Dog School Sussex

We'd like to let clients know that we may take longer than normal to respond to your enquiries over the  next few days as we are going through a system update. Thanks!

Dog School Sussex unveil their new Training Barn at Dogs Trust Shoreham Sunday 25th February at 11am

Come and meet the team, enjoy some fun and games, and sign up to classes!


Welcome to Dog School Sussex! Our dedicated team are here to help you build a stronger relationship with your dog through our positive training classes. We have 5 week courses tailored for puppies, rescue dogs and adult dogs.

Our classes have been carefully designed to provide the best learning environment. We will teach you the most effective way to train your dog, all about canine body language, how dogs communicate with each other and why your dog is behaving in a particular way. These skills will last you and your dog a lifetime.

Dog School Sussex are looking for some new volunteers to help them in classes on a Saturday morning at Dogs Trust Shoreham. We are looking to recruit volunteers to offer support and assist the Dog School coaches during training classes. If you think you’d enjoy volunteering for Dog School Sussex and would like to apply or have any more questions about the role please email for an application form and a more detailed role description.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

18:30 and 19:45

Unleashed Doggy Day Care, BN11 1UG

Wednesday (50mins)

17:30, 18:45 and 20:00

St Davids Hall, BN2 5FH

Thursday (50 mins)

13:00, 17:30 and 18:45

Dogs Trust Shoreham (BN43 5LT)

Friday (50 mins)

09:30, 10:45 and 12:00

Wick Hall (near Littlehampton), BN17 7JS

Friday (50 mins)


Dogs Trust Shoreham (BN43 5LT)

Saturday (50 mins)

08:30, 09:45 and 11:00

Dogs Trust Shoreham (BN43 5LT)

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Get in touch

T: 01273 466 977

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Trainers' profiles

Gemma Whitlaw, our Head Coach: BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Bristol. Since graduating from University Gemma ran her own behaviour business offering group classes’ and one to one behaviour consultations. Additionally, she worked in a large veterinary hospital. She is now very excited to be part of the Dog School Team.

Lizzie Ashton our Senior Coach: Graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science. Has experience in numerous canine establishments and had a love for working with animals all her life but developed a particular passion and interest for canine behaviour and welfare. She’s worked as part of the West Midlands Dog School before coming to work with the Sussex team.

After graduating from university with a Zoology degree, coach Lana-Mae has gained experience working in the veterinary industry as well as for a rehoming charity.  She adores dogs and is the newest member of the Dog School Sussex team. 

Our blog

Charleston’s Journey!

From Dogs Trust Shoreham to New Home to Dog School Sussex!

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New Year, New Training Hall!

Read about our new build at Shoreham Dogs Trust!

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Hey I’m Stanley!

Meet Stanley our toy dog and see what he gets ups to…

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Mar, 2018

From Bump to Beyond

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Monday 12 Mar 2018, 18:00


Apr, 2018

Family Dog Training Class

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Tuesday 10 Apr 2018, 13:00


Apr, 2018

Happy Vet Visits (CPD Event)

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Saturday 21 Apr 2018, 16:00


Jun, 2018

Your New Puppy

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Monday 18 Jun 2018, 18:00

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Dog School Sussex We are very excited about our new barn launch! Come down on Sunday 25th February, there will be some stalls, games and a good chance to meet the team. Hope to see you there! We can be contacted on 01273 466977 or at


Dog School Sussex We've still got spaces available in our puppy classes held in Brighton! Give us a call on 01273 466977 to find out more info. We like to give a work play balance so come have some fun like little Arthur here! #brighton #sussex #brightontraining #dogtraining #puppy #dogstrust #dogschool #dogschoolsussex #book #motivation

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