About Us 2019-03-25T15:37:57+00:00

Naomi Farrow, ADTB PPG of Paws 4 Training is qualified dog trainer with over 10 years experience offering professional dog training in South Norfolk. She lives just outside the village of Hempnall, Norfolk with her husband Rob, their daughter Paige and their two black Labradors; Phoenix 9 years and Bumble Bee 4 years.

Paws 4 Training was established after Naomi bought her first dog, Harley. Harley had an horrific start to his life and 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 had a fantastic life with his two “brothers” and best friends Phoenix and Bumble Bee. Harley had 11 fantastic years with Naomi and her family. Sadly Harley has now crossed the rainbow bridge 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. 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. He loves nose-work training. He is sometimes used in puppy classes to get the puppies accustomed to a calm older dog.


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. Harley was Bumble’s shadow and followed him everywhere. Naomi is using Bumble to develop her training skills so these can be used within the training classes. They have attended clicker gun dog training classes and Bumble also has been doing non-competitive agility for over 3 years. He has done some basic flyball training, canine hoopers and advanced obedience.


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 all our training classes. (Please see our contacts page for a map of our location). We have a soft flooring in our training centre which is an ideal non slip surface. We have plenty of parking, a spectators area, basic kitchen and toilet facilities. We are also wheelchair friendly.

We are a small team and there is one other trainer and a training assistant who help in our puppy clicker training classes and some of our obedience classes.

Sara joined the Saturday team in February 2017. Initially assisting in our puppy training classes and now she also teaches in our foundation, novice and intermediate obedience classes. Sara has a BSc in Animal Science and Welfare.

Jane Hanlon has recently joined the team and assists with our Thursday evening puppy classes. 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. Jane is setting up a unique day care center and home boarding business locally, and for this purpose has recently completed the OFQUAL regulated Diploma Level 3 in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare.

We have a shop at our training centre where you can buy handmade leads and collars. We also sell various other products which you may find helpful whilst training your puppy or dog.

We offer a made to measure service for our harnesses and can make other items on request. Visit our online shop to browse our products and to place an order.  https://paws4training.net/shop/

We have classes that suit all levels including  puppy clicker training, foundation, novice, intermediate obedience. Advanced training classes. Depending on time availability we may be able to offer further fun agility classes. Currently all of our agility classes are full. If you are interested in doing our agility courses when we have availability you must have completed our novice obedience course as a minimum prior to starting the agility training. Class numbers are small for agility so it is unlikely we will advertise the course. It will be offered to anyone who has completed our obedience course to the required level and who has asked to be on our waiting list.

We run various workshops throughout the year. Some are in-house workshops and some we have guest trainers deliver the courses. Please see our training workshop page for more details https://paws4training.net/services/training-workshops/

To find out more information about each of our classes and to book onto a course select the course from our classes page. Click on read more and this will direct you to the course with all the information about what is covered. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select BOOK NOW. This will direct you to an online booking system where you can register. We can now accept all major credit cards through our booking system – please note a small fee will apply. (Sorry we do not accept cheques for any of our services).

You are always welcome to come and watch what we do prior to booking.  Please contact us to arrange a convenient time.