Dog School Dorset

Welcome to Dog School Dorset!

We offer fun and friendly classes for puppies, adults and rescue dogs in your local area. All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. We want you to have a strong and healthy bond with your dog and enjoy each other’s company.

In addition to group classes we organise seminars, for example Firework Fear, and workshops such as summer holiday family dog training classes!

In our training we use positive reinforcement for both dogs and people so prepare to have a lot of fun!

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00, 19:15 and 20:30

Parkstone Baptist Church, BH14 9EX

Thursday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:15 and 20:30

Willowbed Hall, Chickerell, DT3 4AJ

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00, 10:15, 11:30 and 13:15

Coneygar Animal Science Centre, Kingston Maurward College, DT2 8PY

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Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

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Get in touch

T: 07392 869380

T: 07387 141057

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Trainers' profiles

Jo has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester and has had a lifelong passion for dogs. With a background of working in exotic and domestic animal rescue, Jo has first-hand experience of how training and behaviour modification changes animal lives for the better.


A proud owner of her ever-obliging elderly boxer, Jo looks forward to assisting the people of Dorset with their beloved pooches.

Ruth has a background in domestic animal rescue, helping to rehabilitate and train dogs so that they could find their forever homes. Working with rescue dogs has given Ruth the opportunity to learn a lot about different breeds and the many different personalities our canine friends have. Ruth started off Dog School life as a volunteer for the Dorset team and was quickly snapped up when the opportunity arose for Senior Coach.


Ruth has two dogs at home that she spends most of her spare time with, both of which have taught her a lot about multi-dog households and the importance of tasty treats! Ruth is studying canine coaching alongside her role and is looking forward to making new two and four-legged friends in Dorset!

Blanka is studying for a Diploma in Advanced Canine Behaviour with the British College of Canine Studies. She is passionate about animal welfare and her experience of working in an animal re-homing centre has shown her how too many dogs need re-homing due to avoidable issues.  She volunteered for the Dogs Trust Dogs Schools in Bristol and Dorset before joining the Dorset team as Coach, and is enthusiastic about sharing how the right approach can make a positive difference to the life of dogs and their families.

Our blog

Getting our newest Coaches ready!

Read about how our two new Dorset Coaches get ready to take on the classes!

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New Year, New Beginnings!

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Dorset Dog Friendly walks: Part 2

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