Thoughtful Paws Dog Training

Fear Free, Friendly and Focused

Get YOUR dog to be the one you always wanted with fear free, friendly and focused coaching

in Ormskirk near Liverpool


Using kind and modern techniques I help pet parents and their dogs to move forward as a team, to develop co-operation, coolheadedness, curiosity and resilience.  

Together we move into a headspace where we can overcome all problem behaviours, united in peace and harmony.    

And I’m absolutely PASSIONATE about starting puppies off on the right way, so that their owners don’t need my services down the line.

Next free Masterclass: 24th April 2021

How do you stop your dog barking when treats don’t work? 

If you dream of owning a well behaved dog that doesn’t lunge or bark when you’re walking down the street…

If you’d love some peace and quiet at home instead of all that incessant  barking…

If you’ve tried everything and NOTHING is working…  

Come and join me on Saturday 24th April at 7.30pm where I’ll share with you the secrets of how to stop your dog barking when treats don’t work.

Kind Modern Dog Training

Bite-sized training including step-by-step instructions, easy to action worksheets that keep you on track, and weekly live coaching makes sure that your needs are met.

Learn At Your Own Pace

From any device, any time at your convenience. Resume exactly where you left off. No limits on the number of times you can view video lessons.

Awesome Community

Join our community and connect with students from around the world who are just like you. Learn and share with the ever growing community.


Catherine and Daisy

Amazing, Daisy has come a long way in the short period we have undergone training. Daisy was a street dog from Bosnia, thanks to Stephie she was housetrained within a day , Daisy was reactive with other dogs and people; very over friendly and howling when they got near, which scared other dogs and people. She is now a very pleasant and happy dog when people and dogs approach. All this through positive cognitive training. No punishments or harsh words all positive and rewarding for Daisy and us. I would definitely recommend Stephie . Thank you so much


Thanks to Stephanie's advice our training has come on well and we don't have barking in the house or out in public spaces, and the treat game worked so well even with a high drive dog.

Claire and Eara

Stephie explained things really well and apparently had the patience of a saint! Eara, my reactive lurcher, and I learned loads and were given a really good start in our training adventure. Would absolutely recommend Stephie, Eara has come on loads 😀

Janet and Yogie

Thank you for your support during your course. Although Team Yogie is still very much a work in progress, I do feel that we have come on a lot. Yogie is a rescue dog of indeterminate age ( probably 9+) so we are very much late starters. You have given us some ideas that have worked particularly well with Yogie as traditional games and exercises don't hold much interest for him. I was delighted when a passer by commented today on how much he has improved! Thanks again Stephie.

Katie and Finn

Me and Finn my gorgeous cocker spaniel have been working with stephie over the last 7 weeks to correct Finns separation anxiety. Stephie is wonderful and so knowledgeable- as soon as I spoke to her I felt immediately at ease. Stephie gives us very practical things to do each week and the training sessions are fun and focussed. Finn has made big changes so far and I can see him growing in confidence daily. Stephie takes a holistic approach and looks at all aspects of the dogs life and wellbeing, her approaches are kind and practical. We are really enjoying the process and stephie is always on hand to answer questions, I’ve had a lot of them!

Eve and Roo

Would definitely recommend, was always at the end of the phone when needed. Gives excellent advice and has given us amazing advice about crate training; our frug puppy has made so much progress. Thank you for all the reassurance, advice and answering every question we had.

Sarah and Ralph

We’ve now had 5 sessions with Steph and it’s absolutely amazing. We have a much calmer, more obedient dog. The training she has done with us has given us a much more confident caring dog. Could not recommend her enough. Thank you so much.  Her training methods are so good and easy to follow for us and our two children so the whole family is able to get involved working towards our goals for a more obedient calmer dog.