Training for you and your family dog with small, friendly classes in an outdoor location with ongoing support and plenty of space to relax
Train from your sofa!
No need to commit to a specific time or place each week - undertake training at home!
Update your CPD with our Canine First Aid and Body Language courses
Essential learning for all pet professionals
At Potter Paws, we believe in making dogs lives happier and owners lives a little easier.
We aim to increase your knowledge and skills with a variety of training opportunities to give your dog the skills needed to be a cherished member of your family. Our methods are ethical and reward based.
We believe that training is for life, not just for puppies, and our biggest reward is making sure you have a happy, fulfilled and healthy dog who makes your family complete.
Your dog makes your family whole, with a ready wag of the tail and a lick to tell you how much he loves you. You share so many adventures together - snuggles at home, family holidays at the beach, weekend walks in the woods
You want to make sure he's healthy and happy, and is the perfect playmate for your children. Let us help you make sure your dog is your perfect companion with Potter Paws Dog Training. We'll teach you the skills to make sure you have a happy, fulfilled and healthy dog who makes your family complete.
As a pet professional you strive to be the best you can be, as well as being brilliant in your own sector you also need so many more skills.
We have had lots of fun learning about sniffing over the last 6 weeks - we can highly recommend this course! Cable is not the best around other dogs in wanting to play or being more interested in what they are up to - but we found during the course that sniffing is an excellent way to focus his mind and towards the end of each lesson was not fussed about what else was going on in the room. He certainly slept well after each lesson also!We really enjoyed this sniffer course and look forward to doing more in the future.
Thank you for a fantastic course! We got so much out of it - Woody has matured so much over these 8 weeks! We've developed a lovely bond through your suggested activities and techniques, and so many people comment on his good behaviour and training already! We will be back for more for sure, thank you!
This was a lovely relaxed way to meet other dog owners and learn what works and what doesn’t. In a lovely open field, with lots of props and an invaluable way to start your journey with your new little puppy!
It was great to be outdoors and to learn with other dogs, Debbie and Tash are very knowledgable, supportive and down to earth....and make dog training fun for both dog and owner....looking forward to the next course!
From the first session we had with Debbie we noticed differences in Bens interactions with us, which continued as we progressed with the course. All the sessions with Debbie were fun, they covered a range of activities and Ben really enjoyed them. Although the focus of the sessions was on Bens training, the major benefit we found (besides him falling asleep afterwards) was the insights the sessions provided into what Ben was thinking and why he reacted as he did, this allowed much better interactions with Ben. We saw many positive changes in Ben over the course and decided to enroll for a class with other dogs which enabled us to reinforce many of the lessons we had learnt from one to one training in a more social environment.
We've joined the Pawsome Pals club. It's great to have regular pals to play and train with, with Debbie on hand as always helping to work through any particular struggles. Lots of fun and adds variety to our weekly activities.
Bertie is the third dog I have taken to puppy training classes over the years, and Potter Paws is by far the best training class I have been to. We have also learnt that training is fun for Bertie and stimulates his brain too. Bertie has been our calmest, least destructive and best behaved puppy. I am sure this training class has been largely responsible for us achieving that.
Bella LOVES other dogs, whether she knows them or not, and she just wants to say hello to them all! It was driving me mad to the point where I was losing confidence in my ability to look after her and I'd started to loath walks. I asked Debbie for a 121 session and I'm SO glad I did. Debbie helped me observe and reflect on Bella's behaviour and body language when seeing other dogs and gave me very specific advice. I feel much more confident.
Our young cocker spaniel puppy has so much energy we wanted to give him something new to do, and sniffer dogs was the perfect way to spend an hour of our weekend! Archie loved learning the skills, it really stimulated his brain and knackered him out - and it's something we continue to practice a lot at home. The course was really fun and helped us to continue building a bond.
Sam taught a first aid course in my home to 10 local dog walkers and boarders, he made the class fun and informative. Finding someone who was able to teach on a week day evening wasn't easy but Sam was happy to oblige, thank you so much. We would all highly recommend Potter Paws
When we got our new puppy we took advantage of Potter Paws' one to one in home training offer. Debbie was just brilliant at helping us to introduce our pup to his new home. She was so knowledgeable and supportive. It really made us feel confident to know that we were getting all the advice we needed to make our puppy a happy chap. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
We've just completed the Total Recall course and it was brilliant. Even though we'd done some recall training before, this was very different and far more effective. Thanks Debbie, we'll definitely be doing more Potter Paws courses.