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.

Washfield Memorial Hall

  1. Saturday : Morning, Afternoon

Washfield Lane, Washfield, Tiverton, EX16 9QZ

Shillingford St George Village Hall

  1. Wednesday : Evening

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

Stoke Canon

  1. Tuesday : Evening

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

Ilfracombe Rehoming Centre

  1. Thursday : Evening

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


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 is a qualified dog trainer registered with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and has been working for Dogs Trust since 2015. During this time she has worked in kennels, training and rehabilitating dogs to help them find their forever homes. In 2018, Allie’s passion for teaching led her to join the Dog School team helping support dogs and owners across the south coast.

Allie previously trained and worked as a professional actor for many years and although not the conventional route into dog training, her previous training and experience has really contributed to her role within Dog School.

In her spare time, you will find Allie splashing around in the sea and open water swim coaching, even through the winter months! Brrr!

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!

Jody White, 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. Jody is very excited for this new adventure with Dog School and looks forward to helping owners and their lovely companions!

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