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Dog School

Dog School Dorset

Here at Dog School Dorset, we offer friendly classes for Puppies, Adolescents, Adults and Rescue dogs in your local area. 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.

Our classes never have more than six dogs and have at least two trainers to make sure that we can devote time to each individual and help you progress. We use science-led, reward-based training to make sure that we get the best results, and have lots of fun whilst doing so!

We also run seminars on a variety of topics so check back for information on exciting events happening near you!

Our Classes

Following the latest government guidance our face-to-face classes are currently suspended.

Enquire now about our popular virtual training sessions.

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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

Jo Page, Head Coach

Having been with Dog School Dorset since its inception in May 2017, Jo is passionate about helping the people of Dorset lead happy lives with their canine friends. Jo has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Prior to working at Dog School Dorset, Jo worked in both domestic and exotic animal rescue so has first-hand experience of how training and behaviour modification can change animal lives for the better. Not content with spending her working life talking dog, Jo likes to keep up to date in her spare time by attending conferences and seminars on all things dog!

Isobel Buchanan, Senior Coach

Isobel has been involved in training dogs since the age of 12, and is passionate about helping people to get the best out of their dogs.

She has a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc Hons) from Plymouth University and always knew that she was going to be working in dog training.

Previously to working at Dog School Dorset Isobel has done work in residential dog training and has run her own classes, so has a good understanding of multiple breeds of dogs in different training scenarios.

In her spare time, Isobel enjoys training and competing in dog agility, as well as updating her knowledge in all things dog, by attending seminars and practical workshops.

Sarah Davies, Coach

Sarah has always been passionate about dogs, and is dedicated to helping both dog and owner enjoy their best lives together. She began volunteering with dogs in 2015, then set up her own Pet Service Business in Canterbury in 2018. Alongside this, she worked as a Dog Trainer teaching Bronze and Silver obedience courses with a local Training & Behaviour company. She has also achieved a Distinction in a Level 3 ‘Solving Canine Behaviour Problems’ Diploma.

Sarah adopted a collie-spaniel pup, Troy, from Dogs Trust, who is her entire world. He’s got the energy reserves of both breeds, so in her spare time she’s either running around an agility field or exploring new and exciting places to try and tire him out!

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]