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. 


We are now recruiting volunteers!  Click here for more information.

Our classes

Monday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:05 and 20:10

Duncairn Community Centre, BT15 2JZ

Tuesday (50 mins)

17:30,18:35 and 19:40

Farrenshane Community Centre, BT41 2RN

Wednesday (50 mins)

10:30 and 11:30

Dogs Trust Ballymena, BT43 5PN

Thursday (50 mins)

17:30, 18:35 and 19:40

Cullybackey Community Centre, BT42 1NQ

Saturday (50 mins)

09:00, 10:05 and 11:10

Rathmore Young Farmers Hall, BT41 2QR

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Trainers' profiles

Lisa is originally from County Wexford and is a graduate of Harper Adams University, where she gained her BSc degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare. Following her graduation she moved to Ballymena where she started working for Dogs Trust as an Adoption Adviser, moving to Dog School shortly after.


Lisa has a dog called Fenton who is a 2 year old Collie/Akita mix that she adopted from Dogs Trust.  Lisa is currently working towards her APDT membership to enhance her training skills. She plays camogie in her spare time and enjoys training and spending time with her dog. 

Sascha is a graduate of Queens University Belfast where she undertook her Bachelors degree in Psychology and then her Masters degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare. She has carried out research with Barbary Lions and trained Zebrafish using Positive Reinforcement Training. She also undertook a placement at Belfast Zoo where she shadowed Zookeepers to learn about animal husbandry in a zoo environment.


Sascha currently has one dog – a pound puppy called Bailey, whose breed is a mystery.

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!

Our blog

Introducing Sandra – our new coach!

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Making Playtime Fun for Everyone!

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