93 Hawkins Way
Sue Durham, with over 31 years of experience in competitive obedience dog training, started Goody 4 Paws in 2004, offers high quality pet dog training around Oxford.
All classes are weekly for 1 hour and all courses are 6 weeks in length. Enrollment is taken on a first come first served basis with remittance. Your place will be confirmed, subject to availability. Children over 5 are welcome and children over 9 may take part in the training in the class.
Puppy classes, for puppies up to 6 months for socialisation, basic training, tips and advice. Dogs of all ages for basic training and problem solving.
Goody 4 Paws specialises in good basic training for puppies, and dogs of all ages. Classes are small, usually 5/6 puppies/dogs.
Sue's training methods are hands-off, reward based and are an enjoyable experience for both puppies, dogs and handlers. Training in the classes is by individual attention for each handler for every exercise. At the end of each class, hand-outs are given with details of exercises covered, methods of training, for aide-memoire.
Sue is a fantastic trainer. My German Shepherd Dog is 51/2 months old and has already learnt a lot from the puppy classes. Sue's classes are well structured and very educational for the puppy and most importantly for the owner. The instructions given were very clear and Sue explained every step bit by bit and gave reasons why the pupy and owner should do things the way we were shown. To start with my puppy was very shy but by the end of the course he is a very sociable and happy puppy. I had a few problems with getting the puppy to walk to heel and to stop pulling and Sue was more than happy to take the time to visit me and show me what I was doing wrong and how to correct it. After one lesson the puppy and I improved no end. Sue also gives great advice on types of food etc... If I ever get another puppy I would definately go to Sue and I tell anyone who asks where good puppy classes are held.Sue is also great fun and very easy to get on with. Well done Sue. Keep up the brilliant work. Oona F
Mrs Feazey - 18/08/2008 | report this review
Sue was very friendly and excellent at her training. We thoroughly enjoyed the dog training and would highly recommend her as we already have. Sue was very good on the advice and training.
joan mazey - 28/06/2008 | report this review
I have just completed a 6 week dog training course. I had just got my dog from the Dogs Trust and she is 2 years old. Sue runs a course for older dogs (older than puppies) and we went off to the training session to find Sue who is knowledgeable, inspirational, and encouraging. Sue made the 6 week course enjoyable, and even when I struggled with understanding in class Sue took the time to make sure I understood it fully, so I could continue the training at home. Even those that have problems with their dogs other than basic training Sue helped. Time was never an issue. I cannot recommend Sue enough. The course is good value for money and its has been a great 6 weeks. I will miss my Wednesday evening training session. Thanks for everything Sue.
Kathy Eley - 08/05/2008 | report this review
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“The course was full of fun as well as informative”
“This course was very informative and was full of useful hints. Sue really knows her stuff.”
Pat Absolom with Ollie
“The course was brilliant. We all had so much fun. It’s good training but you must do the homework.”
Dawn East with Fly
“We are very pleased with Sue’s knowledge, competence and professionalism, and the rapid improvement in Hardy’s behaviour and training. An enjoyable and rewarding experience for us and our puppy”
Mr and Mrs Paris
Amazing what we ( I mean Georgie) can do now – and not do! Excellent training, good fun the dogs love it too. Sue knows her stuff alright. David
David Topliss with Georgie
Sue is fantastic and the course was brilliant. All the help and skills that we needed to train our dog. Thanks. Linz and Paul
Lindsay Cox with Skye, Hugarian Viszl
Thank you Sue for a fun and educational course. Both Jack and I have learnt some very useful tips for the future. Adam
Adam Mullins with Jack
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