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Contact: Julie on 07809 360350 or email 4happypawstraining@gmail.com


07809 360350



Private Training Sessions

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About Me


If a group or class environment is not suitable for you or your dog then private training sessions can be arranged.


1-1 sessions are available covering a variety of issues from pulling on the lead to your dog not coming back when called.


All training methods used are positive, using treats and play as a reward.


The sessions cost £40 and last approximatley an hour and a half, if more than 1 session is booked there will be a discount.


A full detailed written plan covering everything discussed is provided within 48 hours of the training session. 

To book a session or if you have any queries please contact Julie Smith on the details below.



I live in Clevedon with my partner, our young daughter and our Working Sheepdogs, and I have been training dogs both professionally and for pleasure for over 15 years.


I have been helping people and their pet dogs with training and behavioural issues for a number of years now.


Professionally I worked for one of the UK's leading assistance dog charities as an Instructor, training dogs to help children and adults with physical disabilties carry out daily tasks, and also dealing with any behavioural issues.


Personally I competed with my 3 dogs in Obedience for many years, I was most sucessful with my dog Jasper who became eligable to work class C (the level just below championship). All my dogs are now retired.


I have recently qualified as a Puppy school tutor for 'Puppy School'.

I only use kind, reward based training techniques.


It is a real pleasure to be able to share the knowledge and skills that I have developed over the years, to help people and their dogs share a happy life together.






Our puppy classes are affilated to 'Puppy School' which was founded and is directed by world renowned dog trainer and behaviourist Gwen Bailey.


Puppy classes are available to vaccinated pups up to 20 weeks of age.

On the course we cover;

Loose lead walking

Sit, stand and down

Coming when called


Food manners

Play and play biting

How to handle and groom your dog

The course is £78 and consists of 6 evening classes each class lasting one hour.


Our adolescent class is for dogs aged between 5 and 18 months, this class is specifically designed to guide you and your dog through that 'tricky teenage stage'.

The course is £65 and consists of 6 evening classes each lasting an hour.


All classes also consist of 1 free weekend recall session where you can learn more about how to get your dog to come back to you when off lead.


All classes are kept small so we can give you and your pup 1-1 attention.


For the duration of both courses we also provide telephone/email suppport if needed.

Classes are held in Clevedon and Portishead.