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)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

College of Animal Welfare, WF3 1DR

Wednesday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL

Thursday (50 mins)

 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

Pool In Wharfedale Village Hall, LS21 1LG

(or LS21 1RY - please try both!) 

Friday (50 mins) 

17:00, 18:00 and 19:00

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, 14:00 and 15:00

The College of Animal Welfare, WF3 1DR

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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.

Sue O'Hare

Sue is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with 32 years’ experience in small animal practices both here and in Australia. Whilst living in Australia Sue attained a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services (Canine Behaviour and Training) whilst running her own dog training business there. Sue has a keen interest in continued professional development and attends seminars and workshops and has also completed other animal related courses. Sue is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild Great Britain.


While living in Australia Sue and her Golden Retriever Barney were Pet Therapy Partners and visited the same residential home every fortnight for several years.


In her spare time Sue is an avid Rugby League supporter, a keen bird watcher and shares her home with 2 rescue cats and 9 rescue snakes.


 Sophie has been passionate from the start about having a career with animals, but her main focus is to work with dogs. Sophie started her journey to her dream job by completing a Level 3 Animal Management course following the canine pathway. This focused on the care and training of dogs as well as some other weird and wonderful animals!


Whilst she was studying this course, Sophie dedicated 300 hours to working as an apprentice assistant dog groomer where she learned how to fully prepare all kinds of breeds of dog for the head groomer. Here she picked up valuable skills on how to safely handle dogs as well as learning the beginning skills of how to maintain the various types of coats dogs can have.


Once Sophie graduated from college, she chose to study the FdSc Canine and Feline Behaviour, Training and Welfare degree to further develop her knowledge on dog behaviour and training.


Whilst studying, she carried out 150 hours of work experience in a rehabilitation kennel, learning how to train and rehabilitate dogs that had behavioural complications. Here she learned important skills on how to recognise dog body language as well as how to organise a training plan on how she would carry out her training.


Once Sophie graduated from higher education, she went on to teaching puppy classes and adult dog training workshops which focused on loose lead walking and whistle recall. When Sophie saw there was an opening for Dog School Coach at the Leeds centre, she couldn’t miss the opportunity! Now she has finally achieved her dream job and all the hard work has paid off!



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 pig Elsa.

Our blog

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The Perfect Pub Dog!

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