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.

Foundation Courses

six week basic training class for beginners

Teach your dog basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, come and deal with problems like jumping up, pulling on the lead and not coming back when called. Better understand your dog and learn techniques to develop a happy, well-mannered canine companion.

Ideal for dogs new to training, from young puppy to adult, including rescue dogs. Also great for progressing earlier basic lessons or home training and for those dogs in need of a refresher.

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

Courses are organised by dog age, grouping typical levels of comprehension, confidence and behaviour. This allows for increasingly tailored classes as the dog matures to work on any specific needs or problem areas.

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, 7th January, 7:15pmJAN'19: Puppy Foundation
  • Mon, 25th February, 7:15pmFEB'19: Puppy Foundation
  • Mon, 8th April, 7:15pmAPR'19: Puppy Foundation
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  • Mon, 7th January, 7:15pmPuppy Class [1 of 6]
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Junior Foundation

for dogs under 9 months

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

Upcoming Junior Courses

  • Mon, 7th January, 6:00pmJAN'19: Junior Foundation
  • Mon, 25th February, 6:00pmFEB'19: Junior Foundation
  • Mon, 8th April, 6:00pmAPR'19: Junior Foundation
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Next Class for Course Members

  • Mon, 7th January, 6:00pmJunior Class [1 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, 7th January, 8:30pmJAN'19: Adult Foundation
  • Mon, 25th February, 8:30pmFEB'19: Adult Foundation
  • Mon, 8th April, 8:30pmAPR'19: Adult Foundation
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  • Mon, 7th January, 8:30pmAdult Class [1 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

Our Good Citizen and Agility Classes are ideal for continued training and development. Classes are tiered into three levels, enabling a steady progression to highly practical, advanced skills – whilst improving your dog’s command response and building an ever stronger bond. Held outdoors with more freedom and distractions, these stimulating classes will challenge both dog and handler, whilst having fun together! 

Fortnightly classes held outdoors at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre at Winnards Perch near St Columb on the A39. 

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, 5th January, 1:30pmGood Citizen: Bronze
  • Sat, 5th January, 2:30pmGood Citizen: Silver
  • Sat, 5th January, 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, 12th JanuaryBeginners join Intermediates
  • Sat, 12th January, 1:15pmAgility: Advanced
  • Sat, 12th January, 2:15pmAgility: Intermediate
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A well-trained dog
 is happy & a joy to own.

teaching people to train dogs since 2002

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

Our aim is to help owners better understand their dogs and through teaching positive handling techniques, enable them to calmly motivate their dogs to do willingly as asked. Owners who know how their dog thinks and behaves will be able to develop a happy, balanced and well-mannered canine companion – building a strong bond and fulfilling a lifetime of stress-free enjoyment.

We are Kennel Club listed, with full public liability insurance and 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. 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.

Each PAWS 4 FUN trainer has many years of experience in both training dogs and teaching handlers. Together, they have helped thousands of people and dogs learn new lifelong skills. All have owned an assortment of different breeds and been involved in a wide variety of dog associations, sports, activities, initiatives and charities.

Josie Hawken

Josie Hawken

Puppy Foundation & Junior Foundation Courses

Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman

Adult Foundation Course & Agility Classes

Debbie Owen

Debbie Owen

Kennel Club Good Citizen Award Scheme Classes

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