Dog School

Dog School Nottinghamshire

The Dog School Nottinghamshire team have extensive experience in animal behaviour, and are all passionate positive-reinforcement advocates. We provide a range of group classes, workshops & seminars in the local community to help owners teach foundation skills for real life and prevent undesirable behavioural problems from developing.

Our classes aim to improve the bond between dogs and their owners – providing a fun, stimulating and informative environment to learn basic household manners, while working to identify and prevent problem behaviours. We believe training should be accessible and enjoyable; that's why we use methods that can be utilised by all members of the family.

Our team are friendly & approachable - on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Our Classes

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

St John's Parish Church

  1. Saturday : Afternoon

Canal Street, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, NG10 4GA

St Mary's Church

  1. Friday : Evening

Church Lane, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8HJ

Beeston Youth and Community Centre

  1. Thursday : Evening
  2. Saturday : Morning

West End, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1GL

Thurgarton Village Hall

  1. Tuesday : Evening

Bleasby Road, Thurgarton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7FW


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

Jahnia Riddell , Head Coach

Jahnia started her journey with us at the Dog School as a volunteer, whilst studying for her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, having already graduated with a Foundation Degree in the same subject at Reaseheath College.

She became a Coach with us in July 2018 after completing her studies and gaining knowledge of the behaviour and welfare of an array of different animals. From September 2019, she was promoted to Senior Coach which saw her take on more responsibilities in her role and apply even more of her knowledge gained from her studies and her previous Coach role.

Jahnia has had a passion for working with animals, especially dogs, for many years now, having gained work experience in local vets and rescue centres. Since rescuing her Boxer dog Harley in November 2018, she has taught Jahnia so much about dog training and behaviour, and continues to do so every day.

Sian Sanderson, Senior Coach

Sian has joined us from a career in customer service but felt that she needed to pursue her passion for animals. This led her to begin her journey in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and she completed an undergraduate degree in 2017 at Anglia Ruskin University. During this time, she completed a four-week volunteering placement at an animal Sanctuary in Tangier, Morocco which was home to over 58 dogs, 30 cats and range of other animals in need. Alongside this, with the help of family and friends, she set up a pet service business which helped fulfil the pet needs of the local community.

The values and mission statement of Dogs Trust have always aligned with Sian’s values and her passion to provide dogs with the quality of life they deserve. She feels that being a part of Dog School will enable her to continue her journey and she is extremely excited to be a part of the team.

Grace Holmes, Coach

Grace also started her Dogs Trust journey as a volunteer after receiving a diploma in Animal Management and a degree in Animal Behaviour from Liverpool. Grace has worked with a large range of animals during her time studying, including at farms, animal units and rescue centres. Dogs remain her firm favourite after being brought up with them. Staffordshire Bull Terrier is her favourite breed - with her own Staff, Reggie, keeping her busy on her days off.

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]