What’s special about dogs actfully Torbay?

First and Foremost we aim to create the kind of friendly, active dog club that we would want to join. The club is based in South Devon around the Shaldon, Teignmouth and Torquay area. In addition to professionally run classes, members can initiate activities such as dog walks, meet ups and help organise events like seminars and workshops. Membership helps cover admin and insurance costs and helps keep ongoing classes more affordable. Lesley provides training sessions tailored to you and your dog, based on positive reward based methods and behavioural understanding.

if you want

  • Your Dog to be more responsive and focused
  • Your Dog to have an activity they love
  • Your Dog to be mentally alert and physically fit

We would love to hear from you.

Our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

where and when

As a guide we have options at several venues in the triangle between Torquay, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

We will try to group people with similar needs and availability. Please message us or call us and we will try to work it out with you

options available

  • Life Skills - "really useful" practical obedience training
  • Fun Agility - non-competitive great fun agility exercise class
  • 'Fit Paws' – mental stimulation and physical skills building 'doggy gym' enchancing strength, flexibility, balance and confidence.
  • Individual Support – personally tailored coaching
  • Occasional dog care (service for club members only)
  • Seminars - priority booking for club members
Detailed Class descriptions in PDF file below.

Please join our facebook group for up to date information on classes or call us for more information

to join the club

Annual Club Membership £12 runs 1st October to 1st October (reduced to £8 joining from 1st February onwards and £4 joining 1st June onwards)

Download forms and information below:

to enrol in a class

Classes are roughly 50 minutes will run in 6 week blocks with a maximum of 8 dogs.

Text or Call us on O7958 OO9 235 to agree which class you want to join as this will depend on availability. Pay for your class via paypal or bank transfer.

First class is £60 for 6 weeks and £48 for each subsequent block. Payment must be received before joining a classes. Private lessons and semi-private options may also be available.

Please visit our facebook group page for more regular updates on classes, venues and other activities and join to add posts or message us and help make this a club you love to be in!

about us

The Short: Canine Coach Lesley has over 20 years experience of Dog Training, solid qualifications and a passion to improve life for dogs and their people.

The Long: Lesley’s dog training career started as an Assistant Instructor at a well established dog club in Buckinghamshire. After progressing to Senior Instructor Lesley launched her own Dog School – Dog Angels - in 2003,
before relocating to the USA with her husband Peter (and their three border collies) in 2009 and returning (with four dogs - oops) to settle in Torbay in 2016.

Lesley is:

  • Agility Club Accredited instructor 1999 (that’s the last Century!)
  • BIPDT 1st Grade 2003;
  • KCAI (Ag) 2007;
  • PDTI Advanced Companion Dog Training 2008;
  • KCAI (CD) 2009;
  • American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 2012;
  • PDTI Assessor 2015.
  • COAPE Advanced Diploma (Level 3) 2007
  • Level 5 University College Diploma in Canine Training and Behaviour Management 2012.

Peter is a stalwart doggy ‘Dad’, staunch supporter, admin guru, dog walker and truly expert poop picker upper ;-D He is happy to help answer your questions and provide practical support.


our information

telephone: O7958 OO9 235

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our venue Hearn Field - in Combeinteignhead, Near Shaldon - TQ12 4RT


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