Obedience is vital in your dog.Having an obedient dog makes ownership of your pet an absolute pleasure! At Leeds Dog School we 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 we work with you until you are confident in controlling your dog.

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.

THE OBEDIENCE TRAINING

  • 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

OWNER TRAINING

Owner training and participation in obedience training is just as important as training the dog. The owner must be aware of the commands and learn to control the dog.

ADULT DOG TRAINING

PUPPY TRAINING

SMALL DOG TRAINING

"DESIGNER" DOG TRAINING

SOME OF THE SMALL DOGS WE TRAIN

SOME OF THE "DESIGNER" DOGS WE TRAIN

LARGE DOG TRAINING

WORKING DOG TRAINING

SOME OF THE LARGE DOGS WE TRAIN

SOME OF THE WORKING DOGS WE TRAIN

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What problem dog behaviour do you deal with

If your dog is, jumping up at people or you, stealing food, destructive, running out of the door,  barking constantly, aggressive to humans or dogs and more … you need home 1-2-1 home training. Two hours is usually enough to cure most problems because we train you to take control and then you don’t need us anymore.

What areas of Yorkshire do you cover

We train throughout Yorkshire. We come to your home wherever you live in Yorkshire and work with you and your dog or puppy on a 1-2-1 basis.

What breeds do you train

We train all breeds of dog from "designer" dogs such as the cockapoo or labradoodle through to working dogs such as spaniels and terriers. We also specialise in larger dogs such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans, all Mastiffs.

My dog is terrible when I go for a walk can you help

Pulling on the lead , running away and refusing to return, and barking and lunging at other dogs  are the most common problems we deal with. We go for a walk with you and we always choose a busy park and usually stop this in an hour.

What training methods do you use

Unlike some trainers, we only use “treats” in some circumstances particularly with high level obedience training. They are over used and eventually do not work with problem behaviour. Our method is correction and then reward with praise. Enticing or “bribing” a dog is counter-productive and they soon spot how to manipulate the situation. The most important training, however, is the owner training so that you can control your dog.

Do you have puppy 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!

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  • Gemma Gibson Avatar

    We met Ruth yesterday and already have noticed a massive positive change in our frenchies behaviour. We worked on many things including pulling on the lead and behaviour in the home. Ruth really explained why and what we needed to do and we are very happy with the results! Would definitely recommend! A lovely experience for us and our dog.

    Gemma Gibson 12 Aug 2019
  • Samantha Martin Avatar

    Fantastic service! I contacted them on the Friday evening and by Saturday afternoon I was booked in for the following weekend for a 1-2-1 session. Ruth cane round to see us and was very professional - listened and explained everything to us and answered all our questions and put us at ease that our problems are fixable and can be sorted. Would highly recommend!

    Samantha Martin 11 Aug 2019
  • Roberto Henderson Avatar

    We have a 10 month old border collie who I wanted to train in competitive obedience, however he'd picked up a few bad habits. Therefore I contacted Leeds Dog School and Rob came over to help. It was worth every penny and more, his understanding of dogs behaviour is incredible, and all the issues I had are completely gone. I would recommend Rob to anybody having issues with their dog!

    Roberto Henderson 06 Aug 2019
  • Hattie Slay Avatar

    Amazing! Ruth came to see us yesterday and within minutes I knew it was the best decision I made. The improvements are amazing. Biting, jumping up and attacking his lead have all stopped. He is walking so much better too! We will be keeping it up, and recommending you guys to everyone!

    Hattie Slay 06 Aug 2019
  • anth thompson Avatar

    Within minutes of Ruth turning up she had Hardy calmed down and doing as he was told. She stopped his jumping and mouthing no problem at all. Taking him for a walk will be much more pleasurable now as Ruth showed us how to control Hardy around other dogs and people, then topped it off by showing us how to get him to drop the ball, he loves chasing the ball and bringing it back but hated giving it back 😂

    Thanks Ruth the hour spent with you will definitely improve our lives with Hardy

    anth thompson 27 Jul 2019
  • Dianne Potter Avatar

    A lovely lady called Ruth came to my house to help sort out some behavioural issues with my 8 month old wheaten terrier, he is very boisterous when greeting people and on the lead. Ruth was amazing, within 5 mins with her calm manner Eddie had calmed down and was under her control. It is still a work in progress for us but I feel I now have the tools to be more confident and in charge and am seeing positive results.

    Dianne Potter 22 Jul 2019
  • Sam Ingham Avatar

    I can’t thank Ruth enough we had been having issues with our 8 month old English bull terrier, he is a lovely dog but v boisterous and that can scare people. Ruth spent a couple of hours with us teaching us technique to nip this in the bud! 24 hours in and Ernie is responding really well to the training, I would highly recommend the team, very professional with clearly a huge amount of knowledge about dogs..... thank you Ruth well worth the money 👍

    Sam Ingham 21 Jul 2019
  • Paul Talkington Avatar

    Today we had a first visit from Rob to train our Flat Coated Retriever Mack. Within the first 5 minutes Rob had unbelievably changed his behaviour of barking and jumping up and mounting. Mack was also obedient and calm. With his expert guidance of both Mack and us as his owners ,we are thrilled with the incredible results so far . We are so pleased that we contacted Rob.

    Paul Talkington 03 Jul 2019
  • 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
  • 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

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