FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DOG TRAINING

Q.WHAT BAD BEHAVIOUR BY YOUR DOG OR PUPPY CAN WE STOP?

YOU CANNOT STOP BAD BEHAVIOUR WITH A TREAT-IT DOES NOT WORK!

Some trainers believe that giving a dog treats is the best way to train but in our opinion relying on treats exclusively just does not work. Your dog may learn how behave but only does it at because there's a treat at the end of it and many times treats just stop working. Essentially you are bribing the dog to behave properly. Bad behaviour by a dog makes an owner’s life a misery. Our dog training solves problems with bad behaviour as this is our speciality. Many of the problems are very common and we work with your dog and just as importantly, with you at your home or on a walk, to solve the problems.

  • Stop pulling on the lead
  • Stop lunging at other dogs
  • Stop barking at dogs & people
  • Stop jumping up at people
  • Stop aggression
  • Stop running away and not returning
  • Stop constant barking
  • Stop barking at the door

Q.WHAT DOG OBEDIENCE DO WE OFFER?

Below are the main areas of obedience but of course we tailor our training to your requirements as we do not believe that “one size fits all ” when it comes to training.

Owners with obedient pets get more satisfaction and have a stronger bond with their pet. Having a dog that is well trained, obedient, happy, relaxed, responsive and easy for you to manage means you will get more pleasure from dog ownership.

A well-trained dog is safer to have around family and friends, and is at a lower risk than an uncontrollable dog. A dog must come back when it’s called in the face of dangerous situations such as near a busy road.

  • Heel Work - dog will be taught to walk to heel on the lead
  • Heel Work - dog will be taught to walk to heel off lead
  • Recall - dog will be taught to return on command
  • Down - dog will be taught to lie down and remain until released
  • Down - dog will ignore other dogs when in the down
  • Sit - dog will sit when owner stops moving
  • Come - dog will come from the down to the owner in the frontal sit

Q.WHAT EARLY PUPPY TRAINING DO WE OFFER?

A mistake that many owners make with their new puppy is not giving their dog a regular and consistent set of rules and routine. If the puppy has no rules then it will simply be chaos!

We can help you with this vital early puppy training and show you how to take control or your puppy will run rings round you.Teaching the owner is just as important as training the puppy.The owner is the leader not the puppy.

  • Toilet Training - we will show you the easiest way to toilet train your puppy
  • Crate Training – we will show you how to crate train your puppy
  • Biting - we will show you how to stop "mouthing" or biting when teething
  • Destructive Behaviour - we will show you how to stop destructive behaviour

Q.WHAT PUPPY OBEDIENCE TRAINING DO WE OFFER?

Puppy Training of your our new puppy should be done as as soon as possible. You’ll be amazed just how quickly they learn and at a very early age.It’s just fun for them and they love it! We train all breeds from just a few weeks. They are taught obedience just the same as an adult dog. Then we train you so that you can keep up with it.

Training the owner is very important as you must learn the commands and the proper way to correct your puppy as they can forget. This why all our training is one to one with your dog and we do not offer classes. We believe that classes involving a number of young puppies can be very distracting for your dog.

Q.DO YOU OFFER GROUP CLASSES?

The short answer is NO. We simply do not think they work. There are too a many puppies and they just want to play with each other and are totally distracted. The owners cannot possibly get individual attention in an hour with 8 or 10 or more people in a class. We only offer 1-2-1 puppy training in your home because it’s quicker, more effective, and cheaper!

Q.WHAT BREEDS DO YOU TRAIN?

We train all breeds from toy dogs to working dogs such as German Shepherds, Springers, Dobermans, Rottweilers, in fact every breed you can think of!

Q.WHAT AREAS OF YORKSHIRE DO YOU COVER?

We train throughout Yorkshire. Wherever you live in Yorkshire, we come to your home as well as going for a walk locally to you if necessary. All our training is 1-2-1 wherever you live in Yorkshire.

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  • Matthew Marsh Avatar

    Rob is super professional and extremely knowledgeable his passion for what he does is great to see. Within minutes he had george like putty in his hand. We got Rob to deal with my mums dog who’s super sweet but a powerful dog. I spoke to my mum this morning and she passed on the following after our session with Rob.

    We’ve been on our walk just had the slip collar on and George was lovely to walk. It stopped him from nosying all the rubbish on the floor and also being too interested in cats.

    We came across the usual pack of 3 dogs and I made him sit at the other side of the road and he ate his ham and cheese.
    We also saw a spaniel which he hasn’t seen before. Again it was over the road but he showed more interest in it until I did the aha, sit and treats.

    The hardest thing to remember is to pull up and not back. That foxes me I get all muddled, but we’ll get there I’m sure.

    Also George is so interested in ham he forgets to wee and poo 😂😂

    Thank you for your help x

    Matthew Marsh 06 Jul 2020
  • paula brown Avatar

    When my daughter brought her puppy Bulldog over to my house it was complete bedlam with my dog & hers. They were manic & completely uncontrollable in their excitement. Within 5 minutes of Rob showing us what to do we saw a difference. Within 15 minutes they were calm & laid down. He was here for 1.5 hours & didn’t charge us anymore for staying longer. We didn’t get a chance to deal with my dogs unpredictable aggression so he is arranging for me to meet his dogs to deal with that too, at no extra cost. My dog can be fearful of men, which he picked up on immediately & he let me lead with my dog so as not to scare her. I really respected that because the last thing I wanted was for my dog to be scared. Would recommend highly

    paula brown 05 Jul 2020
  • Victoria Bryan Avatar

    Amazed!! Less than an hour with Ollie and not only did he have my 6month XL bully under control; I had her heeling and all round obedient !! 😁😁 I’m oozing confidence and so excited and happy for the future with my beautiful pup 🐶 thank you soooo much; 1010% recommended! These guys know their stuff 👌👏🏼😊

    Victoria Bryan 01 Jul 2020
  • Dave Clarke Avatar

    Rob came today to work with me and Luna. We were having problems with Luna jumping up at people and trying to get to other people and dogs on walks, not aggressively but wanting to play.
    Rob showed me some great correct & reward techniques and Luna was a much calmer dog when he left.
    Rob has given me the confidence to believe I can carry on with training, knowing he is there if I need him.
    Great stuff.

    Dave Clarke 30 Jun 2020
  • Kelly Nicholson Avatar

    Our 1 year old GSD was lunging and barking at other dogs. He was becoming extremely protective of our family. Rob showed us how to correct this behaviour. The results were really quick. He is a pleasure to walk and doesn’t show those behaviours anymore.

    Kelly Nicholson 29 Jun 2020
  • Daniel Gale Avatar

    I was having aggression and dominace issues with my 9 month old Rottweiler.
    Rob showed me the best ways to deal with these and a more strict regime to follow in hopes of amendng and stopping these behaviours.
    So far so good.

    Daniel Gale 17 Jun 2020
  • Katie Mcbride Avatar

    I have a 3 year old miniature schnauzer who barks at any person and any dog whenever we are out walking with her . Her barking is that bad it got to The point I was embarrassed to walk her . Met with rob today and wow , what a difference . Rob explained the methods used and how to correct , we then outside to put into practise . I can honestly say the correction method works brilliantly . I’m very confident in the methods that rob showed me and have no doubt that I will now be able to enjoy walking my mini schnauzer...... ? thanks again rob

    Katie Mcbride 17 Jun 2020
  • Dawn Drury Avatar

    All I can say is rob is amazing thankyou so much for helping us with Albert rob was so professional in everything he did .worth every penny .

    Dawn Drury 14 Jun 2020
  • Rupa Chopra Avatar

    We are originally from Leeds but live in Australia and recently purchased a puppy. Knowing the reputation of Leeds Dog School and having used Rob for other dogs when we lived in the UK, we knew we wanted their support for our new pup. Rob has provided support for our new puppy via the phone and video which has been so helpful. He provided a lot of advice and tips before we even received the dog and continues to train our dog. We really enjoy it too and couldn't recommend Leeds Dog School enough - you will not be disappointed!

    Rupa Chopra 10 Jun 2020
  • R Chopra Avatar

    We are originally from Leeds but live in Australia and recently purchased a puppy. Knowing the reputation of Leeds Dog School and having used Rob for other dogs when we lived in the UK, we knew we wanted their support for our new pup. Rob has provided support for our new puppy via the phone and video which has been so helpful. He provided a lot of advice and tips before we even received the dog and continues to train our dog. We really enjoy it too and couldn't recommend Leeds Dog School enough - you will not be disappointed!

    R Chopra 10 Jun 2020
  • Saffron Madeleine Avatar

    Today our Pomchi Bella had a 1 hour session with Rob - myself and my partner are over the moon with the results! We had tried EVERYTHING and I mean everything, to control Bella's excessive barking at people and dogs on walks. The things Rob taught us today were explained in a way which was so simple for us to then implement with her ourselves. We have just returned home from taking Bella on her first walk in a busy park post training session and it was the most stress free walk I have ever experienced with our lovely Bella, she is like a different dog. I started to get very anxious and embarrassed taking her by myself in busy areas, and would find myself avoiding people on walks just to save the hassle of her barking and lunging. This has been a huge break through for me personally and I can see how much more at ease Bella was. I have included two videos in this review of a before and after of Bella on a walk. Rob - we cannot thank you enough for your time with us today. Amazing!

    Saffron Madeleine 08 Jun 2020
  • Richard M Avatar

    We have just hired Rob to help train our rescue Chihuahua with barking at people entering the home. He explained his methods and how to implement them. He was very knowledgeable and professional. We didn't feel rushed at all in our session and it has certainly helped. Would definetly recommend and use again if needed.

    Richard M 31 May 2020
  • Riley McCluskey Avatar

    Rob was sound. Lovely guy, very knowledgeable about dogs and easy to chat to. Showed me exactly what to do to stop my 4 year old German Shepherd pulling on the lead and gave me lots of helpful advice and access to resources to help me going forward.

    Riley McCluskey 25 May 2020
  • levi eggleston Avatar

    My dog was been aggressive with other dogs when out walking and we couldn’t get her walking with us she was always pulling however after 1 session with Rob she changed massively. He shows you how to change the behaviour and let’s you try it out yourself. He also sends you useful videos and is there to call if you need any extra help.

    levi eggleston 23 May 2020
  • John Coward Avatar

    Having recently bought a working line doberman I found training in the usual manner I have found successful with my previous dogs was not working due to the high drive of the dog, he was not getting the mental as well physical exercise he was bred to need (as explained to me by Rob) I Googled doberman trainers and Rob dye came up I looked through the information available on past training and reviews and decided to give Leeds dog school a call, Rob came out to us and explained both the differences in breeding and how training should reflect this, we had a 1 to 1 session, he was very friendly and informative my dog seemed to take to him immediately and was very receptive to the form of training and techniques he used, I have been left with a huge amount of information and gained confidence in how to both train and handle my dog and options on what route I want to take for future training .

    John Coward 17 May 2020