Training Walks

Paws for Life Training Walks! Paws for Life Adventures are social training walks for dogs who have attended Love Your Paws training classes. With dog training we often find that it can be difficult... [ Read more ]


Paws for Life Training Walks!

Paws for Life Adventures are social training walks for dogs who have attended Love Your Paws training classes.
With dog training we often find that it can be difficult to transfer the skills learnt in training classes to real life situations.  Why does this happen?  Because in training classes, we set our dogs up to succeed.  We create a calm learning environment to help our dog's listen, learn and process all of the skills we are teaching them.  When we're out in the 'real world' we can't always control what happens - off lead dogs, birds, rabbit trails, livestock, people who want to say 'hi' - the list goes on!  Understandably, our dog's may find it more difficult to listen and it sometimes feels like all of their learning has gone out of the window.  Training walks bridge that gap.  
Paws for Life Adventures take place in different locations so our dogs can get used to a range of environments, sights and smells.  On every walk we practice the core skills of lead walking and focus but as the walks are real life training in real life settings we also use the events that naturally occur as training opportunities; for example meeting other dogs, crossing roads, seeing wild life and livestock, practicing sit / place in new surroundings

Who are Paws for Life training walks for?

Dogs who are 7/ 8 months plus who have attended training classes or had 1-2-1 training with Love Your Paws (or with another rewards based trainer) and who want to continue their training out and about. 

How long are the training walks?

 The session is around one hour, sometimes a little longer depending on the day!

Where are the training walks?

We choose a variety of different locations around south west Cornwall making the most of the woodland, beach, moorland, coastal path and countryside walks available to us.  Some walks are longer then others, some have uneven / steep terrain and may include stiles; please double check before booking that the walk is suitable for you / your dog.
Tues 26th April 9.30am-  Degibna

Tues 10th May 9.30am - Godolphin Woods

Tues 24th May 9.30 am - Godolphin Hill

Tues 7th June 9.30am - Penrose

Tues 19th July 9.30am - Godolphin Woods & Fields (same meeting place as for Godolphin Woods)

Tues 2nd Aug 9.30am - Degibna

Meeting Places and Directions

Please use What 3 Words to find the exact location and directions to the meeting points for our training walks.  We will meet at my van (you can’t miss it – it has “Love Your Paws” sign written across it!) before getting your dogs out of the car.
Godolphin Woods Car Park (the car park is tucked away down the lane) - together.hubcaps.stiffly
Rinsey Head Coast Path Car Park - enhancement.mistaking.reshape
Penrose Hillside Car Park -  otters.nest.bonfires
Helston Boating Pond (we’ll meet in the big free car park on the other side of the road)  -  following.sticks.noses
Tehidy Woods – North Cliffs Car Park -  redefined.mile.thinking
 Godolphin Hill – Great Works Mine car park - router.onlookers.shakes

Degibna - Degibna Car Park - dude.rats.irritated

 Important Info:

- Walks continue what ever the weather - please dress appropriately!
- WInter walks WILL BE muddy!  Wear wellies (other suitable footwear) and bring water and towels to clean your dog off.
- Summer walks can be hot - please bring water for your dog (and yourself!)
- Dogs must be confident around people and dogs.
- It is your responsibility to check that this is the right session for you and your dog prior to booking. Please email [email protected] or ring 07773399435 to check it you aren't sure.



This is learning ‘on the hoof ’and is an invaluable way to hone your dog’s social and interactive skills outside of a formal training environment. I have found these training walks to be incredibly helpful to my boisterous, often emotionally unsure youngster. She has benefited from walking and playing with other dogs of different size and sensibilities while encountering the outside world, all the while under the guidance and knowledgeable eye of Vicki.
With great empathy, Vicki helps you to ‘read’ your dog, to anticipate their behavior under different circumstances and helps you help your dog to better take things in their stride in the company of other dogs. All dogs are different and even experienced dog owners should find these training walks both beneficial and rewarding.

Bernadette Jackson