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Who We Are

Passionate. Patient. Persistent.

Paws Etiquette was founded in 2022 on the belief that not all dogs are born equal. They each have their own unique traits and mannerisms, and therefore require their own unique and specialised training. That’s where we come in!

Get ready to unleash your pup's paw-some manners with Paws Etiquette! Our unique approach isn't just about training your fur-baby, but also teaching you how to speak their language. With their fun and engaging techniques, you and your furry friend can enjoy a more joyful and fulfilling life together.

About Me

Natalie Childs

IMDT., Pro Trainer, Canine Principles

Having grown up in a family who always had the honour of living with and loving various breeds of dogs, including Parson Terriers, Dobermans, Rottweilers and Labradors, I always understood the importance of a positive, loving, and trust based relationship between dog and human and how rewarding it can be. Although training  and working with dogs has always been part of my life my real journey began when I got my first Russian Black Terrier. Whilst attempting to enrol her in the puppy classes with various trainers I was told that my puppy was not suitable for their classes as she was so much bigger than the usual students. I began to realise that some trainers simply did not want to train such a large dog and often even seemed apprehensive when being in her presence (at 75kgs who would blame them...) and so I realised that I needed to help and train her myself and so my wonderful journey began into the study and practice of training dogs.


In 2017 I decided to take my love for working with dogs to the next level and began my professional dog trainer journey. Gaining experience in a voluntary Dog Trainer Assistant role at first I was finally qualified to take the lead Dog Trainer Role while continuing my in-depth studies of force free, science based dog training methods proudly achieving Distinction Accreditation with top dog training institutes such as IMDT and Canine Principles both in Practical and Theory Assessments and Experience.


I am an accredited IMDT member and trainer (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) , Pro Trainer with Absolute Dogs and studied with Canine Principles, achieving diplomas in Canine Coaching,  Search and Rescue Dog Handler, Enrichment through Scent Work,  Canine Behaviour Professional Accredited Diploma, Canine Reactive Behaviour Accredited Advanced Certificate along with The Open College Network Accredited Certification ‘Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour', Level 3 . And as part of the UK Dog training charter I am honoured to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter symbol as an Assessed and Qualified Member of The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (

I'm all about growing and learning, so I can give you and your furry companion the solutions you deserve! Whether you're in Braintree, Essex or anywhere in the UK, let's work together in person or on Zoom to make the magic happen.

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