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.

The Oak Centre, Braunstone

  1. Saturday : Morning

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

Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre

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

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


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

Emma Woolrich, Head 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!

Emma Smith, Senior Coach

Emma has a masters degree in Clinical Animal behaviour from the university of Lincoln, which is where she developed a passion for training and behaviour in dogs and also in reptiles.

Having been a canine carer for the last 7 years at the Dogs Trust Loughborough rehoming centre, Emma has experience of working with and training difficult dogs and smuggled puppies who often require more help adapting to home life, as well as rehoming dogs including ex-sponsor dog Molly!

Emma is well known for her love of giant breeds, having owned Leonbergers and is part of a Leonberger training group who do water rescue training and draughtwork.

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]