Dog School

Dog School Belfast

At Dog School Belfast we are passionate about helping you to understand and communicate with your dog, helping you to form a life-long bond.

Everyone is welcome - we offer fun and supportive classes tailored for Puppies, Adolescents, Adults and Rescue dogs. Get in touch today to enquire about our group classes or 1-1 sessions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our classes in Belfast are popular so if you can't find a class please check out Northern Ireland for more options.

**Please check Dog School Northern Ireland for more classes currently running**

Our Classes

Please enquire below about our face-to-face classes or our popular virtual training sessions.

Skainos Centre

  1. Tuesday : Evening
  2. Wednesday : Evening

241 Newtownards Rd, Belfast, BT4 1AF

Duncairn Community Centre

  1. Monday : Evening

1 Upper Mervue Street, Belfast, BT15 2JZ

St Ignatius Parish Hall

  1. Friday : Afternoon

700 Saintfield Road, Carryduff, Belfast, BT8 8BU


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.

4 classes on a 4 week programme for only £65

School Trainers

Sascha Cox , Head Coach

Sascha has been with Dog School for nearly 3 years, she started out as Coach in Ballymena before moving to Senior Coach and she has now moved to Belfast to take up the role of Head Coach for the brand new Dog School Belfast.

She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Animal Behaviour. Throughout her studies she worked with a variety of animals; providing olfactory enrichment for Lions and using Positive Reinforcement Training with Zebrafish. Sascha currently has two dogs of her own – Bailey, a JRT x who is 2 years old and Molly, a 6 year old Pomeranian x.

Lucia Doherty, Senior Coach

Lucia originally studied Biochemistry in Galway, and quickly decided that a career without animals was one she didn’t want! After 9 months in Australia, she completed her Masters in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Queens which she loved. After this, Lucia moved to London to work at Battersea where she worked for 3.5 years, first as a Rehoming and Welfare Advisor then Canine Behaviourist and Training Advisor, helping, training and fostering rescue dogs.

During this time she spent her spare time learning more and more about dogs and behaviour but has always wanted to work for Dogs Trust and decided to move back home. Her favourite dog is any bully or collie, having owned her beautiful tricolour Brandy, but has always loved pugs. Lucia loves nothing more than going for a hike or activity, as well as a cosy night on the sofa watching TV.

Get in touch

Please email us with your enquiry at: [email protected]

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Get in touch

Please email us with your enquiry at: [email protected]