Dog School Leeds 

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

Tuesday (50 mins)

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

College of Animal Welfare, WF3 1DR

Wednesday (50 mins)

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Thursday (50 mins)

 16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Pool In Wharfedale Village Hall, LS21 1RY

Friday (50 mins) 

16:45, 18:00 and 19:15

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Saturday (50 mins)

 08:00, 09:00 and 10:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Saturday (50 mins)

 13:00, 14:15 and 15:30

The College of Animal Welfare, WF3 1DR

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Your details

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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: Suzie Douglass

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.

Suzie has been working within Dogs Trust for over four years and originally started as a Canine Carer in Darlington! Suzie then moved to the Leeds centre after falling in love with the Yorkshire Dales and relocated. Although Suzie doesn’t have a dog herself, she still keeps in touch with the centre dogs by actively fostering any of the dogs who are in need and also shares her love of the Yorkshire Dales by giving the long-term centre dogs a day out of their kennel.

 

Suzie loves adding to her knowledge and regularly enjoys attending courses and seminars, some of which have been held by Dog school. Suzie has been an active supporter of Dog School since the beginning and even brought one of the centre dogs to a set of classes to ensure that they got the best start and prevent any problem behaviours. When a job came up in Dog School Suzie jumped at the chance and is very excited to work alongside owners and their dogs.

 

Suzie has achieved a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and an NVQ in Animal Care. Suzie also has experience in grooming dogs and regularly gives the three family spaniels their quarterly haircut along with her friends dogs that want to put her skills to good use!

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.

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Events

11

Dec, 2017

Preparing for a new puppy

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL | Monday 11 Dec 2017, 19:00

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