Dog School Leicestershire

Welcome to Dog School Leicestershire! Our experienced and dedicated team are here to help you build and develop a trusting, long-lasting bond with your dog by developing your understanding of how dogs communicate and learn. Using fun and effective reward-based methods, we will show you how to teach your dog the skills needed to cope with the demands of everyday life.

We offer classes for puppy, adult and rescue dogs as well as one to one training to help with common problems such as pulling on the lead, jumping up and recall. We pride ourselves on being approachable and empathetic, and providing a relaxed and supportive learning environment for owners and dogs.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Stoney Stanton Village Hall, LE9 4LQ

Wednesday (50 mins)

11:15 and 12:30

Thurnby Memorial Hall, LE7 9PN

Wednesday (50 mins)

16:30 and 18:00

Tugby Village Hall, LE7 9WD

Thursday evening (50 mins)

17:30, 18:45 and 20:00

Church Langton Community Hall, LE16 7SZ

Saturday (50 mins)

10:15, 11:30 and 12:45

Blaby Scout Hut, LE8 4HN

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Get in touch

Head Coach: Catherine Burniston

M: 07388 377379

 

Senior Coach: Kirsty Lynas

M: 07388 377381

 

Coach: Rose Clark

M: 07388 377381

Please email us with your enquiry at: leicsdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk

Trainers' profiles

Catherine qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, then later moved on to lecture in Animal Care related subjects, before following a career path she had always been passionate about in animal behaviour. She gained her COAPE Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (levels 4 & 5) and worked for herself as a behaviourist and trainer for 8 years, offering behaviour consultations and puppy, adult and clicker training classes. She has also worked part-time for an assistance dog charity training puppies and medical alert dogs.

 

She loves nothing more than helping owners and dogs enhance their relationship and realise their full potential together, through training using reward based methods.

Since gaining her degree, Kirsty has had a varied career with animals. She has worked in Africa and Borneo as a researcher, working with animals such as lions, leopards and orangutans. She later moved on to working for the Dogs Trust as a Canine Carer with a particular interest in training the dogs she worked with, to help with their rehabilitation. She also helped to support owners by enhancing their understanding of their dog’s training needs during the first stages of the homing process. Most recently, she worked for herself offering one to one training with owners and their dogs.

Our coach, Rose Clark, has recently graduated from university with a degree in Animal Behaviour. Rose has worked with a range of dogs, which included running her own dog sitting service from 11 years old to then working with the West Midlands Police dog section more recently.

 

Dogs have always played a huge part in her life which is also shown through the rescue of her own Dogs Trust dog, Murphy, a black lab cross in 2011, who has certainly tried and tested the range of her training ability!

Our blog

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What to do when your pooch becomes the canine version of Kevin and Perry

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County Show Shenanigans


Temptation Alley, Find The Treat and Water Wallowing. It was all happening at Leicestershire County Show over the bank holiday weekend!

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Class Complete For These Clever Canines


Meet the recent graduates from our Thurnby adult class

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