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Dog training and behaviour modification, that enhances yours and your dogs life through force free, science based methods. Covering Keighley, Silsden, Skipton, Ilkley and surrounding areas.

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Building Confidence - Creating Calmness

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Dog training course for the IMDT


Getting a puppy/dog can suddenly become very overwhelming. So many things to consider and sadly lots of misinformation right at your fingertips. Wainwright’s Canine Academy is here to dispel the myths and give you the peace of mind that actually… you’re doing great. Turn off to the noise from the outside and be rest assured that science does not lie. Using force free methods we can help you build the bomb proof recall you were hoping for, the relaxed doggo on the end of the lead and most importantly a bond that cannot be broken with you and your best friend.

Qualified at level four in canine behaviour modification, I am here to guide you. Helping you understand your dog and giving you the tools and knowledge on how to get the best out of your four legged companion.

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Training packages to meet your needs from a qualified, certified dog trainer

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Betty puppy package


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Where to start.... From the moment we met Helen we felt so much more confident that we would be able to teach and train our new puppy, Millie properly as well as our 4 year old who has a few anxiety issues especially around travelling. We haven't known where to turn in the past to get help and advice. Helen exceeded all expectations. Her knowledge is second to none. She takes so much time to explain things and she is training the humans as much as the dogs!

We feel as though we learn so much from literally every session. Both our dogs adore her. She has a natural way with them and I love the way she interacts with our babies. She goes over and above in terms of service, texts out of hours, detailed follow up emails and genuinely cares - it is not just a business for her - more of a vocation. I genuinely believe everyone should have Helen in their (and their doggies) lives!

Her techniques worked almost instantly with our pup and I can honestly say she made those first few months with a new pup immeasurably easier. Don't think twice- book it. It's worth every penny.


I've known Helen for 3 years now as my dog walker, trainer and now friend. I have a very dog aggressive boy who I can no longer physically walk, Helen has walked and trained him to help him with his anxiety and the transformation out and at home has been life changing for both of us. Helen is very trustworthy, she has a key to my home as she does for all her dog walking clients, she's gone above and beyond for me whilst I've had to go into hospital for major surgery and she came to my home and looked after my animals. Helen and I bonded over our love of animals and over time she is now one of my closest friends. She helped me through one of my dogs being diagnosed with cancer, she did all the ground work for cbd treatments and found a vet that could help us. Unfortunately, on Boxing Day she took Shakira and I to the vets for Shakira's last journey. Helens knowledge on dogs is second to none and she's always learning, taking new courses and keeping her knowledge up to date.


I couldn’t have asked for a better person to walk my fur babies. Helen is so kind, compassionate and caring towards my doggies. We have just completed 1-1 puppy classes with Helen and she has given me and my partner so much confidence to train our little puppy. We have seen over the weeks with Helen how much our puppy has grown in confidence and how intelligent our baby is! Helen has always followed each session up with an email going through everything we have covered in each session. If we ever had and still have questions we know we can always text Helen! Helen has also been walking our lab now for some months and she has been fantastic with him. He was very nervous at first but Helen worked closely with him to overcome this. He waits now at the door on the days he is walked waiting for Helen. He loves her so much and I love seeing the bond they both have, it really is something special. Helen you are truly amazing and so knowledgable, I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my dogs. Thank you for all you do and continue to do for us. We love you!


Can not recommend Helen enough! She has been walking our princess pooch for a few months now and we are so pleased with the service. Our dog is anxious and nervous with new people in the house but it took her hardly any time to settle, she now greets Helen with a roll over for tummy tickles and jumps straight into the van to go for a walk. I work long & different shifts each week and Helen is very flexible & accomodating to ours needs which I struggled to find with other dog walkers. She always messages to let me know arrival times and we love love LOVE the photo updates from while Lunas out walking either on her own or with the rest of the doggy crew! We love Helen and the smiles on the faces of all her dogs faces say a thousand words! Couldn't imagine Luna taking a shining to anybody else as much as she has to Helen.


Penny has just completed the puppy package and I cannot recommend Helen enough. Helen gave Penny and I skills to work on each week and followed the sessions up with detailed emails, attachments and videos. Helen also made regular contact between sessions to check our progress. Penny and I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and are sad they are now over. Thanks again Helen!


Discovered Helen through ‘Bark’. Found a real treasure, Bailey and Juno love her. They go on a variety of walks, come back with huge smiles, lots of pictures and a detailed summary. Helen is really caring, enthusiastic and adores doggies. She ensures she has vets details, any health problems, allergies, consent etc. Wainwright’s Walkies has a bright future


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