Hello and thanks for looking at my page.
1-2-1 Dog Training (I cover Cambridgeshire & Suffolk and come to you)
Puppy Classes (in Red Lodge, Suffolk)
Group Classes (In Red Lodge, Suffolk)
I offer a personalised 1-2-1 dog training service and I come to you for the sessions. Each lesson is based around your specific requirements and works at your dog's pace to ensure optimum learning in a kind and effective way. Training a dog should be enjoyable , not a chore or a battle.
I am a qualified and fully insured dog trainer that covers Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and further affield.
I have done my qualifications through the IMDT (including Dog First Aid).
I use only positive reinforcement, reward-based training. NEVER any outdated punishment/dominance-based methods. My methods promote a happy and healthy bond between owners and their dog(s). I teach the dogs to want to listen to their owners through being calm, content and focused rather than over-excited, anxious, hyperactive or reactive.
1-2-1 Dog Training session (60+ min)
I have done additional training courses on:
Aggression and rehabilitation
Puppy training through the various stages of development
Practical instructor training skills
K9 first aid
I have also volunteered at rescue shelters and spent many years around dogs so I understand them very well.
We want our dogs to WANT to listen to us and look to us for love, guidance, safety and fun! Not listen to us out of fear or to just ignore us. We want them to be content, calm and happy and by providing adequate training, exercise, enrichment and a good diet, this is possible.
Please give me a call on 07759274359 or an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
I can help with everything from puppy training (inc. toilet training) to advanced adult dog training as well as solving specific behavioural problems such as seperation anxiety, ignoring, lead pulling, reactivity, excessive chewing, recall, jumping up and over-arousal.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Reliable and professional trainer, will keep on meeting him, I'm amazed by the progress my cockapoo showed today
Steve was great. He really helped me understand my dog and was calm and good with her. He helped us overcome problems together with knowledge and wisdom. And he was very patient with me
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We are about 7 weeks into our training with our new puppy, Harvey, and already have an unbelievably well trained dog! When picking a trainer (something everyone needs to do), our main priority was that he/she used positive reinforcement methods only. We have seen first-hand the damage that the antiquated ‘dominance’ (Cesar Milan style) training can have, and it’s ugly. I would highly recommend you take a few one-on-one sessions with Steve to get you off on the right foot. We also opted to take Harvey to the weekly puppy class as it’s great value and offers regular socialisation and proofing opportunities. Our 15 week-old Labrador can now: sit, sit-stay, lie down, down-stay, touch a target, come when called, heel, high five, crawl, play dead, drop, leave, and walk calmly on a leash. The majority of this, he can also do in outdoor environments and even when surrounded by other dogs (provided his excitement levels are under the ‘I’m not going to listen to you anymore’ threshold). This is in no small part a product of techniques and lessons provided by Steve at Positive Paws. We will continue with our training with Steve for many months to come. Five stars. More...
Steve came out to us last Saturday and gave us some much needed help and advice with our 8 month old German Shepard cross he is a rather large and excitable lump of love who really didn't know he was pulling limbs out of their sockets every time we were walking him, Steve within no time had him walking calmly and with focus, it's now not even a week later and he is walking so much better our shoulders are firmly in place still! Always a bonus I highly recommend his service he proved to be friendly and professional and we are seeing the results pretty much instantly. So from the perry family and blue many thanks Steve! More...
5⭐️Steve is amazing! Ruby loves her training sessions with him. She gets easily distracted and Steve is so patient with her. I can’t recommend him enough. If you have a puppy or dog that needs training then you must go to Steve! More...
We have 2 very young Labrador puppies very excitable and very clever . We hadn't had puppies for 19 years do were very unsure about training , since Steve has been training with us it has been wonderful we now are able to be in control with the confidence he has given us and the pups . So thank you Steve .
5⭐️ Steve is brilliant. In the space of an hour we learn so much. It really helps receiving a follow-up email after each training session but most importantly at the end of a session my puppy has a huge smile on his face.
Beryl the excitable 7 month old Boston Terrier reached her adolescent phase and was showing an uncanny knack for being deaf to recall, showing extreme speed for chasing things and just basically making everything a little bit of a battle. After a particularly good example of speed demon behaviour chasing feathered friends and the loss of my voice due to panic shouting as Beryl rushed around ignoring me I contacted Steve who came out the next day and worked with Beryl and I to try to get us back on track. He’s very friendly has a real love of dogs and an understanding and was very patient and methodical in finding Beryl’s motivation for recall (squeaky ball). He left me with home work and emailed through a plan to work on. I was very impressed and went from being totally demoralised to more positive. He said after a week we would have the beginnings of a good recall and he’s right. Would definitely recommend More...
Trainer was on time very good communication a total professional and my dog responded really well to his training will be booking another session to put polish to new training and to learn more my dog was instantly interested in his commands which he picked up quickly and very happily. Would recommend highly
Fantastic dog trainer after one session there was so much improvement highly recommend
Learnt alot in just the first session. Very interesting to use a professional dog trainer and see all the different techniques
Helpful and prompt, not pursuing at this time as moving but will consider once moved.
The trainer I chose is excellent and completely flexible with my requirements. I’m looking forward to having a very well trained dog.
Steve is AWESOME! When he first came Ruby was scared of her own shadow....after about 4 weeks she is so much more confident and obedient. Steve is so patient and great at explaining what to do and offering advice. I would recommend him to everyone. More...
Very professional and pleasant young man. With only one session my dog now comes when called which is brilliant.I would thoroughly recommend him
Steve was very professional and got my three year old Hungarian Vizsla, Riley on board quickly, getting him to focus on verbal and hand signal commands. He also gave me some useful advice on training to continue with Riley and a great treat recipe as a reward. I would highly recommend Steve to train your dog. More...
Very detailed personalised plan. Holistic assessment of our little doglet. I found the advice invaluable. Thank you. Would recommend and use again in future if any difficulties emerge.
Happy Days! A pro who understands dogs so well and stays completely focussed on what you would like to achieve with your dog. Looking forward to training next week. Brilliant! More...
Very professional, understanding and patient with me, left us some revision and typed up the notes which Steve sent to me. Will book again for another session once me and Millie have made inroads with previous tasks. More...
Steve is a very people/dog friendly person. He had complete control of our Lab Arthur within a very short time of being with us. Great advice with great results. Highly recommend. More...
Steve is patient and great with dogs
Great. Understands the mind of a dog Ben is 6 but trained very easily. He is not pushy you book your lessons when you want. Well worth the.money well reccommended More...
Patricia & blu
So pleased we had Steve to my dog in only two lessons my dog was completely transformed,so polite so helpful.would recommend him to anyone thanks again
Xcellant. Trainer very. Professional Can truly recommend
I am so glad we contacted bark and found Steve he has been out to us twice and made such a difference to Ben. He does not push for more business he waits for you to ask and gives you time to try the things he has shown you to get used to doing with your dog. I cannot thank him enough for the help he has given us. Ben is 6 and has enjoyed every minute. 😁 More...
Very thorough. Good measure of success with rescue lurcher. Will continue 'til our budget expires. Our dog loves trainer so good rapport.
I have tried other trainers and although their methods work for most dogs unfortunately they did not work for Archie. Steve from Positive Paws trains with kindness and rewards. I cannot believe the change in Archie after only a couple of sessions.. Archie now wants to work with me, not for me. He is so much happier. The fees are very reasonable too. Would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone. Archie is 7.5 year old staffie who has recently lost his lifetime companion and suffers from separation anxiety and has not chewed his bed since training started. More...
Brilliant trainer very kind, understanding and a brilliant understanding of how dogs minds work. He has been training with our German sheperd puppy since he was 9 weeks old and he is now just over 5 months old and has come forward in leaps and bounds. Couldn’t recommend Him more for helping with any problems or basic training, there’s never been a issue that he hasn’t been able to solve or help us look at from another angle to understand why he is acting in a certain way. More...
We have an 11 month old Labradoodle, who is very bouncy, and likes to pull on the lead and greet everyone by jumping up at them. Steve has shown us some excellent methods of calming her, which are working brilliantly. He really is an all round expert dog trainer. If you are considering having your dog trained – Steve's your man! More...
Adam Richardson CHF (fell). ABF (hons).
Steve has only been training with us for x 2 sessions and the positive responses from our very large 2 year old American Bulldog have been amazing. Our dog is only too happy to demonstrate his new skills of training and obedience in and outside of the home.
Our dog is 9 stones+ in weight of solid muscle and strength, so it is imperative that he is sociable with other animals, Steve is helping us to achieve this, with great progress. Steve is an excellent trainer and easy to work with, so if you need help with your' best friend' - give him a call. From us, he comes very highly recommended. Beryl and Adam Richardson. More...
just had our first session - He was excellent!
Tia is a different dog in just two lessons with Steve. I look forward to more lessons. Highly recommended!
We have recently regimes an anxious 7 month old Border Collie who with no socialisation and in the space of two weeks after two sessions she has made remarkable progress. Steve has excellent communication skills with clients and with dogs and his methods are consistent, easy to understand, kind and incredibly effective. She is growing in confidence daily using his easy to follow command and reward methods and distraction techniques and is starting to play simple games with us at home and at the park. We are looking for forward to more sessions with Steve and are fully expecting to end up with a lovely dog that feels safe, walks nicely, knows how to interact correctly with other dogs and people and is sufficiently stimulated to be happy and content. More...
Had our first puppy training session with Steven yesterday. Steven was great notley only with our puppy but also with my son, He made it fun for my son and got them both engaging very well. Would highly recommend