PAWS 4 FUN is a friendly, not-for-profit dog training service based in mid-Cornwall. Kennel Club listed and embracing the Association of Pet Dog Trainers code of practice, we use only motivational, reward-based training methods to ensure dogs are relaxed, willing to learn and having fun – along with their owners!

Puppy Foundation

The perfect start for puppies & ideal for first-time owners. For puppies under 18 weeks old.

Junior Foundation

Basic obedience for young dogs new to, or continuing training. For dogs under 9 months old.

Adult Foundation

Develop a well-behaved companion. Great for rescue dogs. For all dogs over 9 months old.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards

Progress dog and handler skills together. Advance from Bronze to Gold Award level.

Agility Classes

An active and exciting way to train & bond with your dog. From Beginner to Advanced level.

Social Walks

Relaxed group dog walks around mid-Cornwall every week. Free for any class attendee, past and present.

Foundation Courses

beginners courses of six basic training classes

Teach your dog basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, come and deal with problems like jumping up or pulling on the lead. Better understand your dog and learn techniques to develop a happy, well mannered companion. Ideal for dogs new to training, from young puppy to adult, including rescue dogs. Also great for progessing earlier lessons or for dogs in need of a refresher.

Includes six classes held indoors at Tregony Village Hall, between Truro and St Austell, on Monday evenings.

Select Puppy, Junior or Adult Foundation based on the age of your dog at the start of an upcoming course:

Puppy Foundation

for dogs under 18 weeks

This course is the perfect start for young puppies and great for new owners too.

Upcoming Puppy Courses

  • Mon, 4th June at 7:15pmJUN'18: Puppy Foundation
  • Mon, 16th July at 7:15pmJUL'18: Puppy Foundation
  • Mon, 17th September at 7:15pmSEP'18: Puppy Foundation
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Next Class for Course Members

  • Mon, 30th April at 7:15pmPuppy Class [4 of 6]
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Junior Foundation

for dogs under 9 months

For older puppies new to training or those progressing from earlier lessons.

Upcoming Junior Courses

  • Mon, 4th June at 6:00pmJUN'18: Junior Foundation
  • Mon, 16th July at 6:00pmJUL'18: Junior Foundation
  • Mon, 17th September at 6:00pmSEP'18: Junior Foundation
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Next Class for Course Members

  • Mon, 30th April at 6:00pmJunior Class [4 of 6]
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Adult Foundation

for dogs over 9 months

Basic obedience for any dog. Especially good for re-homed or rescue dogs.

Upcoming Adult Courses

  • Mon, 4th June at 8:30pmJUN'18: Adult Foundation
  • Mon, 16th July at 8:30pmJUL'18: Adult Foundation
  • Mon, 17th September at 8:30pmSEP'18: Adult Foundation
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Next Class for Course Members

  • Mon, 30th April at 8:30pmAdult Class [4 of 6]
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Own a dog? Live in Cornwall?
We have a class for you.

Progression Classes

fun classes to advance dog and handler skills together

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Award Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Open to all dogs, mixed and pure bred, participants may progress from Bronze, through Silver to Gold Award level. Our Agility classes are inclusive and great fun, starting with Beginners, dog and handler can go on to Intermediate and then Advanced level.

Fortnightly classes held outdoors at Screech Owl Sanctury near Indian Queens on the A30.

Good Citizen and Agility classes are held on alternate Saturday afternoons – so you can attend both classes if you are keen!

Good Citizen Classes

award scheme for all dogs

Our Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme classes teach practical skills that will advance your handling skills and dog’s abilities.

Next Good Citizen Classes

  • Sat, 28th April at 1:30pmGood Citizen: Bronze
  • Sat, 28th April at 2:30pmGood Citizen: Silver
  • Sat, 28th April at 3:30pmGood Citizen: Gold
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Agility Classes

for dogs over 12 months

Dogs Love Agility! Our fun classes will enhance the bond between you and your dog and it’s great training and healthy exercise too.

Next Agility Classes

  • Sat, 5th May at 1:30pmAgility: Advanced
  • Sat, 5th May at 2:50pmAgility: Intermediate
  • Sat, 5th May at 3:40pmAgility: Beginners
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Dogs Love Agility!
Their owners do too.

Social Walks

group dog walks around mid-Cornwall

On most Thursday afternoons, PAWS 4 FUN class attendees, past and present, may join us for relaxed off-lead walks at beautiful, dog-friendly locations. Group walks encourage socialisation and are enjoyable for dogs and owners alike. Always hosted by a PAWS 4 FUN trainer, it’s also an excellent informal opportunity to ask for any advice about your dog’s training or behaviour.

Social Walks

Free for all class members, past and present. Please contact Josie if attending a walk for the first time.

Next Social Walks

  • Thu, 26th April at 2:30pmPerran Dunes
  • Thu, 3rd May at 2:30pmKingswood
  • Thu, 10th May at 2:30pmPerran Dunes
  • Thu, 17th May at 2:30pmKingswood
  • Thu, 24th May at 2:30pmPerran Dunes
  • Thu, 31st May at 2:30pmNo Walk Scheduled
  • Thu, 7th June at 2:30pmPerran Dunes
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Group dog walks at
woods, beaches & dunes.

teaching people to train dogs since 2002

PAWS 4 FUN was founded with the ordinary pet dog in mind, catering for any age, breed and ability. We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by dedicated volunteers, providing a high-quality dog training service in mid-Cornwall.

We are Kennel Club listed, with full public liability insurance. Our trainers adhere to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) code of practice, which means we do not use or condone any harsh training methods.

Our aim is to help owners better understand their dogs and through teaching positive handling techniques, enable them to calmly and effectively motivate their dogs to do willingly as asked.

Dogs, like people, find it easier to learn when they are happy and relaxed, which is why we teach reward-based training and make our classes small, fun and informal.

PAWS 4 FUN trainers have many years experience in both training dogs and teaching handlers. All have owned an assortment of different breeds and have been involved in a wide variety of dog clubs, associations, sports, initiatives, businesses and charities.

Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman

Adult Foundation Course & Agility Classes

Josie Hawken

Josie Hawken

Puppy & Junior Foundation Courses & Social Walks

Debbie Owen

Debbie Owen

Kennel Club Good Citizen Award Scheme Classes

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