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


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 classes and workshops in Westcott, Dorking, and at a private outdoor location in East Horsley. We cover the whole Surrey area for 121 sessions and also offer scentwork classes, platform training, tricks and fun agility, 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 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 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