Dog School Leeds

*** Dog School Leeds are currently looking for more wonderful volunteers to join the team!! ***

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We are a dynamic team that have a wealth of knowledge and experience between us. We are all passionate about building and improving bonds between dogs and their owners.  We pride ourselves on making training interesting and fun, and strive to ensure our clients and their dogs have the best experience possible.

We provide a good range of training classes, seminars and workshops in local communities which are of great benefit to people and their dogs; helping people to have dogs with good manners in the real world and to prevent problem behaviours.

Our classes

Wednesday (50 mins)

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Dogs Trust Leeds

Thursday (50 mins)

 16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Pool In Wharfedale Village Hall

Friday (50 mins) 

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Dogs Trust Leeds

Saturday (50 mins)

 08:00, 09:00 and 10:00

Dogs Trust Leeds

Saturday (50 mins)

 13:00, 14:15 and 15:30

The College of Animal Welfare, Tingley

Tell us a bit more about you and your dog below

Your details

Dog details

Behaviour with people

How does your dog react to new people you meet?

Behaviour with dogs

How does your dog react when he or she meets other dogs?

Get in touch

Head coach: Louise Hart

T: 01132 814933

M: 07393 140408

Senior coach: Rachel Vasey

T: 01132 814941

Coach: Rebecca Wheldon

T: 01132 814941

Please email us with your enquiry at: LeedsDogSchool@DogsTrust.org.uk

Trainers' profiles

Head Coach Louise has a BSc in Canine Behaviour & Training which she achieved whilst working full time in an assistance dog organisation. Louise has dedicated over 20 years working within a variety of assistance dog organisations.  Louise also ran her own small rescue helping rehabilitate and rehome Working Sheepdogs and Border Collies for several years. Louise was a School Governor for 7 years and has a good understanding of teaching and education practices.

 

Louise currently competes in dog sports to championship level with her dogs and also trains with her dogs herding sheep.

Senior Coach Rachel has a BSC (Hons) in Animal Management and during her last year of University enjoyed completing her dissertation on the subject of improving dog welfare and behaviour in the kennel setting whilst working as a Canine Carer for Dogs Trust.

 

In total, Rachel has 7 years’ experience working in training and behaviour within a rescue setting and prior to working for Dogs Trust Rachel dedicated her time to volunteering at the local pound where she helped rehabilitate and rehome many stray and abandoned dogs.

 

Working within the rescue environment for so long, Rachel has fallen in love with many dogs that have come and gone but two struck her heart the most, a Pug called Mary-Lou and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Mila who now live with Rachel alongside her two rescue rabbits, Moss and Minnie.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the countryside in search for new and exciting dog walks and also enjoys attending, competing and training her two dogs in dog sports.

Beckie

Coach Beckie has achieved a Certificate of Higher Education in Bio-Veterinary Science and also holds a diploma in Animal Management. Beckie is looking forward to expanding her knowledge further in September when she starts University to study Behaviour and Training.

 Beckie has 4 years’ experience working in a kennel environment and had many regular visitors she enjoyed spending her days with, treating them to long walks around the local countryside. Beckie also spent time volunteering at a variety of rescue centres where she enjoyed ensuring the welfare of the long term dogs in conjunction with enhancing her learning by shadowing the Training and Behaviorists working within the rescue.

Beckie’s childhood dog is a Jack Russell Terrier called Rooney and is now is facing his senior years but still enjoys running around the beach with his younger brother Buzz the Border Collie. Beckie likes to keep busy competing Buzz in a variety of dog sports and often goes running with him.

Tracey

Tracey has enjoyed the company of dogs all of her life and for the past five years Tracey has developed her skills in training due to rescuing her first dog, Harvey. Harvey has inspired Tracey to come up with new and exciting training exercises to keep up with his bouncy, excitable energy which comes in handy when helping owners train their own ‘Harvey’ in class. On the flip side, two years ago Tracey fell in love with a rescued Romanian called Bertie who was very worried about the world and has had to develop his confidence greatly since. Due to this, Tracey is compassionate and understands the training needs for dogs which are lacking in confidence.

Tracey originally volunteered for Dog School Leeds and gave up over three hundred and fifty hours of her time helping coaches in class which is where her passion for Dog School began. When a job came up to join the Leeds team she could not say no! Looking a few months ahead and Tracey is enjoying expanding her knowledge further and excited about her continued personal development.

Our blog

The Tale of the Giant Dog


Here at Dog School Leeds we see up to 90 dogs attend our classes each week. Some are very young puppies, many are juveniles, some are older, and some are giant!

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Make your own tug toys!


Here at Dog School we go through lots of toys during classes, and toy shopping for replacements can become a very expensive and time consuming job. Instead of buying all new toys for the dogs, we instead salvage pieces of old blanket and materials to use to make our own tug toys instead!

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Multi-Dog Households!


A 2015 report by PDSA showed that a quarter of UK households owned a dog, head coach Louise has 5! Read more for information and tips about making the most of all your canine companions...

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Events

08

Aug, 2017

Dog School Leeds - Family Dog Training Class

Dogs Trust Leeds | Tuesday 08 Aug 2017, 11:00

15

Aug, 2017

Dog School Leeds - Family Dog Training Class

Dogs Trust Leeds | Tuesday 15 Aug 2017, 11:00

29

Aug, 2017

Dog School Leeds - Family Dog Training Class

Dogs Trust Leeds | Tuesday 29 Aug 2017, 11:00

02

Oct, 2017

Dog School Leeds - Firework Fear

Dogs Trust Leeds | Monday 02 Oct 2017, 19:00

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