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Training to get your dream dog

Dog training can sometimes feel like a challenge when you don't know where to start, but here at Dorset Paws we find the fun in dog training

Join us to make training your dog your new favourite hobby!




Poole - Wimborne - Bournemouth - Christchurch

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Find out how Dorset Paws can best help you solve your doggy dilemmas.

Meet The Trainer - Faye!

Hi I'm Faye Barker and I grew up with dogs, including Monty the Golden Retriever who we sadly lost in Feb 2024 at the age of 16 years old. In January 2023 I brought home a wonderful Beauceron Puppy called Aloy who was born Nov 2022. 

I have spent years learning about dogs, including a Masters (MRes) in Anthrozoology (human-animal relationship) and a degree (BSci with hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. I love studying everything dog.

My experience includes much more than dog training, such as professional grooming, hydrotherapy, agility, training Guide Dogs and working dogs, plus more!

I currently work as Kennel Manager for Military dogs and therefore Dorset Paws is a part-time business.


As first time puppy owners, it's difficult knowing whether we are always doing the right thing when training our dog, but thanks to the puppy training classes at Dorset Paws, we now feel much more confident. Faye is extremely knowledgeable and gave us loads of great advice. We really enjoyed the classes and our puppy really enjoyed the opportunity to socialise with other dogs! We would definitely recommend these classes to anyone with a puppy!

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