Dog School

Dog School Leicestershire

Our experienced and dedicated team are here to help you build and develop a trusting, long-lasting bond with your dog by developing your understanding of how dogs communicate and learn. Using fun and effective reward-based methods, we will show you how to teach your dog the skills needed to cope with the demands of everyday life.

We offer classes for puppy, adolescent, adult and rescue dogs as well as one-to-one training to help with common problems such as pulling on the lead, jumping up and recall. We pride ourselves on being approachable and empathetic, and provide a relaxed and supportive learning environment for owners and dogs.

Our Classes

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

Tugby Village Hall

  1. Wednesday : Evening

Main Street, Leicester, LE7 9WD

Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre

  1. Tuesday : Morning
  2. Thursday : Evening
  3. Friday : Evening

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Hill farm, Wide Lane, Loughborough, LE12 6SE

The Oak Centre, Braunstone

  1. Saturday : Morning, Afternoon

The Oak Centre, Bendbow Rise, Leicester, LE3 1QA


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

Hannah Harris, Head Coach

Hannah studied at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a Masters in Animal Health & Welfare and with a special interest in dog training, behaviour and welfare. She is also a humane educator, specialising in teaching empathy and compassion between humans and animals.

Hannah previously ran puppy and adult classes and worked on canine behaviour and welfare research projects.

Hannah’s dog, Narla, is a 10 year old Border collie who loves everything ball shaped! They spend their time together learning new tricks and finding long muddy walks. Hannah recently trained Narla to utilise her senses and they now enjoy regular sniffer training sessions!

Emma Woolrich, Senior Coach

Emma has always loved dogs, a forever dream to work with dogs and learn more about what they’re ‘telling’ us. Emma started her career 8 years ago, adopting a worried crossbreed dog, Beigy, who became her true inspiration as she needed to ‘speak’ her language so they could live together happily. Beigy also lives with two other dogs, Mic and Kesh. They share their home with three beautiful young children who love learning about appropriate ways to interact with dogs along with training them. Emma studied in her own spare time, researching up to date, reward based training, attending seminars and conferences and learning from some of her best role models.

Emma joined Dogs Trust in 2016, first as a Canine Carer, then as a Rehabilitation Dog trainer, whilst also helping with dog training classes in her own time. Emma has extensive knowledge on reading and understanding various dog breeds and her ultimate goal is to help dog owners understand their pets in order to create that perfect bond that we all desire!

Colleen Booth, Coach

Colleen joined Dog School in 2017, having spent the previous five years working at the Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre as a Trainer. Whilst at the centre, one of Colleen’s main specialisms was muzzle training and she successfully developed and ran the centre’s muzzle programme – training both dogs and staff on the most positive ways to introduce muzzles to dogs.

She has brought an excellent wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and particularly enjoys teaching the handling and recall elements of our classes. At home she has two Chihuahuas; Princess Twilight and Woogie Bear, whom she regularly refers to as “the kids”. She spends a lot of her spare time teaching them new tricks and they even have their own mini agility course in the garden!

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]