About Us

Potter Paws is an independently run business based in Aylesbury, owned by Debbie & Sam Potter. We are proud to be the original Canine Adventure specialists in Aylesbury, striving to offer a professional and reliable service, sharing our passion for walking with our 4-legged friends. Alongside this our dog training classes and 121 training is designed to help your dog become a treasured member of your family through puppy and general obedience classes and the wonderful world of Canine Parkour.

Debbie Potter

My name is Debbie. I am the owner/founder of Potter Paws, an independent family run business specialising in Family Dog Training and Canine Adventures based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. After many years wanting to work in a dog related profession but getting side-tracked into office work, I finally made the jump when my youngest daughter started school and Potter Paws was born.

My passion is helping families with their dog-parenting role, by providing adequate mental and physical exercise during our Canine Adventures and moulding the perfect 4-legged family member through training to make every day life a little easier. Ensuring you and your best friend have the best life together.

Due to the dog training and walking industry currently being un-regulated, I have been assessed and accredited as a Full Member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) ensuring my ability to work with your dog. My IMDT accreditations are a kite-mark of quality, knowledge and understanding which ensures you and your dog have a great experience.

I personally teach all of our dog training classes and individual training sessions at our training venue in Stoke Mandeville and cover the area surrounding Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Training ranges from pre-puppy/pre-adoption consultations, to puppy and dog training classes and Canine Parkour.

 

Sam Potter
 

My name is Sam, co-owner of Potter Paws. I'm a professional dog walker and canine first aid instructor

Having supported the set up of Potter Paws, after a few months I joined the business full time. As well as leading our Canine Adventures I also facilitate our Pet & Canine First Aid courses; with a background in medicine (having worked for the NHS for 14years) it seemed only logical to combine my two passions. We host courses in a variety of locations teaching life-savings skills to owners and professionals.

To ensure I can provide a high standard of care to the dogs during our Adventures, I have completed a variety of  workshops and short courses with the IMDT and other trainers including Canine Body Language, Interactive Play and training theory.

After attending an Interactive Play workshop with our dog Dave last year, learning how to effectively communicate with each other through play, we can now include play sessions during our puppy visits to ensure puppies have fun and learn training skills through play.

Our mentors

Leo, the inspiration behind Potter Paws (2003-2018)



Dave, our puppy project

 

Charlie, a family rescue