Are you struggling with your anxious dog, new puppy or rescue dog?
Award Winning Pet Behaviour Therapy and dog training in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire
Hello I’m Helen and I run Social Paws as a family business with my husband Tristan. We are here to help give the very best long term support for you and your best friend through our bespoke therapy programmes and one to one walking programmes.
My journey with my own dog helped me to understand that life as an owner of an anxious dog is not easy and we can’t simply enjoy the pleasures of a normal walk in the park.
We are often made out to be a bad dog owner or told our dog is being naughty.
HOWEVER this is rarely the case.
Does this sound familiar?
Your dog is too nervous to leave the house
Walking your dog often leaves you embarrassed, stressed and frustrated
You’ve stopped inviting friends around
You are struggling with your new rescue dog
Living with your new puppy is more like living with a crocodile!
Here’s how we can help you
Discover enjoyable walks, without the embarrassment or a happy sociable rescue dog who has the best start when settling in.
As an accredited dog trainer and pet behaviourist, Helen Motteram (BSc Hons) and rehabilitation specialist, Tristan Motteram our methods are kind, effective and force free. Through our unique, ongoing, support programmes we are here to coach, mentor and offer you emotional support, every step of the way.
Recent awards and features
Voted top 50 Greatest Gloucestershire Women of all time. Category – animal welfare.
Featured in Dog’s Monthly Magazine, the Daily Mail, the Sun and the Daily Telegraph.
Featured on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast and Points West.
Full member of the Institute Of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT).
Provisional Member of the Association of pet behaviour counsellors (APBC) referring alongside the best veterinary practices