We offer 20 training classes a week, Doggy day care, hydrotherapy, grooming and 1-1's!

We offer a wide range of Dog Training and Behaviour services covering Barnsley and surrounding areas. We can also help anyone in the UK through Skype consultations.


1-1 home visits for:

    ✔Behavioural problems


    ✔Basic Obedience 


Group Classes for:


    ✔General Obedience

    ✔Fun Gundog


    ✔Rowdy Rovers (for reactive dogs)

We are family run.

EVERY 1-1 is conducted by Lucy, and every training class is run by Lucy and assisted by Les. Meaning you will always get experienced, qualified coaching at every class or visit, this also means we get to know you and your dog giving you a more personal, friendly and laid back experience.

Lucy is qualified and has 10 years experience, with continuous learning invested in.

Methods are simple and easy to follow, with minimal 'training equipment' needed. This produces amazing results being achieved in both classes and 1-1's in all areas, as proven by our reviews.

Here at Pawsitive Pooches we offer professional, qualified and experience dog training and behaviour services across Barnsley and surrounding areas, as well as doggy day care, grooming and hydrotherapy.

Our canine training and day care centre in Dodworth is 5000sqft of indoor space and is fully equipped for a multitude of training avenues, from puppy classes and general obedience to agility and pawlates. There's not much we don't do! Lucy is the owner of the training company and she runs each and every class and 1-1 training session, assisted by a small team of staff who are also experienced and trained.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, friendliness, approachability and experience. Number of dogs in each class are kept to a minimum which enables us to optimise your dogs learning and give individual coaching to each owner and their dog.

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Why is being qualified so important?

The dog training industry is unfortunately unregulated, meaning anyone can call themselves a dog behaviourist but you wouldn't take your car to a mechanic who wasn't qualified or expect a good job from someone who 'tinkered' with cars in their spare time.

Why is experience also important?

There isn't one size fits all when it comes to dog training and behaviour modification, each dog is different, body language can be very subtle, every circumstance is different therefore every training plan needs to be individual to the situation and the dog.

Why is up to date important?

Even doctors constantly attend seminars and training days to keep their knowledge up to date with scientific advancement. You wouldn't expect to get a good diagnostic and treatment from a doctor who qualified 20 years ago if they had had no other training in those 20 years.

WHY? Because science allows us to discover new, safer, more effective treatments. Science isn't an opinion, it is facts.

Science is advancing and this gives us a much better insight into dog behaviour and how they learn, this should be utilised to its fullest and any opportunity to be kinder to our best friends, understand them better.

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My lot


Had a behavioural consultation yesterday for my dog and feeling very positive not only did Lucy explain everything in detail we have immediate results too. Looking forward to changing my dogs behaviour permanently over the next couple of months. Well worth the money

Pat, Behavioural Training

We contacted Lucy for advice with our British Bulldog Chubbs. At the time he was displaying high anxiety around strangers. He needed his confidence building up etc. With Lucy's support ( always at the end of the phone,anytime) and a detailed training plan, we have triumphed in having a more relaxed calm boy. Can't thank Lucy enough! Highly recommend to anyone.

Michelle, Chubbs Owner, Behavioural Training

Jake and I love our sessions! Jake is coming on brilliantly and I thank you for your dedication and hard work!!

Kayla, Jakes Owner, Reactive behaviour

I attended recall classes with my mum and her dog Molly and Lucy was fab! Really professional and good with the dogs. She was always on hand to offer support or advise. Also when mum was away, Lucy walked Molly to ease the walking for me as I was dog sitting. Looking forward to the next pulling on s lead course!

Molly's Owner, Reliable Recall Course

Dog agility