Positive, Fun & Effective Dog Training

Positive, Fun & Effective Dog Training

Helping you enjoy your dog and build a positive relationship for life

Polite Paws Dog Training was set up by Angela Doyle in 2012, with the aim of helping dog owners train their dogs and address any unwanted behaviours with kind, modern, science based methods, while also building a strong relationship. 

We provide a multitude of services including various training classes, workshops, 121 training and behaviour consultations. Our aim is to show you how you can teach your dog using rewards in order to motivate them, and above all, we want you to have fun training your dog.

We cover the whole of Surrey for face to face sessions, and for those of you that live further afield, our online classes are perfect for you!

Separation Anxiety

Angela is extremely proud to be a fully qualified CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer), having trained under the very well respected best selling author and international speaker Malena DeMartini.

This means she is the best person to help you and your dog overcome Separation Anxiety.

Having worked through the condition with her own rescue dog, Dylan, she can also relate to it from a personal viewpoint.

Why Polite Paws?



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), a Student member of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors), 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 two-thirds way through studying for her “Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management”


Reward Based

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!


Vet Approved

We are proud that we are recommended by a number of vets in the area.

We 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.

About Angela


Angela is an experienced dog trainer and behaviour consultant, and is fully accredited with a number of well respected organisations including PACT (Professional Association of Canine Trainers) and ABTC (Animal Behaviour and Training Council).

Angela is a qualified CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer) and is currently nearing the end of her Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine) with all modules so far having been awarded with an A grade. Upon completion of her studies Angela will be going for full membership of the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors), whom she is currently a Student Member with.

Angela is passionate about reward based methods, and is dedicated to educating people that no dog needs to be trained using punishment.

Polite Paws Dog Training is recommended by a number of vets and pet shops in the area, due to a reputation Angela has taken pride in building up over the years.

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

passionate about positive training

passionate about positive training

Dog Training Services for
Dorking, Brockham, Leatherhead, Bookham, Ashtead, Reigate, East Horsley & Guildford

How can Polite Paws help you today?

Puppy Services

Adult Dog Services

Dog Behaviour Consults


Online Training

121 Training Sessions

I have just finished the puppy class and I am very impressed by the quality of Polite Paws Dog Training. Angela has a great knowledge, which she shares in a very pedagogical way.

She makes sure we understand everything. Her teaching and methods make total sense and I really like the 100% positive approach in puppy training.

Obviously it is reward based training but contrary to some other dog trainers I have met Angela really makes sure there is always a positive alternative when training your dog. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to next level. Thank you 🙂

Monika Simion & Bella (American Cocker Spaniel)

A Positive Relationship for life
A Positive Relationship for life

Ready to book or have a question?

I’m always happy to have a chat about your dog, situation or issue.
You can find all the ways you can get in touch with me on my contact page.