Dog School Bristol

*** Dog School Bristol are currently looking for more wonderful volunteers to join the team!! ***

Get in touch to find out more!

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, whilst being happy and confident. Welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, and we use the most up to date techniques provided by qualified dog behaviour and training professionals.

 We would love to have you have you on board! Get involved by bringing your own dog to our weekly training classes, specialised for puppies, rescue dogs and adult dogs.  

Looking for some more specialised information about dog behaviour, or a class to attend without your dog? We will be running regular seminars aimed at giving everybody the opportunity to learn more about dog behaviour. We will cover a range of topics so please keep an eye on our upcoming events and book quickly to avoid missing out!

Our classes

Wednesday (50 mins)

16:30 and 17:45

Avonmouth Community Centre

Thursday (50 mins)

17:15, 18:30 and 19:45

Headley Park Community Centre, near Bishopsworth

Friday (50 mins)

17:00 and 18:15

Pucklechurch Community Centre

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00, 10:15 and 11:30

The Beehive Centre, St George

Tell us a bit more about you and your dog below

Your details

Dog details

Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

How does your dog react when he or she meets other dogs?

Get in touch

Head coach: Katie Scott-Dyer

M: 07393 141746

Senior Coach: Sophia Fensome

M: 07393 140406


Coach: Maria Madjirska-Mossop

M: 07393 140406

Please email us with your enquiry at:

Trainers' profiles

Katie is a fully certified animal behaviour consultant and one of the few full members of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) in the U.K., she is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK (APDT,UK member number 1218), a full member and a qualified level 1 TAGteach instructor with TAGteach International.



Katie is also a qualified Scentwork UK instructor, has various qualifications in behaviour and training and is studying towards an undergraduate degree in canine behaviour management. Katie ran her own highly successful training, behaviour and pet care business for the 12 years, where she consulted and presented all over the UK and abroad.

Sophia has been working as a Training and Behaviour advisor with the Dogs Trust in Newbury for the last two years, helping many dogs in need find loving homes. Before coming to Dogs Trust she ran her own business as a dog behaviourist in the UK and Ireland, providing individual consultations for owners as well as running mixed classes where her emphasis was on positive training techniques and life skills.


Sophia has a degree in Animal Behaviour Science from Lincoln University and a Certificate of Higher Education in Companion Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation. Her previous jobs include Puppy Socialiser for an assistance dog charity as well as being a Behaviour Advisor for Bath Cats and Dogs home.

Maria is a graduate of Bristol University’s Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc degree and is currently studying for her Masters in Clinical Behaviour with Edinburgh University.


Before joining Dog School, Maria worked at rescue centres where she has helped many dogs overcome behavioural problems and eventually find their forever homes.

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Aug, 2017

Dog School Bristol - Family Dog Training Class

Saltford Community Hall | Saturday 19 Aug 2017, 15:00


Aug, 2017

Dog School Bristol - Family Dog Training Class

Pucklechurch Community Centre | Friday 25 Aug 2017, 14:45


Aug, 2017

Dog School Bristol - Family Dog Training Class

Headley Park Community Centre | Thursday 31 Aug 2017, 15:15


Sep, 2017

Dog School Bristol - Firework Fear

Knowle West Media Centre, BS4 !NL | Tuesday 19 Sep 2017, 19:00

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