PAWS 4 FUN is a friendly, not-for-profit dog training group based in mid-Cornwall. Kennel Club listed and embracing the Association of Pet Dog Trainers code of practice, we use 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 fo rescue dogs. For all dogs over 9 months old.

The Kennel Club's Good Citizen Awards

Progress your handling skills and your dog’s skills together – from Bronze to Gold level.

Agility Classes

Dogs love agility. It’s an active and exciting way to train & bond with your dog. For dogs over 1 year old.

Social Walks

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

Foundation Courses

Basic training classes over six weeks for all dogs of any age

Teach your dog basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, come and to walk on a loose lead. Better understand your dog and learn techniques to develop a happy, well mannered companion.

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

  • 19 February 2018 7:15 pmFEB'18: Puppy Foundation
  • 9 April 2018 7:15 pmAPR'18: Puppy Foundation
  • 4 June 2018 7:15 pmJUN'18: Puppy Foundation
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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

  • 19 February 2018 6:00 pmFEB'18: Junior Foundation
  • 9 April 2018 6:00 pmAPR'18: Junior Foundation
  • 4 June 2018 6:00 pmJUN'18: Junior Foundation
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Adult Foundation

for dogs over 9 months

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

Upcoming Adult Courses

  • 19 February 2018 8:30 pmFEB'18: Adult Foundation
  • 9 April 2018 8:30 pmAPR'18: Adult Foundation
  • 4 June 2018 8:30 pmJUN'18: Adult Foundation
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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, participants can progress from Bronze, through Silver to Gold Award level. Our Agility classes are inclusive and great fun, starting with Beginners, attendees 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

  • 3 February 2018 1:30 pmGood Citizen: Bronze
  • 3 February 2018 2:30 pmGood Citizen: Silver
  • 3 February 2018 3:30 pmGood 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

  • 27 January 2018 1:30 pmAgility: Advanced
  • 27 January 2018 2:50 pmAgility: Intermediate
  • 27 January 2018 3:40 pmAgility: Beginners
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Dogs Love Agility!
Their owners do too.

Social Walks

Free group dog walks around mid-Cornwall every week

PAWS 4 FUN class members past and present may join us for relaxed off-lead walks around mid-Cornwall. Group walks encourage socialisation and are good exercise for dogs and owners alike. Always hosted by a PAWS 4 FUN trainer, it’s also an excellent informal opportunity for advice and guidance if you have any dog issues or training queries.

Social Walks

Free for all class members, past or present.
Next Social Walks

  • 25 January 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
  • 1 February 2018 2:30 pmPendower Beach
  • 8 February 2018 2:30 pmKingswood
  • 15 February 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
  • 22 February 2018 2:30 pmPendower Beach
  • 1 March 2018 2:30 pmPerran Dunes
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Group dog walks at
woods, beaches & dunes.

Training 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, nor condone, any harsh training methods such as shock devices or aggresive dominance techniques.

Our aim is to provide highly effective training using positive handling techniques, motivating our dogs to willingly do as we ask. 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.

Our trainers have many years experience training dogs and their handlers. All have owned an assortment of different breeds and have been involved in a wide variety of dog-based 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