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Dog School

Dog School Leeds

We are a dynamic team that has 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

Tuesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:00 and 18:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Wednesday (50 mins)

  1. 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Thursday (50 mins)

  1.  17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Pool In Wharfedale Village Hall, LS21 1LG (or LS21 1RY - please try both!) 

Friday (50 mins) 

  1. 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Saturday (50 mins)

  1.  08:00, 09:00 and 10:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

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FAQs

Dogs Trust Dog School classes combine training skills and exercises to prepare your dog for everyday life. We give you lots of information to help you understand your pooch and avoid common behavioural issues.

4 classes on a 4 week programme for only £65

School Trainers

Becky Ellis, Senior Coach

Becky has over 10 years’ experience working with dogs in Leeds Rehoming Centre team as a Canine Carer. One of her favorite parts of the role was helping to rehabilitate the dogs by training them to become confident, well-mannered members of our society and seeing them into their forever homes.

Becky loves to help owners build a strong bond with their dog using kind, reward-based training. She is particularly interested in self-control training, enrichment, and trick training!

Rebecca Matkin , Coach

Becca began working with dogs from the age of 17 when she started working part time at a boarding kennels. She travelled all the way to Aberystwyth in Wales to study further and gained a first class degree in Animal Behaviour.

After graduating she moved back home to York and spent a month walking on the wild side whilst volunteering at Flamingo Land Zoo! After this she split her time between two part time jobs at a boarding kennels and petting farm, and volunteering weekly at both Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Dogs Trust. In February 2016 Dogs Trust offered Becca a full time job as a Canine Carer.

After three years of helping centre dogs find their forever home, Becca realised she wanted to help spread the word about positive dog training, and jumped at the chance to join Dog School! In her spare time Becca enjoys Zumba classes and running, and cuddles with her guinea pigs Daisy and Merida.

Fiona Barrow, Coach

Fiona has worked in Event Management for over 15 years, before deciding she wanted a change in career and started volunteering with dog trainers and behaviourists in her area to gain some insight and learn about all things ‘Dog’. After 18 months of volunteering, Fiona took on the role of dog trainer and helped run puppy classes with a local trainer whilst still working part time in events, and studying towards a FdSc in Canine Behaviour and Training at Bishop Burton College. Now into her third year of studying, Fiona decided that the time was right to find a full time role in the Dog world and take the next step in her new chosen career!

Get in touch

Please email us with your enquiry at: [email protected]

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