Dog School

Dogs Trust care for over 15,000 dogs in our centres every year – but we are increasingly aware that dogs are given up to us because they have developed behaviours that their owners find difficult to live with.

Dogs Trust Dog School’s experienced trainers aim to provide high quality, welfare friendly advice on dog training and behaviour during our fun, educational classes. We want to help dog owners to form a life-long bond with their dogs, have a good understanding of the behaviour of their dog and avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to problem behaviours.

 

Read on to find out what makes Dog School so unique, and find your nearest class!

What is different about Dog School?

Dogs Trust Dog School is different from other dog training classes you may have been to. We are passionate about dog behaviour, and want to help you teach your puppy or dog to fit happily into your family life. That means doing some basic training of course – he needs to learn to sit when asked, walk with you on a loose lead and come back when you call. But that isn’t all. At Dog School we also help your dog learn how to behave in everyday situations, such as when you pass other dogs, stop to talk to people in the street, or need him to settle down when you’re busy. Dog School is also about making sure you develop a strong bond with your dog, understand his or her behaviour, and know how to react when things don’t go according to plan. We set up the classes to make you and your dog feel as relaxed and confident as possible, so you can both make the most of all the new information and experiences that you will have with us at Dogs Trust Dog School.

  • A UK wide network of experienced trainers waiting to help you and your dog
  • Fun classes, set up to make you and your dog feel relaxed and able to learn
  • Class content developed through sound and up-to-date dog science!
  • Positive reward based training - we teach you why and how!
  • Lots of information to help you understand your dog and prevent future problems
  • Focus on building a positive bond and helping your dog learn how to learn!

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Lesson plans

Courses cost £50

Dogs Trust Dog School classes are unique in that they combine some training skills with exercises to prepare your dog for everyday life - plus we give you lots of information to help you understand your pooch and avoid common behavioural issues. 

We offer classes for puppies (up to 16 weeks of age), rescue dogs and adult dogs. Each class has at least two trainers and a maximum of six dogs, so you will be sure to get lots of individual help and support! When you book into Dog School, you will be invited to come along to an introductory session without your puppy or dog. This session is completely free and will introduce you to some of the important principles that make Dog School unique and prepare you to get started on classes!  Check the lesson plans for each type of class below and get signed up with your nearest Dog School.

Find your dog's school

Bristol
Darlington
Devon
Dorset
East Anglia
East Midlands
Edinburgh
Essex
Glasgow
Hampshire
Kent
Leeds
Leicestershire
London
Manchester
Merseyside
Northern Ireland
Nottinghamshire
Shropshire
South Wales
Sussex
West Midlands

Dog School Bristol

Dog School Bristol is here to support our community, learning about dog behaviour in a fun and interactive way! Our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life as happy, confident and well behaved citizens. Dog welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, using the most up to date techniques provided by qualified dog behaviour and training professionals.

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Dog School Darlington

At Dog School Darlington we offer a range of training classes for puppies, adult dogs and rescue dogs in the local community.  Dog School runs classes in the local area for dogs of all shapes and sizes to come along to. We encourage positive methods of learning and offer plenty of advice and support that helps owners to create a bond with their dogs  in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.

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Dog School Devon

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Bristol

Dog School Bristol is here to support our community, learning about dog behaviour in a fun and interactive way! Our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life as happy, confident and well behaved citizens. Dog welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, using the most up to date techniques provided by qualified dog behaviour and training professionals.

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Dog School East Anglia

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog's School East Midlands

At East Midlands Dog School we pride ourselves on our experience and passion for helping and training dogs, whilst taking an individual approach to each owner and their dog. The team have years of experience specialising in puppy training and behaviour, adult dogs, rescue dogs, working dogs and pet dogs! Training focuses very much on helping owners to develop a deeper bond with their dog and teaching the dog how to fit into and cope with everyday life, and the challenges they may face. Happy dogs, happy owners, happy families!

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Dog School Edinburgh

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Essex

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Glasgow

We are a training class with a difference! Dogs Trust Dog School teaches owners how to give their dogs the life-skills they need to lead happy lives - such as relaxing in different places, meeting people politely, having manners around food, coming back when called, being examined calmly and walking nicely on a loose lead.

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Dog School Hampshire

We are a training class with a difference! Dogs Trust Dog School teaches owners how to give their dogs the skills they need to lead happy lives - such as relaxing in different places, meeting people politely, having manners around food, coming back when called, being examined calmly and walking nicely on a loose lead.

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Dog School Kent

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Leeds

We are a dynamic team that between us have a wealth of knowledge and experience.  We are all passionate about improving the relationships between dogs and their owners.  We pride ourselves on making training interesting and fun and strive to ensure our clients and their dogs have the best training experience possible.

We aim to provide a good range of training classes, seminars and workshops in local communities which will be of great benefit to people and their dogs; helping people to have dogs which have good manners in the real world and to prevent problem behaviours.

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Dog School Leicestershire

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School London

We are a training class with a difference! Dogs Trust Dog School teaches owners how to give their dogs the life-skills they need to lead happy lives - such as relaxing in different places, meeting people politely, having manners around food, coming back when called, being examined calmly   and walking nicely on a loose lead.

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Dog School Manchester

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Merseyside

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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Dog School Northern Ireland

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

Go to Dog School Northern Ireland

Dog School Nottinghamshire

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

Go to Dog School Nottinghamshire

Dog School Bristol

Dog School Bristol is here to support our community, learning about dog behaviour in a fun and interactive way! Our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life as happy, confident and well behaved citizens. Dog welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, using the most up to date techniques provided by qualified dog behaviour and training professionals.

Go to Dog School Shropshire

Dog School South Wales

We are a dynamic team that between us have a wealth of knowledge and experience.  We are all passionate about improving the relationships between dogs and their owners.  We pride ourselves on making training interesting and fun and strive to ensure our clients and their dogs have the best training experience possible.

We aim to provide a good range of training classes, seminars and workshops in local communities which will be of great benefit to people and their dogs; helping people to have dogs which have good manners in the real world and to prevent problem behaviours.

Go to Dog School South Wales

Dog School Sussex

Welcome to Dog School Sussex! Our dedicated team are here to help you build a positive relationship with your dog through our positive training classes.

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Dog School West Midlands

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion. Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.

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