We make home visits in  Rothwell and surroundings for dog obedience and puppy training. Our training is 1-2-1 with you and your dog or puppy at your home in Rothwell so that you can learn to control your dog. We believe that training for you is just as important as training your dog.

Our training is aimed at solving the problems you may be having with your dog such as pulling on the lead, poor recall, aggression, barking, jumping up, and general dog obedience. Our training is effective and is based on our ten years training dogs in  the UK and abroad.




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.



Training you dog to be obedient is vital for the owner and vital for the dog. A disobedient dog is not a happy dog as it has no stability as it doesn't know the rules. Owning a dog should be a pleasure not a chore. Our Rothwell dog trainer will train your dog in basic dog obedience on home visit and will show you the commands so that you are able to follow up the training. We will go for a walk with you in the local park or wherever you walk your dog to ensure that you are comfortable with your dog and know how to control the 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.



Puppies go through phases that can make you wonder why you wanted a puppy to begin with. They jump up at people, bark constantly, and bite. All this is perfectly normal but needs to be stopped so that your puppy becomes well behaved.

At Rothwell dog training we are very experience in training puppies to grow up to be well behaved members of your family. Our training is based on correction and reward as the only way your puppy will ever learn is if there is a clear and consistent connection between your puppy’s actions and your reaction.

We train your puppy at your home one to one and on a walk with you in Rothwell so that you can learn how to correct and reward your dog. Working with you is an essential part of the training which is why we do not offer classes. Our training is all one to one which is both quicker, more effective, and suited to your family circumstances.

  • 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
  • Destructive Behaviour - we will show you how to stop destructive behaviour


Some trainers believe that giving your puppy treats is the best way to stop bad behaviour but in our opinion relying on treats exclusively just does not work. Your puppy dog may learn how behave but only does it at because there's a treat at the end of it and eventually they just stop working. Essentially you are trying to bribe the puppy to behave properly and it just does not work. Our puppy training solves problems with bad behaviour as this is our speciality and stopping bad behaviour is vital and should be done as soon as possible.

  • 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
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.

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!

How many sessions do you recommend

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.



Our dog trainer offers a one to one home visit in Rothwell & surroundings  for dog and puppy training.




Many local authorities restrict where dogs can be walked and also where they can be walked off the lead. Rothwell dog training can train your dog or puppy to walk off lead and there are places near Rothwell where you can let your dog run free.



Taking your dog to the pub or cafe is a pleasure if it's well behaved. Rothwell dog training in obedience ensures that you can go for a drink with your dog knowing that you are not going to have any problems. These pubs welcome dogs and there are more at Doggie Pubs.



  • Julieanne Freer Avatar

    Amazing dog trainer! Saw a massive difference in my dogs behaviour within minutes of him being there. All she needed was 1 session! Where as other trainers said at least 5! Highly recommend for sure.

    Thank you so much for helping roxy.

    Julieanne Freer 20 Nov 2018
  • Leach Ann-Marie Avatar

    I contacted Leeds Dog School for help in controlling our Labrador's incessant and aggressive barking at anyone who comes to the house. It had reached the point where my own mother has stopped visiting because of the din my dog makes. Rob came out and showed us a very simple technique which worked immediately and is easy for the whole family to implement and commit to. I would recommend Leeds Dog School for any of your dog's issues that need putting right.

    Leach Ann-Marie 19 Nov 2018
  • Ruth Goodman Avatar

    Rob stopped my Doberman' puppy's bad behavior within minutes and showed me a technique to use. Would definitely recommend The Leeds Dog School and am looking forward to future training sessions with Rob and his team so we can enjoy having a well behaved dog.

    Ruth Goodman 07 Nov 2018
  • Lou Brown Avatar

    Called Rob to help us train our Labrador puppy, whot will not do what we ask her i.e. pulls on lead, jumps up and mouths people and will not come back when called if people or dogs are around. Rob had the problems sorted within minutes and we now have a dog that is a pleasure to take for a walk. Don't waste your money going to puppy classes that are a complete waste of time, just ring Rob for a 1-2-1 lesson. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

    Lou Brown 07 Nov 2018
  • Tracey Oliver Avatar

    Had our first session today with Rob. It's not rocket science what you learn, it's sensible and practice lessons in dog behaviour. We love our 2 year old black Labrador, but he runs rings around us, and we are too soft. Not anymore, Rob has show us how to gain control and correct Finley. So we have less stress with our dog. Looking forward to the next session.

    Tracey Oliver 30 Oct 2018
  • redneck clothing redneck clothing Avatar

    Firstly Rob is a very down to earth guy with a vast knowledge in working with dogs. He gave me the tools in order to correct my dogs; a lab cross who was at times showing signs of aggression and a staffy who then wanted to protect the lab when it all kicked off. I can see a huge improvement already and with the tools rob gave me ,we managed to keep this evenings walk under control. Even to call the lab back mid flight chasing a squirrel . Great guy great service

    redneck clothing redneck clothing 25 Oct 2018
  • shellene heselton Avatar

    Rob certainly knows his stuff. Gave us simple techniques that put us back in control. Would definitely recommend him. Many Thanks!

    shellene heselton 21 Oct 2018
  • Pat Mangion Avatar

    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
  • Danielle Molyneux Avatar

    Rob was able to quickly demonstrate the techniques we had been lacking to get both our spaniel and wire haired pointer to walk to heel. A very simple yet effective correction that has solved 3 years of problem behaviour on the lead.

    Danielle Molyneux 12 Oct 2018
  • Denver Farrington Avatar

    Very knowledgeable, highly recommend Rob! Sorted my 1 year old Frenchie out within the first 10/15 minutes of being with him, felt like i had a completely new dog. Looking forward to the next session!!

    Denver Farrington 11 Oct 2018
  • Phillip Barnard Avatar

    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
  • Helen Thompson Avatar

    He helped me with my 2yr old boxer girl who didn't have the best recall and she was easily destracted when out in open space. He got it sorted so I highly recommend and worthy of the 5 stars

    Helen Thompson 25 Sep 2018
  • Megan Howard Avatar

    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
  • Julie Brook Avatar

    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
  • James Parry Avatar

    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