Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire

Dog School Shropshire & Cheshire are dedicated to helping you and your four-legged friend achieve great results.  Whether you are looking for group classes to work on key skills, like loose lead walking and recall, or you need one-to-one training for something specific, our experienced staff are ready to help.  At Dog School, we are here to coach you, so that you can gain the skills you need to train your dog in a positive and rewarding way.  You will always get a warm welcoming from the team, so don’t delay, contact us today!

Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

Wednesday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

Thursday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Nantwich Primary Academy, CW5 5LX

Friday (50 mins)

(starting Jan 2019)

13:00 and 14:00

Dorrington Village Hall, SY5 7LD

Saturday (50 mins)

(starting Feb 2019)

09:00, 10:00 and 11:00

Nantwich Primary Academy, CW5 5LX

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Trainers' profiles

Rachel completed her Master’s degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Newcastle University whilst managing a rescue and rehoming centre. For the last 3 years she has worked as a University lecturer specialising in Canine Behaviour and Training.


Outside of work she spends her time with her Portuguese rescue dog Rico and her therapy dog Maisy.

Laura  Jackson

Laura has been working for Dog school for 6 months now and has recently earnt her place as Senior coach amongst the team at Dog School Shropshire.


She has many years’ experience working in rescue and stray kennels where she has dealt with different breeds, temperaments and got to know many different personalities in dogs.


Laura has qualifications in animal care and management and feels she is constantly learning new things from her team.


Outside of work, Laura has three Australian terriers, Misty, Alfie and Tootsie, who she has shown for over ten years. Her eldest girl, Misty has been blind for the last two years and Laura continues to find out more in the ways she can help her and bring her confidence back.  Although a lover of all breeds, her special love lies with terriers and lurchers. You can often find her out with her three terriers or walking dogs who are still looking for a forever home!


She is excited to carry on learning and progressing in the Dog School world and looks forward to the future and meeting you all!


Beth McDonald

Beth has always had a strong passion for working with animals and has completed a degree in Animal Science, which focused mainly on animal behaviour and welfare.  Since her degree, she has worked in veterinary practices, rescue centres and as an animal keeper.  As an animal keeper, Beth’s love for animal training grew stronger and she found herself training a pack of hybrid wolves, with which she worked very closely - she still goes to visit them on a regular basis!  Since working with the wolves, Beth has developed a strong interest in canine behaviour and enjoys helping owners understand and develop a life-long bond with their dogs.


Beth started out at Dog School Shropshire in October 2017 as their Coach.  With determination, she has earnt a position as Senior Coach.  Beth loves nothing more than coaching and making dog training fun and enjoyable.


Outside of work, you can find Beth enjoying walks around North Wales with her partner’s dogs, Angus (a Newfoundland crossbreed) and Minnow (a Miniature Schnauzer crossbreed).  Beth dreams of the day she will have a Siberian Husky called Harold!


Lisa Hough

Lisa has always had an ambition to work with animals and is currently working towards a Diploma in Canine Care, Welfare and Behaviour. Lisa has worked within a boarding kennels environment since a young age, working with a variety of breeds and temperaments, which has fuelled her passion towards dog training after working alongside a trainer and gaining an abundance of knowledge and experience. 

Outside of work Lisa can be found spending time with her two dogs; Hugo a Bichon Frise and Szep a Hungarian Visza. She enjoys taking them for long country walks in the local Shropshire countryside.


Melissa completed her Masters degree in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation at Nottingham Trent University and her Batchelor degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Harper Adams University. From a young age, she has always been passionate about working with animals especially in animal training. She got a taste for this, assisting in the animal training, in a previous job working at West Midlands Safari Park. She wants to use positive training techniques to help owners and dogs form a stronger relationship.


Outside of work Melissa likes to spend time with her two rescue lop-eared rabbits, Perriwinkle and Henry and her two rescue dogs Freddie a Cocker spaniel, who is a retired gundog, and Rosie a collie cross lurcher. She enjoys training her animals to do tricks and making environmental enrichment for the animals to play with and destroy. She is very excited to work as a Dog School Coach and looks forward to meeting you all.



Amanda is getting settled into her new school - check back here soon for updates!

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