Dogskool

Welcome to Dogskool!

We are the area’s leading dog training and behaviour company with over 20 years experience and over 150 5* reviews!

Hi! My name is Sarah Hursthouse. I head up the Dogskool team

I am a qualified Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist, with many years experience of working with dogs of all shapes and sizes!

I am, what they call nowadays, a “positive” dog trainer. That is, I like to find ways to reward a dog for something I want him to do, rather than punish him for something he probably hasn’t been taught how to do properly in the first place!

We offer…

Puppy and Beginners Obedience Classes, Fun Classes, Trick Training and Agility & Flyball Training.

We also run behaviour workshops and courses to address issues such as Reactivity towards other dogs and Recall. We also have an extensive range of online courses and eBooks.

We offer one to one behaviour packages for issues such as aggression, dog reactivity, separation anxiety, over-excitement and manners and also tailor-made private courses. We cover Cheshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Our Courses

Physical
8 weeks
£75
Introduce your dog to the fun sport of Flyball!!! Great fun for dog and owner!  Weekly classes…. Sundays held at 12-1pm at Dig It Dog Training Aren...
8 weeks
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£75
Physical
8 weeks
£75
Enjoy obedience training, trick training, agility, flyball and games in a fun environment! Held every Wednesday evening at 8pm-9pm at Alsager Eques...
8 weeks
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£75
Beginners fun agility. All dogs welcome! Held every Thursday evening at 6.30-7.30pm at Dig It Dog Training, Dubthorn Lane, Betchton, Nr Sandbach CW...
8 weeks
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£75
Physical
8 weeks
£75
Held every Sunday 10-11 am at Dig It Dog Training, Dubthorn Lane, Betchton, Nr Sandbach CW11 4TA. All dogs welcome! No experience is necessary. An ...
8 weeks
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£75
Held outdoors at Audley Football Club, Old Townfields Rd, Audley, ST7 8QH. 6.30-7.30pm, one hour classes for 6 weeks. Cost £90, payable on booking....
6 weeks
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£90
Held at Alsager Equestrian Centre, Lawton Heath End, Alsager, ST7 3RJ.  One hour classes for 6 weeks. Course fee £90, payable on booking. All moder...
6 weeks
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£90
Held at Alsager Equestrian Centre, Lawton Heath End, Alsager, ST7 3RJ. 6 week course costing £90, payable on booking. All modern, positive methods ...
6 weeks
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£90
Have fun teaching your dog a great recall! Improve your dog’s recall in a fun way!  Ensure that your dog will come back to you every time, even whe...
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£30

Our Instructors

Courteney Garsden

At present, I own a Pug called Pablo. I also have 5 other family dogs who keep me busy. …..

Danni Chadwick

“I currently own 3 beautiful dogs – Mitzi, Willow and Buddy. Mitzi is my Border Collie …..

Michelle Caisley

“My brilliant dog is called Freddie. He’s a Plummer Terrier and we do a bit of everything …..

Michelle Turnock

“I currently own 2 dogs, a Cockerpoo called Tillie and a “Sprockerdor” called Stanley. We …..

Our Reviews

Helen Kelly
Helen Kelly
2022-05-14
recommends
My dog was reactive to other dogs on walks. He would lunge and bark, sounding aggressive. I needed some advice so booked one to one classes with Sarah to help me resolve his issues. Is he cured? Not yet, still work to be done, but WOW what a massive improvement. I would definitely recommend Dogskool
Leanne Grogan
Leanne Grogan
2022-05-13
recommends
Sarah helped us get our labrador out walking again after he became fearful and began sitting down, refusing to budge. We had an initial consultation where she got to know our dog and by our next appointment, he was walking again. She gave us lots of tips and advice and the confidence to know what we were doing. Also our dog loved her! Highly recommend Dogskool.
Lesley Proudlove
Lesley Proudlove
2022-05-06
recommends
Fantastic been to the beginners classes . They were so professional and caring . My Nori just graduated this week . Bev cause she’s done so well we are moving on to the next class
Susan Ann
Susan Ann
2022-05-06
recommends
Kind, positive and effective trainers, in our case Michelle. Sadly, we had to miss the final lessons because of a leg injury(not on the class!)but we have plenty of material to work on now.
Helen Smith
Helen Smith
2022-01-31
recommends
Great class, wonderful to work with my dog in a safe and controlled environment- would recommend
PT Andrea Woodhead
PT Andrea Woodhead
2022-01-29
recommends
Sarah and all the guys at Dogskool are absolutely brilliant. Can’t recommend them enough. Having been to puppy classes and perfect your recall classes with Sarah everything was going well with our pup. We were thrown into lockdown without socialisation or other canine contact resulting in an anxious and reactive dog. We had 1-2-1 sessions at home first then graduated to “feisty Fido’s”. Absolutely perfect for dogs with issues around people or other dogs. The classes were safe, fun and effective. The whole family now feel more equipped and confident when out walking the dogs. Invaluable lessons, tips and tricks to keep our pups attention on us and not what’s going on around him. We are hoping to start fun/agility classes soon 😍
Bethan Amy
Bethan Amy
2022-01-11
recommends
We had some 1 2 1 training to help our young labradoodle with general behaviour, walking, and recall. Sarah has been brilliant - she has so many tips and tricks, and really has a solution to every problem you could ever have with a dog! I would always recommend Dogskool ☺️
Jamie Munn
Jamie Munn
2022-01-05
recommends
Before working with Sarah, we had tried other methods which had failed. She was very professional, friendly and relaxed in the way she worked and no question went unanswered. Would definitely recommend.
Tracy Sleeth
Tracy Sleeth
2021-12-08
recommends
myself and my 6 month old doxiepoo Hugo has just completed our puppy training Michelle was great and we learnt such alot Michelle and courtney very helpful with great advice Thankyou for making it so enjoyable for myself and hugo see you in the new year for our next course x
Steven Meadows
Steven Meadows
2021-11-24
recommends
Where do I begin, every week I or we have looked forward to skool night. It’s been so enjoyable and very informative but above everything else it’s been great fun for both of us and it’s just a shame it’s over, I can’t believe it’s gone so quick, as for value for money it’s definitely worth it, you will come away with all kind of helpful hints on training your dog. The trainers are very friendly and know what they are talking about, if your struggling with any part of the program then they have the answers and will show you what to do. Thank you again it’s been great fun, see you at recall

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