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Best Dog Training in Swindon

You may have bought training books and spent a fortune on various recommended dog training equipment – all of it promised to fix the problem, but – at Boots And Paws Dog Training we know – it didn’t. Whether it’s aggression to people, other dogs or even cats, our respected training system offers a gentle, effective and permanent way to stop your dog’s unwanted behaviour. We’re based in Swindon. Want to learn more? Please get in touch on 07562344998.

Dog training

Our expert training methods help solve behaviour and communication issues for dogs such as aggression towards people or other animals. We can cure embarrassing habits, such as barking, jumping up on people, scratching and more. You want an obedient dog that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command. Look no further, we can help you get there.

About us

Veterinary recommended.

Hi and welcome to Boots & Paws, we are fully insured with Protectivity insurance, pet first aid trained and qualified

About me Sarah Whiteley (C.P Dip lv4 canine coaching & C.P. Dip Lv3 Holistic canine behaviour),(O.C Dip lv3, O.A.Dip Lv3 Veterinary care assistant), (BSY dog training practitioner lv), (ADTB instructor) (Canine body language specialist and instructor, Puppy training specialist) (Approved instructor with the dog training collage)

Specialising in reactivity and aggression, experienced in large breed, working dogs and rescues.

I have always been around dogs since I was born and have a great love for our four legged friends,

As a child I would always love to walk dogs and as I got older I would pet sit for family and friends.

At 16 I joined the RSPCA as a volunteer and worked in the kennel block looking after the dogs. I later became a dog handler for a security company and worked with Nottinghamshire police under a scheme set up in Mansfield.
I then started studying about animal care and animal psychology, after gaining qualifications in dog training I decided to help with some dog rescues in South Yorkshire, where I adopted a couple of rescue dogs Kesh and Jazz (sadly both have gone over the rainbow bridge)

I moved to Aldershot in 2014 with my husband who is also military, and now I’m living in Watchfield, Swindon. I have worked for both Aspire defence and Carillion Amey, but I decided to leave to set up Boots & Paws after I found it hard to find a dog walker that catered for my dogs needs and had the correct insurance cover.

Not only am I fully insured I also have security clearance with the MOD.

My qualifications are:

Canine coach Lv4 Diploma

Canine Behaviour training diploma LV3 (Canine principles)

Canine Body Language Specialist and approved instructor with the dog training collage. 

30 Days of school of Canine science

LV4 Diploma in canine first aid (qualification number 156112605016378)

OFQUAL LV2 Canine care and behaviour (qualification number 603/1252/X)

IMDT: 2 day career as a dog trainer.

BSY LV3: Dog obedience training practitioner.

ADTB Lv4 (Academy of dog training and behaviour): Full Member and an accredited instructor.

Canine reactive behaviour: advanced certificate. (canine principles)

Dog Walking & Pet home sitting professional Lv 3

Canine Behaviour Diploma LV3

Dog Training Diploma Lv3

Puppy Training Diploma Lv3

Animal assistance therapy level 3

Canine Holistic health & therapy level 3

NASDU Safe dog handling techinques

Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 ABC awards

K9 trauma care and pet first aid

Animal Reiki practitioner L3

Scent work enrichment

Rescue dog awareness.

Dr Ian Dunbar’s: SIRIUS training - All 4 Days.

Dr Ian Dunbar’s: Growl class for reactive dogs.

Dr Ian Dunbar’s: Simple solutions for common Dog behaviour & training problems.

Victoria Stilwell: Inside your dogs mind.

Pet micro chipper: (registered with Pet log UK).


24/7 availability
Parking available
Accept debit/credit cards
By appointment only
Bike parking available
Good for children


Sarah is fantastic and I would highly recommend using her! She has a fantastic breadth of knowledge, not only around the behaviour of dogs but the background of various breeds, the trigger signs and...
Jennifer Hannaford
We've seen such a positive change in our dog's behaviour since working with Sarah, we definitely recommend her training. She has so many ideas to help us work with our German Shepherd and he really...
Emily Morwood
Sarah is great! She has walked my little French Bulldog numerous times who absolutely adores her! We were getting a bit anxious with me being pregnant about how he was going to be with our new...
Carys Evans

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Areas Covered

Watchfield, Shrivenham, Highworth, Faringdon and surrounding areas