Welcome to Active Paws Fitness and Activity Centre

Active Paws is a place for dog training classes, one to one dog behaviour support, one to one dog training as well as having dog specific training equipment and dog treadmills for you to book and use as and when it suits you.
We're on a mission to help dogs to be the best they can be, mentally and physically, and for owners to be able to enjoy their furry friend(s). So, we have created a dog friendly and owner appealing venue for you to learn, have fun, condition and build an even stronger relationship with your dog(s).
You can join one of our varied classes or come and use the space at your own pace:

Training Classes

Our varied training classes are designed to be fun and enjoyable for all levels and ages of dogs and humans.  All our classes have a behaviour angle to them -  TD Rally is great to build attention and focus on the owner.  We use this to teach great loose lead walking and off lead work, Agility works on distance obedience like recall and working with you off lead, Follow your Nose is great for dogs that naturally use their nose so they can learn that it is more fun to do this with you than on their own, our Puppy classes will teach you the best way to work with your puppy and build trust that will set you up for life and our Lifeskills classes helps rescues and rehomes as well as the follow on for puppies where we ensure that all the key life skills your dog will need are covered and built on.  

With the expertise of Nycky Edleston of Classic Physiotherapy, we have put together a Fit for LIFE class to help those dogs who need more careful exercise and to help maintain muscle tone and conditioning.  This is suitable for dogs of any age and honestly works wonders!!!
There really is something for everyone at Active Paws.


We have gathered the dog specific best equipment we can find and brought it all to Active Paws. Some of it is used in the very specific classes we have put together for your dog post operation, click here for further details on these, but it is also here for you to use when you choose. Click here for further information on booking your own time in Active Paws

Dog Treadmills

Whilst you may not think these apply to your dog, our Dog Tread treadmills provide the best in dog conditioning and fitness. Click here to learn more about how they might help your dog.  We are also running classes on theTreadmills

Therapy Room

As well as Physiotherapy we have a Myotherapist, Jacqueline Newholm, based at Active Paws to carry out treatments.  Click here to learn more about myotherapy and how it can help your canine athlete as well as keep your dog supple and pain free.

Behaviour Consultations

If you need help with challenging dog behaviours, Ainsley Miller is our COAPE Level 6 Qualified Behaviourist. Click here for more information on Ainsley and the help she offers.

One to One

If you would like support to use our facilities and equipment, or are not ready to take part in a class, we offer one to one training and support. Click here for more information


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Our Courses


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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