Dog School London

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. We aim to help you and your dog build a trusting relationship using kind training methods that help your dog to learn good manners in a fun way – because learning can be fun for us all! We will tailor our guidance to your dog’s individual needs in order to give you a positive and bespoke experience. We will help you teach your dog that the most important and rewarding interaction he will ever have will be with you!

Best of all we will teach you to understand what your dog is communicating to you, so you can help him to make good choices, look out for him and encourage his confidence to grow, whatever the situation!

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Dogs Trust Harefield

Tuesday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Dogs Trust Harefield

Thursday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

The Pirate Castle, Camden

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00, 11:15, 12:30, 14:30, 15:45 and 17:00

Dogs Trust Harefield Training Barn

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: Tamsin Durston

T: 020 7833 5128

M: 07393 140 878

Senior coach: Marta Kurpinska

T: 020 7833 5128

M: 07393 140 884

Coach: Rhiannon Allsopp

T: 020 7833 5128

M: 07393 140 884

Please email us with your enquiry at:

Trainers' profiles

Tamsin has worked as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for almost 20 years and has studied dog behaviour and training while doing so, gaining an FdSc in Animal Training and Behaviour Management, and a BSc in Dog Training and Behaviour.


A provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK, Tamsin has been involved in dog training and behavioural support for over 12 years and enjoys teaching owners how to build understanding and communicative relationships with their dogs.


Tamsin believes that the learning experience should always involve fun and enjoys seeing owners and dogs reach their full potential while thoroughly enjoying themselves!l.

Marta has moved to Dog School from our Rehoming Centre in Harefield where for the past 4 years she has cared for unowned dogs seeking their forever homes. This experience, combined with her work abroad running dog training classes for rescued dogs, has given her insight into dog welfare and she is proficient in understanding the needs of adopted dogs in particular.


Marta is keen to put this knowledge and her skills as a teacher into good use helping new owners to build lasting and enjoyable relationships with their dogs.  She is currently working towards gaining a nationally recognised accreditation for her dog training skills.


Marta’s favourite dogs are – of course – rescues! But she has an extra soft spot for smiley bull breeds.

An experienced dog agility handler, Rhiannon is knowledgeable working with all breeds, but especially those who are very energetic. She uses this experience to help owners form a strong bond with an understanding of the connection needed to bring out the best in every dog!


She is very passionate about coaching and is always there to give you any extra help you may require for your doggy companion! Rhiannon is currently studying for a diploma in Training and Welfare.

Our blog

Read about three dogs brilliant progress!

These 3 dogs have come on leaps and bounds since starting Dog School London - read about how they've done it!

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The "come back to me when I call" game

Teaching a dog to come back when you call her is a potentially life-saving game… watch Tam teaching her dog Coco that coming back to her is the best choice she can make - every time!!

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Roll on Summer!

The weather is getting warmer – hooray! Read on to get some tips on keeping your dog content and stress-free during picnic season...!

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Aug, 2017

Understanding Your Dog - Dog School London

Dogs Trust Harefield | Wednesday 23 Aug 2017, 19:00


Sep, 2017

Firework Fear in Dogs - Dog School London

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