Dog School Darlington


At Dog School Darlington we offer a range of training classes for puppies, adult dogs and rescue dogs in the local community.  Dog School runs classes in the local area for dogs of all shapes and sizes to come along to. We encourage positive methods of learning and offer plenty of advice and support that helps owners to create a bond with their dogs  in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.


Dog School Darlington are currently recruiting volunteers to help them with classes. If you are interested and want an application form or just want to know more about the role then please email us using the details below. 

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

 18:00 and 19:00

The Larchfield Community, TS8 9DY

Wednesday (50 mins)

 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Dogs Trust Darlington, DL2 1SL

 Thursday (50 mins)

09:30, 10:45

Dogs Trust Darlington, DL2 1SL

Thursday (50 mins)

17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Dogs Trust Darlington, DL2 1SL

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00, 10:00 and 11:00

Dogs Trust Darlington, DL2 1SL

Tell us a bit more about you and your dog below

Your details

Dog details

Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

How does your dog react when he or she meets other dogs?

Get in touch

Head Coach: Helen Kay

T: 01325 331430

Senior Coach: Jessica Tew

T: 01325 331431 

Coach: Abby Tarleton-Hodgson

T: 01325 331431

Please email us with your enquiry at:

Trainers' profiles

Helen has a diploma with distinction in animal management and behaviour and 20 years’ experience in working with police dogs and assistance dogs. Helen also spends time competing in obedience and agility competitions!

Jess has an FdSc in Animal Management and Behaviour, and a BSc (hons) in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training. She has also spent 3 years at Dogs trust Darlington as a canine carer.


During her time in rescue kennels Jess has had the opportunity to build up lots of experience working with and handling lots of different dog breeds and personalities. Although Jess loves her rescue dogs she has a real passion working with owners and seeing their pet dogs progress and achieve their individual goals. Jess has two dogs of her own, a silly cocker spaniel and an elderly German Shepherd who accompany her on many adventures.

Abby has a Level 3 Animal Management Canine and Companion subsidiary diploma in which she achieved a distinction. She has also worked in kennels with a variety of different breeds and temperaments.  She has two young dogs, a very energetic Malinois and a very foody Chocolate Labrador!


In her spare time she enjoys taking them to lots of new exciting places to explore, and do bits of training obviously! Abby enjoys helping owners that come to Dog School reach their full potential with their dogs, and watching as their bond and relationship grow.

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