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, NG14 7FW

Thursday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:15 and 19:30

Beeston Youth and Community Centre, NG9 1GL

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00, 11:15 and 12:30

Thomas Helwy's Baptist Church, NG7 2FH

Saturday (50 mins)

15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

St Johns Church, NG10 4GA

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Behaviour with people

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Get in touch

Head coach: Chelsea Martin

M: 07388 377382

T: 0115 855 9372

Coach: Ella Coxon

M: 07388 377383

Coach: Sam Spurr

M: 07388 377383

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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.

Ella has volunteered and worked in a variety of animal based roles for a number of years, including dog rescue centres, farms and pet stores before coming to Dog School and working as our Coach. Last year she completed her BSc (Hons) in Zoology at the University of Sheffield, and she is currently in the final stages of completing her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln. During this time, she has gained a good knowledge of canine behaviour and body language and practical experience training dogs.


Ella is a huge animal lover with a passion for dogs, especially gun dogs and sight hounds. She owns an English Cocker Spaniel called Archie, who keeps her very busy when she’s not at work.

Our Coach Sam Spurr has 2 years of experience working within a rescue setting, this includes working for Dogs Trust as a Canine Carer before coming to Dog School.

Sam also has a BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree. She has also completed relevant work experience in a training and behaviour setting, volunteering with various assistance dog charities, and has previously helped out with Dog School training classes to enhance her knowledge.

Sam loves all dogs, but has a soft spot for Terriers, and owns a Jack Russell called Buddy.

Our blog

My First Week at Dog School Nottinghamshire!

Introducing our new Coach, Ella!

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But I don’t want to use treats in training!

But I don’t want to use treats in training!

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When cats meet dogs!

How to help your new pup intergrate with your cat!

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