07578 191021 - training@positive4paws.co.uk

Puppy Training designed for you and your puppy

1-2-1 puppy training designed to help you understand your new family member. Giving them everything they need to help them grow into the best they can be.

If your dog is under 24 weeks old this is the training for you. Learn how your dog learns, understand their behaviours and avoid common mistakes.

Puppy Training designed to set you and your puppy up for success.

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

Training Ethos
Puppy Training Home Start
Puppy Training Course
Puppy Socialising
Training Ethos

Practical. Positive. Empowering. Puppy Training and with Lasting Results.

Need to train your new companion the necessary social skills they require for everyday life? Dog training has changed dramatically over the past decade. Ensure you get the best for both you and your puppy. Above all use modern science-based 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 puppy training are successfully used to train any breed of dog. Dog’s are very efficient with their energy. Positive reinforcement training uses this natural law of cause and effect. Using your puppies desire to achieve a goal to train the wanted behaviours.

Discover techniques that empower your puppy to have self-confidence and impulse control in everyday life; you will learn to both understand and train your dog throughout their lives.

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Outdated training methods consistently cause increased behaviour issues.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. Therefore, keeping his knowledge and skill set up to date. This consistent studying allows Iain to pass on this knowledge to you and your companions.

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

Live Together, Learn Together and Have Fun Together
Puppy Training Home Start

Your Puppy is learning all the time, even when you think you’re not teaching. ,

When your new puppy arrives at home. Many things can develop quickly, and puppy training starts the moment you collect your new family addition. Our dogs are always learning whether it is something we want them to learn or not. Puppy training begins when they arrive home with you; the breeder should have started this training for you. With adequate preparation and knowledge, we can make our puppies transition towards adulthood as smooth as possible for everyone. Consistency on our part is the key to an enjoyable start to a new life together.

With a Puppy Training Home Start, you will be heading towards success.

Home starts are there to help you get off on the right foot. We will give advice will on the basics of house training or puppy toilet training, how puppies learn, exercise and diet. Another essential factor is getting your puppy used to everyday situations. Such as what to chew and when, being around children, getting used to periods of being alone without getting distressed and getting used to travelling in vehicles.

Starting to train your puppy

When they arrive home is also the time to begin their basic training of sits, downs, settle, hand touches, leaves. Other exercises, like Loose lead walking and recall, also starts at this early stage. All training will be designed to suit both your dogs and your lifestyle and abilities.

Puppies are always learning

Your puppy is learning from you every moment they are with you, whether you think you are teaching or not. We will help you learn how not to reinforce unwanted habits or behaviours and to be the consistent teacher your puppy needs you to be.

Puppies grow up fast!

Very quickly a puppy moves into adolescence and starting the basic foundation puppy training early, is essential for all breeds. Your puppy is never too young to start their foundation training. We will help you grow into the best they can be and have fun while you're doing it.


Puppy Training Course

Puppy Training designed to help you both train and understand your dog's behaviour.

Our three and six-week courses are designed to help you understand your new family member. You will learn how to train your puppy using kind and effective methods. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of dog behaviour and the motivations behind it.

What you will learn to teach your puppy

During the three week course, you will learn how to train and begin to teach your puppy:

  • Sit
  • Settle
  • Recall
  • Lay down
  • Focus on you
  • Door manners
  • Name recognition
  • 4 Paws on the floor
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Handling/Grooming
  • Impulse control/Manners

During the six-week course learn all of the above, plus:

  • Toy play
  • Stay/Wait
  • Visitor routines
  • Meet and Greets
  • Automatic Sits/Downs
  • Vet handling preparation
  • How to progress all of the training from the first three weeks

What you will learn about puppy and dog behaviour

  • How dogs learn
  • Being consistent
  • Dog body language
  • Socialising your puppy
  • Using rewards effectively in training
  • Avoiding common puppyhood mistakes
  • How to avoid creating resource guarding
  • Fading out using food or toys as a reward
  • Helping your puppy to be happy when home alone
  • Helping your puppy to understand you in all environments

The course is designed for both you and your puppy to understand each other. Help you start to create that special bond between human and dogs that we all love.


Live Together, Learn Together and have fun together
Puppy Socialising

Puppy Socialisation is an essential part of growing up.

Socialisation is an essential part of a puppy's early education. Puppies like all young are not born with social skills or impulse control (self-control/manners). Both of these and more need to be taught to the puppy at their own pace and in a positive way. What a puppy experiences during the first 16 weeks of like creates a blueprint of what’s normal.

What to do to help our puppies

By introducing puppies to new and novel items and situations in a way that your puppy is relaxed. Including but not limited to:

    • Humans- Women, Men and Children in all shapes and sizes.
    • Groups of Children
    • Other Puppies
    • other dogs
    • house noises - washing machine, vacuum cleaner, doorbell, letterbox etc.
    • Vehicles - travelling in and watching them move.

This  short list is just a quick guide to some of the basics.

When to start

A good breeder will have ensured this has already begun. Once in their new home, it is down to you their new family to continue this vital phase. There are critical life stages that puppies pass through as they head towards adolescents and adulthood. Putting in the work now and getting these stages correctly, will significantly help your puppy develop into a well rounded and confident adult dog.

Learn how and how not to socialise your puppy

In our Home start and Puppy Training courses, you will learn and understand how to socialise your puppy positively and effectively. As a result, setting them up for success throughout their lives ahead.

Start your journey today!


Start your journey today!


Online Session

PER Session
  • 20 Minute Session
  • Video or Audio
  • Discuss any topis for Puppyhood
  • Management Advise
  • Socialising Advise
  • Training Advise

Home Start

  • 90 Minute Session
  • Learn about -
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Puppy Management
  • Puppy Socialisation
  • Start training Sits, Downs, Settle, Loose Lead and Recall
  • Email Support for 1 month after session

Puppy Foundation Course

  • 90 Minute Home Start
  • 2 x 50 Minute 1-2-1's
  • Includes all Home Start Info
  • Plus
  • Weekly Progression of training
  • Weekly practical support during course
  • Email support during and for 1 month after last session

Puppy Life-Skills Course

  • 90 Minute Home Start
  • 5 x 50 Minute 1-2-1's
  • Includes all Home Start Info
  • Plus
  • Weekly Progression of training
  • Weekly practical support during course
  • Email support during and for 1 month after last session
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.

Is your Dog over 24 weeks old?

Need help with your adolescent dog?

Want to improve your dog's training?

Have a new rescue dog in your family and want help training them?

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. 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 Course should I choose?

You guessed it, it depends..

If you need some advise or want to discuss a training issue. Then an online/phone session may suit you.

If you would like practical 1-2-1 training for your puppy and yourself. Either the Home-Start, Foundation or Life-Skills courses would be best. Depending on how far into your training you would like to go.

The courses are designed to give you continued progression, with homework and practising between each 1-2-1 session. They are great for setting both your puppy and yourself up for a happy life together.

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/text on 07578 19021 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 speaking with you.

Do I need to buy anything for the session?

No, We bring everything for the sessions with us.

We won't spend your money for you.

Although, cannot promise you won't want to go shopping afterwards.

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. 

Puppy Enquiry