Dog School Hampshire (Dogs Trust)
- Puppy, adolescent, & adult dog training
- Reward-based training that’s fun
- Maximum of six dogs per class
- Two instructors per class
- Helping prevent problem behaviours
- 50 minute classes on Tuesday
Dogs Trust Dog School Hampshire
Training classes for you and your canine companion in Southampton, Hampshire
Welcome to Dog School Hampshire. We offer friendly classes for puppies, adolescents, adults and rescue dogs in your local area. All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that will help them cope with everyday, domestic life. We’ll give you the foundations you need to develop a strong and healthy bond with your dog. Our classes have a maximum of six dogs and at least two trainers; this ensures that we can devote time to each individual and help you to progress and achieve your training goals. We use science-led, reward-based training to make sure that you get the best results and have lots of fun whilst doing so!
In addition to our group classes we can also offer 121 training sessions to help with any specific training needs your dog might have. We also organise seminars and workshops throughout the year on topics of interest such as separation anxiety and noise fears.
Tuesday (50 mins) - 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30 - Eastney Community Centre, PO4 9SU
Wednesday (50 mins) - 17:15, 18:15 and 19:15 - Dogs Trust Salisbury, SP4 0HW
Thursday (50 mins) - 13:00 and 14:00 - Botley Centre, SO30 2ES
Saturday (50 mins) - 09:00, 10:00 and 11:10 - Lindford Village Hall, GU35 0RD
Our Mission at Dogs Trust
At Dogs Trust our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. It means that a lot of our work is caring for dogs at our rehoming centres – dogs that need a second chance in life. But it also means addressing the root causes of problems. Every year we receive thousands of calls from people asking us to take their dogs into our rehoming centres, and the biggest single reason they give is because of the dog’s behaviour. So to address this problem, we’ve created Dogs Trust Dog School.
At Dog School we believe in setting our dogs and owners up for success. Most people want a dog that sits when asked, walks calmly on a loose lead, comes back when called and settles down when they want to watch their favourite TV programme or have a pint in the pub! Most owners also want their dog to do these things even when there are temptations and distractions around, such as tasty picnics, children running about, or other dogs walking past. The training we do at Dogs Trust is based on teaching these basic behaviours that dogs and owners need for a harmonious domestic life together.
Meet the team:
Janey Coates – Senior Coach
Janey has previously worked in rescue shelters, on sheep farms and in pet shops. She graduated with her BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Bristol in 2014, receiving special commendation for her behavioural assessment exam, and has studied alongside some of the leading experts in canine behaviour.
Janey is experienced in behaviour modification through positive reinforcement and has worked with rescue, working and companion dogs. She is especially fond of bully breeds, in particular Staffordshire Bull terriers but anything with a slobbery, jowly face will win a place in her heart.
She currently regards her greatest achievement in life to be the successful clicker training of both her dog, cat and hamster. Janey enjoys using her skills and knowledge to help owners and their dogs achieve a happier future together at Dog School.
Imogen Gibbons – Coach
Imogen is very excited to be part of Dogs Trust Dogs School. She recently completed her Animal Management qualification at college and is now a student member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
At home Imogen owns a Border Collie cross Springer Spaniel called Malcolm. He was adopted from Dogs Trust in 2010. Malcolm inspired Imogen to look deeper into dogs and has since trained him to do many tricks. The best being ‘spin’ which he enjoys the most!
Imogen’s favourite breed is the Labrador Retriever. She continues to complete courses and attends seminars/workshops to improve her knowledge even further.
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