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)

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)

11:45, 12:45 and 13:45

Harpurs Hill Community Centre, BT52 2ER

Get in touch

T: 07715 654650

T: 07715 654645

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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 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.


Daniel McQuiston

Senior Coach of Dog School Belfast

Daniel joined Dogs Trust Dog School as Senior Coach In Belfast after having spent two years working with dogs in rescue. In 2018 Daniel gained full membership with the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and he has a real passion for educating owners and rehabilitating dogs.

Daniel owns a border collie called Luna who is 2.5 years old and a cocker cross called Bonnie who is 6 years old. In his spare time he competes in agility with his dogs at championship and international level. 


Lynsey McQuillan

Coach of Dog School Belfast

Lynsey is super busy settling into Dog School - Please check back here soon!

Our blog

Introducing Sandra – our new coach!

Learn more about the newest addition to dog School Northern Ireland!

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Put a spring in your step!

Time to get out walking now the winter is almost over………

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Making Playtime Fun for Everyone!

Find out which game your dog prefers……

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