Meet Sally

My Approach

Sharing your home with an animal can be a dream or a nightmare. Making sure your animal is well trained will give both of you more time to enjoy each other’s company. My modern training approach is full of fun techniques that will give you and your pet a happier life together. My motto being ‘Play is Training, Training is Play’ We play games in class, having fun whilst training and learning the skills we need everyday.

I believe having a clear set of boundaries is one thing, but being fierce is just not necessary. I don’t believe in choke collars, or that using a leash is the only way to teach an animal discipline. Dogs, and many other animals, are social animals, who enjoy love and family life. Let’s get them out of the dog house, give them more positive re-enforcement, and turn them into another family member.


Hi, I'm Sally

A dog trainer based in Wiltshire. 

Anyone who knows me would call me the crazy dog lady. A proud mother to five dogs ranging of different sizes and breeds from St Bernard to a Cavachon, named Sampson, Sully, Gracie, Isla and Lilly. 

Pawsitive Steps was founded in 2020, with a huge love of our furry friends and Pets as Therapy volunteer, my friends and family often reach out for advice on how to train their dogs. Like many others being furloughed during the pandemic offered a new perspective, that is when I decided to formalise the dog training and started Pawsitive Steps.


Since establishing Pawsitive Steps I am proud to say I have helped train many dogs from puppy training through to one on one behavioural training.


I am an Accredited Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT) providing you with the confidence that you and your dog are in safe hands. My focus is on providing modern, effective and smart training solutions that are proven to work and backed by research and evidence.


Now offering Hoopers Classes as an Accredited Canine Hoopers Instructor (Level 1)


Your confidence in me. 

As your dog trainer, I am committed to keep my canine knowledge and training as up to date as possible. Trainers need to understand not only the mechanics of how dogs learn but their development and emotional responses.

Completed Courses

Institute Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)

  • Dog Trainers Course (Jan & May 21)

  • Separation anxiety and related disorders (2021)

  • Breed and Predatory motor patterns (2021)

  • Crate Rest? Restricted Exercise? (2021)

  • Learning theory in canines (2021)


CPD Certified Canine First Aid (2020)


CPD Certified Canine Behaviour Training Diploma (2020) - I strongly believe that the better understanding we have of our four-legged family members can only help our bond and training.


Dog Law Certificate (2021) - The more dogs we have in our homes, I feel it imperative to understand dog law and how it relates to the dog trainer and all dog owners.

Currently Studying

IMDT Level 3 OCN Accreditation in Canine Learning, Motivation and Behaviour


Level 4 PETbc Accredited Advance Canine Behaviour Diploma

Industry Recognised Partners

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