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

Dog Trainer Dorking, Brockham, Leatherhead, Bookham, Ashtead, Reigate, East Horsley & Guildford

We are experienced and qualified, 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), an official Scent Imprint For Dogs Instructor (for scent detection) and a recognised trainer for Scentwork UK.

Angela adheres to a strict code of ethics bound by PACT that ensures only kind, ethical and fair methods are used. Angela is also currently studying for her “Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine).


Polite Paws Dog Training are based in Dorking, Surrey, and currently run outdoor classes and workshops on 33 acres of provate land in East Horsley, Surrey.

We cover the whole Surrey area for 121 sessions and also offer scentwork classes, platform training and trick training, as well as behaviour consultations (However, I am doing no “face to face” 121 work on home visits – these are all running online).

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 set your dog up to succeed and dont believe in using any form of force or intimidation. It simply is not needed! We aim to show you how to teach your dog to be a polite member of society while also building a strong relationship!
I couldn’t recommend Angela more!! Even during Covid we had the most amazing puppy classes via zoom. We did both the Beginners, and intermediate classes. A small group of and all the attention we could imagine. Angela’s approach is the best I’v come by in the many years of having dogs and going through the puppy stages. Working only through reward based training sets your pup up for a happy carefree life. I wish I found Angela sooner but luckily she helped us with our 7 year old frenchie as well as our puppy! And everyone is living in a very happy carefree house. Integrating dogs can be difficult but Angela made it a smooth and exciting process and now we have two very happy dogs!
Jessica Madsen and Jagger & Hendrix
French Bulldogs