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.

Ilfracombe Rehoming Centre

  1. Monday : Evening
  2. Thursday : Evening
  3. Friday : Morning

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

Shillingford St George Village Hall

  1. Wednesday : Evening

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

Washfield Memorial Hall

  1. Saturday : Morning

Washfield Lane, Washfield, Tiverton, EX16 9QZ

Stoke Canon

  1. Tuesday : Evening

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


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

Allie Kaufman, Head Coach

Allie graduated from Drama School with a BA Hons degree. She then devoted her time to Dogs Trust, working as a canine Carer, training and caring for the dogs in the rehoming centre. Allie is currently studying for her Level 6 Advanced diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine). Although not the conventional route into dog training, her previous training and experience has really helped her within her role as a Dog School Coach.

Fiona Strong, Senior Coach

Fiona graduated from university in 2015 with a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc). She has spent the last 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.

Fiona is looking forward to starting her new adventure at Dogs Trust Dog School and is excited about helping dogs who may not settle as easily as others but also to watch the progression of each and every dog week by week!

In her spare time, Fiona enjoys keeping fit and getting out in the fresh air whether that’s for a long walk, out on horseback or a windswept ride on her bike!

Tom Nunez, Coach

Tom began working with dogs as a volunteer in 2017 with Blue Cross. He then moved onto an Animal Welfare Assistant role for 3 years, providing essential care and training, while helping dogs (and other pets, too!) to find new homes. Tom continues to develop on a keen interest in dog training and behaviour through attending courses and seminars, plus digesting books and podcasts. He’s excited to begin his journey with Dog School and looks forward to helping owners and their dogs to live more harmonious lives. In his spare time, Tom enjoys walking, reading and spending time in the great outdoors.

Jody White, Coach

Get in touch

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

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