Dogs Trust

Dog School

Dog School Hampshire

Dogs Trust Dog School courses are designed to help owners understand their dog's behaviour and teach them the basic skills they need for everyday life. This includes being able to relax in different settings, meeting people and/or dogs politely, having manners around food, being handled/groomed calmly, coming back when called and walking nicely on lead. Every dog is an individual and learns at a different pace and our classes are kept to a maximum of six dogs, so we are able to guide each owner and their dog individually. We also help owners to understand how their dog learns and 'read' what their dog is telling them, to help prevent problem behaviours.

We are always pleased to talk to owners about what every dog needs for a happy and balanced life. Our goal is to enable owners and dogs to enjoy their lives together.

The Hampshire team are currently recruiting volunteers! Visit for more info.

Our Classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:30 and 18:30 

Eastney Community Centre, PO4 9SU

Wednesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:15, 18:15 and 19:15 

Dogs Trust Salisbury, SP4 0HW

Friday (50 mins)

  1. 09:30, 10:30 and 11:30

Wickham Community Centre, Fareham, PO17 5AL

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 09:30, 10:30 and 11:30

Lindford Village Hall, GU35 0RD

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Lesson plans and FAQs

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.

5 classes on a 5 week programme for only £55

School Trainers

Gemma Whitlaw, Head Coach

Gemma has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from University of Bristol. Since graduating from University Gemma ran her own behaviour business offering group classes and one to one behaviour consultations. Additionally, she worked in a large veterinary hospital. She is now very excited to be part of the Dog School Team.

Blanka Krkoskova, Senior Coach

Blanka is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has a Diploma in Advanced Canine Behaviour from the British College of Canine Studies. She is currently studying for the Canine Principles’ Canine Behaviour Professional Diploma.

Blanka is passionate about animal welfare and her experience of working in an animal rehoming centre has shown her how too many dogs need rehoming due to avoidable issues. Blanka's journey with Dogs Trust started when she volunteered for the both Bristol and Dorset Dog Schools, before joining the Dorset team as Coach. She is now Senior Coach in Hampshire, and Blanka is enthusiastic about sharing how the right approach can make a positive difference to the life of dogs and their families.

Tasha, Coach

Tasha has always loved all animals but has focused mainly on her passion for dogs, completing a level three extended diploma in Animal Management at college.

Tasha has three dogs of her own; two black Labradors (4 year old Alfie & 1 year old Sammy) and a 1 year old black Labrador mix border collie, Lucas, who are as crazy as each other, as you can imagine!

Imogen, Coach

Imogen is very excited to join the Dogs Trust Dogs School. She has recently completed her Animal Management qualification at college and is now a student member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

At home Imogen owns a Border Collie cross Springer Spaniel called Malcolm. He was adopted from Dogs Trust in 2010. Malcolm inspired Imogen to look deeper into dogs and has since trained him to do many tricks. The best being ‘spin’ which he enjoys the most!

She is most interested in fearful dogs, and her favourite breed is the Labrador Retriever. She continues to complete courses and attends seminars/workshops to improve her knowledge even further.

Get in touch

T: 01329 448243 T: 07388 377376

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

Get in touch
T: 01329 448243 T: 07388 377376

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

Enquire now