Dogs Trust

Dog School

Dog School Darlington

At Dog School Darlington we offer a range of training classes for puppies, adolescent, adult dogs and rescue dogs in the local community. Dog School is for dogs of all shapes and sizes! We encourage force-free methods of learning and offer plenty of advice and support to help owners create a bond with their dogs in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.

Our Classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

The Larchfield Community, TS8 9DY

Thursday (50 mins)

  1. 17:00, 18:00,19:00 and 20:00

Sadberge Village Hall, DL2 1SB

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 09:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00

Sadberge Village Hall, DL2 1SB

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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 £55

School Trainers

Suzie Douglass, Head Coach

Suzie has over 10 years’ experience working with dogs, starting in boarding kennels before joining the Dogs Trust team at Darlington as a Canine Carer. One of her favourite parts of the role was helping to rehabilitate the dogs before waving them off to their forever homes. After relocating, Suzie then joined Dogs Trust Leeds as a Canine Carer before moving on to become Senior Coach for Dog School. Suzie has diplomas in Animal Management and Dog Behaviour, and has recently completed a CPD course in Animal First Aid.

Suzie has a soft spot for busy Spaniels, having grown up with a Springer and two Cockers.

In her spare time, Suzie and her partner have recently renovated a van into a camper for days out hiking in the countryside and will be looking to adopt a rescue dog next year to join them on their adventures.

Abby Tarleton-Hodgson, Senior Coach

Abby has a Level 3 Animal Management Canine and Companion subsidiary diploma in which she achieved a distinction. She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (01438) and before joining us at Dog School, has worked in kennels with a variety of different breeds and temperaments.

Abby has two young dogs, a very energetic Malinois and a very foody Chocolate Labrador! In her spare time she enjoys taking them to lots of new exciting places to explore, and do bits of training obviously! Abby enjoys helping owners who come to Dog School reach their full potential with their dogs, and watching as their bond and relationship grow.

Get in touch

T: 01325 331431

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

Get in touch
T: 01325 331431

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

Enquire now