Dog School Devon

Welcome to Dog School Devon! 

We offer fun, positive friendly training classes for puppies, adolescent, adult and rescue dogs. 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. Welfare is always at the forefront of any advice or training we recommend, therefore it is important for us to offer the most up to date techniques based on the very best scientific knowledge currently available.  

We are an energetic and dynamic team of trainers, with a wealth of experience and knowledge between us and our aim is to pass on the knowledge and skills needed to help dogs fit in with modern life, whilst being happy and confident. We’ll give expert advice and practical training to help you and your dog understand each other better. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Our classes

Monday (50 mins)

17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BY

Tuesday (50 mins)

16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Stoke Canon Jubilee Hall, Exeter, EX5 4AR

Wednesday (50 mins)

17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7BY

Thursday (50 mins)

14:00, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Moreleigh Village Hall, ‎Totnes, TQ9 7JQ

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Get in touch

T: 01392 826080

T: 07388 377373

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

Trainers' profiles

Michelle started her career as a musician in HM Royal Marines, but found her real passion for animals when she got her first dog 9 years ago. Since then she has become a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Registered Animal Training Instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. She also continues to update her knowledge by attending lots of courses and seminars.

 

She leads a very busy life as a volunteer dog trainer for Veterans with Dogs charity, a force-free trick trainer and a fully qualified dog yoga instructor! In the spare time she has left, Michelle also enjoys Cani-cross and training her own dogs, Lucy, Buddy and Oppo, to do scentwork and positive gundog training. 

 

Michelle aims to provide a fun and easy to follow learning experience whilst strengthening the bond between dogs and their owners. She is passionate about teaching them both about positive, reward-based training methods in a relaxed environment.

Before joining the Devon Dog School team, Emily worked as a dog walker in Bristol where she enjoyed getting muddy with dogs of all breeds and sizes every day. She also volunteered at Bristol Dog School classes, where her passion for educating owners on positive reinforcement training methods grew. Emily has an Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science BSc Hons degree from Bristol University.

 

Emily loves to see the bond between dogs and owners strengthen in classes.

Fiona graduated from university in 2015 with a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc). She has spent the last 3 years working at Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter where she was able to put all the theory she had learnt to use! She loved being able to help make their time in rescue as stress free as possible.

 

Fiona is looking forward to starting her new adventure at Dogs Trust Dog School and is excited about helping dogs who may not settle as easily as others but also to watch the progression of each and every dog week by week!

 

In her spare time, Fiona enjoys keeping fit and getting out in the fresh air whether that’s for a long walk, out on horseback or a windswept ride on her bike!

Our blog

Double Trouble!


Read our top tips for training and managing multi-pup households!

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Happy Vet Visits!


Our dogs will have to visit a vet at least once a year, sometimes more. For some dogs, the vet is not a fun place and can be a worrying experience. Read on to find out how we can prevent our dogs being nervous at the vets! .

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Welcome to our new Coach!


Introducing our new team member of Dog School Devon.

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