Dog Training in York

We offer a variety of dog training sessions for York, including puppy classes and obedience exercises.

There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy on your dog’s face when they finally master something new! Our family-owned dog training school offers quality canine training services in York and surrounding areas. We help you develop a personalised plan that helps transform any pup into their very own superstar with our one of kind approach, tailored just for them.

Learn Basic Dog Obedience Training Techniques

It’s never too late to get your dog on a leash and start obedience training! Whether you’re just adding a new puppy or have an older one with some misbehaving traits, this is the perfect first step.

Stop Pulling on the Leash / Coming back when called / Ignoring distractions / Socialising / Walking to heel / Food manners / Teaching appropriate play

Every dog training journey starts with a tailored consultation so develop a suitable plan for your pup. Book your local Yorkshire Canine Academy trainer below.


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Trainers in York

Owners we’ve helped from York

Jacob saw him for a day, and he was noticeably better on the lead after just this first session. sessions were varied, informative and fun – quite different to other dog training classes!

“My Dachshund Fred spent 6 weeks on a residential training program . Under their expert guidance Freds obedience levels have left me completely stunned. In addition the time and effort they have put into me has been incredible. They care not only about Fred , but also me , so their expert knowledge has been passed on in order for me to continue their great work”

“Had my consultation last night with my 10 month old German Shepard Storm. Ian was super reassuring with me and was great with Storm. I was extremely nervous as I’ve never had to take any of my 6 Alsatians to a dog trainer before. Can’t wait to get started.”

“100% would highly recommend Jacob and his team at YCA. If you’re an owner anything like me who sits and reads up different training techniques I can guarantee Jacob will have an alternative way for you to to consider! We’ve had nothing but support even outside of our classes.”

What We Do

The Yorkshire Canine Academy is a professional dog training company that has created a mission to provide an unrivalled dog training service in Yorkshire. With a wealth of experience from raising puppies to treating dog aggression, our qualified training team will guide you and your dog through one of our extensive training programmes. We endeavour to ensure you and your dog have a positive experience while achieving your training goals.

Puppy Classes & Training

One-to-One Training

Residential Training

Areas we cover around York

You can find us in York, our local dog trainers cover the following areas!

Badger Hill

A large dog-walking area on the hill itself, popular with dog owners.


Visit a dog-friendly café and pubs with your pooch by your side


Go off-leash and run free with your dog at Fulford’s dog parks


Enrol into the great dog walking community for regular socialisation.


An introduction to the countryside environment and flat gardens.

One Happy Dog.

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Meet Ian, our expert Dog Trainer for York

Developing the connections between owners and canines- giving both parties their best life together

Ian Kirke - Senior Trainer
Ian Kirke - Senior Trainer
Hi👋 my name’s Ian, and I’m originally from Leeds but now live in beautiful York. For the last 4 years or so  I’ve been dog training; any type of pup that likes to play tug-of war with me is a perfect match! My own little furry family includes Rita (the American Bulldog), Blue (Whippet Pointer)and Fern (French bulldogs). They’re all great friends.

How it works

We like to keep things simple; our steps below show our 5-step approach.

1. Book.

Our friendly admin team or user-friendly booking system makes it easy for you to book an assessment for your dog at a time that suits you.

2. Meet.

Our initial assessment allows us to identify and address the needs to be met or problems that need to be solved.

3. Plan

Once we have an understanding of what your dog needs, our training team will create a training programme that suits both you and your dog.

4. Train

This is where the hard work starts. Our training team will guide you through our tailored programme in person and remotely when you need it.

5. Graduation.

On completion of the course, you and your dog will graduate from the Yorkshire Canine Academy and will gain access to exclusive member services such as day-care, boarding and store discount.

One Happy Dog.

Why Choose us?

We promise a personalised professional training service with no compromise.

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Dog Behaviour


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Terri MoloneyTerri Moloney
09:45 19 Nov 23
I have had a fantastic experience with Yorkshire Canine Academy! The trainers are knowledgeable, patient, and truly dedicated to helping dogs thrive. The positive reinforcement methods used are effective, and my crazy spaniel is responding incredibly well. The facility is well-maintained, creating a comfortable environment for both dogs and their owners. I highly recommend Yorkshire Canine Academy for anyone seeking professional and positive dog training.
Marta MordonMarta Mordon
18:08 18 Nov 23
Not only a great place to train your dog, which I have been a loyal customer to for about a year and a half now, but also a professional organiser of many insightful and often completely free seminars, filled with interesting topics and helpful advice that I’ve been able to take away and incorporate into training of my dog. I highly recommend this place, run by people who are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and experienced.
Jamie FieldsendJamie Fieldsend
14:59 18 Nov 23
Attended a seminar at Yorkshire Canine Academy which I found really useful with some good tips to take home and use with my dog training. Would definitely recommend attending future seminars.
Renata WodzynskaRenata Wodzynska
14:58 18 Nov 23
14:56 18 Nov 23
Amazing seminar. Super friendly and welcoming team on hand
Jake SandersJake Sanders
14:55 18 Nov 23
Really good seminar