Home Visits - 30 Years Expertise

Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru' is an expert in dealing with problematic canine behaviours.  For over 30 years, he has enriched the lives of thousands of dogs and their owners, curing every possible behavioural complex imaginable through his human teaching and canine education and healing programmes.  Keith prides himself in being able to assist owners in overcoming their dog’s problems, even when all other dog trainers and behaviourist's have failed.

Our Home Visits are 1-2-1 dog behaviour consultations held in the comfort of your own home.


Our Home Visits are 1-2-1 dog behaviour consultations held in the comfort of your own home.  They are the ideal starting point for owners experiencing problems with their dog’s behaviour.

We can offer support and guidance and provide the cure for all types of problematic dog behaviours, some of which we have listed below:

  • Healing from Past Trauma.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms
  • Leash Reactivity.
  • Aggression Towards People or Dogs.
  • Resource Guarding.
  • Excessive Barking.
  • Separation Anxiety and other Anxiety Disorders.
  • Sensitivity & Fear Phobias.
  • Over Excitement and Stress Behaviours.
  • Jumping and Nipping.
  • Toilet Training and House Breaking.
  • Chewing, Stealing and Counter Surfing.
  • Travel Sickness.

Our 'Home Visits' provide an intense re-education programme for both you and your dog in the comfort of your own home.

Using his uniquely developed and innovative “Calmness Leads to Reward” ® positive dog training and behaviour philosophy.  Keith Mathews 'The Dog Guru' will provide you with the logical tools and knowledge to realign the relationship you have with your dog, totally transforming their behaviour forever.

Often described as having the 'magic touch', Keith is famous for his unique intuitive skills and his ability to tune into the energy of those he works with, both human and animal. 


What makes our system so unique, is that unlike others, we do not primarily focus on the symptomatic behaviour first.  Instead, we focus on the reasons for your dog’s emotional behaviour. We get to the source, the root cause and identify the triggers, thought patterns, learned behaviours, and experiences. We then apply multiple positive techniques to change your dog’s perception, helping them address the fears and anxieties at the core of their unwanted behaviour.

We apply similar cognitive therapy techniques used in human psychotherapy.  We provide you with the knowledge, teaching you the tools required to give your dog the confidence, to allow them to process and change their behaviour which ultimately results in permanently fixing their problems forever.

To do this we use our own unique methodology which we call “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®  

 “Calmness Leads to Reward” ® is a pioneering, innovative, positive dog training and behaviour management philosophy.  Uniquely developed by Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’ and formulated from his practical work with over 50,000 dogs and his 30 years ongoing study of ‘Cynology’, Canine behaviour and Dog training.

The essence of Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’s’ “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®  methodology, is to develop human learning.  So that owners become effective ‘dog parents’.  We teach you, the owner, how to realign your relationship with your dog and show you how to educate and communicate friendship, deep trust, and unconditional love to them.  Therefore, nurturing the relationship between you both, in positive, uniquely healing, and therapeutic way.The methodology behind “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®  is about realigning the human dog relationship, using systematic proven, positively focussed techniques. This in part, helps establish or re-establish the partnership of trust, which is the key ingredient in any successful relationship.

It is a science orientated, holistic behavioural method which is uncomplicated, logical and follows common sense.

During your 'Home Visit'  Keith will introduce you to “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®  and provide you with the tools, so that you can truly ‘Think Dog’.  He will teach you how to communicate with your dog, in a way that they understand. 

Unlike other training methods which tend to use treats with traditional conditioning methods. “Calmness Leads to Reward” ®  is about relationship building with positive reward and calm energy.  It’s about learning how to read and understand the emotions of  your dog. It’s about teaching, before training and uses only positive gentle motivating methods, based on the timely consistent, reward of affection, with love, without the need for motivation using treats or gadgets.

When implemented fully, the results will truly astound you.


Duration:  Your 'Home Visit' will normally last 1 hour 30 mins but please set additional time aside should Keith feel it necessary.

Diagnosis:  Upon arrival at your home Keith will make a full in-depth behavioural assessment of your dog. This will assist Keith in making a full comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of your dog and the reasons for its behaviour.

Action Plan: During the 'Home Visit'  Keith will formulate an in-depth behaviour management action plan for you to implement and follow as part of the process.

Practical Training: Keith will demonstrate with your dog and show you how to implement any practical training in your own home.


In most cases a single 'Home Visit' with Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’ is all that is required to start you on the journey of permanently transforming your dog’s behaviour, giving you both the perfect long lasting stress-free loving relationship.


Keith will provide you with expert ongoing support and if required tailor design any future training necessary for you to achieve your goals.  Should further training be required, full details of any future training along with costs involved will be provided at the conclusion of your 'Home Visit'.


The investment fee for the 'Home Visit' is £295 payable in full online. ( This is the fee for a 'Home Visit' within a 50 mile travel radius of our 'Dog Guru' Centre in Markethill. Longer distances may incur additional charges).

Bookings can be made by clicking on the product link below.   Once you have made your payment we will be in touch to arranga a date and time for your 'Home Visit' which will normally be inside 10 days of your booking.