Dog School East Midlands

At East Midlands Dog School we pride ourselves on our experience and passion for helping and training dogs, whilst taking an individual approach to each owner and their dog. The team have years of experience specialising in puppy training and behaviour, adult dogs, rescue dogs, working dogs and pet dogs! Training focuses very much on helping owners to develop a deeper bond with their dog and teaching the dog how to fit into and cope with everyday life, and the challenges they may face. Happy dogs, happy owners, happy families!

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

10:00 and 11:00

 Dogs Trust Loughborough, LE12 6SE

Wednesday (50mins)

10:30 and 11:30

Kirby Bellars Village Hall, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2EA

Thursday (50 mins)

17:30,  18:30 and 19:30 

Dogs Trust Loughborough, LE12 6SE

Friday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 

Dogs Trust Loughborough, LE12 6SE

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00 and 10:00

Cottesmore Community Centre, LE15 7DS

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

Trainers' profiles

Jenny has worked in training and behaviour for many years, since graduating from The University of Lincoln. She went onto gain a PGCE and has worked as an animal care lecturer for 11 years, teaching mostly training and behaviour.

 

She also ran her own dog training and behaviour consultation business, before joining Dog School, teaching group training classes, one to ones and fun agility sessions. She is a full member and assessor for the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and owns a Bull Mastiff called Teddy, plus two Springer Spaniels, Betsy and Bailey.

 

Bailey is a registered Pets As Therapy dog, who enjoys visiting local hospitals with Jenny in her spare time. And Betsy has a side line in gundog training, having successfully completed up to Grade 3 and now working towards Grade 4. (Teddy doesn’t like working, but he does enjoy eating and sleeping!)

 

Jenny loves training all dogs, but is particularly experienced with working breeds and high energy dogs, ensuring owners understand the importance of mental stimulation as well as just physical exercise. Jenny takes the lead on a lot of our workshops, particularly the agility and gundog sessions. She also has a special interest in developing safe and positive interactions between dogs and babies / small children, as a Mummy herself to two lovely girls.

Hannah studied at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a Masters in Animal Health & Welfare and with a special interest in dog training, behaviour and welfare.  She is also a humane educator, specialising in teaching empathy and compassion between humans and animals.

 

Hannah previously ran puppy and adult classes and worked on canine behaviour and welfare research projects.

 

Hannah’s dog, Narla, is a 10 year old Border collie who loves everything ball shaped!  They spend their time together learning new tricks and finding long muddy walks.  Hannah recently trained Narla to utilise her senses and they now enjoy regular sniffer training sessions!

Colleen

Colleen joined Dog School in 2017, having spent the previous five years working at the Dogs Trust Loughborough Rehoming Centre as a Trainer. Whilst at the centre, one of Colleen’s main specialisms was muzzle training and she successfully developed and ran the centre’s muzzle programme – training both dogs and staff on the most positive ways to introduce muzzles to dogs.

 

She has brought an excellent wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and particularly enjoys teaching the handling and recall elements of our classes.  At home she has two Chihuahuas; Princess Twilight and Woogie Bear, whom she regularly refers to as “the kids”.  She spends a lot of her spare time teaching them new tricks and they even have their own mini agility course in the garden!

Sadie

Sadie studied at Brooksby College and gained her Level 2 Diploma in Animal Management at distinction level.  She worked for a RSPCA rehoming centre as an animal care assistant, before joining Dog School.   She volunteers for Harvey’s Army, which helps reunite lost, found and stolen pets with their owners.

 

Sadie has 3 dogs; Sheba, Milly and Poppy.  Sheba is a 9 year old Labrador x Staffie x Boxer.  She is a clever girl who loves learning new things.  Sadie has had her since she was 8 weeks old.  Sheba is a water baby; as Sadie says, "If you put her in a desert, she will lead you to water!".

 

Milly is possibly a Lhasa Apso x Poodle, around 3 years old.  Milly was a stray dog on a building site, whom Sadie rescued through Harvey's Army.   It's believed Milly was stray for 8 months before  she was rescued.  It took a month to gain her trust.  When checked, she did not have a microchip, so she had to be retained by the dog warden for 28 days.  No owner came forward, so Sadie adopted her.   Milly went on to be a doggy pupil at Dog School Loughborough!  She loves training and learning new things.

 

Poppy is a 14 year old Papillion, who is blind and has a neurological condition, as well as bad legs.  Sadie fostered her for 3 months, before deciding she couldn’t part with her and so adopted her!  She is currently working through a bucket list, which includes going to the beach, winning "Best in Show" at a dog show and doing a charity walk (although Poppy will be carried!).

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Events

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Sep, 2018

Firework Fears

Dogs Trust Loughborough, LE12 6SE | Saturday 22 Sep 2018, 13:30

08

Dec, 2018

Your New Puppy

Dogs Trust Loughborough, LE12 6SE | Saturday 08 Dec 2018, 13:30

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