About Us

The only specialist German Shepherd club in the Leeds area we are a small and friendly club that offers obedience and companion dog training for German Shepherd Dogs and handlers of all ages and abilities. All our instructors possess a wealth of knowledge in training German Shepherd Dogs more ...


The British Association for German Shepherd Dogs (formerly the British Alsatian Association) was formed in 1933. It was formed by like minded German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) owners who banded together for the good of the breed and whose aim is to help members achieve the utmost with their dogs. BAGSD National Association Site

New Instructors

We're delighted to announce that Hannah Hussain and Darren Sutton have begun the process of training to become qualified BAGSD instructors. Over the next year they will be shadowing our various instructors. Their aim is to gather as much experience and as many skills as possible before going off to join the BAGSD instructors course next year. After that it'll be perhaps another two years before becoming fully qualified. I'm sure you will all join the committee and instructors in wishing them the very best on their journey to become certified, like the rest of our instructors!!! Tony Moran is now halfway there having passed Part 1 of the instructors course.

Club Clothing

We will shortly be placing an order for club clothing. See the range of items and download an order form by clicking here...
Simply bring the order form to the club and leave with Carol, Margaret and Sue. Once we have enough orders we will then ask for payment from everyone. As soon as we have received the payments we will place the order.

Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme

Well done to our first Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme Gold Award holders. It was great to see that all dogs passed. Many thanks to Alison from Calverley Dog Training Club for judging.

From left to right. Carole & Leo, Andrea & Tilley, Hannah & Bella, Alison, John & Bentley Gerrard & Poppy, Helen & Max

Important notice to all members

We have been informally contacted by Leeds City Council regarding parking outside the club on Sunday mornings. They were very nice about the situation and did not want to make an official complaint to us. We have promised to try and cooperate with them. If we can't cooperate the council may ultimately have to restrict parking on Carr Road to residents only. Obviously this would cause a problem for everyone.

There were 2 separate complaints on Sunday due to cars being parked inconsiderately. This includes cars being parked on pavements and on grass verges, causing damage to the verge. We have supplied our phone numbers to the council so we can deal with inconsiderately parked cars immediately. Please can we ask that all members parking cars outside the club park considerately. Please do not park on grass verges, pavements or the small road outside the cottages opposite the club. There is plenty of on street parking available further up the road, outside the park. It is only a couple of hundred meters to walk.

We realise that people walking dogs in the woods and people visiting the allotments could also be contributing to the problem but BAGSD Leeds do not wish to upset Calverley Dog Training Club (who we rent the premises from) or the good people of Calverley. If we can't work together to solve this then the instructors are going to have to start being rubbish so the attendance drops ;-)

Good Luck Sue and Joan

Sue and Joan will both be taking Part 2of the BAGSD Instructor's exam. We would like to thank them both for their efforts so far wish them good luck for their exam.

2014 Non Training Days

Please note that the following days will be non training days during 2014

Easter Sunday
Sunday 20th April
May Day
Sunday 4th May
Spring Bank Holiday
Sunday 25th May
August Bank Holiday
Sunday 24th August
Sunday 28th December

A typical exercise

Trainee instructor Joan teaching a recall under the watchful eye of Tom Walton.