Dogs Trust

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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

Tuesday (50 mins) 

  1. 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30

Stainland and Holywell Green United Reformed Church, Holywell Green HX4 9AJ

Wednesday (50 mins) 

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

Honley Community Centre, Huddersfield, HD9 6DY

Thursday (50 mins)

  1. 18:30 and 19:30

Howard Park Community School, St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton, BD19 3SD

Friday (50 mins)

  1. 10:00 and 11:00

Shelley Village Hall, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8HE

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 09:00 and 10:00

Mirfield Community Centre, WF14 9SG

Saturday (50 mins)

  1. 13:30 and 14:30

Honley Community Centre, Huddersfield, HD9 6DY

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Lesson plans and 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.

5 classes on a 5 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!

Deanna DeRosa , Coach

Deanna recently moved from the United States where she was an animal keeper in zoos for just over 7 years. While working in the zoo she trained a variety from animals including Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Penguins, and even Fish. She has 2 rescue dogs that are crossbreeds that she likes to train at home. Deanna has fostered around 25 dogs and volunteers at local animal shelters.

In her spare time she enjoys taking the dogs to the river and exploring new sites in England.

Get in touch

T: 07881 490417 T: 07586 036145

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

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Get in touch
T: 07881 490417 T: 07586 036145

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

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