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Welcome to 4-Paws Canine Academy’s positive dog training in Aberdeen!

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.

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Our speciality

At 4-Paws Canine Academy we specialise in dog-dancing (also known as Heelwork to Music) and dog-parkour. Furthermore, we focus very much on the mental stimulation of the dog as this is often neglected or simply not informed enough about.
Dog dancing is a fantastic sport which can be accustomed 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, and dog dancing has also been proven to create a much stronger bond between dog and owner.
Dog-parkour is a more physical dog-sport, but if it is practised right it is just as much mental stimulation as well as physical stimulation due to the amount of control you develop with your dog and the amount of creativity you put into it.
Mental stimulation is unfortunately often forgot about, and many people believe you have to physically exercise your dog more than mentally. However, by only exercising physically you gradually build up endurance in your dog, which means that it will require more and more physical exercise in order to gain the same outcome as last time. Also, if you have a dog that is very energetic, physical exercise will most often not be enough to calm it down properly. Mental stimulation is about having the dog use its brain to solve puzzles or figure out how to please you. This is incorporated into all of our classes as we see mental stimulation as the most important thing you can do for and with your dog.


Booking me

I can also be booked to do an introductory session in either dogdancing/tricks or dog parkour at your own dog training business or training classes.

I also do special events in Denmark and am bookable for special events somewhere other than Aberdeen as well.

Just send me an email by clicking on my email-address below or by using the contact form.

Please also read through my terms and conditions as listed here.

Reviews and testimonials

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  • positive review  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 πŸ™‚

    Emily Anderson Avatar Emily Anderson
    October 3, 2019

    positive review  Anna’s training sessions have been a great help for us, and we have really enjoyed them. She makes the classes fun and is happy to answer any of our questions, silly or not. 😁

    Sarah Kueter Avatar Sarah Kueter
    September 8, 2019
  • positive review  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😊

    Bethwyn Innes Avatar Bethwyn Innes
    June 8, 2019

    positive review  fantastic first session with Anna for Seth today . loved her techniques. Seth engaged really well with her

    Julie Taylor Avatar Julie Taylor
    February 2, 2019
  • positive review  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!!!

    Jill Taylor Avatar Jill Taylor
    November 12, 2018

    positive review  If you get the chance to go on Anna’s Dog Parkour class, do it! Your dog will be glad you did. Great fun and very beneficial.

    Karen Law Avatar Karen Law
    October 20, 2018
  • positive review  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 πŸ˜πŸ˜€

    Lone Ingkirk Avatar Lone Ingkirk
    August 12, 2018

    positive review  I attended a fantastic class in heelwork to music with Anna today. It gave me several new angles to the tricks. Absolutely loved it! Anna is a great teacher.

    Malene Schmidt Hansen Avatar Malene Schmidt Hansen
    August 11, 2018
  • 5 star review  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

    Sara Munro Avatar Sara Munro
    April 22, 2018

    5 star review  Anna is simply the best instructor. Anna enjoys teaching both dogs and their owners, in particular 😄 😄 😄

    Kirsten-Jane Andersen Avatar Kirsten-Jane Andersen
    March 18, 2018
  • 5 star review  I highly recommend 4-Paws Canine Academy Aberdeen by Annalouise. She has taught us many usefull and funny tricks. Annalouise uses a positive learning/training which motivates the dog and build up a trustfull relationship between dog and owner.

    Familien Olesen Avatar Familien Olesen
    October 28, 2017