School of Dogs Ltd ®, is a professional, family run, dog training business, established since April 2012.
Using Science-Based Methods, Lee Ferry provides the most up-to-date positive dog training techniques for all ages and abilities of dogs and owners. Lee is fully qualified with a degree in canine behaviour and training. Lee is also part of Victoria Stilwell's dog training team for the UK.
We offer a range of classes from puppy schools, puppy advice, advanced obedience, agility, private consultations, dog daycare, all are fun, informative, and relaxed in our own dog training centre.
To become a VSPDT trainer and a member of the PPG our dog training methods went through a rigorous and comprehensive examination. This guarantees we are of the highest professional, humane and ethical calibre of force-free dog trainers.
Durham County Council, Approved Dog Day Care Centre under the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018:
Licenced No. DCC/ALA/O77835 (4 Star Rating)
At School of Dogs, we believe the most engaging and beneficial way to train your dog is to use positive dog training techniques.
This fun based method, keeps your dog interested and eager to learn. It allows you, the owner, to reward the behaviours you want to encourage and ignore unacceptable behaviours. All skill levels are catered for, from beginner, to advanced, to private classes.
We will show you how to establish clear communication with your dog and understand your dog's physical and social behaviour.
We welcome all breeds, ages and sizes of dog to undertake any of the below services -
BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTATIONS AND 1-2-1 Training
For dogs with specific behavioural problems, we offer unique personalised training sessions.
These consist of an initial consultation lasting for 80 minutes @ £70 and then additional sessions of 60 minutes @ £35
Problems with your dog at home, Lee will visit your home and give you first class information on how to positively change your dogs behaviour. Priced at £120 this includes travel costs.
Additional cost if outside of Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Here at School of Dogs, we provide you with a pathway to learning that will help you to build a positive relationship with your dog.
We will show you how to use positive dog training methods proven to have outstanding results, in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.
No dog is perfect and the length of time it will take to change a dog’s behaviour will vary.
Once you finish a training session or course, it is very important that you continue with the techniques shown to develop and maintain good behaviour.
“When we got our Jack Russell, Peggy, just under a year ago, we were her fourth owners in 11 months. Needless to say, Peggy didn’t have the best start in life and had experienced very little discipline. I was worried that she would never really settle down. Lee was recommended to us by a friend so we got in touch. We were advised Peggy would benefit from some 1-1 private sessions which we booked. I can honestly say they changed everything, Lee really helps you to understand your dog and the impact your actions can have. After just two sessions Peggy was like a different dog, we continued to use the skills we’d learned from Lee and still use them now. We’ve learned with Peggy as a team and she’s gone from being extremely nervous and a little bit naughty to be a confident, well-mannered dog that we’re happy to take anywhere with us. Lee told us that he held agility classes so we decided to give them a go, we’ve now been attending for around 18 weeks and have moved from the beginner into the intermediate class. Lee’s enthusiasm is brilliant and we enjoy every single session we attend – there's always something new to learn. We’re so glad we found School of Dogs and couldn’t recommend Lee and his team enough.
(Jo, Phil and Peggy Sue)
We first met Lee when we had a problem with our rescue dog Barney. The problem was sorted within half an hour. This is when we found out about Lee’s junior agility classes. We enrolled Barney and Ellen (6-year-old granddaughter) where they are doing very well. One year later they are still both enjoying attending agility class. Myself over this period being an observer has seen the improvement in both Ellen and Barney also the other dogs and junior handlers have improved as some dogs proving to be more of a problem. Which Lee handles with great skill and patients. Would recommend his services to anyone. (Peter, Ellen & Barney)