Dog School Kent

Dog School Kent offers training classes which use only reward based methods to help you create a strong bond with your dog. We give you the knowledge and skills to make sure your dog fits seamlessly into modern life and avoids some common pitfalls which lead to problems. We run small classes of a maximum of six dogs with at least two coaches, so you will be sure to gets lots of individual help and advice.

Our classes

Tuesday evening (50 mins)

17:30 and 18:45

South Darenth, Dartford

Thursday evening (50 mins)

18:00 and 19:15

Hartlip, Sittingbourne

Saturday (50 mins) 

11:00, 12:15 and 13:30

Dogs Trust Canterbury

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Get in touch

Senior Coach: Leigh Laviolette

M: 07388 377378

T: 01795 432660

Coach: Lauren Chapman

M: 07388 377469

T: 01795 432660

Please email us with your enquiry at: kentdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk

Trainers' profiles

Leigh has worked for Dogs Trust for 3 years, having previously been a Coach at Dog School Essex before moving over to Dog School Kent as the Senior Coach. She is currently studying towards her Association of Pet Dog Trainers membership and a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and Training. She is currently owned by two yellow Labradors, Freddie and Barney and a tiny collie called Jessie.

Lauren previously worked in a rescue kennels for 3 years before joining the Dog School team in Kent as a coach. She is currently studying towards a level 3 diploma in dog grooming, have previously achieved level 2 dog grooming and level 3 animal management. She currently lives with her 5 year old chocolate Labrador Scooby but her favourite breed is a Chinese Crested Powderpuff.

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Rewards and Reinforcers - What are they?


At Dog School, we like to reward our dogs for good behaviour and the good choices that they may make - learn more about how and why this works so well for training!

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