Positive, force-free and games-based dog training online
4-Paws Canine Academy started in Aberdeen in 2017, but has now moved to Denmark. We still offer online private sessions – and if there is interest from at least two parties, we still also offer online classes via Zoom.
At 4-Paws Canine Academy we use only force-free and positive dog training methods to ensure that we create a strong bond between you and your dog. All training is planned with the dog’s health in mind and we are therefore aware of and customise all of our training to suit each individual dog.
Not everything that is suitable for bigger dogs are suitable for smaller dogs and vice versa. Age can also be a limitation to what kind of training is sensible for the dog and all of this is taken into account to maximise the training outcome while still ensuring the dog has a great time without straining or injuring itself. You can read more about force-free positive dogtraining here.
You can also read more about who we are and our qualifications by clicking here.
What exactly is positive and force-free dogtraining? Many dog owners and “trainers” have come to believe that positive and force-free dogtraining is something that it
We have been rated by Three Best Rated to be one of the TOP 3 Dogtrainers in Aberdeen. You can read more at www.threebestrated.co.uk/dog-trainers-in-aberdeen
We have also been chosen as Scotland’s best dog trainer within the category ”Advanced dog training” for 2021/22 by the Scotland Prestige Awards and CorporateLiveWire.
Our dog training services
At 4-Paws Canine Academy one of our specialities is tricks and dog dancing (also known as Heelwork to Music).
Dog dancing is a fantastic sport which can be adapted to each individual dog no matter the breed, age or physical limitations. Training tricks from dog dancing is a great form of mental stimulation and is therefore useful for all ages. Dog dancing and tricks training has also been proven to create a much stronger bond between dog and owner. We love training tricks with our dogs as we also see a massive focus boost which is important for all dogs, no matter if it is a family pet or a competition dog.
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See what other people say about us in our reviews and testimonials
Anna has an extensive knowledge of dog training and behavior and puts a lot of effort into each session to ensure each student reaches their potential. The dogs clearly enjoy Anna's style of reward based training and love learning new tricks and behaviors at her classes ?
October 3, 2019
Anna went above and beyond to help me out with my struggles with weave poles, and now my pup is running 12 poles, no problem. Clear explanations and instructions and a positive attitude! Highly recommend! Thanks Anna?
June 8, 2019
Annalouise is brilliant at what she does. She prepared well for the session taking on board all of the areas I wanted to work on with my dog, Mac. She provided a comprehensive document after covering everything we discussed so I could refer to it and share with family. She has also been on hand for any clarification or additional queries I have had. Thanks again!!!
November 12, 2018
I was lucky to get a space on Annas course:"Tricks from dogdancing and links to flow", when she visited Denmark oin august 2018.Anna was Well prepared as we could mail her beforehand if we had any obstacles. Lots of great ideas to develop our programs. There was space for individual training and training as a class as well Got a lot of new tricks to go home and practise - and all in a positive learning Way for both dogs and owners. I highly recommend Anna, 4-Paws Canine Academy, Aberdeen.Thank you for a wonderful day ??
August 12, 2018
Thank you for an amazing and interesting course! I have loved every session and can't recommend Anna enough! Anyone who is thinking about going, do it! You will have so much fun!!! X
April 22, 2018