Forward Paws Dog Training

Forward Paws helps you
get the dog you
and your family deserve!

Establish the rules and relationship you and your dog
will be happy to live with.

Forward Paws was established to teach you - the dog or puppy owner - simple and effective techniques to help improve your dog's behaviour. Since each puppy or dog is unique, training can be customised to best meet
your needs and those of your dog.

Positive reinforcement training is based on rewarding your dog for doing the right behaviour - not punishment for doing the incorrect behaviour.

I offer a range of training programmes for puppies and dogs of all ages

from Absolute Beginners to Advanced Level, as well as specialised services

e.g. competition training & remedial training to address behavioural issues.

Is this your puppy? Is he looking for some-one to untangle the confusing web of leash versus feet? 

"Sit, what is that? Is that when I jump up and put my feet on you and then fall on my rump? Oh, you mean when I plop on the floor and fall on my side and you laugh because it is so cute?"

Or is he the one who has just chewed your favourite shoe and then ran outside, dug a hole in your flower garden and buried it? Hmm, does this sound familiar?

Don't feel bad because that is what I am here for - my job is to help you train or retrain yourself and your dog to enjoy a comfortable, friendly, working relationship.

Contact me now to enrol in one of my many programmes -

Cheryl Ritchie

More than 25 years’ experience instructing obedience, agility, 
and behaviour modification.

Certificate in Principles of Canine Behaviour.

Member: NZ Association of Pet Dog Trainers & NZ Kennel Club.

M: 027 224 1982       Ph: 09 426 2992 



Welcome to Forward Paws!

Classes for April through to September 2022

Early Learning/Puppy Basics
6.30 - 7.30 pm
Classes will commence on :-
20th April 2022 
25th May 2022.
29th June 2022,
3rd August 2022,
7th September 2022

 7:45 - 8:45 pm Dogs and Puppies
Classes will commence on:-
26th April 2022
1st June 2022
6th July 2022
10th August 2022
7th September 2022

Advanced  (Scent,Clicker etc) 
 6:30 - 7:30 pm  
Classes will commence on :-
27th April 2022
31st May 2022
5th July 2022
9th August 2022
13th September 2022

Programmes and Services:

  • Puppy & Dog (mixed) Training Classes – Small Group.
  • Puppy Training Classes – Small Group or One-on-One.
  • Dog Training Classes – Small Group
    or One-on-One.
  • Surrogate Day Training – Private,

Specialised Training & Services:

  • Dog behavioural assessment, assistance & behaviour modification.
  • Fun Agility Programme
           (puppy and adult dog).
  • Competitive Agility Programme.
  • Obedience Training for the Older Dog.
  • Games and Tricks Training.
  • Puppy & Dog Selection Assistance.

Availability & Locations:

  • Small Group Classes are available in Silverdale, Hibiscus Coast.
  • One-on-One Training is available in the following areas: East Coast Bays, Whangaparoa, Hibiscus Coast and Rodney.
  • Surrogate Day Training – I will train your dog for you while you are at work and then transfer those skills to you.

Forward Paws' goals are - happy dogs and happy people.