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Why should I train my dog?

If you’re reading this, are you thinking of getting a new puppy?

Or do you have a puppy between the ages 12 of 19 weeks old? 

Do you have a dog between the ages of 5- 12 months old that needs some training.?

If the answer to either of these questions is  YES… then why not come and join us?.  

Our Courses.

Puppy Foundation & Socialisation Course.

For puppies from 12 to 19 weeks old. This course is 5 weeks long and is £70.

Beginners Course.

This course is for dogs from the age of 5- 12 months old, that have had NO PRIOR training.

Dogs attending this course must be happy to be in the company of other dogs, and not bark at them.

This course is 5 weeks long and is £70.

Junior course

For dogs from 5-18 months that have completed the Puppy or Beginner course, or had 121 home training sessions, and now their owners wish to further their dogs training.

This course is 4 weeks long and costs £60.

The Puppy Foundation & Socialisation Course, is held on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.25pm.  

The Beginner & Junior Courses are held on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Full all details of all our courses, can be found on  our “Courses” page. 

The classes are structured so you will learn something new  every  week, and by  the  end of the course you  should  have a dog that is able to do the basic commands and more…..

But why should I train  my dog?

When you train your dog it is the beginning of a relationship. You communicate with other members of your family so why not your dog?. 

How long will the training take?

Training is an on-going process  as all dogs learn at different speeds therefore there is no set time limit. If you attend  one of our courses, and practice at home, then you  should see a marked improvement by the end of a course.

At Four Paws we train only  with positive and reward based training methods , when we are teaching your dog to do a “Sit” we reward him/her for doing the Sit. As time goes by and your dog begins to know the commands you give them, then you will start to wean off the treats, but you must ALWAYS praise your dog.

Dogs are creatures of habit and if they have a good experience with something, then they are likely to repeat the behaviour…before you know it, your dog is sitting, staying, not jumping up, and  leaving  those things they shouldn’t be touching ,like your socks, slippers, TV remote control, or your mobile phone! .

You can always keep updated with how our classes are going by  visiting us on our Facebook or Google page.

1-2-1 Home Training.

With the current high Covid infections in this area, this service is suspended, when it is safe we will resume this service.

If you are unable to attend weekly classes then we also do 1-2-1 Home Training.

Full details of all our services can be found on the “Courses” page.

For all enquiries email or call Kathryn on 01257 450432  Mob 07398 282898


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