Dog Trainer
Sunshine Coast


Trainer and Behaviour Consultant in Caloundra


Maya McDougall

Certified dog trainer & behaviour consultant with experience

  • Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology​
  • ​Certified Dog Trainer
  • Approved "Mind Dog" Dog Trainer
  • Seminar the Delta way in Animal Behavior
  • Seminar Suzanne Garrett (Say Yes Training)
  • Member of PPGA and APDT
  • Member of Sunshine Coast Professional Dog Trainers. ​

Why Maya?
I love them as you do !

I have grown up with dogs my whole life and have rescued and fostered dogs in the past 10 years here on the coast.

Animals have always been my passion especially dogs and I love helping and showing people how to train their dogs to be a happy, well-mannered and focused dog in a fun and positive environment.

It is important to me to take ongoing training and seminars to educate myself further and I focus on science-based dog training. I am a part of a group with other positive dog trainers and behaviour Vets, who meet up regularly to discuss current training and behaviour topics here on the Sunshine Coast.

On my free time I enjoy competing and training in Dog Agility with my own dogs and have been instructing at my local Agility club for almost 10 years now.

To all my clients and followers out there:
What a crazy time this is!
I know that the growing concern of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is probably taking up lots of space in your world. I wanted to reach out to you so you know that I am doing my part to keep my clients and our community safe.
At this time, all lessons have been cancelled until the restrictions have lifted. However, I am proceeding with one on one sessions only for this week (23.03-27.03.20).
I am taking the following extra precautions to keep you safe:
● One on one session will be held at a quiet park only (No home visits)
● I will remain a safe distance from clients and will refrain from touching your dog’s leash or handing you treats so please come prepared.
From 27.03.20 I will be closing my business as an abundance of caution and out of concern for our community. During this time, I am still available to support you in the following ways:
● Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns about your dog’s training and I will provide instruction within 24 hours
● I am also happy to set up phone calls at scheduled times for those who wish to speak to me
● I am working on Virtual lessons that can be scheduled soon, which will take place via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or other video conferencing software. This option can be as effective as having me in person. All that is needed is a strong internet connection and a smartphone or webcam. A tripod might also be a good tool to have but is not necessary. I will post more here once this becomes available.
I will be sharing enrichment and training tips to keep your dogs on the path of progress.
I look forward to continuing to support you and your dog during this time and look forward to when I can continue with our classes and in person training.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
All the best,