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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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  • Natalie Stewart Avatar

    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
  • Karen Starkey Avatar

    Rob visited today and was fabulous. My black lab was barking and snapping when people visited. Rob knows his stuff and given us some great techniques to help. Buckley stopped his behaviour immediately and Rob was great

    Karen Starkey 12 Jan 2020
  • Marianna Roncone Avatar

    Ruth is a total expert! Before meeting her we didn’t even know that was possible to “cure” our dog anxiety.
    With her help it is possible and totally doable with commitment and following her directions. All done respecting our dog personality.

    Marianna Roncone 06 Jan 2020
  • Emma Slater Avatar

    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
  • Alan Simpkins Avatar

    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 much

    Alan Simpkins 31 Dec 2019
  • josh todhunter Avatar

    Brilliant couldn’t ask for better! Have a young staff that thought he ran the place! As soon as rob came that all changed, he’s doing as is told and seems more loving and happy too!! Would definitely recommend!!

    josh todhunter 30 Dec 2019
  • Emily Ralph Avatar

    Rob visited us today and was really helpful and very informative. We can already see a change in our dog’s behaviour for the better and are looking forward to working on all the tips and tricks Rob has given us. Thanks very much Rob!

    Emily Ralph 29 Dec 2019
  • Catherine Taylor Avatar

    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
  • Susan Thornton Avatar

    Ruth called to see our new 4 month old puppy Charlie who we were struggling with toilet training and since her visit, Charlie has improved significantly. Ruth was lovely and very experienced with knowing how to handle dogs. I would certainly recommend.

    Susan Thornton 19 Dec 2019
  • James wilson Avatar

    We had Ruth out today to visit with our Rottie pup and in particular his biting. She was fantastic and definitely money well spent. Can’t believe the change in a day. There are so many conflicting viewpoints available online its hard to workout the best way to do things, having Ruth and Leeds dog school in took this away and give us a clear positive path to follow.
    Would recommend to all new owners!

    James wilson 04 Dec 2019
  • Becky McDonald Avatar

    Highly recommend Leeds dog school! Ruth came out a couple weeks ago to help us with our Rottweiler puppy and she was amazing!! It has helped us so much to make sure we are bringing him up the right way. Ruth and Rob called in last night as a call back to make sure we felt comfortable and doing everything right! Very easy to deal with and always there if we need help!! Really couldn’t recommend them enough 🙂

    Becky McDonald 04 Dec 2019
  • Hayley Grace Avatar

    Absolutely brilliant. A simple technique that can change a dog's life for the better. These trainers have the key(s) to success. Many thanks to Rob for helping our two cavalier spaniel boys!

    Hayley Grace 21 Nov 2019
  • Carole Bambrough-Oates Avatar

    We had a very productive first session with Rob today, he obviously loves his dogs and made great progress with Flo, our very anxious 3 year old doberlady. We are looking forward to continuing to implement Rob’s techniques, which he explained and persevered with us until we understood what we need to do and why. Looking forward to having a calm confident gorgeous girl. The back-up video links and service is great.

    Carole Bambrough-Oates 20 Nov 2019
  • Keith Bothamley Avatar

    Just finished my first session with Rob who was extremely knowledgable and passionate. Within 15 minutes he showed me how I can stop my German Shepherd barking and lunging at the door when someone knocks. Lots of practical, sensible strategies to use with Bella before we meet again next week. Rob made everything logical and clear, has good breed knowledge and left me with links to recommended videos on a range of training techniques and scenarios. Would highly recommend Rob and Leeds Dog School to anyone who is looking for balanced, effective training methods to use with their dog.

    Keith Bothamley 19 Nov 2019
  • Amanda Blamires Avatar

    Ruth came to our house today to help us with our 6 month old jack Russell cross, Albert. He had been bullying the cat, ignoring his name when called, getting distracted by other dogs whilst out on his walks, and generally trying to rule the roost. Ruth demonstrated some amazing techniques and Albert responded really well after just one visit. I can not recommend Leeds Dog School, and Ruth, enough. Absolutely fantastic.

    Amanda Blamires 14 Nov 2019

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