Dog School Surrey

Welcome to Dog School! We are an energetic and dynamic team of trainers, with a wealth of experience and knowledge between them.

From rebel without a cause to your friend on four paws – we’re here to provide you with the tools that you and your pooch will need to tackle everything that life may throw at you!

At Dog School, there’s no such thing as a “bad dog”. We’ll give expert advice and practical training to help you and your dog understand each other better. From loose lead walking to recall, we’ll provide reward based training and make sure you have fun along the way. Absolutely everybody is welcome, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and we look forwards to meeting you soon!


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Head coach: Sian Hornigold

T: 07767 454933

T: 01372 224767


Coach: Angus Healy

T: 07788 709953

T: 01372 224766


Coach: Alice Freeman

T: 07788 709953

T: 01372 224766

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Sian started working for Dogs Trust as a Canine Carer at the Basildon Centre in 2014. She soon realised that working with the more challenging dogs and helping with the rehabilitation was what she wanted to work towards. By 2015 became a Trainer for the centre and by 2016 became the Assistant Training and Behavioural Advisor. After over 3 ½ years of working at the centre Sian wanted a new challenge which she found in Dogs School and is currently starting up a Dog School In Surrey, excited to put her practical experiences with rescue dogs and training knowledge together to help owners and dogs bond and learn together. Though she has left the centre, over the years she took with her 2 rescues!


Despite loving big dogs and previously owning a hefty 9 stone Russian Black Terrier, Sian ended up rescuing; one camera loving Staffie X Frenchie (at a guess) and a year later an emaciated (grumpier looking) Frenchie that definitely needed a big bro! Both have been featured in the Wag magazines and shamefully have their own Instagram account!

Angus has a BSc in Animal Behaviour, and spent his first postgraduate year as a live in dog carer/ trainee trainer in Hampshire.

Angus has raised his young lilac border collie, Juno, from the day she was born. The two are never happier than when they are exploring new areas in the beautiful Surrey Hills. In his spare time, Angus likes to learn new songs on his guitar.

Alice graduated Kingston University with a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare having previously qualified and worked as a chef after achieving her Cordon Bleu Diploma. 


Throughout her degree she continued to work in the catering industry however made the jump into the animal care industry in 2017 when she began working as a canine carer for the Dogs Trust Ilfracombe rehoming centre. It proved difficult to decide between a love of cake and a love of animals, however the animals won the battle!


During her time with Dogs Trust she quickly identified her key interest lay with the training of the dogs. This came in particularly useful with her own dogs! A Bichon cross, Stevie and an extremely excitable Labrador, Frank.

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dogschoolsurrey Frank got distracted by his (little) big bro Stevie, but with a little encouragement Coach Alice was able to recall him back + regain his focus on loose lead walking. Remember we don’t want our dogs to be robots 🤖 they will get distracted and will want to investigate and be a Dog! So it’s great to combine working on their recall with walking politely on the lead 👌 #allowyourdogtodog #dontexpectperfection #franklovesadistraction #steviesowningit #looseleadwalking #manners #recall #dogdistraction #training #dogtraining #surrey #dogtrainingclasses #surreydogs #surreydogtraining #positivereinforcement

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