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,
Agility - Trained by our Agility expert Graham Tappin 
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 earch for something with you and how to make it fun.  
Kennel Club Good Citizens Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold - trained by Graham Tappin
Bronze, Silver and Gold Tests take place at the Centre.  Our Lifeskills course prepare you for these.
Lifeskills Courses
Refresher on the polite everyday behaviours and well as the follow on to our puppy training.  There are 2 levels to participate in which build up to distance and off lead control.
Puppy Training - trained by our Puppy specialist, Diane Valentine
This covers all the lifeskills your puppy needs, exposure to things puppies can find difficult, like bikes.  Ainsley will give advice on what to expect with having a dog in your life now and as your puppy grows up!
TD Rally - trained by our Rally expert Maria Williams
Fun, practical obedience. Great for improving close work, focus and attention
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.
Walk With Me - trained by Ainsley Miller, our Senior Behaviourist and Trainer
This covers the important skills your dog needs to be able to walk in busy places ignoring ppeople, dogs etc.
Our Courses


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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