York Dog Training

The Classes / Terms and Conditions.


(5 minutes from Rawcliffe Bar, ample free car parking on site)


PUPPY FOUNDATION COURSE: 6.00pm -6.50pm Seven week course (excluding bank holidays) New Course starts 13th May - 1st July.

A relaxed socialisation and training class for puppies up to 20 weeks of age on the first night of the course. Puppies should Alex Schofield York dog trainer have completed their vaccination courses before the start day. This seven week course offers a complete introduction to all the basic elements of puppy training to get you started.

Topics covered:
Socialisation. Mouthing and biting. Handling. Food manners. Greeting manners. Come when called. Pay attention. Walk on a loose lead. Sit, down and stand. Wait and stay. Leave it.
Cost: £105 payable in advance (includes course manual)

Six week courses (excluding bank holidays)

New Course starts 18th March - 29th Apri.

A six week training course for older puppies and all dogs over 20 weeks of age, offering owners a relaxed and controlled environment to learn and practise how to teach their dogs to be well mannered around other people and dogs. The class offers owners a chance to progress with their training when they have completed the puppy foundation course. (Please note, this class is not suitable for dogs that have aggression/behaviour problems with other dogs or people, should your dog have issues such as the above, please contact us first to discuss the problem so that the best advice can be offered to help you and your dog).

Topics covered to include: Attention to owner. Training with distractions. The importance of leadership and consistency during training. Grooming and handling. Teaching your dog to use self control. Basic control exercises - The sit, down, stand, wait and stay. Come when called. Walk on loose lead and walk nicely off lead. leave it/take it. How to play with your dog. Plus much more.
Cost: £90 payable in advance (includes course manual)



THE GOOD CITIZEN CLASS: 8.00pm - 9.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

Lets Go Dog trainingA class aimed at owners who are wanting to work towards gaining their Kennel Club Good Citizen awards. The awards are offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels (see the Kennel Club link for more details). Each level is tested by an outside assessor, assessments are carried out at intervals throughout the year. Owners will only be put forward to be assessed when they feel that their dog is ready. Owners can work towards the awards for fun only if they wish, testing is not compulsory. It is not necessary to have completed the puppy foundation course but the standard required for the bronze is such that owners should already have some level of basic control with their dog before joining this class. (The basic pet class is a good place to gain the basic control skills).
To gain success owners will be required to practise regularly at home and in a range of different locations.
Cost: £10 payable weekly


Take a look at the KENNEL CLUB to see what's involved


Cost; £45 per visit. (One and a half hour)

Class training is a great way to teach your dog general obedience, it offers the chance for owners and their dogs to interact with each other and train whilst there are distractions nearby. However, the class situation may not suit all owners or all dogs. Many owners choose to have an initial private lesson to get their training kick started and then enrol onto a course to reinforce and develop what they have learned. One-to-one training offers the following benefits.Alex Schofield Dog Trainer

Specific problems benefit from individual attention, dealing with the behaviour in the relevant environment either in the home or on walks. These may include, staying home alone, chewing, excitability when visitors arrive, chasing and many more training issues.

One-to-one sessions work on the problems of an individual dog and owner, rather than the needs of the group. Nervous or stressed dogs learn quicker without the distraction of other dogs and people around.

Not just for problem dogs. One-to-one training is preferred by some owners who benefit from the 100% attention they receive.

You pick the time and day of your lesson to suit your family needs, enabling all family members to take part in their pets training.


A flat leather or webbing collar and a 4-6 ft lead. Harnesses or head collars/haltis are acceptable.
A hungry dog; do not feed your dog before class.
Any treats or toy (within reason) that your dog really loves.
Clean up bags.
Treat pouch or pocket (optional).



Class/course times/dates /prices, may be changed at any time, please check the website www.letsgodogtraining.co.uk for any changes to class schedules.

All dogs should be vaccinated, unvaccinated dogs attend at their own risk.

No choke chains, prong collars, electric shock collars. Flexi leads are not suitable for dog training in a class situation.

All dogs to remain on lead unless told otherwise by your instructor.

Owners are responsible at all times, for their dogs while in class; remember not all dogs like another dog in their space.

Children are very welcome in class. However, they must be under control at all times. Children should not approach or touch any dog without the owner’s or instructor’s permission. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Dogs with serious aggression or nervous problems will not be placed in a class situation. They may need to be referred for more specialist help before being integrated into a class. Contact me for details.

Please be a responsible dog owner and clean up after your dog either inside or outside the hall. Venues are hard to find and there is enough anti-dog feeling in the country without us adding fuel to the fire so please fly the flag for good dogs and their owners. Thank you.

Fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable. You are welcome to attend class without your dog should it become ill or in season.

All training sessions are undertaken at your own risk, however, every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of you and your dog whilst attending class.

The venue owners and trainers cannot be held responsible for any incident that occurs whilst you are attending classes.

Training should be fun for you and your dog. Even if your dog is misbehaving don’t worry. Very few perfect dogs come to training class. However to see any marked improvement in your dog’s behaviour it is important to realise that training for an hour once a week will not bring this about. Try to practice the techniques shown to you in class on a daily basis in a variety of environments, this will help your dog to learn that being good applies everywhere not just in class.

Never train when you are in a bad mood.
Keep sessions short 3-5 minutes several times a day.
Always reward good behaviour with praise, sometimes with a treat or toy.
Try to think how you feel when learning something new that you don’t understand; do you feel better if told that you are doing well? Do you need to practice the new skill several times before you feel that you really know what you are doing? Your dog also feels like this, so be patient and help your dog to understand the new things that you are asking it to do rather than scold it for being stubborn.
Enjoy learning new things with your dog; training should be fun for both of you.


Should you have any further questions please contact us.