Dog and Puppy Training Courses and Specialist Training Days 

Here is a quick overview of our courses and dates for when the next ones are starting over the next few months.  
To book your place on a course or training day or for advice on the best one for you and your dog, please call us and speak to Jennie, Diane or Maria on 01865 400408 or email us,
If you can't see any times or dates that are convenient, please still call us as we do put on additional times and dates subject to demand.
Agility - trained by Nick Lee, our Agility expert
We offer Agility as a fun activity to do with your dog.  It helps to build distance control, develops a real understanding of how your mcuh your dog reads your body language so how accurate you need to be with both words and body signals but most importantly for us, it is FUN!  Nick trains to competition standard so if you 'get the bug' you will be on the right road!!!
Fit for LIFE - trained by Ainsley Miller, our Senior Behaviourist and Trainer
For dogs who need careful exercise and to help maintain muscle tone and conditioning
Follow Your Nose - trained by our scentwork expert Maria Williams
This is fun scent work with your dog.  It teaches you about how important smells and scenting are to your dog, how search for something with you and how to make it fun.  
Lifeskills Courses - trained by Jennie Shaw and Ainsley Miller
Refresher on the polite everyday behaviours to ensure your dog has the key skills needed to enjoy life together.  There are 2 levels to participate in which build up to distance and off lead control.
Lifeskills Games - trained by Jennie Shaw and Ainsley Miller
We are really excited to bring a new course to our Lifeskills Courses.  Lifeskills Games is a fun way to consolidate your Lifeskills Basics with GAMES!!!
Puppy Training - trained by our Puppy specialist, Jennie Shaw
This covers all the lifeskills your puppy needs, exposure to things puppies can find difficult, like bikes and adult dog interactions.  You will also be given advice on what to expect with having a dog in your life now and as your puppy grows up!
From talking to our puppy clients at graduation, we realised that there is more we can do to help puppy owners during the next stage of development.  As your puppy hits 6 months old, they start to test and push the boundaries. Continuing with training and focusing on the key lifeskills is what Lifeskills for Puppies IMPROVERS is all about.
Walking past distractions on a loose lead, recall, manners around toys, jumping up are all the things we cover and more.
Recall and Refocus - trained by Ainsley Miller, our Senior Behaviourist and Trainer
This covers distance work and close work to help your dog learn you are the most important thing in her life.
TD Rally - trained by our Rally expert Maria Williams
Fun, practical obedience. Great for improving close work, focus and attention
Walk With Me - trained by Ainsley Miller and Jennie Shaw
This covers the important skills your dog needs to be able to walk in busy places ignoring people, dogs, children, food etc.
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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