Cleverpawz Dog Training

Welcome to the Cleverpawz website. My name is Lucy Parkin and I am crazy about dogs.

I am based in North East England and currently own 7 dogs, four Beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels an Amazing American Cocker Spaniel and two Craz5 on a Seesawy Collies. I run Cleverpawz Dog Training & Behaviour and am the resident trainer at Cleverpawz Agility Club and compete at various levels both at KC and UKA. Four of my dogs compete at KC championship level at the moment.

I am University Educated holding a Ba (Hons) in Education and work part-time as a Lecturer. My remaining time is devoted to looking after dog’s and their owners needs and training and having fun with my own dogs.


I am a qualifiADTB logoed ADTB instructor listed here


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I am also a member of the National Register Of Dog Trainers and Behaviourists.




I am a fully qualified KC Agility Judge and  I volunteer as a qualified trainer for Dog AID (Assistance in Disability).




I am currently working towards my KCAI award.imageGen.ashx


I am also fully insured with profession indemnity and have trained as a first aider for both human and canine. All my training methods are based on rewards and positive reinforcement and no punishment is ever advocated. I am totally committed to adding to my understanding of dogs, and love to observe what makes them tick, regularly attending seminars to keep up to date with the new training methods emerging. My qualifications allow me to take a unique slant on my training both educating the owner and training the dog simultaneously.


Me & my dog Joe joined Cleverpawz over a year ago and we absolutely love training! Lucy is a fab trainer, extremely patient and very knowledgeable. Lucy takes us through jumps and courses, nurturing us as we go, we’re not the best but Lucy can make us feel as if we could win crufts!! I don’t think we would of stuck with agility if it wasn’t for Lucy, the support and encouragement is fantastic and we have learnt a lot. It’s a real pleasure to attend the classes, the highlight of our week!! Trisha H.

Lucy not only concentrates on dog training but more logically, also includes training the owners Every one of our canine companions, like ourselves, is different to the next and training is directed towards their own individual characteristics. Lucy devotes so much time and patience in her work as can be seen in her own dogs’ behaviours. She gives very friendly impartial advice and is always keen to help. Elizabeth B.

I have had several dog training articles published and you can view them here.

Dogs Monthly Article Nov 2012

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