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

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

Dogs Trust Darlington

  1. Wednesday : Evening
  2. Thursday : Evening
  3. Friday : Morning, Afternoon
  4. Saturday : Morning, Afternoon

Hillhouse Lane, Sadberge, Darlington, DL2 1SL

Norton Grange

  1. Tuesday : Evening

64 Somerset Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 2ND


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

Emma Brewis, Head Coach

Emma has over two years’ experience working training and caring for a variety of different dog breeds and temperaments. Since graduating in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Animal Behaviour and Management, Emma has for the RSPCA’s Felledge Animal Centre as an ACA.

Alongside her education and experience it was Emma's own little dog, Yoshi (cutest Border Terrier ever) that was her inspiration to join us at Dog School.

Emma spends a lot of her spare time with her horse, Danny, who she is currently clicker training to pick his feet up to help with general husbandry and handling as well as some fun enrichment for him!

Emma's favourite areas of dog training are impulse control and scent work. She feels teaching impulse or self-control to a dog provides an overall good foundation for a lot of aspects to training, and it gives them a much better chance of success across other areas of training, such as trick training, lead work and leave it.

Hannah Copeland, Senior Coach

Hannah joined dog school in 2020 and has worked in the animal care industry for almost ten years. In that time, she has worked with a wide variety of species from dogs and cats to snakes and raccoons! She previously worked as a lecturer in animal care and also as senior animal care technician at a local agricultural college. She holds a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and Training and a level 3 diploma in Animal Management.

Hannah has recently completed a level 3 in Education and Training. Hannah has two dogs, Pebbles and Lulu. Pebbles likes nothing better than to eat and sleep, but loves her training. Lulu was rescued from Dogs Trust Darlington in 2019 and likes quiet walks and playtime with her toys. Hannah enjoys watching dogs and owners progress throughout their courses at Dog School and aims to help them build a strong bond and understand each other better.

Sally Peachey, Coach

Sally joined Darlington Dog School in 2021, after spending five years at Wood Green the Animals Charity where she enjoyed working with all breeds and sizes of dogs and enjoyed training dogs and puppies to be successful in their new homes. Along with providing vital education to new owners to help create a lifelong and fulling relationship with their new dog. During her time at Wood Green, she also loved fostering the dogs who struggled most in kennels and lots of puppies (including a blind puppy) so has a good understanding of what new owners go through when bringing a new puppy home.

Sally has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behaviour and Marine Biology from Anglia Ruskin University and is currently undertaking a dog behaviourist course in her spare time, along with hoping to become recognised with a membership body soon.

Sally hasn’t got any of her own pets yet... but hoping to change that ASAP!

Get in touch

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

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