Otley Dog Training covers Otley and the surrounding area with our dog training and puppy training. We train 1-2-1 at your home with you and your dog
Our Otley dog training school believe that dog training and puppy training should be at your home. We can concentrate on your dog or puppy and help with any problems with obedience. We can go for a walk with you and your dog and deal with any difficulties you may have.
Training at Home is quicker and more effective than classes!
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Dogs and puppies are not naturally badly behaved as they don’t know the difference between “good” behaviour and “bad” behaviour. They simply have not been trained to know what they have to do and with proper training a “bad” dog becomes a “good” dog very quickly as dogs just want to please their owner.
Ilkley dog training specialise in all kinds of problem behaviour and using correction and reward they are able to stop problem behaviour.
We can stop:
- Poor recall
- Pulling on the lead
- Jumping up
- Constant Barking
- Biting and Puppy “mouthing”
As our sessions are 1-2-1 these problems can be quickly solved on our home visit
Training a your puppy should start as soon as possible from 8 to 10 weeks. Puppies learn very quickly and they soon fit in with the family. Otley Dog Training school gives the right foundations for your puppy's obedience. We do not do classes as frankly, we feel that one to one with your new dog is much more effective and quicker. Your puppy will not be distracted by other puppies and we are able to work with you exclusively so that you can follow up the training.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our aim is to cure problems quickly usually in 2 sessions. We believe that offering 5 and 10 sessions is frankly a “rip off”. We train you to take control your dog and if you are prepared to put our training into effect you simply do not need us for this length of time. If you need us again because you’re not sure about something, we’ll pop back free of charge.
OTLEY DOG TRAINING AREA
We visit your home in Otley or meet in a local park where you normally take your dog or puppy for a walk. This is the best environment to train your dog and means we can see at first hand any problems you may be having. Your dog will not be distracted as may happen in dog classes so is more likely to concentrate.
DOG WALKS IN YORKSHIRE
Many towns do not allow dogs to walk off the lead.
This understandable but but allowing your dog the freedom to run off the lead is great fun for your dog. The advice on Ilkley Moor from the council states: “If you take a dog onto the moor, please keep it under effective control at all times and on a lead when there is livestock around and during the ground-nesting bird breeding season (March to July).”
Our training concentrates on being able to recall your dog so you can enjoy letting your dog run free where this is allowed .
In addition, there are some great places where your dog can be allowed to run free in Yorkshire. Take a look at https://dogwalksyorkshire.com/
DOG FRIENDLY COTTAGES
Rather than put your dog in kennels, why not take your dog with you? There are a huge number of holiday cottages that are dog and pet friendly. If your dog is well trained you can have a relaxing break with your dog and save the cost of kennels! There is a complete list of dog friendly cottages here:
OTLEY DOG FRIENDLY PUBS & CAFES
Having a trained dog or puppy makes life so much easier. Many pubs and restaurants realise that dogs are part of the family and now welcome them. If your dog is not trained, however, visiting a pub could be out of the question. There are a number of pubs in the Otley area that welcome dogs and you can find a complete list here at Doggie Pubs
SOME OF OUR GOOGLE REVIEWS
Rob came to our house to help us with our 5 year old Doberman. In less than 15 minutes he had stopped her barking when people came to the door. We've seen a massive improvement in her behaviour already since he came and can't wait for him to come back to help us tackle her response to joggers, cyclists, etc.Pat Mangion 14 Oct 2018
Saw Rob yesterday for the first time. On the phone I was advised that it would take one short lesson to get my Miniature Schnauzer to become obedient. Naturally, I thought 'yeah, right!'. The main problems were him barking at people who were walking past the garden and barking at other dogs and people on walks. Rob sorted these issues with ease.....how wrong was I!Phillip Barnard 03 Oct 2018
Brilliant time spent with Rob who has helped make a massive difference with our cockerpoo puppy Reggie - who can be pretty bonkers at times. Rob sorted issues we were having with him straight away! It was amazing how obidiant Reggie became so quickly. Rob was really lovely, and worth every penny!! I would hugely recommend Rob and the Leeds Dog School.Megan Howard 23 Sep 2018
We met Rob today with our 10 month Lab Retriever. She is so lovely but she does exactly what she wants. Not what we want. She rules our life. Within 15 minutes of Rob handling her on a leash we saw a different dog. She soon understood what he expected of her. He gave good, easy to follow advice. Very highly recommended. Thanks Rob.Julie Brook 16 Sep 2018
We met Rob today with our very difficult rescue Saluki. Rob was positive and reassuring and we saw an immediate improvement with Casper. We know there is work to continue with but we are confident that we have made that elusive, important first step. Would wholeheartedly recommend Robs' services to anyone struggling with an aggressive dog.James Parry 04 Sep 2018
Can highly recommend Rob, before he came into the house he could hear the commotion and said I’ll sort that today, and he did half an hour later we had two calm dogs and no aggression or dominance. Before Rob visited I felt like I was being held hostage by the smallest cairn terrier, now I can see a way forward and taking control. Honestly give Leeds dog school a go absolutely marvellousSamantha Land 27 Aug 2018
Rob came today for our shepherd Lola had her sorted in 15 minutes would definitely recommend. Instant results with her😀😀Lesley Wright 20 Aug 2018
Spent what seemed like the blink of an eye with Rob this afternoon and in that short time our leash reactive Border Terrier went from devil to angel. Tough love but effective. Now just need to embed the techniques Rob has shown us to have not only a loving dog but an obedient one!Ken Hinds 18 Aug 2018
Absolutely amazed - it only took 15 minutes to sort my dog out. My dog was nipping and definitely trying to be top dog in the household but Rob is very calm and in control and very quickly sorts things out. Don't hesitate to give him a try I'm sure you too will be so pleased with the results.Ernst Hargrave 13 Jul 2018
Our dog has been barking at anything she seen or heard for about 6 years, after a 10-15 min session our jack chi has completely changed. We are so grateful, such a great service. Definitely recommend it to everyone!!! We can now happily take our dog for a walk without any hassle. Thank you!Sahand Galal 27 Jun 2018