Dog School Kent

Dog School Kent offers training classes using 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 can lead to problematic behaviours.  We run small classes with a maximum of six dogs and 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)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

St Aidans Church Hall, DA12 4JL

Thursday (50 mins)

12:30, 13:30 and 14:30

Hartlip Village Hall, ME9 7TL

Saturday (50 mins) 

11:00, 12:15 and 13:30

Dogs Trust Canterbury, CT5 3ER

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T: 07388 377469

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

Trainers' profiles

Daniella grew up in South Africa on a farm, in the sunshine, surrounded by dogs and had no idea that her dream would one day be to work with dogs and their humans somewhere halfway around the world.  Shortly after moving to London eight years ago, Daniella adopted an absolutely gorgeous Staffy called Summer.  She had been waiting in kennels for her forever home for over a year.  Finally, destiny had arrived.  However, Summer was quite worried by other dogs and life in London meant that Daniella needed to find any way she could to help Summer cope. Several dog courses and about a hundred books later, Daniella was in a much better position to understand the new love of her life.  Daniella gives Summer full credit for being the reason that she found her passion for helping dogs and more importantly, helping people to understand their dogs.

 

Daniella started her journey with Dogs Trust in 2014, as part of the team who opened the Rehoming Centre in Basildon.  In the very first group of dogs to come through the doors of the Basildon Centre, she spotted a rather handsome Staffy called Edgar.  She was in love, but was unsure how Summer would feel.  Good news – he asked and she said yes!  Summer and Edgar now also have a stepbrother called Roger who is… not a Staffy (although he doesn’t know this and they don’t want to break the news to him).

 

Daniella spent three wonderful years looking after the amazing residents of the Basildon Centre, who were her furry friends and constant teachers. She could fill an Oscar’s speech with a long list of dog names and tears of thanks!  Daniella joined Dog School with the Essex team in early 2017 and has worked with and supported hundreds of dogs and their families throughout the county.  Most recently, she has moved to the other side of the bridge to continue her Dog School journey on the Kent team.  She looks forward to supporting the lovely dogs and dog families in Kent with fair, kind and effective training!

Jade has always been passionate about animals.  Although she came originally from a performing arts background, Jade decided a change was needed and so started on her journey to work with animals.

 

Inspired by her first love, Deejay the Staffy, Jade knew her heart lay with dogs, more specifically rescue dogs.  Jade even joined the microchipping campaign with the Dogs Trust back in 2013!  Upon finishing her year-long contract, she knew her decision for a career change was the right one.  Jade went on to complete a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare with the University of Brighton, whilst gaining hands on experience working for the Cats Protection and Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.

 

After graduating with her degree, Jade travelled to South Africa to volunteer at the SPCA.  From there, she travelled to Thailand, where she volunteered at the Soi dog foundation, working with former street dogs.

 

Jade has also completed additional canine behaviour and training courses with the British College of Canine Studies and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

 

Since starting her journey of working with animals, Jade has always wanted to end up back with Dogs Trust, so she is thrilled to have joined the Dog School team in Kent as a Senior Coach!

Sam graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 with a degree in Bio-Veterinary Science.  Animals are her passion and she loves helping others better understand their pets and establish a strong bond with their new best friend.

 

Sam adopted a gorgeous black Labrador, Coco, from Dogs Trust Canterbury and says Coco is her pride and joy.  Coco fitted into the family straight away and, if not a bit cheeky at times,  she is the best companion, especially if you have some love and a treat to hand!

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