Dog School Kent

Dog School Kent offers training classes which use only reward based methods to help you create a strong bond with your dog. We give you the knowledge and skills to make sure your dog fits seamlessly into modern life and avoids some common pitfalls which lead to problems. We run small classes of a maximum of six dogs with at least two coaches, so you will be sure to gets lots of individual help and advice.

Our classes

Monday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

North Cray Neighbourhood Centre, DA14 5JR

Tuesday (50 mins)

17:30, 18:45 and 20:00

Royal British Legion Hall, DA4 9AB

Thursday (50 mins)

12:30 and 13:30

Hartlip Village Hall, ME9 7TL

Saturday (50 mins) 

11:00, 12:00,13:00 and 14:00

Dogs Trust Canterbury, CT5 3ER

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Get in touch

Head Coach: Leigh Laviolette

M: 07388 377378

T: 01795 432660

Senior Coach: Kasia Srocosz

M: 07388 377469

T: 01795 432660

Coach: Ceri O'Regan

M: 07388 377469

T: 01795 432660

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Trainers' profiles

Leigh has worked for Dogs Trust for 3 years, having previously been a Coach at Dog School Essex before moving over to Dog School Kent as the Senior Coach. She is currently studying towards her Association of Pet Dog Trainers membership and a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and Training. She is currently owned by two yellow Labradors, Freddie and Barney and a tiny collie called Jessie.

Kasia has a great passion for dogs and their behaviour.  She previously worked for Dogs Trust Essex as a Canine Carer where she has gained experience in working with the more sensitive dogs that the Basildon Centre cared for. Having worked as a Canine Carer for 2.5 years she decided to try herself in a different role as a Boarding Kennel Manager for Medivet where she was responsible for the running of the Boarding and Day Care kennels.  However, after realising that her heart has never truly left the Dogs Trust Organisation she became a volunteer in the Kent Dogs School to finally return as a Senior Coach. Kasia is thrilled to have begun her new and exciting journey and looks forward to helping create lifelong bonds between dogs and their owners.

Ceri’s career with Dogs Trust started in back in 2015 in the role of Canine Carer. Ceri quickly became interested in learning more about canine behaviour and began studying for a diploma course.  In 2017, Ceri left the kennels and joined the Dog School team in Kent. She has recently begun a degree course in Canine Behaviour and Training and hopes to apply this knowledge, along with previous experience, to the role of Coach.

In 2016, Ceri adopted a fluffy, ridiculously photogenic lothario Collie cross named Roger (who makes the best facial expressions in attempts to channel Antonio Banderas). Needless to say, Cheri's love affair with Collies had well and truly begun – but Ceri won’t say no to a gorgeous English Bull Terrier either!

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