Lifeskills Training

Lifeskills classes start at the beginning with the key every day behaviours your dog needs to have and builds over 2 levels of courses, Basics and Improvers, each being 6 weeks! If you haven’t been to training for a long time, if you have a a rescue dog and have no idea what he/she knows or doesn’t know, you have done puppy classes and need to continue training or if you would like a refresher on the polite everyday behaviours then these classes are for you. These classes will give you the confidence to try some of our other classes where you can be more adventurous! In the Basics level will cover the following AND more:
     - Sit
     - Down (belly on the floor)
     - Stand
     - Stay and Wait
     - Walking on a loose lead
     - Recall (they will come to you when called)
     - Drop/give (will let go of something in their mouth)
     - Leave (will not pick something up from the floor)
     - Meeting people and dogs, greeting people and dogs
     - Understand how your dog learns and what motivates him/her
You may have different words, and that is fine – you will use what works best for you!  
The next level is Improvers and builds on the Basics course and adds distance control, off lead work and really developing the relationship between you and your dog.
Dogs need to be over 18 weeks for Lifeskills, Basics level.  To book your place on a course, please call Jennie on 01865 400408.
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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