Welcome to Active Paws Behaviour and Training Centre

Active Paws specialises in dog training classes and helping dogs with behaviour problems.
We have a wonderful Centre which we have created to make training enjoyable, relaxing and fun for you and your dog.
Our trainers and office team are here for any individual help or advice you may need, make bookings and are here to support you.  
We have special rubber flooring so your dog is not slipping around during training and therefore able to focus on what you are teaching and not injuring themselves in the process. 

Our staff are hugely knowledgeable and are constantly furthering their knowledge and keeping up with new research by attending courses and seminars throughout the year.  You can read more about the team on our Meet The Team page.

Training Classes

We run classes for dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and backgrounds – puppies from 1st vaccination, rehomed dogs, adolescent dogs and older dogs.  Your dog is never too old to learn (despite that old adage which, in fact, was referring to an old sea dog and not our furry friend!!!).

Our classes cover the key skills we need our dogs to have to ensure we can happily co-exist and have them as part of the family BUT we don’t stop there!  We also offer classes that appeal to those of you that want to challenge your training skills with more specialised subjects like Scent work and Rally.

Behaviour work

Ainsley is our senior behaviourist.  She is a Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist, (RQF Level 6) & Trainer and deals with dogs from all backgrounds with all sorts of behaviours.  This includes dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs and/or people, dogs that are severely noise sensitive, dogs that struggle to be left on their own in the home, dogs that growl if you try to take toys away from them.  These are just some of the behaviours that you might be experiencing where she can help.

We also work closely with a physiotherapist and a canine massage therapist.  This is important for dogs struggling with problem behaviours as pain is an often-overlooked cause of behaviour problems.  Ainsley can work with you and ensure that this is considered and reviewed by your vet and then referred on to whoever is appropriate for your dog.


The Shop


We stock a range of tried and tested products we are happy to recommend.  Our team ensure you get the most appropriate product to help with your situation.  We are stockists for specific products.


We fit harnesses by appointment to ensure that you get the best fit and style and then ensure you can use the equipment effectively and therefore successfully.


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Our Courses


reactive dog, training is kind and positive, come on leaps and bounds

Kathy & Jenry

Doing brilliantly, no barking or acting fearfully, working towards going to the pub

Marcus, Justine & Harley

Wonderful team, thank you for helping

Joy, Dan & Sash

Ainsley has superb knowledge, Active Paws carries our strongest endorsement, recommended

S Martin

my dogs love their courses


Fab facility, well set up, 1:1 support & classes made a huge difference, continue with classes

Vicky & Otto

fantastic puppy training course, we have loved it, brilliant tips, lovely warm people

Katie and Martha

A Different Max, less anxious, much happier, gained confidence and trust, overcome thanks to Ainsley

Dee And Bob Burgess

Thank you, learnt so much, happy dogs, puppy training

Kaye, Rosie & Harley

A much happier and less anxious lurcher, new dog, recommend Active Paws

Nicola & Simon

Family Rescue! Come a long way, pride, can't thank Active Paws enough


Canine Physio noticing calm, focus after training helping her exercises

Nycky Edleston


Caroline And Carla

myotherapy definitely working...improvement in gait...jumping in car,on to things...done the trick

Gaby & Bertie

GSD X Beagle rescue, numerous issues, help from Ainsley, improved from day 1, I know how to help him

Sharon Ritchie

informative, huge benefits to every day life, he loves it

Carol Street

I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone.


Great venue - Great Trainers - What else do you need?!

Caroline Shelford

Lots of tools and tips...huge improvement in only a couple of months...we travel 1½ hours

Mark & Gareth

I thoroughly recommend this place!

Sue Lane

Wow, lovely people, great venue and super class

Paula Topping

Highly recommended.

Rob Staves

What a great place!!

Sue Barlow

Such a lovely time

Carol Anne Street

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