Dog School Northern Ireland

We offer an exciting opportunity to create a loving and trusting relationship between you and your canine companion.  Our classes help you do this by making it positive and fun.  Not only do we provide group training classes, we can assist if you would like individual help with a training issue.

Dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages are welcome to come along to Dog School Northern Ireland.

Our classes in Northern Ireland are so popular, we've divided our coaches into two separate teams to cover more areas!  Check below to find out more. 

 

Our classes

Northern Ireland

Monday 

(50 mins)

10:30 and 11:30

Dogs Trust Ballymena, BT43 5PN

Tuesday

(50 mins)

17.30, 18.30 and 19.30

Windy Hall Community Centre, BT52 1TU

Thursday 

(50 mins)

17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Dr John McKelvey Community Centre, BT42 1NQ

Saturday 

(50 mins)

09:30, 10:30 and 11:30

Rathmore Young Farmers Hall, 

Loughanmore Road, BT41 2QR

Get in touch

T: 07715 654650

T: 07715 654645

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

Belfast

Monday 

(50 mins)

16:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Duncairn Community Centre,   BT15 2JZ

Tuesday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

The Skainos Centre, BT4 1AF

Get in touch

T: 07990 379696

T: 028 9590 2935

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

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Trainers' profiles

Dawn Lee

Head Coach of Dog School Northern Ireland

Dawn started off at Dog School Devon and has now transferred over to join the Northern Ireland team. She is originally from Northern Ireland but had been living England for the past 6 years, so is very excited to have this opportunity to move back home.

 

Dawn has been involved in rescue her whole life, having worked with different charities and animals. She was also a horse riding instructor so is keen to bring these skills together with her passion for dogs. Dawn loves all dogs but has a soft spot for bull breeds.

 

She has a rescue boxer called Princess who she enjoys teaching tricks and new skills too, including most recently doggy surfing before they left Devon!

 

Sandra Park

Coach of Dog School Northern Ireland

Sandra was originally a Canine Carer in the Ballymena rehoming centre where she worked for 13 years; she has taken many training courses during that time including Puppy training and Dog training.

 

Sandra has 4 dogs from Dogs Trust. Freddie a 3-year-old Cavalier/Bichon, Talia a 7-year-old long haired Chihuahua and Rupert who is a 2-year-old Yorkie/Poodle. Last year she fostered Humphrey, a 10-year-old Pekingese who has no knee joints in his back legs. She decided to keep Humphrey!

 

In her spare time she enjoys doing some fun training with her own dogs, she has completed her Gold, Silver & Bronze Good Citizens with several of them. A few months ago she took Rupert to the Dog School course and was so impressed with how fun and interactive it was – it inspired her to make the move to Team Purple!

Sascha Cox

Head Coach of Dog School Belfast

Sascha has been with Dog School for nearly 3 years, she started out as Coach in Ballymena before moving to Senior Coach and she has now moved to Belfast to take up the role of Head Coach for the brand new Dog School Belfast.

She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Animal Behaviour. Throughout her studies she worked with a variety of animals; providing olfactory enrichment for Lions and using Positive Reinforcement Training with Zebrafish. Sascha currently has two dogs of her own – Bailey, a JRT x who is 2 years old and Molly, a 6 year old Pomeranian x.

 

Amy Campbell

Senior Coach of Dog School Belfast

Amy started her career by training at a local dog club, which she enjoyed so much that she decided to leave her day job and set up a successful dog training business. She is now a qualified dog trainer and has been assessed by the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, for which she was awarded Full Membership. She has been training dogs for six years.

 

Amy is passionate about promoting positive reinforcement training methods and loves to see people achieving their goals with their dogs by using positive training. She has four dogs of her own; two collies (Pixie and Baxter), a Spaniel called Tilly and Dusty the JRT x Collie. In her spare time, Amy loves to train them all new tricks, agility and scent work, and competes in agility with Pixie and Dusty, having represented Northern Ireland at the World Agility Open. Tilly loves doing scent work and they have their first competition coming up soon! Amy's favourite place to be is taking her dogs for long walks on the beach!

 

Lynsey McQuillan

Coach of Dog School Belfast

Lynsey originally attended Dog School classes with her own collie called Ollie, and loved the classes so much she returned as a volunteer. Lynsey was a great volunteer for over a year and gave up over 100 hours of her spare time to help us out! All her hard work paid off and she is now a valued member of Team Purple.

She has always loved dogs and has 2 of her own, a Yorkshire terrier called Jess and a border collie called Ollie. Lynsey’s favourite part of the job is meeting all the dogs and puppies and watching them learn from their owners. In her spare time Lynsey likes to teach her dogs new tricks and take them new places to explore.

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