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)

17:45, 18:45 and 19:45

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 and 19:00

Pirate Castle, NW1 7EA

Thursday (50 mins)

17:45, 18:45 and 19:45

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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Behaviour with 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

Eirini has an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh. Before joining Dogs Trust she ran a successful dog training and behavioural consultation business in Athens, Greece. She also delivered seminars on companion animal welfare, and worked closely with many rescue and rehoming centres for the improvement in training and behavioural work at their facilities.

 

She is particularly interested in human – animal relationships, human – animal empathy, play behaviour, and canine stress and anxiety. She believes that canine welfare should be at the core of dog training.

Kirsty

Before joining Dogs Trust in 2014 Kirsty worked as a horse riding instructor for 10 years, teaching young children and adults from beginners level right through to experienced level. Not only did Kirsty thrive on sharing her knowledge and helping people reach their personal goals, but she also adopted her handsome late horse Blue, who not only kept her company 7 days a week but also came to work with her and helped her teach!

 

Kirsty started working as a ‘Canine Carer’ for the Dogs Trust in April 2014 when the new Essex rehoming centre. Here she worked her way up to ‘Trainer’ on the Training and Behavioural team, where she could concentrate on helping the dogs that required more support and training before finding their forever homes. During this time Kirsty loved seeing the difference in the dogs she was helping, but also the canine carers she was teaching new skills to and supporting. Again Kirsty couldn’t work with animals without adopting! She has a huge soft spot for bull breeds and within her first few months adopted Buddy a Staffie x Frenchie (x chunk!!), she was his 4th owner at only 11 months old. Less than 2 years later she ‘fostered’ an emaciated Frenchie Dexter (Lil DD) who she’s never taken back, he is now also a chunk and loves his big bro to pieces! Despite always expecting her 3rd  adoption to be a Mastiff, those that have worked with her have their bets it will be a rescue chihuahua as they unexpectedly always won her over at the centre!

 

Before moving to Dog School Kirsty spent a lot of her time in 1-2-1’s with owners that had adopted a dog from Dogs Trust but needed further support and help with training and behaviour. Kirsty felt a huge amount of satisfaction seeing how she was helping owners not only bond with their new 4 legged family member, but also helping them to understand each other better and overcome training difficulties together. This lead her to becoming a Senior Coach for Dog School London where she is excited to not only meet you and your 4 legged friends, but to make dog training fun and interesting for everyone involved.

 

Megs

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.

 

Gemma

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.

Amy is getting settled in to her new school - check back here for updates soon!

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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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