Force free, friendly dog training & behaviour services across Surrey.

Looking for a training class? Visit the Training page for all of our classes.

We are a Kennel Club Listed Status club, and offer fun, friendly training and behaviour solutions using only kind, effective reward based methods.


Angela is a fully accredited member of PACT (Professional Association of Canine Trainers), a Registered Animal Training Instructor with the ABTC (Animal Behaviour & Training Council), and a member of the Pet Professional Guild (the Association for Force-Free training), and adheres to a strict code of ethics bound by PACT that ensures only kind, ethical and fair methods are used. Angela is also a Recognised Trainer with Scentwork UK.


Polite Paws Dog Training are based in Dorking, Surrey, and currently run classes in Westcott, Dorking, and Shalford, near Guildford. We cover the whole Surrey area for 121 sessions and also offer scentwork, platform training, tricks and fun agility classes, as well as behaviour consultations.

Vet Approved

We are proud that we are recommended by a number of vets in the area, have had vets and vet nurses attend classes and book 121 sessions and offer an array of services using only modern, effective, reward-based methods.


We understand how dogs learn, and can show you how to train your dog using only reward based methods in order to motivate your dog, build a lasting bond and to reach your dog’s potential. We aim to show you how to teach your dog to be a polite member of society!

“I adopted a Romanian street dog whose behaviour has been very challenging to say the least. He has had a really rough time and was showing fear aggression towards people visiting the home and at the vets surgery. My vet recommended Angela at Polite Paws Dog Training and I made contact straight away. From my initial contact Angela has been amazing. She has been incredibly supportive and offered sound advice. She visited us at home, gave me lots of work to do and has kept in contact since, offering help when needed. Her positive reinforcement training works incredibly well. My boy is a work in progress but with Angela’s support we are making headway. I would have no problem in wholeheartedly recommending her.”
Jane Platts & Mikki
Romanian Rescue Dog

07834 167 376

The Reading Room (Tues lunchtimes, Thursday eves, Sat mornings)
Institute Road, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3NP

Shalford Village Hall (Monday eves)
Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, GU4 8JU

East Horsley (outdoor venue – Thurs mornings)
Further details coming soon

Get In Touch

Feel free to drop us a line and find out more about our services!