Dogs Trust

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Dog School

Dogs Trust care for over 14,300 dogs in our centres every year – but we are increasingly aware that dogs are given up to us because they have developed behaviours that their owners find difficult to live with.

Dogs Trust Dog School’s experienced trainers aim to provide high quality, welfare friendly advice on dog training and behaviour during our fun, educational classes. We want to help dog owners to form a life-long bond with their dogs, have a good understanding of the behaviour of their dog and avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to problem behaviours.

Read on to find out what makes Dog School so unique, see our lesson plans and FAQs and find your nearest class below!

 

Important information on Dogs Trust Dog School’s current dog training offering

Current government guidelines mean we are unable to hold group dog training classes, as all of our venues are indoors. Until this advice changes and it is safe to resume classes, we will be offering online 121 training sessions. 121s are a great resource for owners who would like to create a lifelong bond with their new puppy, or as a refresher for adolescent dog owners wanting to improve their dog’s basic training. Please enquire below for more information on 121s.

 

Our approach

At Dogs Trust we train dogs using reward based methods, and do not advocate the use of any training equiptment which changes behaviour by causing pain or fear in dogs.

  • Reward based training enhances the bond between dog and owner
  • It is easier for dogs to learn if we reward them for doing the right behaviours rather than telling them off when they get things wrong
  • Dogs which are trained with rewards enjoy learning - they are a partner in the training sessions and often 'offer' new behaviours to see if they get a reward
  • Reward based training will not cause pain or injury to dogs
  • Reward based training does not rely on making dogs worried or frightened, so there is less danger of causing problem behaviours
  • Reward based training works to change behaviour
  • Find your nearest school

Lesson plans and FAQs

Dogs Trust Dog School classes combine training skills and exercises to prepare your dog for everyday life. We give you lots of information to help you understand your pooch and avoid common behavioural issues.

5 classes on a 5 week programme for only £65