Dog School Hertfordshire

Welcome to Dog School Hertfordshire!  We are here to bring positive, friendly and fun training classes to you, your family and your dog.  Dog School offers training classes with a difference: with the scientific knowledge that leads the very best dog training methods, mixed with fun, friendly and welcoming guidance from our coaches.

We want to help your dog learn, adapt and be confident and happy to enjoy life.  We focus on teaching life skills that will be useful in everyday life for dogs and owners and build the owner-dog bond, which is so important for working and living happily together.

Our puppy, adolescent, rescue and adult classes are designed so all ages of dog can come along.  These classes are run weekly by our qualified team of coaches, who are knowledgeable, vibrant and enthusiastic to meet you and your dog.  These classes will provide you with an array of knowledge and skills to help understand your dog’s behaviour and train your pooch on the road to success to being a polite, well-mannered doggy citizen of Hertfordshire.

We are looking forward to meeting you, so don’t hesitate to pick up the ‘dog and bone’ (phone) or enquire online to speak to our fabulous team today.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

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

Pirate Castle, NW1 7EA

Wednesday (50 mins)

12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Kinsbourne Common Hall, Harpenden, AL5 3QE

Thursday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Oval Community Centre, Stevenage, SG1 5RD

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00, 10:00 and 11:00

Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1NX

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T:  01582 807524

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Trainers' profiles

Starting out as a Coach in August 2016 at Dog School London, Rhiannon found a love for teaching owners and dogs all the skills required to help them in day to day life. In December 2017, Rhiannon helped start up Dog School Hertfordshire as a Senior Coach, and is now Head Coach.

Having competed in agility with her beloved Spaniel (Barney) for many years and trained alongside team GB handlers, Rhiannon is knowledgeable working with all breeds, but especially those who are highly energetic.  She has a particular interest in scent work and teaching excitable dogs how to calm down and focus by asking them to find a certain scent.  She uses this experience to help owners form a strong bond with an understanding of the connection needed to bring out the best in every dog!  Her favourite part of the job is seeing a dog and owner enjoying training and achieving their goals together with smiles on faces!

Rhiannon is passionate about coaching and is always there to give you any extra help you may require for your doggy companion.  She loves to make training fun and enjoyable and encourages the whole family to get involved!

Rhiannon has a distinction in Dog Training & Behaviour and a distinction in Canine Holistic Health and Therapy.  She is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (01355) and is always searching for more courses to attend and challenges to overcome. She is currently learning British Sign Language to help her in communicating to dog owners with hearing impairments!

Abbie has a BSc in Applied Animal Studies from Northampton University, that included Behaviour and Welfare modules and Learning, Cognition and Training. After this, she volunteered doing a variety of animal positions, including as a zookeeper and at a rescue centre. Following these placements, she obtained an Animal Welfare Assistant job at the rescue centre she volunteered at, where she realised her true passion was for dogs.


Animal welfare is of paramount importance to her, and she believes correct training and building a bond can help prevent dogs from ending up in rescue centres. She loves spending time with her chocolate Labrador and rescue house rabbit, who are best friends!

Jenny initially studied Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, but after deciding she was more passionate about Animal Psychology, she focused her studies on dogs facial expressions. Jenny then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Canine Cognition.  After finishing University, Jenny went on to work in various animal sectors focusing on dog behaviour, welfare and training, including running puppy training classes. Jenny has worked in rescue kennels, where she really saw the importance of positive reward-based training with dogs to help prevent future problems, ensuring less dogs end up in rescue.

When Jenny is not training dogs, she is training her two cats instead!

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