07578 191021 - training@positive4paws.co.uk

Dog Training designed for you and your dog

1-2-1 dog training designed to teach essential cues that every dog should know. Designed for dogs with little to no formal training experience or to refresh and retrain an experienced dog.

Whether your dog is a puppy, adolescent or adult. They've been with you all their life or a recent rescue. With our dog training sessions. They can all learn new behaviours and ways to get through everyday life. Empower your dog to make positive choices helping them and you to live life to the full.

Dog Training for dog's of all ages and skill.

We offer a variety of dog training packages and one-off sessions. Below you'll find details for each.

Training Ethos
1-2-1 Dog Training
Recall Training
Loose Lead Walking
Training Ethos

Practical. Positive. Empowering. Dog Training and Behaviour Modification with Lasting Results.

Need to train your companion the necessary social skills they require for everyday life? Or have a behaviour issue that you need help with? Dog training has changed dramatically over the past decade.

Ensure you get the best for both you and your companion by using modern science positive reward based style of dog training: a practical, and empowering relationship-focused approach that provides lasting results.


Will this suit your dog?

Non-aversive methods of dog training are successfully used to train any breed or age of the dog. Dog’s are very efficient with their energy. Positive reinforcement training uses this natural law of cause and effect. Using your dogs desire to achieve a goal to train the wanted behaviours.

Using techniques that empower your dog to have self-confidence and impulse control in everyday life, you will learn to both understand and train your dog. 


It’s important to choose the right dog trainer to help you.

Outdated training methods consistently cause increased behaviour issues. Always check that the person you choose has up to date qualifications and is a member of an organisation that has a robust code of ethics for them to follow, such as the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.

Iain is a member of the APDT UK (01248) and is also proud to be a member of the association's assessment team for new members. He dedicates much of his spare time to attending training and behaviour seminars and workshops across the UK. This enables him to keep his knowledge and skill set up to date. Allowing him to pass on this knowledge to you and your companions.

Dog Training is Fun for all those taking part whether they have two legs or four.

Live Together, Learn Together and Have Fun Together...
1-2-1 Dog Training

Dog Training Methods for Building the Foundations of Success.

The one 2 one dog training sessions are designed to give you the skills to teach your dog to perform basic behaviours on a cue.  A common problem is we start to repeat cue words and eventually our signal for sit becomes "Sit Sit Sit". We will show you a technique that enables you to give a cue just once for each behaviour. Dynamic sessions designed around your needs and to suit your dog's style of learning. This flexible approach will enable both of you to enjoy the training and make good progress in each of the sessions. 


That’s it! Well done

How do our dogs know when they have achieved our goal?

The first of these sessions will also introduce you and your dog to the marker training. You could use a word or a clicker. A clicker is a tool which is fantastic to aid dog training. Dogs thrive on consistency. When it comes to learning new things our voices tend to differ every time. These changes can lead to confusion in practice. Even more so when more than one person it teaching the dog. The clicker when used by all the family and gives the dog a clear and consistent marker to help them understand their training. We will show you how to introduce your marker word or clicker to your dog.


Foundation one 2 one training sessions.

These dog training sessions build the foundations or can be for more advanced training. Without training often unwanted reactions such as jumping up, chasing, nipping, pulling on lead can begin. A well-trained dog with all the foundation training in place. Has a better opportunity to understand the environment and be empowered to make good choices throughout their life.


Building on the Foundations of Basic Dog Training.

Advanced dog training sessions are designed to build on the foundations of the initial training.

These sessions can also help you if you are involved in Agility, Flyball, Rally or Obedience and need help to solve a particular issue you are coming up against in your training. When starting the foundations of any new behaviour training session whether it be a new trick or stay. Keep the three D's (distance, duration and distractions) to a minimum. Then when the foundations are in place, these can be added one at a time to increase the criteria required.


Setting our dogs up for success.

Designed so you and your dog can succeed at each increment towards the desired behaviour level. Individual dogs learn at different speeds; one dog may learn a sit stay quickly but take longer to acquire a basic down whereas the next dog may be the opposite. Things like breed and body shape can affect this, but there are always exceptions to every rule. Always best to take each dog as an individual. Teach them in sessions designed to suit, making learning enjoyable and fun for both you and your dog.   


Regular training builds that special bond.

 Continuing your dog training sessions on a regular basis whether for a specific competition or fun, builds on the bond between you and your dog. Dogs thrive in our company. Learning new things together is a way to have fun and relax together when done right. Modern dog training uses methods that empower your dog to be confident in themselves. Helping them make decisions that are suitable for the everyday life we all lead.

Give your dog the skills they need to live a full and fun life with you. When dog training correctly, it is enjoyable for all and also helps your dog to burn off mental energy. A must for any dog!

Recall Training

Building a solid Recall with your dog.

The recall is probably the one essential cue we ever teach to our dogs. It can save their lives! As well as avoid many difficult situations once learned. 

As with all training, consistency and building strong foundations are is the key to success. Then slowly adding distractions and criteria are critical elements to successful behaviour. Often clients say "My dog doesn't understand my calling them back" when in reality their dog does know what it means. It means "I will run to my owner and get put on a lead or even shouted at because I was slow". It ends all of their fun from being off lead and investigating the world!

During the Recall course

We show you how to turn around your dog's idea of what the recall is. Changing it from "if I run back to my owner, the fun ends" to "if I run back to my owner, it is fun" — Training Recall through a successful series of games and progression. You will learn how to teach your dog that returning when called is FUN.

What equipment for training our dogs to recall

While the training is ongoing. A body harness and a long line are great tools for management. During the session’s you are welcome to use ours. We recommend any owner to have a harness for their dog. Harness’s take all the pressure off of the neck area. During the first session of the course, we will discuss management methods. If you would like to purchase a harness before starting, we are happy to suggest which style to choose.

My dogs are too young or old!

Dogs of all ages puppies, adolescent and adult dogs can be taught a reliable recall to enrich their lives. Using fun training methods, you will learn how to build a reliable recall and will also strengthen the bond between you and your dog. 

 As the course progresses, we will be there to support you and your dog succeed. We recommend 30 minutes of training a day to get the best out of the recall course. With the training games, we use it is easy to fit training into everyday life. No matter how busy your day is.

Being able to recall our dog is essential.

 We believe that a dog without a solid recall should not be off lead in a public area for their safety and everyone else's. It is also our belief that every dog should be taught a reliable recall from the earliest age possible. Therefore, enabling every dog to run free, when in an appropriate environment. What bigger reward can we give to our dogs? Our recall course is designed to suit dogs of any age or background whether your dog has just arrived with you or lived with you for years. They are a young puppy or an older dog, we here to help you achieve success.

Loose Lead Walking

Teaching Loose Lead walking with your dog.

Is training your dog to walk nicely on a loose lead proving difficult? Are your arms sore after every walk? Are your outings getting shorter and shorter as they become less enjoyable?

Our loose lead walking course is for you.

A walk, when pulled around the pavements or park, is no fun for anyone including your dog. In principle, teaching a dog to walk on a lead is simple. However, the reality can be somewhat different. Using proven methods, we will show you how to train your dog to walk with a loose lead. Being consistent is the real key to having a dog who will walk with you. Walking without pulling you, so both of you are starting to enjoy those walks together again.

Why do our dogs pulling on the lead?

 Dogs get rewarded for pulling on the lead all the time, pulling owner to a grass verge to sniff. How about pulling to get to that small crumb of food? Or the biggie dragging us all the way to the park, then being let off to run and play. What a fantastic behaviour this pulling on the lead is! You will be shown some skills to avoid reinforcing or promoting the pulling on the lead.

You will learn during the loose lead walking course

 These very same life rewards can be used to teach and promote walking on a loose lead. We will show you how to train your dog walking on a loose lead works. With practice and consistency, these techniques will help your dog to relax on their walks with you too.

During the training process, we can help them to learn by putting in management to reduce significantly the number of chances they get to rewarded for pulling. While at the same time we pay the behaviour we do want to promote. 

What Equipment for walking our dogs?

We recommend any owner have a body harness for their dog. During the sessions, you are welcome to use ours. Harness’s take all the pressure off of the neck area. During the first session, we will discuss management methods. If you would like to purchase a harness before starting, we are happy to suggest which style to choose.

Training Methods used

Using empowering training methods that not only teach your dog to walk nicely but also promote the special relationship between you and your dog. Start to enjoy those lovely long walks in the great outdoors with your companion, with a new understanding and mutual respect.

Enjoy going out with your dog again, it one of the best parts of sharing our life’s with our dogs.

Start your journey today!


Online Session

PER Session
  • 20 Minute Session for training issues
  • Video or Audio
  • One off Session
  • PDF Training Handouts

1-2-1 One-Off Session

  • 50 Minute Session
  • Designed for your Goal
  • 1 month Email Support after session
  • PDF Training Handouts

Three 1-2-1 Sessions

  • 3 x 50 Minute Sessions
  • Designed for your Goals
  • 1 month Email Support after last session
  • PDF Training Handouts

Six 1-2-1 Sessions

  • 6 x 50 Minute Sessions
  • Designed for your Goals
  • 1 month Email Support after last session
  • PDF Training Handouts

Dog Training 1-2-1 and Group Courses

1-2-1 Recall Course

  • 3 x 50 Minute Sessions
  • Designed to teach your dog to return when called
  • 1 month Email Support after last session
  • PDF Training Handouts

Group Recall Course

  • 2 x 40 Minute Group Sessions
  • 1 x 30 Minute 1-2-1 Session to help you progress
  • 1 month Email Support after course
  • PDF Training Handouts

1-2-1 Walking Course

  • 3 x 50 Minute Sessions
  • Designed to teach your dog not to pull on the lead.
  • 1 month Email Support after last session
  • PDF Training Handouts

Group Walking Course

  • 2 x 40 Minute Group Sessions
  • 1 x 30 Minute 1-2-1 Session to help you progress
  • 1 month Email Support after course
  • PDF Training Handouts
Or were you looking for

Does your dog have a history of barking, growling, biting?

Is your dog suffering from separation anxiety? 

Is your dog anxious and nervous and lacks the skills for everyday life?

Are walks becoming a burden due to your dog's behaviour?

We're here to help, read more.

A new addition to the family?

Puppies need to be set up for success as they go through several critical stages of development.

Learn how to understand and teach your puppy. Help them grow into being the best they can be.

Let's get training, read more.

What area's do you cover?

We offer training both in your home and outdoors. The area's we cover are Chichester, Emsworth, Fareham, Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville and their surrounding area's.

Our indoor group classes are held in the Jubilee Hall, Crouch Lane, Waterlooville PO8 9SU

We also offer online consultations. If you are outside our normal area or would like to discuss a training issue. These are an ideal and economical solution.

Which session or package should I choose?

You guessed it, It depends

If you just need some advice on a specific problem then an online/phone session may suit you.

If you would like practical 1-2-1 guidance on training your dog. Either the one-off, three or six-session packages would be best. The packages allow for continued progression, with homework and practising between the sessions and support for your training goal.

If you specifically want to train or improve your recall or loose lead walking. Then the Recall or Walking courses would be for you.

How do I book?

You can book online using our booking page or over the phone.

Head to our booking page for more information on booking online. 

When booking over the phone, we will complete the booking with you. 

Don't forget, if you not sure of which session to book or would like to talk to us first. Just get in touch or fill in our enquiry form. We are always happy to talk about dogs.

Can I speak to someone before booking?

Absolutely, contact us either by phone on 07578 191021 or email training@positive4paws.co.uk. Alternatively, use the enquiry form below and we will call you to discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Do I need to buy anything for the session?

No, if any equipment is required for the session we will bring it with us. We may give recommendations on new or changes in equipment you currently use. But we won't spend your money for you, promise.

What equipment/methods do you use?
  • Flat Collars
  • Body Harnesses
  • Leads
  • Long Lines
  • Whistle
  • Food
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Clicker
  • Positive Reinforcement training

Would you like to discuss your needs in more detail?

Always here to help you. Call on 07578 191021 or fill in your details and we will contact you. 

Training Enquiry