PAWS 4 FUN is a friendly, not-for-profit dog training service based in mid-Cornwall. Kennel Club listed and embracing the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers’ Code of Ethics, we use only motivational, reward-based training methods to ensure dogs are relaxed, willing to learn and having fun – along with their owners!
Our courses and classes have restarted!
We are training again, with some adjustments to the schedule and a few new distancing, hygiene and tracing procedures to ensure everyone is safe whilst they make progress with their dog’s training – and have some much needed fun!
Booked course and class members will be emailed about new class-specific procedures by their class leader before attending.
Above all, if you are booked on a course or class and you, or a member of your household, or any other close contacts have any COVID-19 symptoms, or are feeling generally unwell, or have been asked to self-isolate – please DO NOT ATTEND your class and let us know about your situation when you are able.
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 (up to 6 months old) or Adult based on the age of your dog at the start of an upcoming course:
for dogs under 6 months old
This course is the perfect start for young puppies and great for new owners too.
Upcoming Puppy Courses
- Mon, 14th September, 7:15pmSEP'20: Puppy Foundation
- Mon, 2nd November, 7:15pmNOV'20: Puppy Foundation
Next Class for Course Members
- Mon, 17th August, 7:15pmPuppy Class [3 of 6]
for dogs over 6 months old
Basic obedience and good manners for any dog. Especially good for re-homed or rescue dogs.
Upcoming Adult Courses
- Mon, 14th September, 6:00pmSEP'20: Adult Foundation
- Mon, 2nd November, 6:00pmNOV'20: Adult Foundation
Next Class for Course Members
- Mon, 17th August, 6:00pmAdult Class [3 of 6]
Own a dog? Live in Cornwall?
We have a class for you.
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 at Criggan between Bugle and Roach.
Good Citizen and Agility classes are held on alternate Saturday afternoons – so you can attend both classes if you are keen!
Good Citizen Classes
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, 15th August, 1:00pmGood Citizen: Bronze
- Sat, 15th August, 2:15pmGood Citizen: Silver
- Sat, 15th August, 3:30pmGood Citizen: Gold
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, 22nd August, 2:00pmAgility: Advanced
- Sat, 22nd August, 3:15pmAgility: Intermediate
- Sat, 22nd August, 4:30pmAgility: Beginners
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, 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, well-mannered canine companion – building a strong bond and fulfilling a lifetime of stress-free enjoyment together.
We are Kennel Club listed, with full public liability insurance and our trainers adhere to the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) Code of Ethics, 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.
PAWS 4 FUN trainers have many years of experience in both training dogs and teaching handlers. Together, they have helped thousands of people and their canine companions to 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.
Foundation Course & Agility Classes
Kennel Club Good Citizen Award Scheme Classes