Regular classes

Does your trainer use force-free, welfare-based methods? Most trainers believe that some methods such as those that focus on training through punishment may create serious problems in the future in exchange for short-term obedience.

Suggested trainer bodies – we’re not endorsing particular trainers or qualifications, this is a list for you to explore and research and check what is best for you and your dog.

  • UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter

Regular classes

Ann Bond Dog Training & Behaviour

Good Start Puppy & Junior classes
Rolling 5 week courses, 1 hour sessions
Kind, fair, effective (and fun) socialising and training for pups aged from 10 – 20 weeks, with qualified APDT trainer and Behaviourist.
Follow-on Junior courses for 20 weeks plus available
Mondays: St Osmonds School, Dorchester – 17:15 & 18:30
Thursdays: Mission Hall, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth – 17:00 & 18:15, Juniors 7:30

Novice Dog Training – Fun and Focus
Rolling 5 week courses – 1 hour session
Thursdays: Broadway Memorial Hall, Weymouth – 11:00
Sociable good manners and fun training in small groups.
For dogs aged over 26 weeks, with little training, or rescued/rehomed dogs

Further information:  or call: 01305 832569, email:

Doggies Training Academy

Kind, Effective and Modern Dog Training
Enjoy training your dog using games and reward based scientific techniques
IMDT Qualified Trainer.

I run outdoor classes in Merley in my private enclosed training field, Recall Classes (specialise in recall), Scentwork, Adult Dog, Puppy and 1-1 Training Programs. Plus pop up Canine Enrichment / Sensory Garden.

Puppy Training
Learning Skills for Life: Though puppy class or 1-1 training or online I help you with common puppy problems as well as learning skills for life

Help For Adult Dogs
From classes to 1-1 support: Does your dog need a refresher or beginners class? Or are you struggling with anything specific and need 1-1 help?

Help your dog use their incredible nose: Classes & 1-1 Scentwork for your dog giving them a chance to use their incredible nose.
UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Class: Tuesdays 11.30am -12.30 pm

Further information: or call: 07368 161776
or email:

Dogs Trust Dog School Dorset

Puppy, Adolescent, Adult and Rescue dog classes
All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. We want you to have a strong and healthy bond with your dog and enjoy each other’s company. 

Our classes never have more than six dogs and have at least two trainers to make sure that we can devote time to each individual and help you progress.  We use science-led, reward-based training to make sure that we get the best results, and have lots of fun whilst doing so.

We also now offer 1-2-1 sessions on a regular basis, online virtual classes and run seminars on a variety of topics (check on the website for further information).

Tuesday: The Church of Holy Angels Lilliput – Evening
The Church of Holy Angels Lilliput, 61 Lilliput Road, Poole, BH14 8JX

Wednesday: St Andrews Church – Evening
St Andrews Church, St Andrews Church Parish Centre, 123 Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8RD

Friday: Branksome Centre – Afternoon
Branksome Centre, Recreation Road, Poole, BH12 2EA

Saturday: Coneygar Animal Science Centre, Kingston Maurwood College Saturday – Morning, Afternoon
Coneygar Animal Science Centre, Kingston Maurwood College, Kingston Maurwood College, Dorchester, DT2 8PX

Further information:
Puppy & Dog Training Classes | Dorset | Dogs Trust or email:

FAB Agility

Train with FAB for the ultimate FAB-ulous time with your furry friend!
From complete beginners to the most experienced partnerships. Whether you want to try agility for the first time or take your current skills to the next level, there’s something for everyone!
Indoors: Wednesday evening between 6:30pm – 8:30pm just outside Weymouth at Whitcombe Racing Stables, W Down Rd, Whitcombe, Dorchester DT2 8NY. Experienced and inexperienced groups available.
Outdoors: During Spring/Summer we also train in North Dorset at Eastbury Park, Tarrant Gunville, Nr Blandford Forum, DT11 8JQ. Experienced and inexperienced groups available.

Further information:
Call: 07715669474 or email:

Flyball, Agility & Training at Watercombe Dogs

Ball crazy dog? Dog with too much energy? Flyball provides an entertaining and active way to interact with your dog and other dog enthusiasts in an environment that is fun while allowing the dogs exercise and enjoyment.
Watercombe House, Nr Owermoigne DT2 8HJ. Every Tuesday at 18:15.

Further information: 

Fun Dog Agility

Fun Dog Agility Classes. 
Set in a fully dog proof grass arena. Corfe Mullen, nr St Huberts Church. 
Every Sunday (Mar – Oct) at 10.30.

Corfe Mullen Pet Dog Hooper Class. This new canine sport is low impact and suitable for most dogs.
Starting March / April.

Further information:
Call Janet on 07989 581880.

Kirsty’s Paws

Kind, Friendly and Effective Training – Kirsty’s PAWS gives you professional and friendly Dog training services, across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Ferndown areas.

Friendly and fun Puppy Classes with Kirsty’s Paws.
Come and teach your puppy basic skills using kind techniques and help prevent future behaviour problems.

YMCA Winton, 1-7 Jameson Road 
Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 8.15 pm

Hayters Field, Wimborne
Saturday mornings

One-to-One Training
Are you feeling stressed or worried about your dog’s behaviour? Would you like some help but don’t know where to start? I can help you, I will work with your and your dog using with kind, friendly and effective training techniques that promote good behaviour. I can help to relieve you of your worries, fears and frustrations and work with you to teach your Dog the skills they need for you to be able to fully enjoy your time together.

Private in home training sessions.

Online Training
With my online training programmes I can help you safely train your Dog, from the comfort of your own home.

Online Puppy Training Course
Improve Your Dog’s Recall

Further information: or call: 07852 644190 or em

Life Skills Dog Training

Fun, positive, science-based, force-free. AID trainer.Bradpole Village Hall, West Dorset.  Fridays
Fridays for 7 weeks – Puppies
Friday for 7 weeks – All ages, rolling programmeFurther information: or call: 07710 608 951

Me and My Dog Academy

Train your dog with MAMDA Online course during Covid-19

Teach your dog how to be the goodest boy or girl your family could wish for including:

  • Coming back even when there are squirrels.
  • Walking with the person on the end of the lead and not pulling them like the huskies they saw on the Christmas advert on the Telly Box.
  • Being the best and fastest dog at fetch in the dog park.
  • Settling and chilling when asked.
  • Leaving stuff when their person says even when its the tastiest snack in the hands of a human puppy.
  • Listening to your every word.
  • Doing simple tricks to prove to your neighbours and friends they really are the goodest boy or girl in town!

Life time access to over 30 training exercises!
Online training sessions!
Trainers support 24/7!

MAMDA Life Skills Level 1

Positive Reward and Game Based Dog Training Classes
The Centre, Barns Road, Ferndown BH22 8XH
Puppy Programme: Loose lead walking foundation, socialisation, recall, boundary bed games, focus and attention, food manners, positive puppy play and more.
Beyond the Basics and Happy Hounds Classes: Dogs 6 months plus. The classes will be tailored around your dog’s individual needs.

Further information:

Muttley Solutions

1:1 pet gun dog breed training for those gun dog’s who are not worked. Challenges dog and owner in a live environment. Focus on obedience, good manners and safety. 
Weekday sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday daytime. Booking through website. 
All day Sunday 1:1 one hour sessions for pet gun dog breeds. Booking through website

Group training/ walks where gun dog breeds learn control around other dog’s. Owners learn safety in a live environment.  Runs at weekends. Booking through website. 

General dog/ puppy training. 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday daytime and evening sessions. 1:1 training at your location or my live environment facility. Booking through website. 

Further information:

Nightsabre Dog Training

Join our unique Fun Focus Play Canine Development program by signing up for any of these classes:

Fun  Focus  Play – Pawdawan Puppy Club
Fun  Focus  Play – Young Dogs
Fun  Focus  Play – Adolescents
Fun  Focus  Play – Adults & Rescues
Fun  Focus  Rally – Rally Obedience for all ages

All classes limited to 6 dog and handler spaces.
Milborne St Andrew Sports and Recreation Ground

Further information: or email:

Paw by Paw Training

Science-based training that is effective for both dogs and owners with a fully qualified and insured trainer (BSc, IMDT, UKCSD). Based in Dorchester but classes held in Weymouth and Dorchester with a large 1-2-1 service area. 

Puppy Basics Classes: Lead On Dog Shop on the Granby Industrial Estate on Thursday evenings 6 – 6.45pm (rolling 6 week classes)

Puppy Paradise: South Coast Equestrian on Thursday evenings 7 – 7.45pm (rolling 6 week classes)

Terrible Teens: Lead On Dog Shop on the Granby Industrial Estate on Wednesday evenings 6 – 6.45pm (rolling 6 week classes)

Adult Basic Obedience and Life Skills:  South Coast Equestrian on Wednesday evenings 8 – 8.45pm (rolling 6 week classes)

Reactive Rovers: South Coast Equestrian on Wednesday evenings 7 – 7.45pm. 6 week course for nervous, scared or aggressive dogs. Places are limited to 4 dogs and all work is done at each individual dog’s pace – if they’re not ready to see another dog or human they won’t.

1-2-1 Training Sessions

1-2-1 Walking: Perfect for anyone who can’t make classes or schedule regular 1-2-1s. Available for basic training as well as dogs with more serious problem behaviours. 

Further information or call: 07775 448828
or email:

PocoDogs Academy

Debby Lucken is an award winning (ASA) positive dog trainer (IMDT) based in Poole. Debby is a family dog trainer, who specialises in helping families with kids training their dogs. 

She also offers Group classes:

Basic manners – Level 1: This course is for puppies who are learning their first behaviours.
Lessons are available both evenings and day time.

Intermediate classes – Level 2: Your will progress in learn his learning and work being more polite
Lessons are available both evenings and day time.

Chill classes: This is a special class to train our dogs to relax more and to be calmer.

Venue: all group courses are held at Holy Angels church hall, in Lilliput, Poole

Debby offers private lessons at your house and/or local park.
Pocodogs runs socialisation walks at Upton Country Park at weekends, every two weeks.

Further information:
Debby Lucken: or call: 07769114506 or email:

Practice Makes Pawfect

  • Puppy class – 9.30am
  • Novice/Improvers Class – 10.30am
  • Advanced Class – 11.30am

Saturdays, St John’s Church Hall, Macaulay Road, Broadstone.
Student member of APDT

Further information: or call 07947 515 511 

Purbeck Agility – Agility, Obedience, Hoopers & Heelwork to Music Training

One-to-one Training: Obedience, Agility, Canine Hoopers & HTM.

Puppy Training (Foundation & socialisation) Sandford Community Hall
Friday evening 6.30pm to 7.15pm 

Obedience Training; Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Tuesday & Friday evenings starting at 7.30pm 

Mastering Recall Workshop:  monthly 1½ hour workshop. 

Pre-Agility: Winter months – Sunday 10.30 -11.30am

Agility: Spring & Summer months – Sunday 10.30am to 1pm at our secure field at Corfe Castle 

Heelwork to Music (dog dancing): Sandford Community Hall
Beginners & experienced handlers workshops (see website for class times)

NEW: Canine Hoopers (with Accredited CHUK Instructor): Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings. 

Contact for details:

Ringwood Dogs

Dog trainer Isabelle Adams-Pape is a fully qualified and accredited positive reinforcement trainer providing dog owners in Dorset with a one to one personal service for the training, daycare and boarding of their dogs.

One to One Training: Ringwood Dogs offers training in the comfort of your own home. Flexibility in scheduling an appointment, one to one attention and a personalised training programme to suit your needs makes this a popular choice with owners. Covering general obedience, bad manners and problem behaviours.

Puppy Manners Course: Designed to teach owners how to create the ultimate family dog by improving their puppy’s obedience and ensuring their puppies become well-mannered and well-balanced pets. We shall work towards teaching your puppies the “Eight Essentials” needed to become a well behaved member of the family.

The Ringwood Dogs Training Club: These classes are geared towards friendly, well socialised dogs and older adolescent puppies who enjoy a class environment and meeting other dogs and people. Meet like minded owners and their dogs for an action packed class covering General Obedience, Socialisation, Fun and Games.

Doodle Daycare & Boarding: As the name suggests, we specialise in Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Cavapoos and all the doodle varieties.  Offering the Oxford and Cambridge University equivalent of dog daycare/boarding at my home instead of putting your doodle into a kennel for the duration of your holiday or when you have to go out for the day.

Further information: or call: 07860 173545 or email:

Wessex Dog Training Club

APDT qualified trainer see this link for other qualifications

For Obedience, Agility, Hoopers, Rally Obedience and Scentwork

Obedience Stoborough Village Hall, near Wareham BH20 5AJ

Wednesday and Friday Evenings:
Puppies and Intermediate

Mixed Ability Obedience at our outdoor location,
Bere Farm, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6ER

Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards

Puppies: 6.30pm session – 45 minutes​

Intermediate: 7.30pm session – 60 minutes

Intermediate plus: Session starts at 8.45pm session – 60 minutes​​

Please check  for what you need to bring and further information.  WDTC provides KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme training with puppy foundation, bronze, silver & gold awards. Wednesdays and Fridays, £5 per session, pay as you go, first session free. Stoborough Village Hall near Wareham

1-1 Training   Mondays and Tuesdays: Bere Farm

Sundays: Beginners and Novice and Improvers: Bere Farm
Tuesdays: Mixed ability: Bere Farm

Rally Obedience:
Sunday: Bere Farm

Canine Hoopers – Low Impact Agility
Saturdays and Wednesdays: Bere Farm

Scentwork (suitable for all dogs):
Wednesday: Stoborough Village Hall
Tuesday evenings: Bere Farm

For more information on the above go to our website:
Wessex Dog Training Club

Woofs of Bournemouth

Karen Murphy

I offer a professional, friendly and reliable training service in and around Bournemouth. I am a fully accredited member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and also a Tellington TTouch Practitioner and therefore possess up-to-date skills and knowledge of the most effective force free methods of training and behaviour modification. I hold a current animal first aid certificate, I am DBS checked and have business liability insurance.

I can offer services tailored to your needs at a time that’s convenient to you and your canine companion. 
121 Training sessions can cover anything from recall to loose lead walking to puppy toilet training. 

Further information
You can contact me by email or call me on 075913069855 and my website for more details is