We have trained German Shepherds for many years in obedience and as security dogs. We train German Shepherd dogs and puppies throughout Yorkshire

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German Shepherd training is vital.Extremely loyal and intelligent, the German Shepherd is not only a great choice as a family pet, but they are extremely versatile in a working environment too. Because they are so intelligent, German Shepherds need lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise to be truly happy, well-balanced dogs. They also need to be correctly trained and handled with a firm hand so they know who is the boss!


Obedience is vital for your German Shepherd. Having an obedient dog makes ownership of your pet an absolute pleasure! At Leeds Dog School our German Shepherd training will train your dog to a high level in obedience.We also believe that this should involve the owner at every stage and so our training is one to one with you and your dog. It’s important that your dog obeys your commands and respects you otherwise they can be a nightmare! Owners with an obedient German Shepherd 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.



  • Heel Work –walk to heel on the lead
  • Heel Work – walk to heel off lead 
  • Recall - return when called
  • Down – “down” on command
  • Sit – dog will sit at the side when you stop
  • Come –come to owner in the “frontal sit” position


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


As well as adult German Shepherd training we also offer puppy training. Puppy Training of your our new German Shepherd puppy should be done as as soon as possible. It’s just fun for them and they love it! We train them from just a few weeks. The video shows a very young puppy 's early training. 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. This why all our training is 1-2-1 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.


  • Heel Work – dog will be taught to walk to heel on the lead without pulling.
  • Heel Work – dog will be taught to walk to heel off the lead ignoring other dogs.
  • Recall - Your dog will return to you when called.
  • Down – dog will be taught to “down” on command and remain in this position until released.
  • Down – Your dog will ignore other dogs when in the "down".
  • Sit – dog will sit at the owner’s side as soon as they stop moving without a command.
  • Come – dog will come to the owner in the “frontal sit” position.


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Rob did a fantastic job with our two German Shepherds, Mason and Millie, today!! Very patient and gave us some good techniques to use. Booked them in for another session, very happy with the results so far.

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Rob came today for our German Shepherd Lola had her sorted in 15 minutes would definitely recommend. Instant results with her!!

Lesley Wright


Just had our first session, so impressed with how it has gone! The hour started with our 6 month old German Shepherd ripping a hole in Rob's jumper and ended with a calm puppy Looking forward to the next session. Thanks so much

Freya Shaw


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% recommend.

Lizzie Cunneen


Rob came out to us today to rid our 3 month old German Shepherd 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


Our one year old German Shepherd was causing us a great deal of stress. Pulling on the lead and barking at everything that walked past our house. We contacted Leeds Dog school and within a week, we had an appointment and an hour later Maximus is great! Using the techniques we were taught, it will help us a live a stress free life. Thank you so much!


Charlotte Laverty