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Positive, modern, ethical and science-based dog training that helps dogs and humans communicate more easily


Always focussing on building:

  • Relationship and trust

  • Confidence and wellbeing

  • Self-regulation and impulse control


About our trainer

My name is Iona and I am an experienced dog trainer with a Diploma in Dog Behaviour and Training. I use science-based, force-free, and positive-reinforcement methods to help you build a mutually beneficial relationship with your dog. I believe that training is an integral part of bonding with your dog – it should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, and build trust and confidence between you and your dog.


Modern, ethical and reward-based training has been consistently proven to be the most effective method of training when it comes to dogs and the way that they learn.

Menu / Price List


Free Phone Consultation (up to 30 mins)


1-2-1 Tailored training session to meet you and your dog’s specific needs 

(1 session = £65

(2 sessions = £62 each

(3 sessions = £59 each

(4+ sessions = £56 each)

Focus on a specific area of training or behaviour, etc.

(Optional) Training plan to be formulated after initial session

Includes training summary and guidance via email   


1-2-1 Pre-puppy training – 2 hours (split over 2 sessions) online (£110)

Collecting from breeder, car journey, puppy proofing, sleeping arrangements, training methods/approach, routine, house training, crate training, integrating with other pets/children, food, toys and resources, sensory socialisation, managing behaviour, etc.


1-2-1 Puppy training package – 4-8 sessions (1 per week) in-person or online (from £248)

(For pups up to 24 weeks)

BRONZE: Puppy Basics (4 sessions) - £248 

  • Routine

  • Name Association

  • Basic Cues (sit, down, stay, drop, leave)

  • Toilet Training

  • Crate Training

  • Food, Play and Enrichment

  • Self Regulation and Stimulus Control

  • Socialisation and Habituation

SILVER: Puppy Advanced (6 sessions) - £354 

  • (In addition to above)

  • Confidence Building 

  • Recall

  • Preventing and Managing Problem Behaviours (e.g. resource guarding, biting, barking, jumping up, etc.)

  • Advanced Cues (down-stay, touch, middle, look at me, etc.)

GOLD: Puppy Master (8 sessions) - £448 

  • (In addition to above)

  • Trick training and Bond Building 

  • Separation 

  • Settle and Relaxation Training

  • Outdoor Engagement and Loose-Lead Walking


*All packages include written training summary and guidance via email


*Save up to £25 when purchasing pre-puppy and puppy pack together*


1-2-1 Adolescent training package – 3-6 sessions (1 per week) in-person or online (from £177)

Includes written training summary and guidance via email

Covers (but not limited to):

  • Hormones

  • Counter-Conditioning Training

-   Engagement Outdoors and Lead Walking

-   Recall

-   Self-Regulation

-   Impulse Control

-   Settle and Relaxation Training


Policy / Ts & Cs

Written in the interest of safety, responsibility and welfare of our clients (dogs and humans)

Please note: by booking in a session or package, you are agreeing with the below:

  • All sessions are designed to last 1 hour

  • Aversive handling or methods will not be tolerated

  • Neither Paws and Pause nor Iona’s Dog Training can accept responsibility for loss, injury, damage or death to dog, person or property

  • Owner(s) are responsible for their dog at all times

  • Payment is made to Paws and Pause via monthly invoice

  • You will not be required to reimburse travel costs, but may be asked to reimburse parking costs where appropriate

  • Dogs must be microchipped and wear and ID tag during outdoor sessions

  • Cancellation policy: please give at least 72 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or rearrange a session to give me time to fill the slot. Anything under 72 hours will incur a 50% charge, and under 24 hours will incur the full rate

  • Refunds cannot be given after your training package has started

  • We reserve the right to cancel or rearrange a session due to illness or unforeseen circumstances. In such instance, you will be given as much notice as possible and given the next available booking ‘slot’