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Puppy Classes

A 5 week course that will teach your 12+ week vaccinated puppy: sitting down, staying, walking on a loose lead, meeting and greeting people, interacting with other dogs and more.

One To One Sessions

One-to-one sessions can cover day-to-day training and behaviour problems, Sometimes things go wrong for a variety of reasons and we will support you in order to resolve the issue.

Agility Training

A fun course where your dog will be taught to jump over hurdles & through hoops, run over different obstacles and through tunnels & weave their way through poles. And, meet other dogs.

Welcome to 4 Paws Dog Training School

We are a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and FSB

4 Paws Dog Training School was started in 2005, and offers positive reward based dog training in the Dumfries area.


All the training methods are based on the most up-to-date research and understanding of how dogs learn. No out of date punitive training methods are used; so no choke chains, compulsion or confrontational methods.


The training methods promote confidence in the dog and help to build a good trusting relationship between dog and owner.


Dog training classes are held in comfortable and safe environments where both owner and dogs can feel relaxed and able to learn.


We want everyone, human and canine, to enjoy training so you have a happy, well-mannered dog.


Simone Gillespie has studied 'Intermediate Canine Psychology' with the Animal Care College (NOCN accredited). Simone is a Canine Practitioner, which is a holistic discipline which is non-diagnostic, non-invasive and a hands on discipline. It can be used for general maintenance for pet and working dogs, behaviour problems, recovery from injury and/or operations.


What We Offer:

•Obedience and Agility Classes
•Bronze, Silver & Gold Classes (see Packages)
•One to One Sessions and Behaviour Consultations
•Home Visits
•Puppy Classes
•Behaviour consultations


We sell Markus Muehle & Gentle Dog Food


For a free non obligation quote, or to book a class, please feel free to call us today on (01387) 263441 or 07740428194. Alternatively you can email Simone on simone@4pawsdogtraining.co.uk.


Contact Us Today

To discuss your plans or to book a class please feel free to contact a member of our team on the following details...

  4 Paws Dog Training School
  2, Harkness Place
  DG1 3TH

Simone Gillespie has studied 'Intermediate Canine Psychology' with the Animal Care College (NOCN accredited).

Telephone: (01387) 263441

Mobile: 07740428194

Email: simone@4pawsdogtraining.co.uk