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Dog Agility Tunnel

Paws Academy Dog Training

Happy and healthy dog ownership through fun & reward training methods

News Update Jan 2024

🌟 Exciting News! Taking a Paws 🐾 for a Year! 🌟


I wanted to share some incredibly exciting news with all of you.


After much contemplation, I've decided to embark on a year-long sabbatical to seize a fantastic opportunity that has come my way!  This journey will allow me to explore new avenues, enhance my skills, and bring back even more knowledge to benefit all our dogs.


But fret not, my dear friends! While I'll be taking a temporary break from in-person sessions, I am committed to staying connected with each and every one of you. Throughout the year, I'll be sharing exclusive tips, tricks, and insights on our social media pages to support you in your dog parenting journey. 


I'll be here to provide guidance, and share heartwarming tales of canine companionship.  Your trust and support mean the world to me, and I want to ensure that you continue to feel supported and inspired, even during my absence.

Thank you all for being part of this incredible community. Here's to a year of growth, learning, and the boundless joy that our dogs bring into our lives! Stay tuned for updates, and let the doggie adventures continue! 🌟🐶💕


With heartfelt gratitude,

Renee 🐾✨

Dog Walker

About Us

Paws Academy Dog Training offers you professional online pet training, as well as one to one, or group classes from our base in Co Mayo, Ireland. Our aim is to support you in having a well-balanced, good natured family pet that is a joy to own. Our programs are tailor-made with results that last.  All our training methods are science based, force free with rewards and positive reinforcement.  This leads to happy dogs and happy owners!

Pet training isn’t just about your pet. In fact, the most integral part of the training process is you. That’s why we work with you to make sure your training plan fits your lifestyle and is tailored to what you need. With practical and flexible based programs, using only force free and positive reward based methods.   We are fully insured, with Canine First Aid qualifications, and here to be your one and only source for quality dog training.    

Our Head Trainer Renee, has trained dogs for many years, covering all breeds and disciplines.    She has previously competed across the UK in Agility, Obedience as well as Heelwork to Music before moving to Ireland in 2017.

In addition, she has been part of several Crufts Good Citizen displays teams (Bronze, Silver and Gold) as well as appearing in several books demonstrating some of the key heel work to music foundational moves.

In addition to being an experienced and qualified dog trainer, Renee is also a qualified Canine Nutritionist with diplomas in Canine Nutrition, Holistic Health & Therapy and also Canine Anatomy & Physiology, and Canine Anxiety.  This ensures that you get a wealth of knowledge and support from Paws Academy Dog Training which is backed by significant experience using only scientifically proven reward based training coupled with significant academic achievements.   

Renee is also a full member of the The Pet Professional Guild, who promote the use of positive operant and respondent training methods, both personally and professionally, and holds that all training should be conducted in a manner that encourages pets to enjoy the process, which will, in turn, lead them to become more confident and well-adjusted pets

A number of our own dogs at Paws Academy are 'rescue dogs' so we have unique hands-on experience to help guide and train with dogs which may not have had the best start in life, or could be considered reactive.   

If you are unsure about which course or program is right for you or your dog - please reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.


We are here to help, and don't forget - no question is a silly question!  :)

What our clients are saying

Don't just take our word for it.....

We’ve helped hundreds of clients overcome their challenges with pet ownership. Read on to learn more about what our clients are saying about their experience with working with us.

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Border Collie

A huge thank you to Renee for all her help.  I was totally overwhelmed with my first rescue collie Jasper.  The support and guidance I received was superb, nothing was too much trouble and everything was explained so I could understand it.  Jasper is now a dream to live with, and we are just starting agility classes!!  This was something I never dreamed would happen previously.  I recommend Renee and Paws Academy to anyone looking to get support with training dogs

Amanda and Jasper

Dog completing weaves in dog agility

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