Dog School Nottinghamshire

The Dog School Nottinghamshire team have extensive experience in animal behaviour, and are all passionate positive-reinforcement advocates.  We provide a range of group classes, workshops & seminars in the local community to help owners teach foundation skills for real life and prevent undesirable behavioural problems from developing.

Our classes aim to improve the bond between dogs and their owners – providing a fun, stimulating and informative environment to learn basic household manners, while working to identify and prevent problem behaviours.  We believe training should be accessible and enjoyable; that's why we use methods that can be utilised by all members of the family.

Our team are friendly & approachable - on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Thurgarton Village Hall, NG14 7FW

Thursday (50 mins)

12:30 and 13:30

St. Saviours Church, NG2 2JU

Thursday (50 mins)

18:30 and 19:30

Beeston Youth & Community Centre, NG9 1GL

Friday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

St Mary's Church, NG5 8HJ

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00 and 11:00

St. Saviours Church, NG2 2JU

Saturday (50 mins)

14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 

St Johns Church, NG10 4GA

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Trainers' profiles

Head coach Chelsea Martin is a professionally certified dog trainer from Seattle, Washington. Her love of dogs stemmed from assisting puppy mill rescue groups with fostering and rehoming. With over 10 years of experience teaching private and group classes, Chelsea specialises in behaviour modification. Over the past decade, Chelsea has managed a large doggie daycare & training facility, worked in a veterinary hospital and spent time as a pet nutrition specialist.


Chelsea loves all dogs, but is especially fond of hounds. She currently owns a miniature dachshund, Apple, who made the big move across the pond with her momma.

Ella has volunteered and worked in a variety of animal based roles for a number of years, including dog rescue centres, farms and pet stores before coming to Dog School and working as our Coach. Last year she completed her BSc (Hons) in Zoology at the University of Sheffield, and she is currently in the final stages of completing her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln. During this time, she has gained a good knowledge of canine behaviour and body language and practical experience training dogs.


Ella is a huge animal lover with a passion for dogs, especially gun dogs and sight hounds. She owns an English Cocker Spaniel called Archie, who keeps her very busy when she’s not at work.

Jahnia started her journey with us at the Dog School as a volunteer, whilst studying for her BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, having already graduated with a Foundation Degree in the same subject at Reaseheath College.


She has recently become a Coach with us after completing her studies and gaining knowledge of the behaviour and welfare of an array of different animals.  Jahnia has had a passion for working with animals, especially dogs, for many years now, having gained work experience in local vets and rescue centres.  She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge as a Dog School Coach.

Our blog

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Hounds on Holiday

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