Smart Dogs

Welcome to Smart Dogs Training, Dog & Puppy Training in Newcastle Upon Tyne

What We Offer

1-2-1 Training

A fantastic way to ensure clients get bespoke training plans, the ability to ask specific questions for their situation, and assistance with practicing certain training techniques

Group Classes

Allows dogs to socialise and learn how to behave/respond with external distractions. This helps dogs fully focus on their owners and understand what is being asked of them.

Online Coaching

Is your dog having trouble with specific commands? Are they behaving in an unfamiliar way that you're not sure how to tackle? Schedule virtual assistance from our coaching team to help address specific concerns.

Meet Milan - The Founder

smart dog training - newcastle

Milan ensures that you are the centre of your dogs world. He has taught many people how to interact with their dog using only positive methods which, in turn, builds a stronger bond between the dog and the owner.

He enjoys the satisfaction of witnessing dogs progress over time and has developed an obsession with helping more people improve their relationships with their dogs.  After all, we know how much joy a dog brings to a home.

Milan is currently studying with the ISCP, providing him with invaluable skills that enable him to work with dogs that require more specialised attention.

Training Videos


Bark and Hold


Door Knocking

Nicola Muir
Nicola Muir
07:25 15 Oct 21
Excellent one to one training with our 8 month old cavapoo. Seeing great results after only a few days. Definitely recommend. Thank you again.
Damon Hew
Damon Hew
16:06 07 Oct 21
Really knowledgable and clear, made progress after only one session, would highly recommend.
Craig Daglish
Craig Daglish
19:29 04 Oct 21
After having issues introducing a new puppy with our existing 1 year old dog I found Milan’s details and booked an initial session. Milan’s impact was instant literally within 10 mins of the first session we started seeing results. Milan clearly understands dog psychology & behaviour and has a number of techniques to deal with all situations. He explains everything clearly so you can carry on practicing following each session. We decided to book further sessions and have seen huge improvements with both our dogs in the last 4-5 weeks. Would 100% recommend to other dog owners.
Esther Shields
Esther Shields
08:48 03 Oct 21
Amazing trainer. I enjoy walking my dogs now and my youngest dogs anxiety has got so much better.My home is happier and I feel I have complete control of my dogs. I practice everyday and it's working. I would recommend smart dogs training to anyone.
Abigail Jukes
Abigail Jukes
13:29 02 Oct 21
Milan was very friendly and helpful. I already see a big improvement within my dog after just one training session with Milan. Highly recommend Smart Dogs Training👌
Joanne Eschle
Joanne Eschle
16:27 16 Sep 21
Milan was brilliant my main issue with my dog was recall he had him coming back to him within minutes of starting his training was excellent at explaining the technique and showing me what to do I would definitely recommend him
SHARON HAPPER
SHARON HAPPER
13:49 16 Sep 21
Milan is a wonderful dog trainer he listened to what we having problems with our German Shepherd and he tailored the training to our needs as well as our dogs needs and her personality. We have recommended Milan to others and would highly recommend him to you too.
Patricia Patten
Patricia Patten
08:40 16 Sep 21
Milan is really easy to get along with ..we have Two crazy German shepherd pups..he had them sitting listening to him within minutes ..His own god is really well trained..if ours get to anything like Milo ..well that would be great.
Christopher Pattison
Christopher Pattison
15:57 11 Sep 21
mary pickering
mary pickering
10:18 10 Sep 21
Milan is a wonderful trainer for dogs and their humans. He is very patient and helpful. Thank you Milan for your help with Milo.
pamela green
pamela green
16:14 07 Sep 21
Milan turned up spot on time, and had Sam calmed within the first minute, he was really clear with his instructions, to me and the pup and has given me hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel!!. 15 mins in, Sam was in his crate, and even lay down, which is a first. Milan explained that it is all down to me, being calm will make Sam calm and he will get to know what I want him to do.Thanks Milan, I now feel I might manage a well trained dog, eventually. Can't recommend him enough
Lynda Banson
Lynda Banson
16:49 04 Sep 21
We were so impressed with Milan’s dog training today. We took our 4 year old dog Snoop, who normally goes crazy when he sees another dog, yet by the end of the hour session he seemed to be acting like a model dog. This just goes to show how Milan’s knowledge and expertise enables him to communicate so well with animals, and in a very short time modify the dog’s behaviour. As Milan explained, it is now down to us, to use the information and advice he has given us, and try to reinforce the positive behaviour. I particularly like this treat based training, as it shows real empathy for the welfare of the dog. Also, there was no pressure to book further training, as Milan told us we could contact him with any questions, and if needed, we could book further training if we felt it was still needed. We were so impressed and would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a great dog trainer. Lynda
Paul Banson
Paul Banson
15:49 04 Sep 21
I took my Jack Russell , Snoop to see Milan at Smart Dogs Training , I was really impressed with Milan’s methods , he was also showing me and my sister what we should be doing , Snoop enjoyed his hour with Milan too 👍 I will continue to do what Milan has told me to do , I would definitely recommend Smart Dogs Training 🐶 👍 👍 👍
iuli Bertolini
iuli Bertolini
09:56 03 Sep 21
My name's Iuli.I chose Milan to train my dog, after I got to know facebook and mainly reading the reviews.My dog ​​is 7 years old and had never gone through training, and everything Milan taught helped me a lot to know how to act so that I can walk more smoothly with my dog.Milan is very professional, attentive, patient and the sessions were excellent.I recommend Milan's work with all my certainty.
Helen Keating
Helen Keating
19:25 30 Aug 21
Milan was excellent with quick results. No easy task with 2 very different dogs, our 11 month old tiny Maltipoo and our nearly 5 year old King Charles Cavalier, both of whom took to Milan almost instantly. Milan gave very helpful tips to calm both dogs when meeting other dogs and getting both of them to come when called. After 2 sessions we’ve still got a lot of work to do, but at least we know what we are doing and know that we can call on Milan again if needed.
Jill Dorothy
Jill Dorothy
16:35 22 Aug 21
We have been working with Milan now for a few months now and would highly recommend him. Even after our first session we saw a significant improvement. I personally felt more in control as I knew how to handle certain behaviours and situations. I have been telling everyone about him. He has helped us to understand how a dog thinks and why they behave in a certain way which is a great help when training. We still have some work to do with leash walking but we are getting there and am confident Milan will help us crack it. He is very patient, reliable and professional and always at the end of the phone whenever we need him. We can't thank you enough Milan 5*!!
Christine Gourley
Christine Gourley
17:10 17 Aug 21
After two sessions with Milan myself and my dogAlfie I am very impressed with Smart Dogs.Milan has the patience of a Saint .Three more to go cant wait to learn more
Arlene Robinson
Arlene Robinson
16:55 17 Aug 21
We contacted Milan to help us with our 6 month old Cockapoo. We were worried about letting her off her lead due to poor recall and distractions. She was also pulling on her lead and jumping up at other dogs.From the first time he met her he gained her attention immediately and everything he said made sense.We left each lesson with techniques to work on and it definitely did the trick. She is still work in progress but his guidance is getting us there. Certainly worthwhile if you need help with dog behaviour.
amanda graydon
amanda graydon
16:08 15 Aug 21
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Milan. He has a gentle yet direct manner which I really liked. His communication beforehand was good, his explanations during the lesson were clear and he welcomed questions throughout to aid understanding. He clearly knows his stuff.
Kev Miller
Kev Miller
19:30 13 Aug 21
We contacted Milan about our patterdale terrier Max. He was constantly pulling on the lead and had behavioural issues with other dogs and a poor recall, Max also got very hyper and excited when visitors came to the house. From our first session the differences in Max was amazing, introducing a structure for Max and the family massively helped. As the sessions developed Max’s progress with recall and other dogs and pulling on the lead improved dramatically, he now even let’s go of his ball 🏀 during play time too👍 Milan is very calm and takes his time to explain and help every bit of the way throughout the sessions and also if needed over the phone. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Milan and Smartdogs if you need advice or help.Cheers Milan 👍 keep up the great work 👍 🐕 looking forward to the group sessions.
skarparis yk
skarparis yk
09:26 11 Aug 21
Milan is very good and makes everything simple for you. He shows you how it can be done and gives you good tips for training. Our dog was so well behaved with him - we just need to put it into practice!
Carla Dowling
Carla Dowling
14:53 07 Aug 21
Smart Dogs Training is a great training place. Needed somewhere that it could be done online and this was the perfect place! Helped my puppy become the well behaved girl she is today. Milan was incredibly helpful and always willing to answer any questions.
Joanne Crooks
Joanne Crooks
18:24 06 Aug 21
I would definitely recommend Smart Dogs Training, Milan is so helpful and took his time showing us what to do with our dog. He explains and shows you things thoroughly and makes you feel at ease. Our dog has definitely improved and continues to do so!
Rachael Mowat
Rachael Mowat
18:52 28 Jul 21
We would highly recommend Smart Dogs Training to anyone. Our 18 month old Cocker was pulling on his lead and practically walking us, walks had to be off lead as it was becoming a strain to be pulled as much. We booked in with Milan and felt he made a big effort to get to know us all before we began. Joey was a bit uncomfortable at first and Milan immediately recognised this and changed his plan to accommodate it. We worked really hard for the whole session and we felt that we could get in touch afterwards, no question was a problem. We’ve seen a huge difference in our walks in only one session and can’t wait to keep working with Milan!
Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson
17:26 23 Jul 21
We tried everything to train Henry to not bark and to not pull on the lead with no luck. Within 3 sessions Henry has improved so much and very pleased with the training.
Christine Jordan
Christine Jordan
16:32 09 Jul 21
Milan, has been a great help in helping with my lab who has separation anxiety. A few weeks ago I couldn't leave her alone as she got very distressed. With help and support from Milan my lab will now settle for 30 mins alone without getting stressed.
Philip Butler
Philip Butler
07:19 09 Jul 21
We reached out to Milan for help with our 10 month Springer Ozzy who was pulling on the lead and had virtually no recall. Over the last 4 sessions Milan has developed a strong bond with our dog, and we have seen improvements in his recall and leash walking as well as his general behaviour and responsiveness to our commands. We would recommend Milan to anyone thinking about getting some training for their dog.
Paul Sharp
Paul Sharp
18:00 07 Jul 21
We have been working with Milan to train out some poor habits our Cockapoo has got into over lockdown. Milan is a legend, our dog is transfixed and Milan gives really good, sensible advice that can actually be put into practice. If we consistently do what Milan advises we will absolutely see results and we already are, it’s training for us more than for the dog!If you need help that works, Milan’s your man!
Gemma Guyatt
Gemma Guyatt
17:41 07 Jul 21
Would highly recommend smart dogs training to anybody! Milan is always on hand for any questions or concerns you have whilst carrying out homework in between lessons and will try all methods to make sure your dog is benefiting from the training. I’m only half way through my training with my puppy but I am very happy with the results so far!
Paul Hughes
Paul Hughes
17:24 07 Jul 21
We booked 3 lessons with Milan to help us with our 1 year old staffy Flint iro of pulling,recall and over excitement. Milan gave us some great advice and we can see a really big improvement in only a short space of time.We would highly recommend him.
Melanie Lockwood
Melanie Lockwood
08:24 13 Jun 21
Review of Smart-Dogs from my sisterI chose Milan and Smart-dogs based on the recommendation of a fellow dog walker. We have a beautiful Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) puppy called Sasha and lock-down put a stop to the puppy classes I was attending. Smart-Dogs was offering 1:1 training sessions which could be bought in 10 week blocks. I paid up-front and Milan visited us at home a couple of weeks later. He met Sasha and me and observed how we behaved with each other. He was able to give advice right from the very start – he notices things that we dog-owners don’t even realise we are doing. Very often it is the owner who is reinforcing unwanted behaviour – we give reinforcement without knowing we are doing it. Milan asked what my priorities were – e.g. leash walking; heel-walking; barking; crate training. We covered something different each week and also recapped on previous sessions.After each session, Milan would message me with a reminder of what we had talked about that day and what my ‘homework’ was. This was really helpful. I also like that I can message Milan at any time for reminders/advice. Milan has excellent knowledge of dog behaviour and his methods are based on praise and reward. He helps you to understand your dog’s behaviour and why they do what they do. Sasha learned and improved from the very first session and I was amazed. I recommend Smart Dogs because Milan will help you to understand the relationship between you and your dog and most importantly, you will see results!Thank you MilanMichelle Lockwood
Keith Alderton
Keith Alderton
06:42 09 Jun 21
I have 2 dogs (Staffies) one 9 and one 2 and have never needed a trainer before until the 2yo became aggressive to other e dogs. I read reviews and took a punt and must say it was money well spent. Milan patiently walked (literally) me through everything I should do or reinforce.As importantly, at the end of the session I wasn't pressed into more sessions; quite the opposite actually.Thanks Milan, Dave says thanks as well 🙂
nicole grant
nicole grant
19:28 06 Jun 21
I would highly recommend Milan. He has been amazing from our first training session to the last when we brought our 1st puppy home his upbeat nature and passion for dogs make lesson's engaging and enjoyable. He has a great depth of knowledge in a wide range of training and behavioral situations we are a lot more confident with our puppy now.
Ruenix
Ruenix
20:33 03 Jun 21
Milan came to my home and gave me lots of great advice for Barney. Everything made so much sense what I was doing wrong. A week in and we are making a bit of progress so looking good! Thanks so much we will be in touch for another session soon😀
Susan Turney
Susan Turney
15:17 01 Jun 21
We had 5 sessions with Milan and I saw a huge difference in our puppy, Gigi. We went through leash training, struggles with shyness and puppy biting and jumping. Milan knew each topic we asked about inside out and we now feel equipped to train her going forward. We asked lots questions on other topics too and we were always given a answer that made sense and worked for us and Gigi.Milan was always very flexible with time and location and we are hoping to join the group classes when we can.I would recommend Smartdogs as a reliable and knowledgable dog training service to anyone who needs additional support with their dog or puppy.
David Coe
David Coe
21:35 28 May 21
My wife and I own a 3 year old Dachshund and arranged sessions with Milan because of a few issues we were having with him. After an initial visit for Milan to meet our dog and talk through the help he could offer, we had no hesitation to sign up for 5 sessions due to the professionalism and genuine care he showed. This continued throughout our time working with him and as well as helping to greatly improve the behaviour of our dog, Milan also equipped myself and my wife with the confidence and knowledge to continue the training ourselves. Each session was followed by an email with a detailed overview of what we'd covered, along with helpful advice. Communication before, during and after the sessions was always clear and it is obvious that Milan takes great pride in what he does. Would highly recommend his service!
Katie Jensen
Katie Jensen
13:42 27 May 21
We approached Milan to help with our 14 month old dog who pulled on the lead, reacted to other dogs on the lead and barked terribly when people came into the house.Milan is a super-talented dog trainer who instantly bonded with our dog. We are 3 sessions into a 5 week course and he has already taught me so many new techniques to help with the problems. We are starting to really enjoy taking our dog out for walks now, and are looking forward to learning more in the remaining weeks to come.Highly, highly recommend Milan and Smart Dogs Training!!!
nichola keers
nichola keers
15:13 21 May 21
Milan has been very helpful and easy to get on with , my dog has come on leaps and bounds and I'm very pleased with his progress throughout the sessions. I would recommend to anyone needing dog training.
Christine Vent
Christine Vent
13:08 18 May 21
Milan has been helping us to train our dog Zeus for the last few months.During this time Milan has been friendly, informative and very supportive and I highly recommend him as a dog trainer.All questions are answered in a timely manner, Zeus loves his time with Milan and we all enjoy the training sessions.Zeus is turning into a well trained dog with a fabulous personality 💙Each week we are given homework via a text message which I find great to reference back to.5 🌟 review from the Vent’s. Many thanks Milan x
Josh Goldie
Josh Goldie
12:55 16 May 21
Thanks so much to Milan for his extensive knowledge and abilities which continue to be very effective, the training was fun for our rescue dog Etu and we plan on booking more in the future.
Mark Stephenson
Mark Stephenson
16:39 10 May 21
What can I say... Milan has changed our life’s!Elton our dog has so much energy that he was ruling our lives! From the work training Milan offer to us Elton has become a total joy. His barking has reduced to next to never (something we never thought would happen) we are able to let him off his lead and he comes back. Plus many other training techniques you give us to make Elton a dog that now is a pleasure to be around.
Helen Preston
Helen Preston
12:23 10 May 21
Hi just wanted to share our experience of dog training by Milan at smart Dogs - we were losing confidence that we would ever be able to train,and subsequently enjoy having our 2 yr old chocolate lab - without judgement Milan has suppus/ given us the skills to.move forward- still some way to go but can't thank him enough
David Charles Eric Reynolds.
David Charles Eric Reynolds.
20:59 02 May 21
I really can't recommend Smart Dogs enough. I booked 3 sessions for my rescue Lurcher, Hunter, and there were significant positive changes even after the first. I’d had problems with Hunter’s recall, lead pulling and barking at other dogs but with Milan’s robust and adaptive training, walks have become a pleasure.Milan was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and patient. He went through every step of the training in detail and provided a lot of encouragement. Given that the training was 1-1 I thought it was very reasonably priced, and given the changes in my dog after three weeks it was amazing value too.I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Smart Dogs Training if you’re having any issues at all with your dog.
Philip White
Philip White
11:55 30 Apr 21
We booked 5 sessions with Milan to help with issues with our Rottweiler. I can honestly say the sessions were value for money. Milan learned me and our Dog Dylan a lot. The way he tells/shows you how to do things are great. Easy to understand and he also gives you homework at the end of each session, which helps. He has given me all the advice and tools I need to work with Dylan. Milan is Highly Professional and extremely knowledgeable in his trade. He is always there to help with any issue. We will be booking more sessions in coming months with Milan just so that i can keep myself right with Dylan. I would highly recommend Milan if your having any issues with you Dog.Thanks Milan
Carly Farrow
Carly Farrow
10:19 23 Apr 21
Milan has been helping us train our 6 month old cockapoo puppy for the last 4 months. He gave us lots of advice and tips on crate training, puppy biting, leash walking and recall.He is always very friendly and patient and our puppy Winnie loves him! He sends homework every week and is easily contactable for any problems in between sessions.Thank you!
Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker
19:18 18 Apr 21
As first time dog owners we needed guidance and knowledge on the Dos and Don’ts of training. We booked 3 sessions with Milan to help with lead walking and recall (mainly) for our Cockapoo puppy! Milan has taught us so much in just 3 sessions. Milan is very patient with us as well as Ted and has given us so many helpful tips and tricks. Ted absolutely loves the sessions and has done so well during our homework weeks. We have seen a huge improvement in Ted’s loose lead walking as well as his recall and general behaviour when out walking. We were sent messages with a recap of the session and what areas we needed to focus on for homework which is very helpful as there is a lot to take in! Milan has gone above and beyond to help and we are so grateful and pleased with how well Ted has responded to training. We would not hesitate to book more sessions if needed.
ayse fuat
ayse fuat
09:28 28 Mar 21
We absolutely loved all of our training sessions with Milan; he was very professional, understanding and knows dog training inside out. He worked really well with understanding what we wanted to learn from the training sessions to ensure we were getting the most out of it. After each session he sent us feedback and homework, and was contactable at all times if we had any concerns or needed any further guidance. We have noticed a huge difference in Gus's response and we are so grateful for everything Milan has taught us. Would 100% recommend him for a set of training sessions, even for just one session - you learn so much!!
Julie Allan
Julie Allan
12:32 27 Mar 21
We had 3 sessions with Milan as needed help with our 10 mth old Golden Retriever (loose lead walking and recall). Milan explains/demonstrates everything so clearly and had Murphy wrapped round his little finger within 5 mins of meeting him! He gave us loads of tips and ideas plus homework/training to do in between sessions. He always follows each session with a detailed message to recap everything we covered and checks in to see how we are doing in between sessions. Murphy's pulling and recall has massively improved and we now know what to do (and what not do do) going forward. Would highly recommend Milan and Smart Dogs Training.
Jenni Smith
Jenni Smith
18:50 25 Mar 21
I found Smart Dogs Training after a Google search. We acquired our dog aged 2 in lockdown 2020 and after numerous months being taken for a walk by this 9 and a half stone bulldog and having an injury after breaking my back, it was time to seek professional help. From day one Milan had a connection with him, he behaved better with him after 1 session than he did in months with us. We were given homework and tricks to try and after each session he behaved so much better. We still have a way to go, Chops still takes the mick out of us and he's very intelligent and stubborn but thanks to Smart Dogs Training we're on the right track to making walks enjoyable. 100% recommended.
Richa Verma
Richa Verma
14:02 25 Mar 21
Milan has a wealth of knowledge about puppy behaviour. His tips and tricks have been so helpful in settling my puppy into his new home! I really recommend using his services.
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