Dog School Sussex 

Welcome to Dog School Sussex!  Our dedicated team are here to help you build a stronger relationship with your dog through our positive training classes.  We have 5 week courses tailored for puppies, adolescents, adults and rescue dogs .

Our classes have been carefully designed to provide the best learning environment.  We will teach you the most effective way to train your dog, all about canine body language, how dogs communicate with each other and why your dog is behaving in a particular way.  These skills will last you and your dog a lifetime.

We are currently recruiting volunteers! Contact us to find out more.


Our classes

Tuesday (50 mins)

18:00, 19:00 and 20:00

Maybridge Keystone Centre, BN12 6JD

Wednesday (50mins)

17:30, 18:45 and 20:00

St Davids Hall, BN2 5FH

Thursday (50 mins)

11:30, 12:45, 17:30 and 18:45

Dogs Trust Shoreham, BN43 5LT

Friday (50 mins)

09:30, 10:40 and 11:50

Dogs Trust Shoreham, BN43 5LT

Saturday (50 mins)

08:30, 09:45 and 11:00

Dogs Trust Shoreham, BN43 5LT

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Your details

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Dog details

Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

How does your dog react when he or she meets other dogs?

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Get in touch

T: 01273 466 977

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Trainers' profiles

Gemma Whitlaw, our Head Coach: BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Bristol. Since graduating from University Gemma ran her own behaviour business offering group classes’ and one to one behaviour consultations. Additionally, she worked in a large veterinary hospital. She is now very excited to be part of the Dog School Team.

Lizzie Ashton our Senior Coach: Graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science. Has experience in numerous canine establishments and had a love for working with animals all her life but developed a particular passion and interest for canine behaviour and welfare. She’s worked as part of the West Midlands Dog School before coming to work with the Sussex team.

After graduating from university with a Zoology degree, coach Lana-Mae has gained experience working in the veterinary industry as well as for a rehoming charity.  She is very interested in animal behaviour and is enjoying training dogs (and owners!) for Dog School.

Our blog

Celebrating Successes!

Senior Coach Lizzie is now a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

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Charleston’s Journey Continued…

Charleston is back for adolescent classes!

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Charleston’s Journey!

From Dogs Trust Shoreham to New Home to Dog School Sussex!

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Apr, 2019

Successful Socialisation (CPD Event)

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Monday 08 Apr 2019, 19:00


Jun, 2019

Understanding Your Dog

Dogs Trust Shoreham, BN43 5LT | Monday 10 Jun 2019, 19:00


Aug, 2019

Firework Fears - Dog School Sussex

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Monday 12 Aug 2019, 19:00


Oct, 2019

Happy Vet Visits (CPD Event)

Dogs Trust Shoreham | Monday 14 Oct 2019, 19:00

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