Meet The Team

4 Positive Paws is run by husband and wife team Jim and Belinda Melvin, who have owned and trained dogs for over 20 years. They have always had a mix of different breeds including gundogs, terriers, sight hounds and scent hounds.

Belinda and Jim Melvin

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Belinda is a professionally qualified animal behaviourist, specialising in canine behaviour. She has a BSc (Hons.) in Animal Behaviour and Training; a PGCE; and a Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, and she has been training dogs for over 20 years. Belinda is a member of the CAPBT and is an Approved Dog Training Instructor and Behaviourist at Wagga-Wuffins Canine College.

Jim has extensive experience in both customer care and business administration. As well as running training classes and agility sessions with Belinda, Jim also provides assistance with 1-2-1 training , and looks after the administrative side of the business.

We would like to thank Kevin Tappenden for his help with the photographs, he has done an absolutely brilliant job.


Our Dogs

We currently share our home with five dogs: Odhran, a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier; Lexie, a Griffon Fauve de Bretagne; Lily and Florence, who are both Working Cocker Spaniels, and Remus who is an Irish Wolfhound, so we have considerable personal experience of different breeds and of living in a multi dog household.




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