Online Courses and Events

Do you have a new puppy and are looking for online training that you can do from the safety of your own home?  

Has your puppy become a terrible teen, or have you re-homed an older dog and would like to do some training?  

Do you have an older dog-your own Golden Oldie? Life does not have to be dull for you dog just because it is older!  

Forthcoming Events

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Training Classes


 Update 20/11/2020

Following the announcement by the NI Executive last night the dates of our indoor training classes are uncertain and we have had to postpone again our indoor classes at St Polycarps, Agape Centre and Cregagh Presbyterian Church Halls for classes starting after 26/11

Subscribers who have signed up to November/ December classes in St Polycarps,Agape Centre  and Cregagh Road have been emailed with alternatives.

As soon as the venues open doors again, we will publish new class dates. In the meantime, please check out online classes available


Update 15/10/2020

Given the new 'circuit-breaker' regulations announced in Northern Ireland we have had to postpone indoor classes at St Polycarps and Cregagh Presbyterian Church Halls from 15/10/2020.

Our outdoor classes which had already begun in Moat park are running as normal. Indoor classes at Agape are also allowed to run as normal.

Subscribers who have signed up to October classes in St Polycarps and Cregagh have been emailed with alternatives.

As soon as the venues open doors again, we will publish new class dates. In the meantime, please check out online classes available


Update 07/08/2020

Please find a video update here from Robin and we thank you for your patience and understanding over the last few months.

Given the current social distancing measures it is not possible yet to hold indoor dog training classes but we are from 20/06/2020 offering limited outdoor classes. These will be published above in the courses section as and when we are able to organise.

Dog Training NI team is implementing the following guidelines and we ask all class participants to observe to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19:

  • Each class is limited to 8 participants (one dog owner per dog)
  • Each participant has to adhere to all existing social distancing rules (see here), and will be restricted to an area of 2 m2 (which will be clearly marked out)
  • Each participant to please bring your own face mask to wear for the duration of the class. Please see guidelines here
  • Each participant will have to bring their own dog bowls, leads and water so there will be no sharing of equipment
  • There will be no physical touching of any equipment and once class is over participants will be asked not to loiter in the training zone
  • Participants will be asked to stagger their entry into and out of the training zone
  • Participants will be asked to sanitize their hands before and after class and to use paper towels which will be disposed of safely afterwards by Dog Training NI

Please do not to book a class a class if you are showing symptoms of covid-19 or recently recovering

People considered vulnerable (over 70, pregnant or with a underlying health condition) are advised they are booking at their own risk (advice for vulnerable people can be found here NI Direct advice)



It is still not currently possible for us to offer face to face group training sessions, so we are bringing puppy, adolescent and golden oldie dog training to your home instead by offering new online training classes.

Each of these separate courses can be purchased online and you can progress through the exercises at your own pace.

Robin and his team are still dedicated to training your dog only with reward based training and positive reinforcement and with the belief that dogs young and old can be trained using kind and positive methods.

You can preview the courses and purchase them via the link here which will give you automatic access to the platform where all the trainingmaterial is available.


Update 18/03/2020

Due to the worldwide spread of Coronavirus, we have decided to suspend our puppy and dog training classes at all the venues as a preventative measure and to ensure everyone’s safety. We will resume face to face training once it is safe to do so. We will honour any existing bookings and publish to this page the new course dates once scheduled .


Our Aim

The classes are designed to promote responsible dog ownership, teach you and your dog life skills so that you and the dog have a good bond and your dog is well trained, happy and confident.

We want you to get the best out of your dog.


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Our Method

There are different classes for different ages and topics. These are basic training for dogs from puppy, adolescence and upwards.

All of our classes are informal, friendly and we use reward based methods and try to keep them fun for both the owner and dog.

In the classes you will be encouraged to succeed with the exercises and will get individual advice when you need it.

Most will run as courses with the same group of dogs, there are courses for basic training, enrichment, scent work and a very different dog course with exercises not normally found in normal dog training classes, introducing some different skills.

You can book all of our classes here and if you have any questions you can contact us on:

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Our Venues

This is a list of our current training venues which we are constantly reviewing. Please check out the courses we have available under forthcoming events

Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland

Comber Orange Hall, Comber, Northern Ireland

Cregagh Church,Cregagh Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland

Mid Antrim Animal Santuary, Antrim , Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland

St Polycarps Church, Finaghy, Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland