Current classes

Adolescent dog workshop

The first Adolescent Dog Workshops went really well and I am happy to announce more will be taking place over 2022. More dates will be announced depending on demand. These workshops have limited numbers so book now.

A fun but calm workshop designed to help dogs aged 6-24 months transition from puppy to adult. Topics covered include loose lead walking, recall, calmness and boundary games. You will be introduced to the concepts behind the training to allow you to understand how to build and progress your training at home. You will earn a certificate upon completion of the workshop to take home.

There are only 4 dog places per workshop to keep the excitement to a minimum but the value of training to the maximum.

If you have an older dog or are unable to attend these dates/venue and would like to attend a similar workshop please contact me to discuss.

Canine Hoopers UK

Hoopers is the perfect low impact sport for all ages and types of dog. It is different to agility because it doesn’t involve jumps or sharp turns- the dogs run through hoops/tunnels and around barrels in smooth flowing courses. This means that it is kinder to your dogs joints and suitable for ex-agility dogs/puppies. If you are wanting to learn agility then hoopers is a great starting point for puppies.

Hoopers is also the perfect sport for people with less mobility or not wanting to run around big courses. This is because we encourage distance handling – the dog does the running we do the directions. This builds up confidence in the dog, improves the bond between handler and dog and opens the sport up to more people.

If you have a sensitive dog, often called ‘yellow dogs’ or ‘space dogs’ who don’t like other dogs or strange people then hoopers is the sport for you. Even in competitions it is important that all the dogs have space and are made comfortable. Even if this means that dog runs in the arena with no other dogs around and the judge standing on the side lines.

Here are Pawfect Ability we train hoopers to all levels and abilities, from beginners to instructors. Emma is a qualified Advanced Accredited Canine Hoopers UK (CHUK) instructor, judge and show organiser. We offer the Canine Hoopers UK Good Hoopers Awards, foundation, bronze, silver and gold levels to progress through. For more information please visit Canine Hoopers UK

Hoopers lessons are currently run as 121’s. Individual lessons allow you to progress quickly and focus on the areas you need to succeed, rather than working though a set format of classes. These can take place indoors or outdoors depending on level and weather conditions.

We also run the very special SAM’S SHOWS alongside Luther’s Hoopers. These are CHUK shows where you can earn progression points and also Sam’s league points over the year.

Introduction to Parkour

Dog Parkour is all about getting us and our dogs interacting with the world in a new and novel way. In this introductory workshop run according to Dog Parkour UK (DPUK) we will introduce you to the level one behaviours such as two feet on, under and through. We also discuss the safety elements, ‘parkour eye’ and how you can earn fantastic titles and levels through DPUK.

This is a great way to build confidence in our dogs. It can make walks more meaningful and fun AND builds great relationships with our dogs. You learn about the potential of shaping our dogs behaviour to encourage them to make the correct choices. This is low impact and encourages safe movement so is suitable for puppies through to older dogs.

Dogs and Livestock training

One of the biggest problems faced by many dog owners in the rural countryside is dog reactivity to livestock. Worrying of livestock (where a dog chases sheep/cows/horse/hens) is a serious issue and can carry large fines. A dog doesn’t need to make contact with a farm animal to be seen as out of control under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

What can you do about this – attend our Dogs and Livestock 1-2-1’s and learn more about what you can do to help your dog. Here we discuss the problem and find practical ways to prevent your dog reacting to livestock. We then allow the dogs to meet a variety of livestock in a controlled and highly supervised safe space. This allows you to train your dog in an atmosphere set up for success, rather than facing a group of sheep out on a footpath.

Please note this is an intensive course where we explain the predatory-prey sequence, body language and use freework. Session are 90 minutes long to give you and your dog time to process the information and get the best value.

All farm animals involved in this workshop are trained and carefully monitored for any signs of stress. Do not try this at home.

Sessions now available to book here.


Freework was developed by Sarah Fisher and is one of the greatest gifts we can give our dogs. Emma is currently on her journey to become a Animal Centered Educator (ACE). We use freework to compliment training and encourage a holistic approach to dog companionship. By being aware of our dog’s movement, likes and dislikes we are able to train effectively. It also allows the dog to learn how to relax in situations that it previously felt overwhelmed with.

Freework is a groundbreaking way to work through canine issues such as reactivity, separation anxiety, barking and many more.

Larry enjoying time in the sensory garden. This is one of several spaces we have around the farm where we can let your dog relax and build confidence. This means that even anxious dogs can be included – “Training for all”.

Training Social Walks

Our training social walks are held in a safe space in an outdoor environment. In a small group we walk around the farm and discuss how we can help keep our dogs calm and focuses around other dogs. This is all done on lead and in plenty of space.

So if your dog gets over excited when other dogs are around, barks or pulls when dogs get too close or just need more socialisation then this is exactly what you need.

This is suitable for dogs of all ages, but handlers must be able to walk across rough terrain. The spaces on these walks are limited and pre-booking is essential so book now.


Sam’s Shows are Canine Hoopers UK Shows organised with our friends at Luther’s Hoopers. We make every effort to make these shows fun, safe, friendly and welcoming. They are run under CHUK rules so people can earn progression points.

What makes Sam’s Shows special is we want everyone to have a great day with their dog. So we have Sam’s Stars – a place to pin up your big or little wins from the day. Got a start line wait- put it on the board, Remembered the course – put it up on the board. We also have Sam’s Specials awarded to the dogs that our wonderful judges think deserve recognition.

To enter Sam’s Shows you have to use Agility Plaza – currently spaces are filling quickly. Over the year we total up everyone’s points and award trophies to the highest achieving dog in starters small/medium/large/veteran and novice.

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