About Us

"Be the person your dog thinks you are"

A little about Active Paws

Active Paws is owned, run and loved by Lou who has a wealth of experience in caring for and training dogs. Each of the dogs we look after or work with is treated as though it is our own with much love and affection.

All our training is based on positive, kind, reward based training which enables the dog to learn quickly and happily.

When Active Paws started, Lou decided to set up her business with the needs of the client’s dogs at the foundation of all decisions. Individually tailoring our services to meet these needs has meant the outcome is lots of happy, healthy, well behaved dogs and owners whose worries and concerns have been taken away through the professional caring service they too have received.

Weather you need help training your dog or cover for when you are on holiday or away for the day, whatever your doggie needs Active Paws can help you. Lou is always on hand to discuss all your needs and come up with appropriate action at an affordable price and, as Lou will always be your point of contact, you will get to know us and trust us thus taking away any worries or concerns.

Meet Lou and her Dogs

The proof is in the pudding...or so they say! So let's take a moment to meet Lou and her dogs and get to know the Active Paws family a little better.



Border Collie Cross

Chip is a 13 year old border collie cross Australian Shepherd and has competed in obedience classes. He is also a fully qualified, operational search and rescue dog. Chip loves pups and often helps me with training classes by coming to say hello to puppies.


Lou Holmes

Dog Lover

As you would expect, dogs are a very important part of my life and my dogs live as part of my family in the home. They welcome visiting dogs to come and stay. Your dog must be able to mix with them in order to come and board with Active Paws.



Border Collie

Diesel is a ten year old Border Collie who, like Chip, has also competed in obedience classes and in a fully qualified operational search and rescue dog. A typical Border Collie, Diesel loves his long walks and is at his happiest playing with the other dogs.



Border Collie

Risk is the baby of the family at just five years old. Like Diesel, he is a Border Collie who competes in obedience classes.


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