Dog School

Dog School West Yorkshire

We offer fun, positive training for puppies, adolescent, adult and rescue dogs, based on the very best scientific knowledge currently available. We know just how important it is to have a fantastic bond with your canine companion! Our aim is to get you off to the right start, or back on track, so you and your dog can enjoy life together.

We believe in coaching you to teach your dog how to make good choices about their own behaviour, so they can behave appropriately without constant instruction from you. Our classes aim to provide skills that are relevant to the real world, and give you the understanding to continue training outside of classes.

Our Classes

Please enquire below about our face-to-face classes or our popular virtual training sessions.

Mirfield Community Centre

  1. Saturday : Morning

Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG

Stainland & Holywell Green United Reformed Church

  1. Tuesday : Evening

Stainland Road, Holywell Green, HX4 9AJ

Honley Community Centre

  1. Wednesday : Evening
  2. Saturday : Afternoon

Stony Lane, Honley, Huddersfield, HD9 6DY

Howard Park Community School

  1. Thursday : Evening

St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton, BD19 3SD


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

Holly Lockwood, Head Coach

Holly started working for Dogs Trust Leeds as a Canine Carer in 2014, where she developed a love and passion for working with rescue dogs and puppies. Staying within Dogs Trust, she moved to Dog School Manchester in 2017 as a Senior Coach, to pursue a career in helping dog owners with their dogs' training needs. Now working as Head Coach in Dog School West Yorkshire, Holly is looking forward to running fun, informative and practical classes in the area.

Holly gained a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management and has her Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) accreditation.

Holly has two dogs: Louie, a 6-year-old Miniature Dachshund and Nellie, a 3-year-old Miniature Dachshund Cross from Dogs Trust Merseyside!

Annie Carmody, Senior Coach

Annie graduated with a degree in MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln in 2013. After that, she set up her own business running puppy, adolescent and adult classes in the local area, as well as doing 1-2-1 training and dog walking. She joined Dog School West Yorkshire in late 2018. In March 2019 Annie passed her APDT accreditation.

At the moment Annie does not have her own dog (just chickens!) but is looking to rescue a new doggy member of the family soon!

Grace Lister, Coach

I began working with dogs at the age of 15 where I worked at a local boarding kennel and cattery, alongside studying for my A Levels. At Askham Bryan College, I studied Canine and Feline Behaviour, Training and Welfare and graduated with a 1st class Honours in 2021. Alongside my studies, I worked with RSPCA dogs, helping to rehabilitate, train and socialise them, leading to many successful cases of rehoming. I have worked closely with foreign rescue charities, volunteering to help with home checks and social media responsibilities, whilst promoting responsible, positive dog-owner relationships and the importance of reward based training. I have a particular interest in rescue dogs and helping them overcome their fears.

I live at home with my Border Collie Nell and Romanian rescue mix breed Margot who enjoy long walks and lots of treats.

Get in touch

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


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Get in touch

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