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

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

Coneygar Animal Science Centre, Kingston Maurwood College

  1. Saturday : Morning, Afternoon

Kingston Maurwood College, Dorchester, DT2 8PX

Branksome Centre

  1. Friday : Afternoon

Recreation Road, Poole, BH12 2EA

St Andrews Church

  1. Wednesday : Evening

St Andrews Church Parish Centre, 123 Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8RD

Parkstone Baptist Church

  1. Monday : Evening

10 Loch Rd, Poole, BH14 9EX


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!

Bekki Kennedy, Senior Coach

Bekki has been working in animal care for over 10 years and has vast experience in behaviour, welfare and care thanks to her zoo and rescue work as well as working with dogs. Bekki’s passion for training comes from seeing how beneficial it can be to the animals and she has worked with a wide variety of species-from dogs, to reptiles and even chimpanzees!

Bekki used the skills she developed through her work to help her own dog, an Akita called Kiba, who had previously had behaviour problems. This training completely changed their lives together which in turn changed Bekki’s life as she moved to working with domestic species’ and joined Dog School. Bekki is passionate about the Dog School ethos of science-led, reward-based training and looks forward to meeting you soon!

Ally Jarman, Coach

Ally has spent over 4 years studying Psychology, helping her to gain a real insight into behaviour and the mind - not only with humans, but dogs too! This, along with her volunteering experience within the animal world and her local dog walking business, has encouraged her to dive into dog training where she hopes she can help as many people as possible with their furry friend! Having also spent many years in customer service, Ally also aims to provide a smiley face and that extra bit of comfort when things aren't going to plan with your pup.

Ally has her own two dogs, both cocker spaniels, but loves every breed so can’t wait to meet you all!

Monica Budzynski, Coach

With Monica’s vast experience in hospitality, you can always be sure of a warm welcome in our classes. Monica also has a degree in marketing but she quickly realised that a job without dogs was not the job for her so was super excited to join us here in Dorset. Monica says that the best part of her job is not only seeing everyone’s delightful doggies but also watching the relationships with their owners blossom. Monica can’t wait to one day adopt a big, fluffy dog of her own.

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]