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.
We had the first of three scheduled lessons with Rob today and it was great. I took my three-year-old Rottweiler who was lunging for cars, people, dogs and cyclists, just a generally reactive dog who needed what seemed like a lot of work. In the hour we spent with Rob we were provided with an appropriate collar for training, told how to correct her behaviors and taught an effective way to communicate with my dog. We saw improvement straight away. I can't wait to see how far we can go with another two sessions.Sam Pollitt 19 Mar 2020
Thank you very much to Ruth for all your help with our basset hound, Maggie. Almost instantly we saw a difference in Maggie's behaviour on walks and in the house, and have gained knowledge and techniques to help us going forward. It was a pleasure working with Ruth and would highly recommend to anyone looking for help/assistance with their dog. Thank you again 🙂 Josh, Georgia, and MaggieJosh Goldsbrough 19 Mar 2020
I received a telephone response within an hour of making an online request. Leeds Dog School was very helpful and gave advice straight away to combat an aggressive dog situation. I was filled with confidence after speaking to the Leeds Dog School. They gave reassurance and I was happy with the advice given.Natalie 11 Mar 2020
We have a Caucasian Shephard cross that has been getting a bit too big for his boots now that he's about a year old, generally playing a bit too aggressively and not listening when he should be. Thoroughly impressed with the results even from just the initial excercises. Not only has Leeds Dog School given us the hands on tools to safely take charge and remain in control, but also provided a huge amount of links and videos with invaluable information that, to be honest, I wouldn't have found on my own.Jordan Stone 04 Mar 2020
Really friendly and helpful trainer. I'd absoultely recommend anyone give them a call if you're having an issue with your dogs. So happy to be able to do right by my lovely boy. Massive thanks again to Leeds Dog School!
Rob helped us with our 2 year old Cockapoo who was lunging and barking in an aggressive way to other dogs when out walking. Within minutes he had shown us how to correct her behaviours and we passed about 20 dogs no problem! The experience was truly amazing and very emotional! We now know how to cope with this situation and can at last feel confident again about walking our beautiful girl in open spaces. We cannot thank Rob enough and we would thoroughly recommend him! Thank you Rob.Vanessa Sawyer 14 Feb 2020
Ruth came round today to help with my two rescue dogs that wouldn’t stop barking when they saw other dogs, they also had a tendency to pull on the lead. Ruth spent an hour with us and by the end it was like we had two completely different dogs, she controlled the barking and no more pulling on the lead! Anyone looking for a dog trainer I highly recommend these guys they are amazing! Thanks again 🙂Natalie Stewart 20 Jan 2020
Ruth came out to our home tonight to help with some basic obedience training for our 11 week old minature schnauzer. As a result of the 1 hour Ruth spent with us, we are more confident dog parents. We now have tools to manage our pups mischief and will be able to solidify his crate training. Ruth explained everything in a really easy to understand way, we are really happy and will certainly call on the dog school again if we need behavioural support further down the line.Emma Slater 01 Jan 2020
Rob came over today to help us out with our 7 month old Border Collie who barked non- stop whenever someone came to our house. Within 30 minutes, he'd shown us the simple techniques to put us back into control. Rob is a credit to dog trainers - he has so much passion for his job, which must not even feel like work to him as he can just wants to pass on his knowledge. Thanks so muchAlan Simpkins 31 Dec 2019
Highly recommend Leeds School of Dogs! Had Rob visit our home today after struggling to train our year old bull dog and struggling with aggression we saw huge results within the hour! Rob was very informative making sure we could carry out the training once he had left, leaving us lots of resources to carry on our own training. Worth every penny would recommend to anyone!Catherine Taylor 21 Dec 2019