Dog School Nottinghamshire

The Nottinghamshire Dog School team have extensive experience in animal behaviour, and are all passionate positive-reinforcement advocates. We provide a range of group classes, workshops & seminars in the local community to help owners teach foundation skills for real life and prevent undesirable behavioural problems from developing.


Our classes aim to improve the bond between dogs and their owners – providing a fun, stimulating and informative environment to learn basic household manners, while working to identify and prevent problem behaviours. We believe training should be accessible and enjoyable; that's why we use methods that can be utilised by all members of the family.


Our team are friendly & approachable - on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:15 and 19:30

Thurgarton Village Hall

Thursday (50 mins)

15:30, 16:45 and 18:00

Bakersfield Community Centre, Sneinton

Friday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

St Johns Family Centre, Bullwell

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00, 11:15 and 12:30

Thomas Helwy's Baptist Church, Lenton

Saturday (50 mins)

15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

St Johns Church, Long Eaton

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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: Chelsea Martin

M: 07388 377382

T: 0115 855 9372

Senior Coach: Abigail Birch

M: 07388 377383

T: 0115 855 9372

Coach: Rose Clark

M: 07388 377383

T: 0115 855 9372

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Trainers' profiles

Head coach Chelsea Martin is a professionally certified dog trainer from Seattle, Washington. Her love of dogs stemmed from assisting puppy mill rescue groups with fostering and rehoming. With over 10 years of experience teaching private and group classes, Chelsea specialises in behaviour modification. Over the past decade, Chelsea has managed a large doggie daycare & training facility, worked in a veterinary hospital and spent time as a pet nutrition specialist.


Chelsea loves all dogs, but is especially fond of hounds. She currently owns a miniature dachshund, Apple, who made the big move across the pond with her momma.

Our senior coach, Abi Birch, has over the years, gained valuable experience in many aspects of the canine world, from managing a boarding kennels, working in a veterinary practise and most recently teaching animal management. Her passion however lies with behaviour. She established herself as a dog trainer in her local area, running classes and giving behavioural advice to owners before coming to work for dogs trust.


She loves all dogs, but has a secret love for the bigger breeds and owns a German Shepherd called Harley, named after the motorcycle!

Our coach, Rose Clark, has recently graduated from university with a degree in Animal Behaviour. Rose has worked with a range of dogs, which included running her own dog sitting service from 11 years old to then working with the West Midlands Police dog section more recently.


Dogs have always played a huge part in her life which is also shown through the rescue of her own Dogs Trust dog, Murphy, a black lab cross in 2011, who has certainly tried and tested the range of her training ability!

Our blog

Settling into Dog School Life!

Read all about how our new team Dog School Shropshire have been getting on over their first few weeks!

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Meet and Greet

We would all like our dogs to be friendly around dogs and people. With training, and an understanding of your dog this is more than possible.

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Jul, 2017

Dog School Nottinghamshire - Understanding Separation Anxiety

Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, NG7 1SJ | Saturday 15 Jul 2017, 13:00

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