Dog School Nottinghamshire

The Nottinghamshire Dog School 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)

Starting in July

11:00 and 12:00

Rushcliffe Country Park, NG11 6JS

Thursday (50 mins)

18:00 and 19:00

St. Saviours Church, NG2 2JU

Friday (50 mins)

18:00 and 19:00

Beeston Rylands Community Centre, NG9 1PR

Saturday (50 mins)

10:00, 11:00 and 12:00

St. Saviours Church, NG2 2JU

Saturday (50 mins)

15:00, 16:00 and 17:00

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.

Jess has worked in roles with animals for over 10 years, most recently running a pet care and behaviour business for the past 5. Jess has gained a Masters Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour, and completed a Life Skills for Puppies Training for Trainers course at the University of Lincoln. She is also a full member and membership assessor of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT UK).


Jess is passionate about actively preventing problem behaviours using modern, kind techniques, as well as helping animals from difficult backgrounds. This extends out to her own rescue animals at home, including two dogs, two horses, two guinea pigs and three troublesome rats.

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.

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