Welcome Happy Paws Dog Training Society!

Happy Paws is a fun and friendly dog training club run by our qualified trainers and committee members. Classes are every Monday evening except Bank Holidays. We follow the Kennel Club Good Citizen training scheme and aim to help all dogs and their handlers on their training journeys from Puppy class, through Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Top class! We also run fun agility classes in conjunction with the Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team to give our club members a chance to put their dogs minds and bodies to the test!

Happy Paws has been helping the dogs of Lowestoft and the surrounding area for over 60 years, everyone running the Club is a volunteer, training is our passion and we love to see our Club members progress, learn, and above all, have fun! Please click on the Join Us link above for details of how you can join in too. You will find everything you need to know to get started and even a fully narrated video of what you can expect to see at the home of Happy Paws, the Broads Equestrian Centre.

Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team 60th Anniversary!

Here at Happy Paws we are busy organising this exciting event celebrating our display team’s 60th anniversary! We hope you can join us on Sunday 4th August at Uplands Community Centre, Lowestoft

Training the dogs of Lowestoft for decades - our Club history

Happy Paws origins lead all the way back to 1961 and the formation of the "Lowestoft Friendly Alsatian Club". Back then classes were held at the rear of "The Great Eastern Hotel" on Denmark Road. Training classes back then consisted of obedience and working trials held on a Monday evening and Sunday morning. In the 1960's demonstrations were given at local fetes and were based on police dog work and jumps, the seeds of what would become our very own Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team were being sown even back then!
In the late 1970's / early 1980's the Club name changes again to "The Lowestoft Alsatian and Dog Training Society" to allow the Club to train other dog breeds. It was then that the Club managed to acquire use of Mutford Village Hall where the Club enjoyed many happy years.
Most recently, as we entered the 2010's and the Clubs popularity continued to grow the decision was taken to move to a larger premises and to the Broads Equestrian Centre where we are now. With the breed name Alsatian no longer being recognised it was also decided to change the name of the Club to something more appropriate and 'of the time' and so the name Happy Paws was created.

The names, the venues and the personnel may have changed down the years but our core values of providing fun, kind and effective training have always remained the same and we have always been affiliated to The Kennel Club, as a registered society, as we are today.

There's so much of the Club's history that we cant include it all here, if you'd like to know more you can read this extract from our Club newsletter, written by Agility Co-coordinator Mark Willeard with contributions from former Club President and Trainer Eva Carter - HERE