Covid-19 update: our rehoming centres aren’t open for public browsing, but we’re still rehoming and taking in dogs, with measures in place to keep staff and adopters safe. Find out more about how national Covid-19 restrictions are affecting our rehoming procedures and other activity.

Dog School

Dog School Sussex

Our dedicated team are here to help you build a stronger relationship with your dog through our positive training classes. We have 4 week courses tailored for puppies, adolescents, adults and rescue dogs.

Our classes have been carefully designed to provide the best learning environment. We will teach you the most effective way to train your dog, all about canine body language, how dogs communicate with each other and why your dog is behaving in a particular way. These skills will last you and your dog a lifetime.

Our Classes

Following the latest government guidance our face-to-face classes are currently suspended.

Enquire now about our popular virtual training sessions.

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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

Gemma Whitlaw, Head Coach

Gemma has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from University of Bristol. Since graduating from University Gemma ran her own behaviour business offering group classes and one to one behaviour consultations. Additionally, she worked in a large veterinary hospital. She is now very excited to be part of the Dog School Team.

Lizzie Ashton, Senior Coach

Lizzie graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science. She has experience in numerous canine establishments and had a love for working with animals all her life but developed a particular passion and interest for canine behaviour and welfare. She previously worked as part of the West Midlands Dog School team before joining the Sussex team.

Lana-Mae Hamper , Coach

After graduating from university with a Zoology degree, coach Lana-Mae has gained experience working in the veterinary industry as well as for a rehoming charity. She is very interested in animal behaviour and is enjoying training dogs (and owners!) for Dog School.

Get in touch

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

Keep your dog happy during lockdown

We have developed an extensive series of information that can help during these unprecedented times.

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Get in touch

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