Thinking Paws Dog & Cat Behaviour & Training

Welcoming puppy & dog training classes, 1:1 behaviour help and private tuition for dogs and cats with Julie Daniels DipCABT Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist and Trainer (RQF Level 5) (CAPBT, APDT & PPGin Biggleswade, Sandy, Bedford, Tempsford and surrounding areas in Bedfordshire.   Described by clients as ‘knowledgeable, patient and well structured in a friendly, calm and happy atmosphere’.  From training to solving behaviour problems, you will learn how to confidently use kind, fair and effective methods.  With Julie’s qualified knowledge and practical skills you will never need to hurt, frighten or ‘dominate’ your pet to train them.  

“You can accomplish through kindness what you cannot by force”– Pubilius Syrus     

Next group class start date at Tempsford Village Hall: Thurs 14th December Puppies 6:45pm 4 spaces & Dogs 8:00pm 3 spaces 

About Me

About Me

Hello, I'm Julie Daniels.  I only use force-free, non-confrontational reward-based training and behaviour modification methods.  Rest assured that you and your pet wont have any unpleasant surprises at Thinking Paws, even if your pet needs help with a behaviour you ...
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Testimonials

Testimonials

We are proud to regularly work through veterinary referral and personal recommendation.  Read what Thinking Paws clients have to say ...
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Dog behaviour modification

Dog behaviour modification

Are you living with a problem that is making life difficult for you and your dog?  Julie will work with you to design a realistic, aversive-free treatment programme specific to your dog and circumstances.  This will include practical training  (not just advice) and the vital support required ...
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Cat behaviour modification

Cat behaviour modification

Are you living with a problem that is making life more difficult for you and / or your cat?  Julie will create a realistic, aversive-free treatment programme specifically designed for your cat and individual circumstances, including follow-up visit(s) for the vital support  required ...
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Puppy Good Start 1:1

Puppy Good Start 1:1

Puppies are individuals with different needs.  Your puppy's genes and experiences will determine how they turn out as an adult dog.  You can help to influence that outcome in a positive, fun and effective way.  There is no 'one size fits ...
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Puppy classes

Puppy classes

We are delighted to offer the Life Skills for Puppies course for which Julie has received comprehensive instructor training with course developers Dr Helen Zulch, Prof Daniel Mills and colleagues at the University of Lincoln.  This course is based on the latest ...
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New Rescue Good Start 1:1

New Rescue Good Start 1:1

Adjusting to a new home can be a difficult experience for your new dog and your family.  You can help them to settle in using positive, fun and effective techniques.  As a Certified COAPE Animal Behaviourist and Trainer, Julie will ...
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Dog Classes (Beginner)

Dog Classes (Beginner)

We are pleased to offer a Life Skills for Dogs course Thinking Paws has adapted from our very popular Life Skills for Puppies course for which Julie has received comprehensive instructor training with course developers Dr Helen Zulch, Prof Daniel Mills ...
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Award Level One

Award Level One

The Thinking Paws Award Level One offers a varied training programme for you and your dog to enjoy together whilst working through the Thinking Paws Award Level certificates of achievements. We cover everything you need to know to gain solid ...
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Saturday Club

Saturday Club

The Thinking Paws Saturday Club hosts one-hour outdoor classes for dogs who have achieved their Award Level One or higher.  Classes cover a broad range of skills and activities to suit all sizes and ages.  These highly sociable classes are ...
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Training of your choice 1:1

Training of your choice 1:1

During 1-to-1 training you can choose what you would like to learn in your session.  This can be at your home or on a near by walk.  Ideas include: Settle (learning to relax) Paying attention to you Walk on a ...
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Teenagers & Senior Dogs

Teenagers & Senior Dogs

Your dog has different needs depending on their life stage.  Adolescence and the senior years can present unique challenges that Julie can help you with. Surviving adolescence! Just like for humans, adjusting to adolescence can be a difficult experience for your ...
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Where to find us?  juliedaniels@thinkingpaws.co.uk

Life Skills / beginner classes held at Tempsford Stuart Memorial Village Hall, Tempsford, SG19 2AW. 

All other classes held at Bedfordshire Growers, SG18 0ER

P.S. We also offer professional dog photography with The Dog Photographer!

Easy access from Bedford, Biggleswade, Blunham, Broom, Everton, Gamlingay, Great Barford, Hitchin, Little Barford, Moggerhanger, Northill, Potton, Roxton, Sandy, Stevenage, St Neots, Tempsford, Wrestlingworth, Wyboston.

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Thinking Paws Blog…..

Featured in Dogs Monthly magazine

Featured in Dogs Monthly magazine

 Julie was delighted to have her first behaviour article published in the October 2017 issue of Dog Monthly magazine.  The story is about how Julie helped a beautiful whippet called Paula to overcome her fear of other dogs ...
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Always learning!

Always learning!

Bringing you the best quality behavior advice and training requires constant learning and keeping up to date with the latest animal behavior research. Julie has just returned from a very intensive weekend where her skills in puppy classes, adult dog ...
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Return to the Upper Caldecote Show!

Return to the Upper Caldecote Show!

We are delighted that we have been invited back to do a dog training display at this year's Upper Caldecote Show. We had such a great time last year. Our new routines and demonstrations are coming together! ...
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Clicker Expo

Clicker Expo

A quiet revolution is underway as more and more people discover the benefits of clicker training.  Last weekend was spent at the first Clicker Expo ever to be held in Europe.  What an amazing experience!  It really did provide the ...
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