Dog School London

We are training classes with a difference!  Dogs Trust Dog School teaches owners how to give their dogs the skills they need to lead happy lives - such as relaxing in different places, meeting people politely, having manners around food, coming back when called, being examined calmly and walking nicely on a loose lead.  We aim to help you and your dog build a trusting relationship using kind training methods that help your dog to learn good manners in a fun way – because learning can be fun for us all!  We will tailor our guidance to your dog’s individual needs in order to give you a positive and bespoke experience.  We will help you teach your dog that the most important and rewarding interaction he will ever have will be with you!

Best of all we will teach you to understand what your dog is communicating to you, so you can help him to make good choices, look out for him and encourage his confidence to grow, whatever the situation!

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

Class times stated are from June 25th

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Harefield, UB9 6JW

Tuesday (50 mins)

Please note these are run by our Dog School Hertfordshire team. 

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

Pirate Castle, NW1 7EA

Thursday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Harefield, UB9 6JW

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:15, 15:15 and 16:15

Dogs Trust Harefield, UB9 6JW

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Dog details

Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

How does your dog react when he or she meets other dogs?

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Get in touch

T: 0203 405 9360

T: 07393 140884

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

Trainers' profiles

Before joining Dog School, Gemma worked in the behaviour and training team at another rescue and rehoming centre, where she worked closely with the dogs who needed extra support and training before finding their forever homes.  She was also involved in training and coaching staff and volunteers.  Whilst working at the rescue centre, Gemma fostered 14 dogs & puppies (and helped to hand rear 5 kittens), so has experienced most of the common challenges that come with owning dogs and puppies first-hand!  Surprisingly (although it was close), Gemma did not become a failed foster carer, but is hoping to adopt a rescue dog one day.

 

Gemma has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help owners train their dogs in a fun and positive way.

Megs has joined Dog School after working in another rescue and rehoming centre. She studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at university and spent her following years in further education and working with dogs and their owners. She is particularly passionate in the field of dog behaviour and emotions.

 

Megs is keen to use her knowledge and training skills to coach owners in the methods and benefits of reward-based training, and working together to strengthen the dog-owner bond.

Amy Lewis

Amy has always loved animals. She studied BSc in Animal Science at Writtle University College and although her studies mostly focused on farm and zoo animals, she particularly enjoys adapting and applying training techniques to different species to better understand how they learn. Amy spends her spare time training her house rabbit, and building new enrichment toys to keep him busy and learning during the day!

Amy aspires to help dog owners better understand their pets, and use that understanding in training and play to improve their bond.

 

April Sarson

April has previously worked with animals in petting zoos and the entertainment industry for film and TV,  and enjoyed an 8 year career in Theatre Arts. It was her beloved Spaniel Bertie who inspired her to train as a Canine Hydrotherapist, rehabilitating dogs recovering from injury or illness after a hereditary back injury left him partially paralysed. He made a full recovery and enjoyed many more years of cuddles and walkies!

Once the new pup arrived April's love of reward based training was re-realised, and she began working as an Assistant Trainer for a dog training school in Norfolk. Whilst at her previous centre, April developed a keen interest in Scent Work and Parkour. Having fallen in love with the job, she is very proud to have joined the team at Dogs Trust London.

Most of April’s spare time is dedicated to training her cheeky working x show type Cocker Spaniel, Gypsy, who is loving life onboard their narrowboat and holidays away in the caravan.

Our blog

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Settling in for the newest members of the Dog School London team!


Settling in for the newest members of the Dog School London team!

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