Live coaching with an experienced trainer via our online classroom.
updated: 22nd February 2021
The government have now announced a roadmap out of the current lockdown restrictions. For now my services remain online but, as restrictions begin to ease, I will slowly be able to reintroduce group training sessions and home visits (please watch the Covid19 update video for more detailed information).
All services will remain Covid secure, following strict guidelines and protocols, until we reach Step 4 (21st June at the earliest) when legal limits on social contact will be removed. Please be aware this means you will be asked to remain socially distanced and to wear face covering (if appropriate) until this time. It is also highly likely we will need to continue to restrict numbers attending group sessions.
If you have any questions about our services or how we will remain Covid secure, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Stay safe everyone and we hope to work with you very soon.
Offering behaviour and training advice throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire
BA(Hons) PGDip CABC CCAB
Owner and Head Trainer Nicole Harris brings 15 years dog training experience to her work, as well as an extensive list of credentials. But that doesn’t stop her constant pursuit of professional education. Caring as much as she does about her clients and their dogs drives Nicole’s passion for staying on the cutting edge of the dog training profession, including a commitment to scientifically-sound, humane training techniques.
Rachel and Paul Mould, Fleet
We have just finished Nicole’s puppy school & canine college. We really, really enjoyed the classes & found them very informative. I would highly recommend these classes to anyone getting a pup – we would have been a bit lost without them! Nicole has a lovely, positive approach with the puppies, and humans! Thanks Paws off!
Fantastic! Really friendly atmosphere – we had so much fun!!
Nicole and Paws Off have helped us train all our dogs so far, Jessie, Cassie, and now Cassie’s pups Domino and Ridley. The courses are a great way to learn how to teach you pup or older dog… and the pups love it.
would recommend paws off to any dog owner. The advice and support me and teddy had was excellent and I now have a much happier dog when it comes to vet time
Even though we only made it to a few classes, Muesli made good progress and really enjoyed the classes! The sessions were well planned and we got notes to keep so we can keep practising at home. And we got a rosette afterwards
We have done both Puppy School and Canine College and both classes have been amazing. I don’t think we would have as well behaved a dog if it wasn’t for these classes!
Really easy to follow with Nicole and her team of assistants being very patient with you. My dog was not the easiest to work with but has come a long way from a stray rescue with no social skills!
Just completed a six week puppy training course with my pup and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Nicole explains things so well and is so approachable and helpful. Would highly recommend this course!
Nicole really knows her stuff. I have learned so much over the 6 week course. I would definitely recommend Paws off.
Wonderful trainers both ladies are so kind and know their stuff !! we’ve learnt some fantastic techniques plus we ALL had great fun.Esp Beau 🐕 we will definitely be coming back for some more training.
We have had a fab time at puppy classes with Hayley. Thank you so much for all you have done for us and Barney. Lovely people and Nicole as well who we booked on through and saw at the end of classes each week. I would highly recommend you guys to anyone 😊
We booked the 5 week home visits for our two new Doberman puppies and already had a nine year old at home. Hayley was brilliant in giving advice on having litter pups as well as making sure our older dog didn’t feel left out. Her practical teaching was excellent and we now have two well behaved”ish” puppies who have settled in to the family well and are a joy to take for a walk. Thank you Hayley!
Our pup Dudley enjoyed his puppy classes and so did we… Hayley was the perfect puppy tutor! Thanks to the Paws Off Team for all their expertise and support.
I attended a Talking Dogs ScentWork workshop held by Nicole which I enjoyed tremendously. Nicole has the knack of putting one at ease as soon as you walk through the door (even if late!) and her manner with both the dogs and their handlers is very kind and gentle. She is very knowledgeable about what she is teaching and is able to transfer her ideas to her clients with ease and dexterity. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with her and know that my dogs did too.
I attended Nicole’s workshop, Talking Dogs Scentwork 4, with my dog at Farnborough Football Club on Sunday. Nicole is confident in her expertise, generous with her knowledge and kind. We both really enjoyed the day and I will look out for her next workshop.
Our Cavashon, Winston, and I are really enjoying Puppy classes in Farnborough. I’m learning lots and Winston likes the treats!
Richard Mathews recommends Paws Off – Puppy School Frimley/Farnborough – Dog training and behaviour.
15 January· Highly recommend Paws Off training classes. We have used them twice now, the first time was with Nicole 9 years ago, and we have just graduated with our second Cocker with Hayley. The classes are very helpful and we learned a lot, even though we had trained dogs before. Our new puppy Rosie is very nervous and Hayley was great with her. She has helped us to build her confidence. Excellent classes.
We attended classes with our French Bulldog puppy. Having also attended other classes in the area these were by far the best for us as dog owners as well as for our dog. Nicole was very apt to our dogs needs and personality, giving us simple and easy to follow advice on what we could do as owners as our puppy grew. Nicole also provided private sessions at home which were incredibly insightful and helpful. I would highly recommend Paws off to anyone looking at group classes or private at home sessions.
Highly recommend Paws off Puppy training, we have completed puppy school and two home visits with Nicole (one face-to-face and one virtual) and all have been amazingly helpful. Nicole has always been knowledgeable about any problem and is willing to go above and beyond to help. Our pup simply loves her training sessions and it’s lovely to see her behaviour improving and her learning new things.
Nicole really knows her profession- she totally understands how puppies think and hence has helped us immensely to know how to handle our gorgeous yet very excitable puppy. She has provided us with great tips on how to keep our puppy happy, calm and obedient. Most importantly she really cares about looking after us all.
I would highly recommend choosing Nicole, if you are thinkin of hosting a TD ScentWork Day. we all had such an informative and fun filled day on our level 1 workshop. Nicole was so encouraging to all handlers, and I have never seen these dogs tails wag quite so enthusiastically before- everyone was definitely happy to be learning new things! Nicole clearly has an in depth knowledge of her subject, with an enthusiastic teaching style that had everyone succeeding in anything she asked of us. We are all very much looking forward to our Level 2 day!
I took my one year old labradoodle Luchi to Canine College by Paws Off. Our trainer Nicole was amazing, she had lots of advice on specific issues Luchi was struggling with. She’s very friendly and hands-on and shows you how to do things instead of just talking the whole time. She specialises in training by positive reinforcement and that’s exactly what we looking for. She told us when to mark good behaviour and gave us lots of cues to help with training. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Relaxed friendly atmosphere and a great environment for learning for both owners and their pets. We’ve revisited for teenage dog training and highly recommended Nicole and Paws Off.
I would highly recommend Paws Off, having participated in the Puppy School and Canine College classes. All staff were knowledgeable, friendly and genuinely interested in supporting both the dogs and the humans! We also worked with Nicole, on a 1:1 basis, and found her to be extremely helpful and understanding. We are still using her advice and the strategies that she taught us.
Fantastic, fun and friendly training for your furbaby. Our cockapoo Oreo attended both ‘puppy school’ and ‘canine college’ classes and loved every minute of it. He’s so well trained now, sitting on command, waiting at the curb on walks, loose lead walking, returning on command. Nicole and her team really know how to get the very best out of your dog. Cannot recommend highly enough. A++++++++
Sending thanks to both Nicole and Hayley, another amazing puppy school course, I’d happily recommend Paws Off, fantastic teaching, super friendly, always happy to help with any question you may have, and fab discounts from Natures Menu too!. 5 Stars.
We were recommended Nicole by our vet as being extremely knowledgeable and she has proved to be definitely that! She’s really helped us better understand our dog and why he behaves and reacts in certain ways and has given us some great ways to help him with this. It’s work in progress but we’ve definitely noticed a marked improvement which has improved our confidence with him. Nicole is fantastic with dogs and I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs help!
Top class trainer, knowledge unparalleled. Highly recommended
I attended a scent work workshop hosted by Paws for Fun Newbury, It was the best day!
It was a very in depth, informative day. My dog and I thrived on positive experience after positive experience. Nicole was a very fun, jolly teacher who is clearly very passionate about what she does. I look forward to progressing with scent work and getting my puppy into it!
I’ve had 5 training sessions from Nicole and the difference with Keira has been fantastic. We’ve learned techniques which are easy to implement, all focused on very positive reinforcement with her and she’s a different dog. Thanks for all the advice.
Nicole is simply amazing, her depth of knowledge and skills are outstanding, such a kind and wonderful trainer – my boy loves her!
Nicole is absolutely 5 star in her kindness, understanding, and empathy towards dogs, and her behaviour and training skills are great – I’d definitely recommend her to anyone looking for some help with their dogs and puppies!
Fantastic training using positive methods! We have a Siberian breed known to be a challenge and she responded brilliantly with Nicole and Paws Off. We followed advice religiously and she has matured beyond my expectations. We have developed a strong relationship and she chooses to listen to me. I highly recommend Paws Off!
Paws Off Puppy School was excellent from start to finish and was great to see both my pup’s development and my own confidence in training him come on massively over the six weeks. Special thanks to Hayley who was a brilliant tutor and always available both in sessions and outside to answer any questions and offer help if needed.
Would highly recommend. Thanks for everything!
Nicole is not only knowledgeable, but professional and empathic. Oh and the dogs love her! Highly recommended!
Nicole is a very encouraging trainer, and really seems to read and understand our dog. She has put together a clear plan of action and breaks it down into bite-sized chunks so that we all understand what we are trying to do and why. (us and the dog!)