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About Four Paws 

Four Paws Dog Training is owned and run by Kathryn Roughley.

Kathryn has owned dogs all her life, and currently owns a Golden Retriever.

She has been involved with dogs both working in rescue and training dogs since 2002, she still supports local rescues by assessing and helping to train dogs before they go to their new home, and helps at fun raising events. 

Kathryn is a ADTB Accredited training instructor, a member of the PPG (GB), ITD, & ISCP.

As well as being a member of the above organisations, she constantly strives to keep her training methods up to date by attending seminars, and courses, and has recently completed a positive training gun-dog course, with “Riverkirk” Gundogs, and has completed The School of Canine Science, Puppy Course.

All of our training in class is positive reward based training, and the commands you will learn are relevant to your every day life.

She has also given talks to local groups about the importance of training your dog.

The classes at Four Paws, are run in a friendly manner so everyone (including the humans) enjoy the training.

We have no more than 6 in a class, so everyone receives adequate attention, from the trainer.

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Testimonials 

Recently attended the puppy training classes, which were excellent. Lots of new skills learned and lots to work on as adolescence approaches.

Hannah & Lucca

After an appointment with another dog trainer who’s approach was to include physical reprimands along with positive training, really concerned me and on that first session. Needless to say, I researched and contacted Kathryn. She not only worked so well with Alf, but she really understood his and my needs and objectives for the training. In an hour and a half, she had taught some of the basics and gave me so much invaluable advice. If you are looking for an understanding, experienced trainer who really does care then give Kathryn a call.

Cathy & Alf

This place is a must for all new dog owners. We have been on the puppy and junior classes and our dog is so much the better for it. You are offered a safe, fun environment with a very knowledgeable tutor. I only wish there was another course as we enjoyed it that much and our dog did too. Keep up the good work.

Mike, Yvette & Nellie

Kath is fantastic . 5*. Me and Dave loved our Thursday night training , week 1 he hid under a chair for the hour , by week 3 he ran in . Roll on the next course.

Donna & Dave

We have completed 2 courses with Kathryn with our cocker spaniel puppy and wouldn’t of got to the stage we have with him if it wasn’t for her. Kathryn has years of experience and is very helpful and informative. Would highly recommend (already have to few of my friends) and she will be the first person we call if any issues in the future x

Emma, Dave & Ralph

Took our little puppy Peanut and she has just graduated with a rosette. Cath is a very accomplished trainer who is extremely helpful and very personable. If in doubt go along, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you Cath xx 5+ stars from me

Maureen & Peanut

I have know Kathryn for many years, she is a great supporter of our rescue and has helped us in many ways over the years,her training only uses kind methods and has helped many owners and dogs. Kathryn is also a people person which is so important as a Trainer. I have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn as a Trainer.

Carolyne Poulton-Co-ordinator Labrador Rescue Scotland

I have known Kathryn for many years and she is an asset to our Rescue. Her gentle expertise and knowledge of dog behaviour has helped many a traumatised Golden to trust again. She will also help and advise new owners who may have a few teething problems in the first few weeks with a new dog. This is invaluable to us, the new owners and the Goldens. I would recommend her to anyone who has a problem whether it be small or large and I am sure she will work through it with you.

Jan Robinson Co-ordinator NW Golden Retriever Rescue.