Naomi is an ADTB qualified instructor with over 12 years training experience offering professional dog training in South Norfolk.
With a training background from previous employment it was a natural progression for Naomi to establish her own business which had initially started as a hobby. Within a few years the part-time hobby became a full time job.
Over the years Naomi has gained further qualifications and regularly attends further training to continue with her professional development.
Naomi has gained membership with the Pet Professional Guild and the Pet Professional Network and is an Accredited Canine Hoopers Instructor.
Naomi lives just outside the village of Hempnall, Norfolk with her husband Rob, their daughter Paige and their two black Labradors; Phoenix 11 years and Bumble Bee 6 years.
Paws 4 Training was established in 2009 after Naomi bought her first dog; Harley, a young black Labrador Retriever.
Harley had an horrific start to his life and had suffered abuse. He had missed out on crucial socialisation and training prior to finding his forever home with Naomi.
Through training Naomi built up Harley’s trust in people to ensure he felt safe and he had a fantastic life with his two “brothers” and best friends Phoenix and Bumble Bee.
Phoenix and Bumble Bee helped Harley’s confidence and they would often play together taking it in turns to chase each other in the garden.
Harley had 11 fantastic years with Naomi and her family. Sadly, Harley crossed the rainbow bridge in July 2018 but his legacy lives on.
Naomi brought Phoenix home at 9 weeks of age. She has used Phoenix to help develop her skills in various aspects of training, including obedience, gun dog training and scent work.
Phoenix helped Harley to build up his confidence and they were best of friends. Phoenix is very laid back and has a fantastic temperament. He is a typical Labrador and is ruled by his belly and will do anything for food.
From time to time Phoenix makes an appearance at the training centre as his calm demeanor has a positive effect on the puppies and dogs that attend training classes.
Bumble Bee joined the family in November of 2014. He was 17 weeks. He was rehomed from another family and very quickly adapted to being in a multi-dog household.
Bumble Bee was great for helping Harley to come out of his shell. Harley would follow Bumble Bee in the garden and he developed a new lease of life.
They have attended clicker gun dog training classes and Bumble also has been doing non-competitive agility for over 4 years. He has completed some basic flyball training, canine hoopers, TD Rally and advanced obedience.
Naomi is using Bumble Bee to develop her training skills so these can be used within the training classes.
From time to time Naomi has assistants help within the classes and workshops.
Jane Hanlon joined the team in the summer of 2019 assisting with our classes. Including puppy, obedience and agility. Jane is building her experience and knowledge to get a better understanding about how dog’s learn by observing them with their owners and the other puppies and dogs.
Jane has a unique day care center and home boarding business locally – Paws in the Paddocks and for this purpose has completed the OFQUAL regulated Diploma Level 3 in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare.
If you are interested in finding out more about Paws in the Paddocks please click on this link which will take you to Jane’s Facebook page Paws in the Paddocks
All of our training classes are held at our Training Centre just outside of Hempnall, South Norfolk. Approximately 10 miles from Norwich. This is an excellent facility for our training classes. We have a soft flooring in our training centre which is a non slip surface. We have plenty of parking, a spectators area, toilet facilities and a basic kitchen. We are also wheelchair accessible.
We offer puppy classes, progressive training, non-competitive agility and training workshops.
To find out more information about each of our classes and to book onto a course select the course you are interested in from our classes page. CLASSES. For the training workshops click here WORKSHOPS
All bookings are taken through our online booking system.
If you would like to come and watch a class prior to booking please contact us to arrange a convenient time.
Made to Measure Harnesses
We offer a made to measure service for our harnesses. They have been designed by Naomi and have two points of contact as standard which will give you more control when walking your dog.
Naomi can also make other items including: training leads, collars, training lines and standard leads.
We have a large selection of colours and there are three types of webbing that we use.
We make harnesses of all sizes suitable for miniature breeds to giant and anything in between. Visit our online shop to browse our products and to place an order.
We have a shop at our training centre where you can buy various training products including treat bags, whistles and training treats which you may find helpful whilst training your puppy or dog.