POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT
BASED TRAINING
COERCION AND AVERSIVE FREE
PET ANIMAL SERVICES
WHO ARE WE?

Mutts emerges from a desire to create a company that was not just a positive reinforcment based dog training company, but a reflection of our personalities, living with positive reinforcement as a staple of our relations, with a clean cut with formality and enfocused in motivating our human and animal clients.

We train recurring to scientific and proven methods based on positive reinforcement, without coersion or forceful handling and have available several services that enable us to take care of your pets just as if they were our own.

PEDRO LOPES

I’ve started full time animal training as a falconer and a presenter of birds of prey environmental awareness shows around 2012. After falconry and training in the US I had a brief passage as an assistant trainer in Zoomarine in the exotic bird’s department and, after that, the distancing with the zoological and show world culminated in dog training.

Scientific, positive reinforcement based training changed my life in all relations (pets, family, friends…) made me evolve, undoubtedly, to a better version of myself. I live with my wife, two small kids and my mixed breed Pepper abandoned with 1 week found orphaned in a trash container.

WORKSHOPS PRESENCIAIS
Obediência de competição - Siv Svendsen, Maria Brandel Fd Hagström - 2016
Princípios científicos de comportamento animal; Aspetos práticos do treino de cães; Reforço positivo no local de trabalho; Erros comuns no treino cães; Gestão de grupos de cães; Treino básico em cães de busca; Treino básico em comportamentos facilitadores do evento médico.
Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Ramirez; Kathy Sdao; Kelly Gorman Dunbar, Jo-Rosie Haffenden; Chirag Patel – Paris – 2015
Treino e Gestão Contemporânea de Animais para Tratadores de Zoo Profissionais, Treinadores de Animais e Educadores Ambientais
Natural Enconters, Inc. - Steve Martin; Dr.ª Susan Friedman – Florida, EUA – 2014

SEMINÁRIOS ONLINE
Living and Learning with Animals – 2016 - Dr. Susan Friedman
Disc Dog Foundations – 2016 – Ron Watson
Soluções para Comportamentos Temerários e Construção Relacional em Papagaios
Soluções para Comportamentos Agressivos e Mordeduras em Papagaios
Como Treinar o seu Papagaio na Apresentação de Comportamentos Específicos
Soluções para Problemas Comportamentais Hormonais em Psitacídeos
Princípios científicos de comportamento animal; Aspetos práticos do treino de psitacídeos
Good Bird, inc. - Barbara Heidenreich – 2014

WORKSHOP PRESENCIAL
FREQUÊNCIA NO CURSO DE TREINADOR DE CÃES DA IAAD - 2015-2016

ESTÁGIO PROFISSIONAL IAAD (+ 500 horas) com a treinadora Raquel Ribeiro

RAQUEL RIBEIRO

I’ve started my journey in the “dog world” as a volunteer in an abandoned animals rescue. For 4 years I was in a critical zone in the kennel, dealing mainly, with pupps and fearful and other behavioral aflicted animals. They in turn led me to search for more and more education and the enrollment in a dog trainer course at IAAD. I graduated with honor, interned and started working as the Lisbon area IAAD trainer for 3 years.

Currently I live in Lisbon with my two dogs, Diva and Cooper. Diva is a Pitbull, adult adopted from União Zoófila enjoying her “retirement” and Cooper a young Border Collie who loves training, frisbees, balls and everything that can be thrown. One of my main concerns is to keep my education updated, by having courses, workshops and training seminars constantly and also how to motivate and work the best in my human clients.

CTC CURSO DE TREINADOR DE CÃES DA IAAD

ESTÁGIO PROFISSIONAL com a treinadora Cláudia Estanislau

SEMINÁRIO de 3 dias do Dr Ian Dunbar - Outubro 2012, Portugal

PALESTRAS de Karen Pryor e Claudia Estanislau - Setembro 2013, Portugal

SEMINÁRIO CLICK TO CALM com Emma Parsons - Fevereiro 2014, Madrid

CURSO RECALLERS com Susan Garret - 2015 e 2016

CURSO PARA TREINADORES com Steve Mann - Março 2015

ORADORA no workshop acerca de chamamentos - Março 2015

CURSO DE CÃES RESGATADOS iaad 2015

PUPPY PEAKS Susan Garret, 2015

"CREATING FREESTYLE ROUTINE" com Julie Flanery - 2015

SEMINÁRIO com Patrycja Kowalczyk, Junho 2015

ORADORA no IV Congresso Internacional de Enfermagem Veterinária - Outubro, 2015
• Workshop “treino de cães baseado no reforço positivo”
• Sociabilização de cachorros

CERTIFICAÇÃO CAP1 com distinção, com Nuria Frances - Março 2016
Obediência de competição - Siv Svendsen, Maria Brandel Fd Hagström - 2016

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

Every training that we do is personalized and adapted to each animal and set of environmental conditions. In each class the trainer works with you to establish a goal, design a training plan and achieve consistent progress. These classes can be at your residence (see the areas that we currently work in the contact section) or, if it’s best for your training goals, in a space that we choose.

GROUP CLASSES

Learn how to teach practical, useful and day-to-day behaviors in big distraction (i.e. with other dogs!) and diverse environments. Our groups are small in order to accompany individually every student, helping you progress in each step of the training.

PUPPY CLASSES

During these very important classes we teach the tutors to potentiate the sociabilization period, bringing stimuli to the dog in a controlled and positive way. We approach issues like potty training, nibbling, apropriate toys and chewing and many other thematics dealing with puppy education and the early adaptation to family life.

These classes are destined to puppys til the age of 5 months and are held in groups, in a safe and disinfected area that enables the participation of puppy’s that don’t have their vaccination yet complete.

PETSITTING

Our petsitting diferentiates itself by the abcence of kennels – your dog stays at our house, with our family and with our dogs if he is confortable with it. Sleeps inside, has company the great majority of the day and lots of activities to enjoy.

We have by norm to have 3 daily walks, one longer than the others, where your dog can run, play and be a dog. We think of each animal as an individual and care for their individual preferences and needs. Every day he gets opportunities to engage with mental stimulation toys, and often small training sessions of specific behaviors enriching his stay.

DOGWALKING

Be it by lack of time, a late apointment, an extra hour at work or a day with extra family activities, everyone has some day that we come short in our dog exercice to ensure his daily routine. Our Dogwalking service ensures that he has his basic exercice needs in order and some mental stimulation trough some basic training, so that he is ready and calm when you arrive home.

A simple leash walk where you live or long leash walks with lots of running, freedom and other dogs we offer several options according to your dog’s personality and need. We take care of your dog as one of our own, offering nothing but the best experience.

TO THE MUTTS OF OTHER SPECIES

We have available training services for birds and rodents, and we offer tips and environmental enriching ideas in our blog or social platform pages.

Sporadically we give workshops on mental stimulation and environment enriching or any other relevant issue to any who wants to improve these unique animals needs and well-being.

AREAS WHERE
WE TRAIN:
LISBON AREA ● AMADORA ● LOURES ODIVELAS ● OEIRAS ● ALVERCA SINTRA ● CASCAIS ● ALMADA SEIXAL ● MONTIJO
CONTACTS PRMUTTS@GMAIL.COM 916762106 | 962844771