Dog School West Yorkshire

Welcome to Dog School West Yorkshire! We offer fun, positive training for puppies, adult dogs and rescue dogs, based on the very best scientific knowledge currently available. We know just how important the bond with your four legged friend is, and understand how much it matters to have a good bond with your pet – our aim is to get you off to the right start, or back on track, so you and your dog can enjoy your life together.

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

So whatever the age of your dog, and whether you need help preventing or tackling problems, get in touch - you are guaranteed a friendly and understanding welcome.


Our classes

Tuesdays (50 mins) 

16:30, 17:45 and 19:00

Church Hall, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 2NQ

Wednesday (50 mins)

17:00, 18:15 and 19:30

Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre, Elland, HX5 9DW

Friday (50 mins)

12:30 and 13:45

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

Saturday (50 mins)

13:30, 14:45 and 16:00

Honley Community Centre, Huddersfield, HD9 6DY

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T: 07881 490417

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Trainers' profiles

Kat has a master’s degree in Psychology from VU University Amsterdam and Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Newcastle University. She has a background working with rescue dogs and training working dogs in scent detection.


Kat has two rescue shepherd mix dogs and a Dutch Shepherd.

Holly started working for Dogs Trust Leeds as a Canine Carer in 2014, staying within Dogs Trust she moved to Dog School in 2017 to pursue a career in helping dog owners with their dogs training needs. Now working for a brand new Dog School in West Yorkshire Holly is hoping to provide support and education to dog owners in a new area.  


Holly gained a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management and is currently working towards her APDT Accreditation (Association of Pet Dog Owners)


Holly has a 4 year old Miniature Dachshund, Louie and a 1 year old Miniature dachshund (cross) who was rescued from Dogs Trust Merseyside, Nellie.

Holly has been working with dogs for over a year now back down South in Buckinghamshire at a local rescue centre as a Dog Carer. Having wanted to move up to Yorkshire for a while now she jumped at the opportunity to become a Coach with the Dog School in Yorkshire. The idea of running classes and educating the public on correct training methods for their dogs was one that was very enticing. In her previous job Holly created a popular blog called ‘Tails of a Rescue Dog’ and was able to share some interesting articles on dog welfare.


Holly has achieved her Diploma in Animal Care and Management and a certificate in Canine First Aid. She likes to keep her canine knowledge up to scratch and enjoys attending courses and seminars. Most recently a workshop she found to be very interesting was one on Clinical Canine Massage to help dogs suffering from arthritis and hip dysplasia.


In her spare time Holly loves to cook, bake and go on adventures with the family dog Mckinley who is an energetic Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Our blog

Enjoying The Dog Days of Summer!

Dog School’s top tips and ideas for fun in the sun!

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Our first ever Adolescent course!

Follow these wonderful dogs go from puppyhood to adolescence on their 5 week course at Dog School West Yorkshire.

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McKinley’s West Yorkshire Holiday

Coach Holly’s family dog McKinley came to West Yorkshire for a holiday- read all about how he learnt how to settle in a new environment and picked up new lessons along the way!

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