Puppy & Dog Training Classes

My name is Sue Durham and I have over 38 years’ experience in competitive obedience dog training.

It was both my love of dogs and the enjoyment I gained from training them that led me to start Goody 4 Paws in 2004.

I offer high-quality training in/around Oxford and Abingdon.

Furthermore, I offer puppy and dog training classes. Please see the “Puppy Training Classes” page or the “Dog Obedience Training Classes” page. The courses comprise 1-hourly classes, held over a six-week period.

Underpinning my training methods is kindness. My methods are reward based, ensuring that puppies, dogs, handlers all have an enjoyable experience. Classes are small, usually no more than 7 puppies/dogs, with individual attention given to each handler for every exercise. Puppies up to 6 months of age for the puppy training course and dogs over 6 months of age for the dog training course. At the end of each class, comprehensive handouts are given, detailing all exercises covered and the methods of training to use as an aide memoir.

I also offer home visits for 1 to 1 training. Home visits are for a one-hour duration at a time. Please see the “Home Visits” page.

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Sue is fantastic

"Sue is fantastic and the course was brilliant. All the help and skills that we needed to train our dog. Thanks. Linz and Paul"

Lindsay Cox


Thank you Sue, for a fun and educational course

"Thank you Sue, for a fun and educational course. Both Jack and I have learned some very useful tips for the future. Adam"

Adam Mullins


Sue is the perfect trainer

"Belle and I really enjoyed this excellent course. Not sure how much I’ve taken on board but dog doing well. Sue is the perfect trainer as well as being strict has a good sense of humour. Puppy and I will miss this Tuesday outing. Di"

Di Coppock



"Amazing what we ( I mean Georgie) can do now – and not do! Excellent training, good fun the dogs love it too. Sue knows her stuff alright. David"

David Topliss


We are very pleased with Sue’s knowledge

“We are very pleased with Sue’s knowledge, competence and professionalism, and the rapid improvement in Hardy’s behaviour and training. An enjoyable and rewarding experience for us and our puppy”

Mr & Mrs Paris


We all had so much fun

“The course was brilliant. We all had so much fun. It’s good training but you must do the homework.”

Dawn East


This course was very informative

“This course was very informative and was full of useful hints. Sue really knows her stuff.”

Pat Absolom


full of fun

“The course was full of fun as well as informative”

Mr & Mrs Ruddick