Dog School Leicestershire

Welcome to Dog School Leicestershire! Our experienced and dedicated team are here to help you build and develop a trusting, long-lasting bond with your dog by developing your understanding of how dogs communicate and learn. Using fun and effective reward-based methods, we will show you how to teach your dog the skills needed to cope with the demands of everyday life.


We offer classes for puppy, adult and rescue dogs as well as one to one training to help with common problems such as pulling on the lead, jumping up and recall. We pride ourselves on being approachable and empathetic, and providing a relaxed and supportive learning environment for owners and dogs.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins), starting 18th July

18:00 and 19:15

Stoney Stanton Village Hall

Wednesday (50 mins), starting 28th June

11:15 and 12:30

Thurnby Memorial Hall

Wednesday (50 mins), starting 28th June

16:30 and 18:00

Tugby Village Hall

Thursday evening (50 mins), starting 6th July

17:30, 18:45 and 20:00

Church Langton Community Hall

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Get in touch

Head Coach: Catherine Burniston

M: 07388 377379


Senior Coach: Kirsty Lynas

M: 07388 377381


Coach: Laura Morgan

M: 07388 377381

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Trainers' profiles

Catherine qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, then later moved on to lecture in Animal Care related subjects, before following a career path she had always been passionate about in animal behaviour. She gained her COAPE Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (levels 4 & 5) and worked for herself as a behaviourist and trainer for 8 years, offering behaviour consultations and puppy, adult and clicker training classes. She has also worked part-time for an assistance dog charity training puppies and medical alert dogs.


She loves nothing more than helping owners and dogs enhance their relationship and realise their full potential together, through training using reward based methods.

Since gaining her degree, Kirsty has had a varied career with animals. She has worked in Africa and Borneo as a researcher, working with animals such as lions, leopards and orangutans. She later moved on to working for the Dogs Trust as a Canine Carer with a particular interest in training the dogs she worked with, to help with their rehabilitation. She also helped to support owners by enhancing their understanding of their dog’s training needs during the first stages of the homing process. Most recently, she worked for herself offering one to one training with owners and their dogs.

Laura has grown up around dogs and other animals, she has always been passionate about animal welfare. She has worked with dogs from a young age, starting in a rescue kennels for many years, then a dog warden, and a veterinary care assistant in two different veterinary practices, both charity and private. Laura has a higher education diploma in zoo animal management, as well as a Compass puppy training certificate and she is currently working towards a higher diploma in canine behaviour and psychology with Compass education, then in April will be attending the advanced course with the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). She also worked one to one with people within her own business helping them address training issues they had with their pet dogs, using reward based methods.

Our blog

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Dog School Leicestershire - All About Dogs Show

All About Dogs Show came to Newark on the 22nd and 23rd April and the Dog School Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire teams were very excited to be attending!

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