About Angela


Why Polite Paws dog training?

With many trainers out there, it is important to make sure you find the right one for you and your dog, in order to build a strong and positive relationship and set you on the right track for your life together. 

Angela is highly qualified, vet recommended, professional, has built up a strong reputation over the years, and prides herself in making training fun and enjoyable for you and your dog.

Angela only uses reward based, proven methods and adheres to a strict code of ethics set out by PACT and the ABTC.  

Angela Doyle

Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant

Polite Paws Dog Training was set up in 2012 by Angela Doyle, CSAT, MISP, PACT-KSA, ABTC-ATI.

Angela did her initial training with the APDT, and is now qualified and accredited with PACT (Professional Association of Canine Trainers), ABTC (Animal Behaviour and Training Council), is a member of ISAP (International Society of Animal Professionals), is an official scent detection instructor with SIFD (Scent Imprint for Dogs) and a recognised scentwork trainer for Scentwork UK.

Angela is also a qualified CSAT (Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer), has a Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine), in which she gained a grade of Distinction, and is now writing up her dissertation for her Level 6 Advanced diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour, which is the same level as the final year of a degree.  Angela will then be able to go for assessment with the APBC for the role of Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

Angela’s beloved, and very much missed rescue dog, Dylan, who she sadly lost in January 2022, was who inspired her to learn more about dog behaviour when she adopted him in 2009, and made her decide to retrain and work with dogs.

Dylan had numerous behavioural issues, all based in fear and anxiety. He had separation anxiety, and his fear towards unknown dogs and people showed as aggression in a bid to keep potential threats away.

The early days were hard! Angela learnt how reward based, force free methods could be used to gradually modify Dylan’s behaviour, and she never looked back. 

As Dylan was her inspiration to start this journey, it was important to Angela that he was visible as a part of Polite Paws Dog Training, and that is why he appears on the website and social media platforms regularly, and why his silhouette features in the logo.

Dylan always has been one half of Polite Paws Dog Training, and losing him has been incredibly hard for Angela. But now Polite Paws continues in his memory, continuing the legacy he left behind. It is important to Angela that Dylan is never forgotten.

Whether it is helping you train your puppy, or address a behavioural issue with your dog, Angela can help.

Not only does she have extensive experience at working with a wide range of clients, but she has also had personal experience with not only behaviours that puppies and adolescent dogs will demonstrate, but also with more complex behavioural issues.

She knows all the theory, but as she has worked through Dylan’s complex behavioural issues over the years, she can also relate it from an owner’s point of view.

Any struggles you are going through, she will have been there and got the t-shirt!

In the same way Angela places a lot of importance on the relationship between dog and owner, she also prides herself on building positive, continued relationships with clients. She builds very close relationships with a lot of her separation anxiety clients because of the close way they work together.

She has a really great group of regular clients who have come to her for years, starting with puppy classes, working through follow on classes and now attending regular scent detection workshops and trick classes.

Many of Angela’s good friends started off as clients!

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