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.

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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

OBEDIENCE VIDEOS

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!

SOME OF OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS

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  • Molly Wright Avatar

    Amazing! I can’t recommend them enough, so friendly, professional and understanding! I have a rescue dog with many many issues! I wasn’t expecting anything to work but I’m completely amazed at the results from just 1 session, followed up by helpful tips and videos. I can’t express how grateful I am and how incredibly life changing this has been already!

    Molly Wright 20 Oct 2019
  • Andrzej Wilk Avatar

    Fantastic! Thanks for the help with training my dog!

    Andrzej Wilk 12 Oct 2019
  • Niall Kelly Avatar

    Rob came to see my very headstrong 9 month old Border Collie today. The techniques he taught me to show my dog that I am the boss have already started to work he is a lot more well behaved and walks on the lead so much better. Rob is very knowledgeable, approachable and his experience with dogs really shows. I would 100% recommended Rob to anyone who really wants to understand their dog. I’ve tried a lot of trainers but Rob’s techniques really get results.

    Niall Kelly 10 Oct 2019
  • jane maude Avatar

    Ruth came to help with Bruno today. He pulls on the lead and jumps at people, within 10 mins he had stopped jumping! Then the test, a walk, Bruno walked beautifully after 5 mins. We are over the moon with the tools and advice that Ruth gave us, thank you so much 😁He even walked better tonight and didn't jump at our daughter when she got home. Deffo recommend Leeds dog school.

    jane maude 10 Oct 2019
  • joshua simmons Avatar

    We have a 5 month old beagle and as neither me or my partner have owned a dog before didn't know if she was being naughty, a puppy or just a beagle. We got Ruth round who identified she was a bit of a puppy but that the hierarchy was definitely not as it should be and this is what was causing most of the behavioural issues. Ruth sat with us as we talked through our experiences with our dog and listened and picked up on the areas where we were going wrong and afterward sat with us and the dog and showed us how to address the problems, after showing us for a bit let us try and gave tips to help us work with her better. After a bit of inside work we headed out on the lead and got some advice and guidance whilst on walks. I can happily say that even after a day the advice and guidance we were given has shown noticeable improvements both in and out the house. Ruth was professional, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who is having trouble with their dog.

    joshua simmons 10 Oct 2019
  • Niall Kelly Avatar

    Rob came to see my very headstrong 9 month old Border Collie today. The techniques he taught me to show my dog that I am the boss have already started to work he is a lot more well behaved and walks on the lead so much better. Rob is very knowledgeable, approachable and his experience with dogs really shows. I would 100% recommended Rob to anyone who really wants to understand their dog. I’ve tried a lot of trainers but Rob’s techniques really get results.

    Niall Kelly 09 Oct 2019
  • Jo Billington Avatar

    After one visit my mind is completely blown. I had an issue with my dog barking and ignoring my commands, unless I had food. Within 15 minutes she was already responding and obeying my instruction.
    I would 100% recommend Leeds Dog Training. Worth every penny and, if you look at the lifespan of a dog it’s a very small financial investment for a happy dog and owner for all the years you are together.

    Jo Billington 03 Oct 2019
  • Cara Stone Avatar

    Ruth was amazing! We could not believe how our pup responded to her. We were so impressed!

    Cara Stone 03 Oct 2019
  • James Wright Avatar

    Rob came to our home on Monday and gave us great tips and advice on how to train our 17 month old German shepherd max and it is really working thanks a million Rob from sue& Daz

    James Wright 03 Oct 2019
  • Bethany Brooke Avatar

    Ruth came to work with us and our 11 month old Labrador, Barney. Barney is very boisterous and excitable, pulls heavily on the lead and barks constantly. In the time that Ruth was with us, she taught us how to correct his bad behaviours and managed to get him to walk nicely on the lead! We can’t wait to use all of the techniques Ruth showed us. Thanks for all your help.

    Bethany Brooke 03 Oct 2019
  • Rino Furno Avatar

    We just had a session with Rob and my dog has been so nicely not barking anymore like before and Rob is very polite and clear on giving you the instruction he is a real good dog trainer highly recommend. He can resolve almost all your dog problem.RINO

    Rino Furno 03 Oct 2019
  • Carol Buchan Avatar

    Such a relief to have Rob give me the tools I need - cannot wait to work with him more ... future is bright to have happy dogs....
    My dogs loved him even my scared Bob who just wanted lots of love.

    Made so much sense lots of work for me to do but I can't wait to keep on this journey

    Thank you for giving me hope
    Carol - especially from Bob, Bud and Elsa

    Carol Buchan 02 Oct 2019
  • Bethany Brooke Avatar

    Ruth came to work with us and our 11 month old Labrador, Barney. Barney is very boisterous and excitable, pulls heavily on the lead and barks constantly. In the time that Ruth was with us, she taught us how to correct his bad behaviours and managed to get him to walk nicely on the lead! We can’t wait to use all of the techniques Ruth showed us. Thanks for all your help.

    Bethany Brooke 29 Sep 2019
  • Shivdev Singh Avatar

    Rob, is the best around ! Having tried a few different trainers previously, he is leagues ahead of everyone. His knowledge and experience with dogs is remarkable and would definitely recommend him. My dog is now my dream dog THANKS ROB!!

    Shivdev Singh 26 Sep 2019
  • FRAZ MIR Avatar

    Rob has a special way with dogs. I found him a delight to work with. Very knowledgable, yet approachable, would highly recommend him for any canine behaviour solutions. Thanks again!

    FRAZ MIR 26 Sep 2019

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