As 2015 draws to a close.

We have had another great year at Paws 4 Training and met many lovely puppies, dogs and their owners.

Many puppies started their life skills training with us and progressed successfully through the bronze, silver and gold levels.

Fortunately the winter was kind to us earlier this year and we didn’t have to postpone too many classes due to the snow. Here’s hoping it will be the same this winter. Classes are gradually coming to a close with the last classes over the next few weeks.

  • Bronze and silver classes finish on the 15th December
  • Puppy life skills classes finish on the 21st December for both daytime and evening classes

Classes are resuming on the 2nd January, please visit our classes page (Classes) to view the start dates and times for all of our classes.

We became a Raw Dog Food Stockist in April and the number of clients who have been ordering from us have increased over the months. We stock Nutriment, They Love It minces, Bulmers and more recently The Dogs Butcher. Have a read on our Raw Feeding page (Raw Feeding) for further information on how to get started with feeding a raw diet and how you can order. Our freezers should be full after today, but once it has gone it has gone!

We had another successful Dog Fun Day in June despite the rain. We met some lovely puppies and dogs and had some dogs register their owners onto our classes.

We are coming up with some new ideas for you to continue your training with us over the next few months so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.

I have been very lucky to have some great people join our team. Vicki Utting started with us in November 2014 and has completed the ADTB qualification. Vicki will be taking on more classes in 2016 including the evening bronze classes. Vicki will continue to work alongside me in the puppy life skills classes on a Saturday morning and Monday evening.

Sarah Wickes, joined us for our daytime puppy life skills classes and has also made a start on her ADTB qualification. both ladies are a great asset to our team.

Kiera Dowse started work experience with us in the summer and has been helping out with agility classes, she has recently started running my young Labrador round the agility courses to gain valuable handling experience. She really enjoys the class and will be back in 2016 to carry on with her work experience for her course at Easton College.

And finally not forgetting Emily Nudd for all her marketing expertise and continued support. Emily produces our newsletter and creates advertisements for my business. Please visit her website if you have any marketing requirements. (OutFox Marketing)

Thank you ladies for all you help and support throughout 2015 I look forward to working with you again in 2016!

During the festive season remember to be aware that all the lovely foods that we enjoy are not safe for dogs and can cause them to be really unwell and potentially life threatening.

Please keep chocolates and dried fruit products out of the reach of your pets and of course remember no alcohol, caffeine or onions.  Don’t forget onions are often in stuffing and gravy so avoid giving these to your dogs. Feeding puppies and dogs too many rich foods when they aren’t used to it can lead to upset stomachs so you may have a happy Christmas with them but a not so nice Boxing day! If you think your dog may have eaten something it shouldn’t you MUST phone your vet immediately as some of the foods listed above can lead to liver and heart failure.

Thank you again to everyone who visited us and spent time training with us we really appreciate your business and continued support.

And finally… A huge thank you to my amazing husband Rob who does all the repair jobs, building jobs, agility course creations and for putting up with me.

We look forward to welcoming you all in 2016!

Naomi, Rob, Harley, Phoenix and Bumble