avatar Cassie Cattus
    12 May 2019
  • positive review  i have tried taking treats,out with ne and try get her ti look at ne and listen to ne ti gice her a treat ,,dont workcas she aint one fir treats lol

    Debbie McWilliams Avatar Debbie McWilliams
    29 March 2019
  • positive review  After even the very first session with Ricardo he had such an impact on our dog, Eddie, that we started referring to him as the ‘dog whisperer’. He has a completely natural, kind and calm approach to dogs and humans alike and it’s obvious that he has a unique understanding of dog’s behaviour. He helped us get to grips with what Eddie was thinking and how we could help him and I can’t thank him enough for that! I’d recommend him to any dog owner - your relationship with your wee pal will be better for it.

    Kirsty Wardlaw Avatar Kirsty Wardlaw
    16 March 2019
  • positive review  My reactive dog who doesn't like strangers was completely calm around Ricardo. His knowledge and positive influence made for a great first session. Watching him interact with my dog and being shown steps to help her become happy was invaluable. Thanks again.

    Sandra Mitchell Avatar Sandra Mitchell
    7 February 2019
  • positive review  Thank you for your session with mitzi this morning, it was amazing to see a complete change in her behaviour so quickly! it's a true pleasure to watch someone so calm and knowledgeable working with dogs who have problems 😊

    Lynda Wilson Avatar Lynda Wilson
    16 November 2018

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