All Super Pup trainers (Four Paws boasts FOUR GOLD certified and qualified trainers!) undergo a stringent certification process which includes theory and practical sessions. They are assessed by one of the country's leading canine behaviour and training specialists. All trainers adhere to a code of ethics to ensure that you and your puppy receive only the highest level of professional and competent service. Super Pup trainers also participate in on-going professional development to ensure that they stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of dog training.

Four Paws Obedience Training Courses were started in 2007 in residential Beacon Bay. We then moved to a smallholding in Lilyfontein where we opened up Four Paws Dog Training Club at the beginning of 2010.

Certified and experienced instructors with a wealth of knowledge and experience:

- 4 x GOLD Certified Super Pup Trainers

- All National IPO dogsport competitors.

- Certified United Kingdom Canine Behaviour Consultant

        * Canine Behaviour & Psychology

        * Canine Communication

Iain & Lisa Wardle have Both trained & competed with dogs up to the highest level in Schutzhund/IPO. They were both selected as Eastern Cape Provincial Team representatives for the 2011 Schutzhund Nationals,  Iain again in 2012, and Lisa again in 2014 - a part of the WINNING Eastern Cape Provincial Team.

Lisa and Asco vom Land der Konige were the 2014 GSDFSA National IPO Champions, earning a place on the SA Team to take part in the 2014 World Champs in France.

Proton of Haveloc (the black German Shepherd Dog) is the South African KUSA IPO Meisterschaft Champion of 2011.

Iain and Asco vom Land der Konige were the only ones to represented South Africa at the 2013 WUSV World IPO Championships in the USA in October, coming 71st in the World. Iain again represented South Africa at the WUSV World IPO Champs in Finland 2015, this time with Kondor von der Brandachschneise, again coming away with a World qualification.

All the Four Paws instructors regularly travel around South Africa with our own dogs to attend training seminars and frequently get world class trainers from around SA, Germany and Canada to help them stay at the top of the dog training game.

Lynda Jones  has been training dogs and competing for over 40 years. She has successfully run Puppy Socialisation Schools for 14 years and holds UK Qualifications with distinction in Canine Behaviour & Psychology and Canine Communication.

Together, Iain, Lisa and Lynda, and the Four Paws Certified Trainers can meet all your canine's educational needs and well-being!


 WUSV 2013 World Championship - Philadelphia, USA. South Africa's Team representative Asco vom Land der Konige. Pictured here with Four Paws Dog Training Club's trainers Iain & Lisa Wardle. Congrats Iain & Asco on your 9th IPO3 qualification, with this one being at a World class level!!! Lisa was there as SA's Team Captain.

Our instructors are involved with the EL SPCA's Buckaroo Campaign, helping to rehabilitate fostered dogs into their new homes. 

Club Chairperson and Training Supervisor, Iain and his GSD, Asco - proudly represented South Africa at the WUSV 2013 World Championship in the USA. 

Lisa with imported GSD, Amy pictured here on their way to their IPO 2 qualification in Port Elizabeth. 

Lynda Jones & Lilo of Santorini - Schutzhund 1 South African IPOI Nationals competitor

The Best Club Team for the 2nd year in a row at the June 2013 GSD Fed of SA National Championships!

Lisa Wardle & Proton of Haveloc - SA Nationals 2011 (overall 5th place and Best Novice Handler)

 Eastern Cape Provincial Team member

Iain Wardle and Asco vom Land der Konige - IPO Meisterschaft winner 2011, 2nd IPO SA Nationals 2012 Schutzhund 3

 Winning Eastern Cape Provincial Team member.