Dog School

Dog School Kent

Dog School Kent offers training classes using reward-based methods, to help you create a strong bond with your dog. We give you the knowledge and skills to make sure your dog fits seamlessly into modern life and avoids some common pitfalls, which can lead to problematic behaviours. We run small classes with a maximum of six dogs and at least two coaches, so you will be sure to gets lots of individual help and advice.

Our Classes

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


  1. Tuesday : Evening

St. Aidan's Church Hall, 44 St. Aidan's Way, Gravesend, DA12 4AQ

Foots Cray

  1. Wednesday : Evening

Foots Cray Baptist Church Hall, 137 Sidcup Hill, Sidcup, DA14 6JS

Dogs Trust Canterbury

  1. Saturday : Morning, Afternoon

Radfall Road, Whitstable, CT5 3ER


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

Daniella Gouveia, Head Coach

Daniella grew up in South Africa on a farm, in the sunshine, surrounded by dogs and had no idea that her dream would one day be to work with dogs and their humans somewhere halfway around the world.

Daniella started her journey with Dogs Trust in 2014, as part of the team who opened the Rehoming Centre in Basildon. Daniella spent three wonderful years looking after the amazing residents of the Basildon Centre, who were her furry friends and constant teachers. She could fill an Oscars speech with a long list of dog names and tears of thanks!

Daniella joined Dog School with the Essex team in early 2017 and has worked with and supported hundreds of dogs and their families throughout the county. Most recently, she has moved to the other side of the bridge to continue her Dog School journey on the Kent team. She looks forward to supporting the lovely dogs and dog families in Kent with fair, kind and effective training!

Becca Coster, Senior Coach

Becca has been working with Dogs Trust since 2019, first as a canine career before continuing her journey with Dog school. She has always been fascinated with behaviour and training and has worked at a few different animal collections since earning her Bsc in animal behaviour. In the end she always came back to her love of rescue dogs and had the pleasure of learning with dogs with more complex needs at the rehoming centre. Working more and more with the public she found a passion for sharing that experience, and knowledge from her continued studies. Becca came to dog school to help owners get off to the best start and help to be a small part in preventing dogs from needing rehoming.

Joey Wheeler, Coach

Joey began volunteering in 2018 at a London based dog rehoming charity and quickly fell in love with the prospect of a future helping dogs and their owners. Not long after that Joey joined the London and Kent Dogs Trust, Dog School teams as a volunteer. He later joined Kent Dog School as a full-time team member, leaving his career as a venue manager in the hospitality industry behind.

Joey is also studying Applied Canine Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College and hoping to further learn how he can improve the lives of dogs and their owners.

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]