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Walkabout Hounds

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Walkabout Hounds logo
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Walkabout Hounds

Leeds, West Yorkshire

(47)

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We have a Dog Training Centre where we offer Dog Training Classes from Puppy Classes to Advanced Obedience. We also offer Pet Dog Agility, Pet Dog Flyball and Pet Dog Scent Work. We have One 2 One training session that can help people who want to meet individual training needs or if they have problems with their dog being around other dogs.

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M
11 January 2020

After discovering somebody had a similar bad experience to myself, I felt compelled to write this review. Sadly, this trainer is not force free. At a one to one session a couple of years ago, force was used on my dog. After my dog showed reluctance on some of the agility equipment, the trainer used my dogs harness to force him into and onto the equipment. My normally happy, up for anything dog who loves reward based training was trying escape from the training room. When questioned, the trainer said something along the lines of dogs have to do things they dont like. And yet the whole point of us attending the training was to do something fun with my dog. We later found somewhere to take our dogs and they were much happier using reward based training methods. More...

A
8 December 2019

We love the improvement our dog has made since going for classes.

D
30 November 2019

Just done a 1-2-1 agility lesson with Davina with my very over enthusiastic Staffy x boxer and it went amazing!!!! Davina was brilliant and explained how to get the best from Hooch. What started out from Hooch barking, not listening and rolling all over the floor, oh and jumping up towards my face ended an hour later with Hooch loving going round a basic agility course of 3 jumps, a frame and could not believe it but we got him running through a tunnel!!! Now got one very happy and tired dog! Amazing work in an hour, so proud of my boy and can't thank Davina enough! More...

H
21 November 2019

Excellent training for dogs and owners. Clear, constructive training that makes the owner understand the behaviour of their dogs. Highly recommend.

D
25 September 2019

Professional. Their cover includes far more than other vets. Easy parking. Great with my dog.

J
23 August 2019

Highly recommend. Loved it! Someone who knows how to train dogs and humans!

A
9 August 2019

I cannot recommend Walkabout Hounds enough, James and Davina are both well knowledge and the dogs love them.

S
2 August 2019

I wasnt able to attend due to a back injury but they honoured my booking which I have sold on at a reduced price for charity

K
13 July 2019

We completed puppy class with Hannah and loved it, great interaction. Good time spent individually helping not only our puppy but us as owners.

S
11 July 2019

The best trainers by far. Extremly knowledgeable and honest. Straight talking,friendly and welcoming. Not breed discriminating and are extremly helpful with anything training/feeding related

A
10 July 2019

Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Helped us a great deal with understanding how to train our young dog.

L
8 July 2019

At the age of 5 months Pepsi completed his beginners training course, he’s a lot to learn but for a puppy he didn’t do bad. James was great

G
30 June 2019

Excellent training very friendly with a welcoming atmosphere

M
9 May 2019

The beginners classes have been fantastic it has been great to see every dogs progress each week.

N
3 December 2018

The team at walkabout hounds are all very knowledgeable and encouraging to dos and their owners. We always have fun there, and thoroughly enjoy the classes. Highly recommended.

That’s lovely to hear Norma. Thank you.

J
1 December 2018

Lovely people who know their job, wether its raw food or agility training, so helpful.

J
1 December 2018

All the trainers are great and we are learning so much and building a great bond between us. They have a lot of variety in the shop

D
23 July 2018

Been getting my 2 pugs raw food from here from last 10 months was very confusing at first but the lady who works in shop is very helpful would 100% recommend this place for everything to do with your dogs � thanks again for your help �

R
23 July 2018

Walkabout Hounds have been amazing with Ruby my Princess Labrador. She absolutely adores James, Davina and Emily and they love her too. This is hugely important to me. She goes on weekly walks and has attended training classes and had one to one training with them since a young age. Very helpful, friendly and affordable!!!! I could not recommend them enough! More...

A
23 July 2018

We've been using walkabout hounds for the last 6 months and it's the best decision we ever made for our chocolate lab Darcy.
From the initial one to one with James teaching our children how to discipline her, to the fun she has on her group walks to the thorough dog training they offer, Davina and James I thank you so much!
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J
23 July 2018

Just finished my first novelty agility would recommend me and Betsie really enjoyed it

B
23 July 2018

6 weeks into beginner 1 and Zedd just sat and waited within sight of the door whilst the Morrisons was delivered and brought past him. Still a long way to go but the progress has been incredible :-D Big thanks to James and the team. More...

P
23 July 2018

Brilliant training classes, real dog lovers, caring about your hounds. One to one sessions revealed so much about the behaviour of 1 of ours and what we needed as corrective action. Extremely knowledgeable , full of tips and alternatives. James , Davina and team are superb, can't rate them highly enough - we've had 9 hounds over the years from greyhound crosses to gsd to labs - these guys know their stuff and most importantly make training and walking a joy. More...

N
23 July 2018

Just Booked my lovely german shepherd pup Kaiser in for his next session beginner 1. the puppy class was great fun and taught me so much. he's now a boisterous 1 year old but still remembers everything he was taught by "auntie Amy" and he still loves her so sorry Amy you got us back again, looking forward to seeing you all again very soon and thankyou for all the BARF feeding advice you lot are amazing and so supportive with his diet. Love Nicky and sloppy kisses from kaiser he recons you are all " woofly " x More...

V
23 July 2018

Seriously I would not be able to go to work if I did not have the help and support of these guys!! Yes.. They are not always on time for the booking. . Eg If you book a 12 walk slot it could be 11 or even 13:30 when they get to your pooch, however, I understand and totally accept this, as working with dogs, is like working with children.. something unexpected is always bound to happen!! BUT the main thing is they always always have the dogs best interest at heart and do their upmost to provide an excellent service. We have also been to their training sessions, which are outstanding. I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you walkabout.. Me and the pooches think you guys are Awesome!!!!!! xxx More...

P
23 July 2018

Just finished the puppy classes with my 5 month old Lab x staff called Roo. Me, my partner and Roo have really enjoyed it and she has come on Loads! She has also calmed down at home and walks nicely on her lead now � I'm sure we'll be back again! More...

P
23 July 2018

Went down to meet James and the team. Spent an hour or so watching James train. What a breath of fresh air to watch. His interaction with the dog owners is fantastic, he's enthusiastic and entertaining which is great for the dogs and owners. Keeping the full attention of the dogs and there owners engaged for the full length of the lesson. Brilliant work you have a great set up and team keep up the good work. More...

S
23 July 2018

Had our first novice agility class yesterday. It was great fun for both me and my dog. We were the only ones totally new to it as the other five dogs in the class were on their second round of classes, but it was good to see how it should be done before tackling it ourselves. By the end of the hours session we were able to go over three fences and through a tunnel all without a lead! Really looking forward to next week's session. More...

V
23 July 2018

I wish I had known about this place months ago. Fantastic knowledge, very helpful, non judgemental. Had a 121 session with James then did a drop in session today. Already seeing a big difference. Highly recommend. More...

F
23 July 2018

We have just completed beginner 1 with our dog. We couldn’t be prouder with the progress he has made over the past 6 weeks. We have seen a huge difference in him and he has really enjoyed it! The trainers and staff are faultless! They know exactly what they are talking about. They have even helped us even to find a dog walker who is brilliant as previously we had issues!
Absolutely brilliant and we will definitly be signing onto beginner 2 ! Thank you so much Walk About Hounds!
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A
23 July 2018

Mable loves her classes and it’s really making a big difference. Nothing better than a dog that listen’s and is willing to learn with a massive help from these guys as they are brill!

K
23 July 2018

Just had my 1st dog aggression session with James and my frenchie Louis I have left feeling very pleased with the session and confident in the techniques given thank you James for your time 5* plus

N
23 July 2018

Lola and I fully enjoyed our class today. She is so happy to learn and perform in class. I feel we have come a very long way in the time we have been attending walkabout hounds. Highly recommended. Looking forward to next weeks classes. Thank you so much to all the team. More...

Z
23 July 2018

Amazing friendly team and a massive thankyou to all. When I got my beautiful Holly from Rotherham Dog Rescue, although they do a brilliant job there, she needed training and stimulation. You guys were my first port of call. Not only did you help both Holly and myself to become a great team but also gave me advice and supply of a healthy and nutritious diet for Holly. Once again thankyou. Z n H x More...

C
23 July 2018

I couldn't recommend this team enough. We have gone through the beginner 1 class with our dog and the difference in the 6 weeks we have attended is amazing. The trainers are very friendly and are very experienced and will help you even though you don't realise you're struggling!!! I still have a long way to go with my very hyper and ignorant pooch but honestly the difference in him is amazing. Have really enjoyed it and had a laugh along the way (usually at my expense) Thanks James for all your advice and support! More...

J
23 July 2018

I have been friends with Walkabout Hounds from the United States. I read everything that is posted and look at all of the pictures. There is NEVER a cross word printed - the people in the photos are happy, the dogs are all healthy looking and happy. I have contacted the owner multiple times to make a comment or ask a question and get immediate response. From what I can see by observation, this is a great dog training company. More...

V
23 July 2018

Walkabout Hounds are an excellent company, who go above and beyond in customer service. I have used their dog walking service for around 4 years and they have always been reliable and best of all my dog loves to go out with them. James and Davina, the owners, know a great deal about dogs and doggy behaviour and helped to educate me in ensuring I have a very happy doggy. I would recommend their services to anyone looking for a professional, knowledgable and friendly dog company. More...

K
30 May 2018

Can highly recommend walkabout hounds, after just 6 lessons the difference in my 10 month old staffy is amazing. No more pulling on the lead so the daily walk is now enjoyable for both me and Toby. We will definitely be booking for the level 2 class and also recall and agility. Thankyou so much, Kay & Toby More...

C
30 May 2018

Friendly service and a great training programme. Always happy to help

R
30 May 2018

Really helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainers. We have been going there for puppy training, which is a great course and will be definitely booking on further classes. I'd definitely recommend them for anyone looking for dog training courses / classes. More...

K
30 May 2018

Fantastic place for dog training classes and for one-to-one sessions. We've had great success with our dog Luna and she loves coming to agility classes

C
12 February 2018

Trainers are very knowledgeable and helpful, the facilities and shop are great.

L
30 July 2017

Brilliant fun dog training classes and the trainers are very helpful

D
27 November 2016

Excellent people. Know their dogs and have great facilities. Much better than other trainers we've tried.

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30 May 2016

Davina & James offer a wonderful environment and great expertise to help train our rescue dog. They are both patient and kind at helping train both us and our pup so he can be a happy but controlled dog. They one to one was a fantastic insight into the thought process of our dog and they even come to your home when your working to take him out for his walks (very tired when come back). The walks are not just a lop around the local park - they get the walk everyday that we would do on a weekend when not working - this equals a happy tired dog, and no destruction at home from a bored pup. Would highly recommend this business for everything from training, to feeding/purchasing of food, to helping out walking the dog - brilliant service all round and very trustworthy with our four legged little man. More...

L
17 January 2012

We have had James and Davina walking our dogs for the past year and we cannot believe the change in our dogs. They are happy, they are fit, they play with others dogs so well now. They always go above and beyond the call of duty and are always there whenever we need them. More...

H
17 January 2012

We have had James and Davina walking our dogs Diesel and Bob for a year now and we don't know what we would do without them. The boys are so much happier now and they are so used to being around lots of different dogs that meeting dogs in the park is no problem now. They always go above and beyond the call of duty no matter what and they are there to help in any way they can. More...

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I love working with dogs and getting them to achieve their fullest potential doing things that they love to do.

I have been working with dogs for years on a personal basis and had so many people asking "How do you get your dog to do that?" that I decided to see if I could combine my absolute love of dogs with my ability to have a job that enabled me to work with the dogs I love.

I am dedicated to putting my time, energy and passion into helping you fulfil yours and your dogs dreams

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Puppy classes Beginner Obedience intermediate Obedience advanced Obedience Pet Dog Agility Pet Dog Scent Work

If you have any specific issues that you want to address or if your dog diesnt like to be around other dogs then we can help. Centre sessions start from £15 for 30mins. Home Visits from £45.

When a behaviour becomes a problem or affects the life of your dog and you then this is where we need to take a greater look into your dog and pinpoint the factors that are the cause and look to set up a program that allows the dog and you to manage, control or change the specific behaviour. Sessions start from £150