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Introduction to Dog School

Project Lead: Dr Lauren Harris

Project objectives

  • To identify barriers experienced by people with low socioeconomic status which may prevent them from attending face-to-face dog training classes
  • To investigate whether providing an online dog training course may help people overcome these barriers by allowing them to complete training modules in their own time.
  • To investigate the effect of different delivery formats on uptake and completion of programmes, knowledge transfer and customer satisfaction.
  • This information will help Dogs Trust determine the best way to deliver training and behaviour advice that is accessible to people with varied socio-economic backgrounds.


Paper to evaluate the impact of Socio-Economic Status on Accessibility of Dog Training Classes.

This paper was published in the journal "Animals" in October 2019.

Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Accessibility of Dog Training Classes PDF 369 KB