IMDT | Member of Institute of Modern Dog Trainers

Our Services

We provide a range of services to help your beloved pets (and you!), to make life just that little bit easier

Dog Training

Leading Paws offers a wide range of training options, from group classes for adolescent dogs, or Agility Classes for dogs who want to have fun, to 1-2-1 Behaviour Consultations and Private Training Sessions for those wanting to focus on a specific area of training or a more difficult pooch!

Puppy Training

Whether it's your first puppy or you have had dogs all your life, Puppy Training Classes are a must for owners wanting to give their new Pup the best start in life. Leading Paws puppy classes cover all the basic training elements that you would expect from a Puppy Training Class, from walking on a lead to coming back when called, with the added bonus of socialisation and life skills that every dog will need.

Dog Walking

Going out for a walk is what dogs live for but it is also extremely important for their health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically. With today's fast paced lives we are all cramming more and more into every day, so why not let Leading Paws look after your furry friends' walking needs?

Puppy Visits

Puppies need a little bit more time than older dogs and with toilet training and lunchtime feeds it can be difficult to get back to your puppy as often as you would like. Leading Paws Puppy Visits make sure that all your puppies needs are looked after, from cleaning up accidents to feeding, with the addition of lots of cuddles and playtime!

Pre Puppy Consultations

Whether it is your first puppy or you already have a dog and are not sure on the best way to integrate them, Leading Paws Pre-Puppy Visits can give you all the advice you need so that you give your new Pup the best start in life from the moment they walk through the door into their new home.

Pet Sitting

Kennels and Catteries can be stressful for some cats and dogs, so while you are away why not have one of our fully insured, CRB checked house sitters come and stay, so that your furry friend can relax in the comfort of their own home while you are away enjoying yourself or on business.

Home Boarding

Why not give you dog a holiday while you are away enjoying yourself!? Your dog can have its very own holiday at one of the Leading Paws team's homes! Your dog will go out on the daily dog walks and enjoy all the home comforts that they are used to.

Cat Feeding

It is not just dogs that Leading Paws are nuts about, we also have a huge soft spot for our feline friends too! Cats are not as adaptable as dogs and like to stay in their own environment. Our cat feeding service allows your cat to be visited and cared for. Cats are fed and fussed and their litter trays cleaned so that your cat can stay happy while you are off enjoying yourself!

Leading Paws | Beagle Puppy

Puppy Training

When getting a new puppy it is important that they learn not only how to behave but also how to be around and communicate with other puppies and dogs.

Leading Paws Puppy Classes will help you give your puppy the best start in life by teaching them not only basic commands, but also socialisation and other life skills that will help them in the future. We also believe it's very important to make the classes FUN: the happier your puppy is in the class and the more fun you are having together - the more you will both learn!

Some of the things we cover:
  • Basic Obedience
  • Socialisation and Life Skills
  • Recall
  • Loose Lead Walking

Classes are held in 3 locations:

Adolescent Class

Dogs under 3 years old can sometimes go through a 'teenage' stage, when everything they have learn't seems to be forgotten and they can be a little bit on the naughty, mischievous side! Our Adolescent class lets you take your dog back to school and make sure that they have some mental stimulation and strengthens the bond and relationship between you!

Whether you have been to classes before, all dogs under 3 years are welcome at our Adolescent Class on a Thursday evening at 6pm at Squirrells Riding School in Maidstone.

This class involves:
  • Basic Obedience being pushed to the next level
  • Nose Work
  • Trick Training
  • Much more!

Classes are held at:
Leading Paws | Dog in Hat
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Agility Classes

Fancy having some fun with your dog? Why not come to our Agility Class and enjoy running, jumping and climbing with your dog! It doesn't matter if you have never done anything like this before, our mixed level class will have you flying around our course in no time!

Our Agility Class is on a Saturday morning at Squirrells Riding School at 9:45 till 11:15.

Classes are held at:

Dog Walking

It might be making sure your dog is looked after when out for the day or maybe you are not able to walk your dog, either way Leading Paws can offer you a tailored solution to dog walking!

We provide a range of different walking options; these include:
  • single dog walks - for dogs that need 1-2-1 attention or don't like other dogs
  • single household walks - for 2-4 dogs from the same house
  • training walks - for dogs that need some on or off the lead training
  • group walks - for dogs that like to be around other dogs and have fun playing
  • 30 minute walks - for older or injured dogs that can't walk too far

Once your dog is back home Leading Paws will make sure that your dog is clean and content and also make sure clean water is available and food, if required.

Walks begin from the time that we arrive at the park so your dog will receive its full hour at the park and not lose any of their 'fun' time in travelling.

Walks are available 7 days a week and at a variety of times of the day.

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Leading Paws | Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting & Home Boarding

Kennels and Catteries can be a stressful experience for both you and your dog.
As dog owners and lovers our staff understand that and are delighted to offer an alternative service.

Pet Sitting
  • Home Boarding
  • Pet Sitting
  • Overnight Stays
  • Pet Visits
  • Cat Feeding

Behaviour Consultations

  • Have you ever wondered 'why does my dog do that'?
  • Is your dog causing you problems?
  • Are you unable to attend the local puppy or dog group training class?

Leading Paws offer behavioural consultations and 1-2-1 training sessions to help with everything from basic training for your new puppy, to helping with more difficult issues that are causing you problems.

We only use positive, reward-based training methods and want to be able to help you by not only fixing the problem but also to help you to understand why the problem is happening and how your dog is feeling.

Our trainers have studied with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and are Full Members of this recognised governing body. Sadly, not all dog trainers are qualified so you can rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a qualified trainer.

Leading Paws is able to give you the help and advice you need to solve your doggie dilemmas.

Some of the issues we can help with include:
  • Aggression Issues
  • Barking
  • Toilet Training
  • Nervous Dogs
  • Separation Anxiety
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Social Walks

On the last Sunday of every month Leading Paws invites dog owners to join us on a social walk with their furry friends.

These walks are designed to help dog owners and their dogs socialise with other like-minded owners and participate in basic training and socialisation.

Whether your dog is a little unsure of other dogs and you would like to build their confidence or you have a dog that wants to play too much, advice and knowledge is given while you and your dog learn from Leading Paws and the others around you.

Locations of social walks vary each month to get you and your dog out and about into different environments.

They are a great way for both you and your dog to learn whilst having fun and making friends.


Throughout the year Leading Paws hold a variety of Workshops focusing on specific areas of the world of dogs. From common problems such as recall and loose lead walking, to more fun activities to do with your dog such as trick training and scent work.

These include:
  • In the Dog House Trick Training Certificates
  • ScentWork UK Classes
  • Loose Lead Workshop
  • Recall Workshop
  • Canine First Aid Courses
  • Canine Massage and Relaxation Workshop
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Leading Paws | Dog Fit

Dog Fit Classes

Leading Paws are excited to be qualified CaniCross Instructors, holding Canicross classes in Maidstone and the surrounding areas. Canicross is the exciting and fast growing sport of off-road running with your dog. It offers a fun, social and highly effective way for you and your dog to get fit.

It is also the safest way to enjoy running with your dog – by using specially designed equipment that allows you to run hands free and for your dog to run comfortably and efficiently.

From Couch to 5K classes to more advanced, no matter what your level of running Canicross can make it enjoyable for both you and your dog.

Classes are held at:


Total Walks


Total House Sits




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Our Prices

Please find below our prices for our services. We are happy to adapt any of our services and prices to better suit your dogs' requirements. Please contact us for more information!


£45 - £80 /course

  • Puppy Training £75-£80 for 8 week course
  • Adolescent Class £8.50 per class
  • 1-2-1 Training £47 - £60 per session
  • Agility Class - £45 for 4 classes

Dog Walking

£8.50 - £25 /hour

  • 1 hour Group Walk £12
  • 1/2 Group Walk £8.50
  • Puppy Visits £10 for 30 mins
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Dog Walks £17 per hour
  • Training Walks

Pet Care

From £10

  • Home Boarding from £35/night
  • Pet Sitting from £50/night
  • Dog Consultations from £10/visit
  • Cat Feeding from £8.50/visit
  • Evening Pet Sitting from £20/visit
  • Pet Taxi £12/hour plus £1/mile

Our Team

Leading Paws are lucky to have some fantastic people working with us, who promise to love, care and look after your furry friend as much as you do!

Leading Paws | Lizzie Benge


Owner & Head Trainer and Behaviourist
Leading Paws | Louise


Head of Dog Walking and Pet Sitting / Trainer and Behaviourist
Leading Paws | Sarah


Dog Walker and Home Boarder / Pet Sitter & Trainee Dog Trainer
Leading Paws | Kim


Dog Walker and Home Boarder / Pet Sitter
Leading Paws | Lauren


Trainee Dog Trainer
Leading Paws | Becky


Trainee Dog Trainer
Leading Paws | Charlotte


Class Assistant
Leading Paws | Izzy


Class Assistant
Leading Paws | Stewart


Dog Walker, Pet Sitter, Home Boarder & Trainee Dog Trainer

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need any help, please contact us any time!

07590 316 603 |

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