Qualified West Yorkshire, Force Free,
Puppy Development, Training, Behaviour and Scentwork.

Early Start-session

(Available as an online session or in person)

Puppies are our specialty and training can begin from day one, too many new puppy owners wait until they can join a training class before getting professional help!That's why we offer a Pre-Vaccination Early Start home visit to get you started straight away!This session is different from a training class because it allows us to focus on preventative training, behaviour management and building your relationship. Don't wait for things to go wrong before you start your training. Here we can handle biting, attention seeking and 'manners', we can help you prevent food guarding, separation anxiety, problem barking and aggression. We can turbo charge your toilet training, crack your crate training and teach your puppy to love doing all of it!Don't just wing it! This has all essential ingredients to make sure you get off on the right paw before you join class!
*Discount voucher will be provided in your booking confirmation email when you book a Pre-Vaccination Session.

Training Classes


Training should be fun, not just for your dogs, but for you too!
Our Puppy Essential Life Skills course is designed to give your puppy the best possible start in life. Focusing on socialisation done right, building your dog's confidence and teaching really useful behaviours (For puppies up to 6 months). £150 for the full 6 week course.
After completing the puppy course, you can continue training and having great fun in our follow on Saturday workshop class! Perfect for keeping up with your dog's skills such as recall, loose lead walking and learning some new and useful behaviours. We also begin working towards the IMDT Partnership Awards (For well socialised dogs who have completed the initial 6 week course or who have had prior training).Classes are held weekly from 9am and 10:15am Saturdays near The St Hugh's Centre, Coach Road, Baildon BD17 5HS Book online!

One to one training
(Available as an online session or in person)

Need a to work on something a little more specific?We offer one to one training sessions for more challenging behaviours, or if you'd just like to brush up on your dog's skills. We can supercharge your recall, loose lead walking, steady your stay or get sniffy with scent work! The possibilities are endless!These are focused sessions and are followed up with a full report detailing everything to set you on the right track!

Scentwork Classes
with the Scent Hub UK

Start your journey into Scentwork with us at The Scent Hub UK and do the training your dog wants you to do!
Teach your dog to search, find and indicate using techniques adapted from explosive and drug search techniques! Learn to work as a team and search buildings, vehicles, areas and routes with our exciting scenario based training!
Ben and Alex are City and Guilds Qualified TCSD (The College of Scent Dogs) Scent Dog Instructors, Handlers and Ambassadors.
Join our program and progress through 'Constable', 'Sergeant' and all the way up to 'Inspector' level search dog handler!Classes are held weekly at Guiseley Fieldhead Secondary School.

Behaviour rehabilitation

(Available as an online session or in person)

Handling problematic behaviours such as fear or aggression requires a very gentle and safe approach.Whether it's over excitedness, problem barking or fear of children, we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help rehabilitate a multitude of issues.

Meet Gatsby and Poole

Gatsby is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Springer Spaniel Cross and is the faithful sidekick to Qualified Dog Trainer: Ben Poole.Ben has been helping owners through training classes and one to one training since 2014. During this time, Ben has learned with some of the industry's top professionals, including celebrity dog trainer Steve Mann, author of the bestseller 'Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy' and Dr Rob Hewings PHD, author of the award winning 'Scentwork for Every Dog'. He's helped a great many owners and is committed to helping people and dogs lead happy lives through training and scentwork.In order to keep his techniques current, ethical and effective, Ben is a City and Guilds qualified Search Dog Handler, Instructor and Ambassador of The College of Scent Dogs. Ben is also an accredited member of the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and accredited 'Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy' Instructor, all of which requires regular reassessment in order to further knowledge and ensure the best and most up to date methods are being used.

Code of Ethics

We are 100% positive and only use kind, effective, science based training techniques, in line with the IMDT's (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) and UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter's strict code of ethics.Dogs are happier and more open to learning if they are rewarded for making the the right choices, that's why we refuse to use abhorrent, old fashioned training techniques used by other less qualified trainers. We will never punish your dog, use fear or equipment to torture your dog into doing something, we won't even push a dog into a sit!We focus on positive reinforcement rather than punishment, we do not condone the use of choke chains, prong collars, 'e-collars' or any other coercive or unkind methods.


To enquire about one-to-one sessions, or for more information on any of the services we provide, the best way to contact us is via email at [email protected].You're welcome to contact us through our social media accounts, but we do not see these messages as reliably or quickly.

Gatsby and Poole, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS197SH

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