Dogs Trust

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Dog School

Dog School Shropshire and Cheshire

Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire are dedicated to helping you and your four-legged friend achieve great results. Whether you are looking for group classes to work on key skills, like loose lead walking and recall, or you need one-to-one training for something specific, our experienced staff are ready to help. At Dog School, we are here to coach you, so that you can gain the skills you need to train your dog in a positive and rewarding way. You will always get a warm welcome from the team, so don’t delay, contact us today!

Our Classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

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

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

Wednesday (50 mins)

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

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

Thursday (50 mins)

  1. 17:00, 18:00, 19:15 and 20:15

The Dingle Recreational Centre, Winsford, CW7 2AS

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 09:00 and 10:00

Nantwich Primary Academy, CW5 5LX

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

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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

Beth McDonald , Head Coach

Beth joined Dog School in October 2017; she has dreamt of a career within the animal industry since she was a young girl. As soon as she finished high school, she left to study animals in college and spent several years gaining qualifications and knowledge within the field. After graduating university, she landed a job as an Animal Keeper and her passion for animal training started when she trained lemurs, meerkats and a pack of hybrid wolves for shows.

Since 2019 Beth has been a member of APDT and ABTC. In 2019 she reached the finals of the Animal Star Awards for Animal Trainer of the Year 2019. Beth likes to make dog training fun and enjoyable for all ages.

In her spare time, Beth can be found walking or open water swimming around North Wales and is planning on welcoming a husky called Harold to her home very soon.

Lisa Hough, Senior Coach

Lisa has had a lifelong love for dogs which grew when she started to work in a boarding kennel environment at a young age. After over ten year working within boarding and rescue kennels alongside a trainer and gaining an abundance of knowledge and experience, this lead Lisa to study Canine Care, Welfare and Training.

Lisa joined Dog School in December 2018 and enjoys meeting all the new dogs and owners that walk through our door and watching them develop and blossom into more confident dogs.

Lisa loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with her seven year old Bichon Frise, Hugo in the evenings, but during the day you will find her out strolling around the Shropshire and Cheshire countryside – Especially the Sandstone Trail!

Laura Jackson, Coach

Laura has a keen passion for dogs and training, Laura has spent many years around and working with different breeds with different temperaments. Alongside this Laura has many years of experience in retail and customer services.

Previously, Laura was senior coach at Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire and has re-joined the team as Coach after having her son, Arthur. When Laura isn’t working you will find her enjoying time with her family and friends, visiting her favourite places such as the beach and going on long walks. Laura has also completed a National Diploma in Animal Care and Management, spent many years working with show dogs and competed at Crufts many times too.

Laura has a dog of her own, Rocky, also known as Ro Ro or Captain FB, he is a Mastiff cross Rottweiler, she always says how much of lovable, gentle giant he is!

Eleanor Dawson , Coach

Eleanor has always been very enthusiastic about working with animals and after leaving school she completed a diploma in Animal Management. She learnt about all aspects of animal care, including training and behaviour, and then went on to attain a first-class degree in Animal Behaviour and Psychology. During university, she developed a passion for canine behaviour and training by completing a work placement in a behavioural veterinary clinic.

Eleanor then worked in a pet shop where she met a variety of dogs all shapes and sizes! In October 2019, Eleanor landed her dream job here at Dog School and absolutely loves meeting and training different types of breeds and thoroughly enjoys getting to know each new dog who comes to class.

Although Eleanor does not yet own a dog of her own, she can be found spending a lot of time with her spoiled guinea pig, Fidget.

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T: 07392 869376 T: 01948 302991

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

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Get in touch
T: 07392 869376 T: 01948 302991

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

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