About Us 2018-10-08T14:15:54+00:00

Naomi Farrow, Paws 4 Training is an ADTB 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 and 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 rule by his belly so will do anything for food. He loves nose-work training. He is sometimes used in puppy classes to get the puppies accustomed to an older dog. He has also been used as a stooge dog to help nervous dogs learn how to be calm around other dogs.

 

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 and has recently started canine hoopers and advanced obedience.

All of our training classes are held at our Training Centre in Hempnall, South Norfolk which is approximately 10 miles from Norwich. This is an excellent facility for all our training classes. We can also use this facility for 1-2-1 training. (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, kitchen and toilet facilities. We are also wheelchair friendly.

We are a small team and there are two training assistance who help in puppy training 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 on a Saturday. Sara has a BSc in Animal Science and Welfare. Sara has a dog walking business and also offers 1-2-1 training sessions and can be contacted via https://www.rosieandfriendspetcare.com/

Lauren joined the team in December 2017 to assist with our puppy training classes. Lauren works with Naomi and Sara on a Saturday and with Naomi on a Monday evening. Lauren has a BSc in Equine Science and has recently started a Masters Degree in clinical animal behaviour. Lauren offers 1-2-1 training sessions and can be contacted on 07917 718373.

We have a shop 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 mae 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 socialisation, puppy training, foundation, novice, intermediate and advanced obedience. Fun agility classes and canine hoopers. 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 register click on the training page and select the service you are looking for. There is information on each course with regards to start dates, times and cost and what we cover in each course.

To register please complete the brief online booking form on the page of the class you are interested in. We will respond to your booking requests between our business hours Monday –  Friday 9am – 5pm.

Payment is required in advance by bank transfer to guarantee your place.  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.