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.


Niki has worked within the rescue setting for the past seven years and thoroughly enjoyed working towards finding dogs their new forever homes. Niki worked first hand with the adoptable dogs and completed the training, rehabilitation and socialisation needed for them to be as prepared as possible for their new forever family. Alongside this, Niki worked very close with the trainer and behaviourist at her previous job and regularly volunteered helping assist and teach training classes. This is where her love of teaching developed! Niki caught the teaching bug and soon developed her skills in this area enjoying the opportunity to ensure that dogs who are already in their loving homes, stay in their loving homes.


During her time here at Dogs Trust, Niki has attended many of the courses available but she still says that her favourite course was the puppy course… for obvious reasons!


In Niki’s spare time she regularly enjoys taking her Border Terrier Milo on regular hikes and countryside walks and keeps everyone updated on the latest adventures with her very popular blog. Often her blog will include special guests from both the surrounding rescue centres and previous foster dogs. Alongside regular long walks and updating the blog, Milo also enjoys having fun in the agility ring (even if he is a little slow still).



Sue is super busy getting settled into Dog School, check back here soon!


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!


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.

Our blog

Yorkshire Three Peaks – The Preparation!

Dog School Leeds take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Dogs Trust.

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The Best Days are at the Beach!

Read about how to enjoy a day at the beach with your four-legged friend!

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The Perfect Pub Dog!

Teaching your dog to settle.

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Dec, 2018

Understanding Separation Anxiety

Dogs Trust Leeds, LS15 4NL | Monday 10 Dec 2018, 19:00

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