FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR DOG TRAINING

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

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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  • Sophie Abbott Avatar

    Ruth came to see us to help stop our 8 week old puppy from biting our hands and feet. In just 1 hour she showed us a really helpful correction technique that he is gradually responding very well to. Ruth was happy to talk through any other issues/aspects and gave us great advice and support overall. Many thanks Ruth and Leeds Dog School, I am sure we'll be calling on you for help again in the near future!

    Sophie Abbott 20 Jun 2019
  • Juliette Beacher Avatar

    Thank you so much Rob for being so kind and patient with helping us with Kiwi and her bad behaviours around jumping and barking. I was gobsmacked how quickly you were able to train both us and her. Chuffed to bits thank u so much and we’ll continue with the tools you’ve provided us with.

    Juliette Beacher 07 Jun 2019
  • Chelsey Greenwood Avatar

    A gentleman called Rob came out to us today to rid our 3 month old German Shepheard of his bad behaviour. Myself and my partner were really struggling with the dog as he was very defiant which was causing a lot of stress in the household. However the method we were shown today has proven to be extremely positive and actually works as our dog has changed in a matter of an hour. We are so happy we chose this company as the results are amazing all we can say is thank you and we will definitely be using them again for on and off lead walking.

    Chelsey Greenwood 01 Jun 2019
  • Kim Holm Avatar

    We couldn't recommend Leeds Dog School enough. Straight away when Kyle came over, our 6 month old Weimaraner was instantly obedient. Kyle was excellent on showing us the techniques to train our dog.

    Kim Holm 31 May 2019
  • James Brassington Avatar

    I couldn’t recommend Rob and his team highly enough. Rob came to see us a little while ago to help us with our 5 month old Labrador who was being overly boisterous when meeting people and playing. Within minutes she was drastically better and the results have continued to be great! Rob gave us tips for the future on how to overcome potential issues down the road and they have really helped.

    James Brassington 30 May 2019
  • Bridie Murphy Avatar

    Just had my second dog training session with rob and just like the first session it went amazing. For 6 months my 3 Doberman’s have been dragging me around the streets and no matter wot advice I’d been given in the past non of it worked 😩 after just 2 minutes with rob my dog was walking in harmony 🤗 I couldn’t believe it finally I can take my dogs for a walk rather than they take me for a spin. Thank you rob you are amazing xxx

    Bridie Murphy 30 May 2019
  • Emma RC Avatar

    Cannot recommend Leeds Dog School enough. We saw a difference within minutes of Rob arriving. We have been able to use the tips that Rob gave us easily on our own and it is like walking a different dog! We will definitely be using again for help with recall. Thanks Rob!

    Emma RC 06 May 2019
  • lizzie cunneen Avatar

    Rob came round today to help us with some obedience training for our German Shepherd puppy.. the results were instant!! Not only did Rob do a great job training our puppy he taught us very easy but extremely effective techniques to keep up the good work! Thank you so much and we will definitely be booking another session soon!

    I would 100% recommended!

    lizzie cunneen 19 Apr 2019
  • Claire Tennant Avatar

    Thanks Rob for working your magic on my 9wk old Border Collie. Not only have you taught us both some valuable skills you’ve also built her confidence. And all in just one session!!

    Claire Tennant 17 Apr 2019
  • Stephen Brown Avatar

    Wow I must admit I was skeptical as to are they going to be able to help well within the first 10 minutes of Ruth taking our border collie on the lead I was blown away it was like watching a different dog being walked

    The difference in our dog now is amazing all this just in 1 visit a massive thanks to Ruth you have made a great difference

    Steve Paula and tez

    Stephen Brown 12 Apr 2019
  • Emma Cawood Avatar

    Fantastic service! Kyle fixed our problem within minutes and it’s been brilliant ever since. Parker our 9 month old English Springer Spaniel was awful on the lead and within 24 hours I was able to take him for a walk on my own and he didn’t pull once. Would definitely recommend and will be using again for recall training.

    Emma Cawood 31 Mar 2019
  • Sarah Tunnicliff Avatar

    Has to be seen to be believed!! It was incredible to see the change in our puppy after spending literally 10 minutes with Leeds Dog School. He has stopped biting. Couldn't be happier. Definitely money well spent. Thank you.

    Sarah Tunnicliff 30 Mar 2019
  • Louis Perera Avatar

    would of put 10 starts if i could, Kyle fixed my crazy american bull dog cross in 5 minutes !!!!!!!!!! took him for a walk and behaved perfectly. I feel so much happier an confident with my dog 100% worth every penny. Lovely guy great knowledge can't wait for the next session.

    Louis Perera 27 Mar 2019
  • Vicki Tams Avatar

    We have had dogs for over 20 years and never needed to call in a trainer before but the aggression our 4 year old rescue Doberman was showing was getting out of hand. When Rob came, he instantly assessed our dog ( and us ) and gave us a simple but very affective method to correct this behaviour. It worked practically immediately and has continued to work in the days after. Hopefully we won’t need Rob again as he has given us the tools to control our very adorable but feisty dog, but we wouldn’t hesitate to call on him again.thanks Rob ( and Ruth) Vicki, Ian and Stan xxx

    Vicki Tams 17 Mar 2019
  • Annette Cullingworth Avatar

    Can’t believe the change in our dog in less than half an hour my dog stopped his constant barking best nights sleep in 5 weeks since we got Ernie. No more stress for us and Ernie he is like a different dog, my partner came home from been away a couple of days and could not believe the difference Ying and Yang. I would recommend Rob to anyone life changing !!!

    Annette Cullingworth 15 Mar 2019