• Welcome to Village Paws of New Longton!

     

    We are committed to providing professional and personal care to

    your beloved four legged friends.

     

    Based in New Longton, we offer VIP puppy classes, YOUNG PAWS classes and 1 to 1 training packages in New Longton and the surrounding areas, including Longton, Hutton and Walmer Bridge.

     

    All of our classes and training packages are 100% family friendly, force free, ethical and FUN!

  • About Us

    “Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” – Unknown

    Laura, Bobby and Freya

    Laura

    As a child we always had dogs in the family, Candy and Sally the Chihuahua's, Shelly and Libby the Westies, Bonny the Boston Terrier alongside several cats, birds and fish! I began looking after dogs for friends and family members and over the years I have walked, trained and cared for many dogs of all shapes and sizes, which has led me to begin my journey as a professional dog trainer. In my early twenties I moved to New York and got my first dog as an adult, Harrie the Shih Tzu. Harrie lived a long and happy life of 16 years. At 4 years old she flew home with me to start her new life in England and lived happily ever after.

    I am currently studying Level 3 Learning, Motivation and Reinforcement with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) along with Dogs and Children (Canine Principles) and have completed the following courses: 

    • 2 Day Career As A Dog Trainer Course (IMDT) 

    • 4 Day Practical Instructor Course (IMDT) 

    • Perfect Puppy (IMDT) 

    • Breed and Predatory Motor Patterns (IMDT Webinar)

    • Dog First Aid Emergency Canine Care (Dog First Aid)

    • Loose Lead Walking (Canine Principles) 

     

    Bobby 

    I am 7 years old and I love dogs! I like to read Easy Peasy Awesome Pawsome by Steve Mann because it helps me learn how to be a dog trainer and has loads of fun games. I love playing with my dog, but if she gets too excited, I know how to help her calm down.

     

    Freya

    I am a Border Terrier AND a Toy Poodle. My family say I am a PANDEMIC PUPPY and sometimes I need a bit of extra help because I get worried. I've learned to be happy on my own and I love it when Bobby plays with me. Woof!

  • Services

    “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift

    VIP Puppy Class

    Join the "VIP Puppy" class in February at New Longton Village Hall!

     

    This 6 week course is suitable for vaccinated puppies (approx 12 weeks old) until they reach 22 weeks. Starting on Friday 18th February at 6.30pm, the class will last for 45 minutes and run for 6 weeks.

     

    You will learn:

    • SAY MY NAME (name recognition)
    • LOOK AT ME (eye contact)
    • 4 PAWS ON THE FLOOR (prevent jumping up)
    • BODY LANGUAGE (what am I telling you?)
    • GOOD MANNERS (walk nicely on the lead, understand and respect other's and current dog laws)
    • SOCIALISATION (It's not all party in the park!)
    • ENRICHMENT (It's all about ME!)
    • REDIRECTION (prevent puppy biting)
    • DROP N' SWAP (a fun way to drop it)
    You will get:
    • A WELCOME PACK (includes a copy of EASY PEASY PUPPY SQUEEZY by Steve Mann, treats and more!)
    • WEEKLY HANDOUTS WITH TASKS (handy guide on what we did in class)
    • A GRADUATION CERTIFICATE (for any puppies and children who complete the course)
    • ONGOING SUPPORT VIA WHATSAPP (We have a dedicated private group for class attendees to share tips and progress)

    Children are welcome and encouraged to attend classes and will receive their own handout after each class and a certificate upon completion!

    £75 for a 6 week course with 50 minute classes. Includes handouts, welcome pack, certificates and further support.

    YOUNG Paws Class

    Join the "YOUNG PAWS" class in February at New Longton Village Hall!

     

    This 6 week course is suitable for your "teenagers" from 22 weeks to 1-2 years of age (Doggies go through adolescence at different times, so contact us if you think your dog can benefit from this class) Starting on Friday 18th February at 7.30pm, the class will last for 50 minutes and run for 6 weeks.

     

    You will learn:

    • BODY LANGUAGE (recap the basics and add some further tips)
    • GOOD MANNERS (Further work on loose lead walking and dog park etiquette)
    • SOCIALISATION (how to socialise your adolescent dog)
    • NOSEWORK (and forms of enrichment)
    • RELAX (how to help settle in a specific place)
    • GAMES & TRICKS (introducing some new tricks to get the whole family involved in training)
    You will get:
    • A WELCOME PACK (includes a copy of EASY PEASY DOGGY SQUEEZY by Steve Mann, treats and more!)
    • WEEKLY HANDOUTS WITH TASKS (handy guide on what we did in class)
    • A GRADUATION CERTIFICATE (for any puppies and children who complete the course)
    • ONGOING SUPPORT VIA WHATSAPP (We have a dedicated private group for class attendees to share tips and progress)

    Children are welcome and encouraged to attend classes and will receive their own handout after each class and a certificate upon completion!

    £75 for a 6 week course with 60 minute classes. Includes handouts, welcome pack, certificates and further support.

    PAWS@Home Training Package

    Book a bespoke and individual training package to suit your busy family lifestyle.

     

    Not all dogs are suited to group classes, which is absolutely fine. We are pleased to offer the fully bespoke PAWS@Home service which includes the following:

    (all in the comfort of your own home)

     

    • The Discovery Consultation (A 60 minute chat in person or via zoom to discuss your puppy, their routine, any problems you may be having and how we can help you all to get the most out of your time together)
    • A Tailored Training Plan (Every dog and family are different so we will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs) 
    • 4 x 1 hour Training Sessions (Scheduled weekly in your home, or local park if more convenient) We can cover the following areas and more if required:

    Biting

    Chewing

    Jumping up

    Toilet training

    Feeding

    Exercise and routine

    • Whatsapp Support (If you need help outside of training sessions, we have a support group which is monitored during working hours)
    Children are encouraged to get involved with training (under close adult supervision) and will receive their own handouts and a certificate upon completion of the package!
    £160 for the initial 1 month package with an option to continue training further if needed at a reduced rate.
    Includes hand outs, welcome pack, certificates and further support.

    PAWS PATROL Training Walks

    Your dog collected from home and walked in the local area. We will visit local parks, wooded areas and fields. During the walk we will work on good lead manners, how to politely meet another dog, learning not to jump up and coming back when called (recall)

    £25 per hour or £90 per month (1 walk each week)
     
    Includes hand outs on what we have covered and a monthly report. It is essential that the first session is completed with the dogs owner present.

    Solo Walk

    Your dog collected from home and walked in the local area. We will visit local parks, wooded areas and fields or pavement walks if your dogs is uncomfortable around others.

    The purpose of the walk is exercise and enrichment, allowing you peace of mind that your dog is content whilst you are at work.

    £15 per hour or £9 per half hour

    Puppy Visits

    We will visit your puppy at home whilst they are waiting to complete the vaccination period We will feed them, check their water, clean up any accidents, change puppy pads and let them out to the toilet to encourage positive toilet training. Most importantly we’ll provide plenty of cuddles and play!

    £15 per hour or £9 per half hour
  • Book Now

    Classes start soon!

    VIP Puppy Class 18th February Start @ New Longton Village Hall

    VIP Puppy Class 18th February Start @ New Longton Village Hall

    75.00
    This 6 week course is suitable for vaccinated puppies (approx 12 weeks old) until they reach 22 weeks. Starting on Friday 18th February at 6.30pm, the class will last for 45 minutes and run for 6 weeks.

    Please carefully read the Booking Conditions on this website.
    Please note that payment for services also implies full agreement with these Terms and Conditions.
    Quantity
    YOUNG PAWS class - Start 18th February @ New Longton Village Hall

    YOUNG PAWS class - Start 18th February @ New Longton Village Hall

    75.00
    This 6 week course is suitable for your "teenagers" from 22 weeks to 1-2 years of age (Doggies go through adolescence at different times, so contact us if you think your dog can benefit from this class) Starting on Friday 18th February at 7.30pm, the class will last for 50 minutes and run for 6 weeks.

    Please carefully read the Booking Conditions on this website.
    Please note that payment for services also implies full agreement with these Terms and Conditions.
    Quantity
    PAWS@Home Training Package - contact to arrange start date

    PAWS@Home Training Package - contact to arrange start date

    160.00
    The 1 to 1 training will take place at your home and includes the following:
    - The Consultation (A 1 hour chat to discuss your puppy, their routine, any problems you may be having and how we can help you all to get the most out of your time together)
    - A Tailored Training Plan (Every dog and family are different so we will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs) 
    - 4 x 1 hour Training Sessions (Scheduled weekly in your home, or local park if more convenient) 

    Please carefully read the Booking Conditions on this website.
    Please note that payment for services also implies full agreement with these Terms and Conditions.
    Quantity
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    “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

     
     

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  • Meet the VIPS

     

    “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

  • Credentials

    “Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts