Dog School

Dog School Devon

We offer fun, positive friendly training classes for puppies, adolescent, adult and rescue dogs. All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. We want you to have a strong and healthy bond with your dog and enjoy each other’s company. Welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, therefore it is important for us to offer the most up to date techniques based on the very best scientific knowledge currently available.

We are an energetic and dynamic team of trainers, with a wealth of experience and knowledge between us and our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life, whilst being happy and confident. We’ll give expert advice and practical training to help you and your dog understand each other better.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Our Classes

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

Shillingford St George Village Hall

  1. Wednesday : Evening

Manstree Road, Shillingford St George, Exeter, EX2 9QL

100 Club, Youth Centre

  1. Saturday : Afternoon

100 Club, Wear Barton Road, Exeter, EX2 7EH

Ilfracombe Rehoming Centre

  1. Friday : Afternoon, Evening

Ilfracombe Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Hazeldene, Ilfracombe, EX34 8NU

Stoke Canon

  1. Tuesday : Evening

Jubilee Hall, High Street, Stoke Canon, Exeter, EX5 4AP

Washfield Memorial Hall

  1. Thursday : Evening

Washfield Lane, Washfield, Tiverton, EX16 9QZ


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

Fiona Strong, Head Coach

Having been with Dog School since February 2019, Fiona is passionate about helping owners lead happy and harmonious lives with their canine friends. Fiona graduated from university in 2015 with a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc). She then went on to spend 3 years working at Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter where she was able to put all the theory she had learnt to use! She loved being able to help make their time in rescue as stress free as possible. In her spare time, Fiona enjoys getting out in the fresh air whether that’s for a long walk, out on horseback or a windswept ride on her bike!

Jody White, Senior Coach

Jody studied animal care and management at college for 2 years whilst volunteering at the local dogs trust rehoming centre and then began her career working with dogs trust back in 2015 as a canine career and progressing to rehomer. Jody spent 4 years with dogs trust before dipping into the veterinary care world for a couple years.

The main focus throughout Jody’s careers has always been working with animals and ensuring they live the happiest and healthiest life possible. In her spare time, Jody enjoys, cooking, baking, reading and going for long walks and spending time with her canine companion Bonnie, whom she rescued from Dogs Trust 3 years ago.

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]