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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  • Lorna Butterfield Avatar

    Went to Rob for a lesson with my German shepherd and it was brilliant. Rob, Ollie and Ruth are so lovely and knowledgeable. They gave me some great tips on what I was doing wrong and how to correct. Within MINUTES Rob had everything I was concerned about, corrected. I would 100% recommend. Thank you so much!

    Lorna Butterfield 25 Aug 2020
  • A Google User Avatar

    Went to Rob for a lesson with my German shepherd and it was brilliant. Rob, Ollie and Ruth are so lovely and knowledgeable. They gave me some great tips on what I was doing wrong and how to correct. Within MINUTES Rob had everything I was concerned about, corrected. I would 100% recommend. Thank you so much!

    A Google User 25 Aug 2020
  • Neil Cross Avatar

    I have a very hyper west highland terrier dog, he was an absolute nightmare to walk,his behaviour would start before leaving the house he would bark and jump at me it would take forever just to get the lead on,once out he would pull on the lead constantly, my arm would be aching from constantly trying to hold him back I actually dreaded taking him out instead of a leisurely stroll it became a battle of wills, which he undoubtedly won, he would bark at other dogs and start lunging towards them taking me with him, I was recommended Leeds dog school by a colleague, the instructor, Ollie, arrived. He didn't say anything he just observed the said behaviour, he then called the dog to heel and sit while he slipped a lead on l was amazed he just sat by his side with the lead on and waited , and off they both set off, the instructor explained everything to me as they walked and then handed it over to me, I followed his instructions and I am not exaggerating when I say how quick it was, I am absolutely amazed at just how quickly and easily my dog has responded, I am now actually looking forward to taking him for walks I honestly cannot recommend this company highly enough. Ollie was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and delight to learn from.

    Neil Cross 19 Aug 2020
  • A Google User Avatar

    I have a very hyper west highland terrier dog, he was an absolute nightmare to walk,his behaviour would start before leaving the house he would bark and jump at me it would take forever just to get the lead on,once out he would pull on the lead constantly, my arm would be aching from constantly trying to hold him back I actually dreaded taking him out instead of a leisurely stroll it became a battle of wills, which he undoubtedly won, he would bark at other dogs and start lunging towards them taking me with him, I was recommended Leeds dog school by a colleague, the instructor, Ollie, arrived. He didn't say anything he just observed the said behaviour, he then called the dog to heel and sit while he slipped a lead on l was amazed he just sat by his side with the lead on and waited , and off they both set off, the instructor explained everything to me as they walked and then handed it over to me, I followed his instructions and I am not exaggerating when I say how quick it was, I am absolutely amazed at just how quickly and easily my dog has responded, I am now actually looking forward to taking him for walks I honestly cannot recommend this company highly enough. Ollie was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and delight to learn from.

    A Google User 19 Aug 2020
  • Matthew Farrell Avatar

    We took our five month Doberman for basic training and could not have asked for a better result. The knowledge and straightforward honest is exemplary and I cannot thank Ollie enough for for his guidance. Big thanks to Rob for the further development and history around the breed. We will be bringing her back as she matures for further training and lessons for us. Important to remember that you learn more than the dog does. Keep an open mind, and ignore the chaff you see on the Internet about positive reinforced training only.

    Correction is the one. Thanks gents.

    Matthew Farrell 14 Aug 2020
  • Rebekah Hellard Avatar

    Very professional, clear direction . Honest shocked within 10 mins he had my Doberman in control. And Absolutely amazed. Definitely will recommend Rob
    Thank You

    Rebekah Hellard 08 Aug 2020
  • Lauren Ainsworth Avatar

    Would highly recommend to anyone! Rob came today and worked his magic on my dog. He would bark at anything and everything, he didn't like men or other dogs and within the session rob stopped the behavior and its like I have a completely different dog! I really can't believe the difference.

    Lauren Ainsworth 30 Jul 2020
  • Annie Clark Avatar

    Steve is an incredible trainer that is so personable and great with our dog. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs advice from basic guidance to a difficult need. Great value, great experience and great person. Thank you so much

    Annie Clark 25 Jul 2020
  • A Google User Avatar

    Steve is an incredible trainer that is so personable and great with our dog. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs advice from basic guidance to a difficult need. Great value, great experience and great person. Thank you so much

    A Google User 25 Jul 2020
  • georgia vickers Avatar

    I honestly can’t thank Steve enough for his help today, he was so professional and friendly and within minutes knew where we were going wrong. He offered so much advice and resources as well working with us to demonstrate exactly how to correct our dog. He even brought along his own dog to assist in training so a special thank you to doggy Dax for being so patient with our Ted. In just a couple of hours we went from a dog petrified of people & dogs, who would bark and lunge at them, to a much calmer and more confident dog who could sit next to a new dog who was much bigger than him. Within three attempts he had practically perfected not barking at door knocking. We still have some work and practice to go but Steve gave us all the tools we
    need to do this as well his constant support should we need it. Thank you Steve you’ve been brilliant.

    georgia vickers 25 Jul 2020
  • Sarah sheldon Avatar

    We have a puppy Golden Doodle and we are brand new to owning a dog. We contacted Leeds Dog School because our puppy was biting a lot - biting us and furniture. She is adorable but this was getting in the way of us building a good relationship with her. We first read various ways of stopping this behaviour on-line but there is such a lot of conflicting advice that we thought having a personal trainer come to the house and help us with our puppy on a one to one basis was the way forward. I read all the reviews on line and they sounded great but I was sceptical that a single session would resolve the problem. How wrong I was. Ruth came to our house and she was absolutely fabulous. She took time to explain how dogs' minds work and therefore what they do and don't respond to. She then taught us a very effective correction technique which worked immediately and has continued to work with success ever since. We were so impressed with Ruth - her professionalism, her knowledge, her love of dogs, her experience and her lovely easy manner and attitude - that we asked her to come back once our puppy could start walking outside of the house. She came back this week and taught us how to help our puppy walk securely and properly outdoors and she even helped us with some problems we have had in getting our puppy in the car. What Ruth has done is actually give us the confidence that we are in control, not the otherway around, and that we can love our dog to bits while also making sure she behaves properly. Our experience of this company - from the lovely gentleman who spoke to me initially on the telephone, to Ruth who is outstanding and to the after service in videos and messages is that it is a first rate company and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Sarah sheldon 25 Jul 2020
  • Gabrielle Derrick Avatar

    Rob is a remarkable trainer! We had had been seriously struggling with our 6 month old cane corso puppy. An hour with Rob has helped turn her behaviour around. We are now able to walk her without her lashing out at other dogs. He shown us how to train her to be unafraid of other dogs and to stop the negative behaviours. I highly recommend booking a session with Rob, he's a great guy and really knows what he's doing!!

    Gabrielle Derrick 25 Jul 2020
  • A Google User Avatar

    Rob is a remarkable trainer! We had had been seriously struggling with our 6 month old cane corso puppy. An hour with Rob has helped turn her behaviour around. We are now able to walk her without her lashing out at other dogs. He shown us how to train her to be unafraid of other dogs and to stop the negative behaviours. I highly recommend booking a session with Rob, he's a great guy and really knows what he's doing!!

    A Google User 25 Jul 2020
  • kerrie Brown Avatar

    rob really helped teach me and my mum how to keep our two dogs calm around each other when they go for a visit. It got to the point where we didn’t allow them to be around each other as they didn’t listen to us at all but after 10 mins with rob they stayed calm and laid in their beds and have since been doing it on every visit! Super happy and can’t believe how quick the problem was solved 🙂

    kerrie Brown 18 Jul 2020
  • Brenda Weir Avatar

    Rob came today to help to assist me with my lovely German Shepherd dogs .He has already made an improvement in the balance of the pack. Rob looked at the dogs as a whole not just individually. Rob was clear,deciciive and calm.Rob has helped me to be a better leader ,which in turn helps all three of my dogs. Rob has the best interests of all the dogs at heart . Rob took on board my own views and has now given me some tools to improve the quality of time spent in my dogs company.I have already seen an improvement in the dogs behaviour. Well done and Thank you .Brenda

    Brenda Weir 14 Jul 2020