Dog School

Dog School Bristol and Bath

Dog School Bristol and Bath is here to support our community, learning about dog behaviour in a fun and interactive way! Our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life, whilst being happy and confident. Welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, and we use the most up-to-date techniques provided by qualified dog behaviour and training professionals.

We would love to have you have you on board! Get involved by bringing your own dog to our weekly training classes, specialised for puppies, adolescents, rescue dogs and adult dogs.

Looking for some more specialised information about dog behaviour, or a class to attend without your dog? We also run regular seminars aimed at giving everybody the opportunity to learn more about dog behaviour. We cover a range of topics, so please keep an eye on our upcoming events and book quickly to avoid missing out!

Our Classes

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

Pucklechurch Community Centre

  1. Friday : Evening

Abson Road, Pucklechurch, Bristol, BS16 9RH

Headley Park Community Centre

  1. Thursday : Evening

Headley Park Avenue, Bristol, BS13 7NW

The Beehive Centre

  1. Saturday : Morning

15a Stretford Road, Bristol, BS5 7AW


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

Sophia Fensome, Head Coach

Sophia previously worked as a Training and Behaviour advisor with the Dogs Trust in Newbury, helping many dogs in need find loving homes. Before coming to Dogs Trust she ran her own business as a dog behaviourist in the UK and Ireland, providing individual consultations for owners as well as running mixed classes where her emphasis was on positive training techniques and life skills.

Sophia has a degree in Animal Behaviour Science from Lincoln University and a Certificate of Higher Education in Companion Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation. Her previous jobs include Puppy Socialiser for an assistance dog charity as well as being a Behaviour Advisor for Bath Cats and Dogs home.

Sam Western, Coach

Sam has spent most of her career at Bristol Zoo, working with a wide range of species. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to share her enthusiasm about animals with members of the public. After 12 years it was time for a change so Sam started a job as a dog walker, and has since joined Dogs Trust. Sam has a BSC in Psychology and a DMZAA qualification in zoo keeping.

Sam owns a rescue lurcher called Moo. They enjoy exploring new walks and working on their training journey together.

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]