Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Dog School

Dog School Merseyside

Here at Dog School Merseyside 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 to 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

Tuesday (50 mins)

  1. 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Merseyside, L36 6HP

Wednesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 

The Old Schoolhouse, St John's Road, Huyton, L36 0UX

Thursday (50 mins)

  1. 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Merseyside, L36 6HP,

Friday (50 mins)

  1. 10:00 and 11:00

Dogs Trust Merseyside, L36 6HP

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 09:30 and 10:30

Haskayne Village Hall, nr Ormskirk, L39 7JE

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 14:30 and 15:30

The Peter Street Centre, St Helens WA10 2EQ

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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 £65

School Trainers

Michelle Radcliffe, Head Coach

Michelle has worked for Dogs Trust since August 1999. She started as a Canine Carer when Dogs Trust Merseyside originally opened. Michelle has seven dogs, four of which are Dogs Trust rescue dogs, as well as 3 rescue rabbits, two guinea pigs and a rescue mouse!

Michelle has a Higher Education Certificate in Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour Rehabilitation from Bristol University and is a member of both the ABTC and the APDT.

Jason Lavery, Senior Coach

Jason has over 10 years experience of training dogs, including clicker training, distance control, agility, fly-ball and the Psychology of dogs and clients (energy levels to control the environment). He is passionate about developing dogs and their owners in a healthy, positive and enriching environment. He has attended lots of courses, including an APDT Advanced Instructor’s course, Canine First Aid Workshop and Dog Law.

Hannah Bothwell, Coach

Hannah has had a lifelong love for animals that began with walking all her neighbours' dogs and horse riding, which lead her on to study Animal Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University.

After graduating in 2017 and gaining some canine husbandry experience, Hannah has been volunteering with Dog School Merseyside for over a year.

Hannah hasn't got any pets at the moment but can't wait until she has a suitable environment to introduce a pooch to!

Get in touch

T: 07388 377386

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

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Get in touch
T: 07388 377386

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

Enquire now