About Us

The area's only specialist German Shepherd Training Club the Leeds branch of The British Association for German Shepherd Dogs has been continuously operating for 60 years. During those 60 years we have grown to become the UK's largest branch and have helped train what must now amount to thousands of dogs and handlers. We are a very 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

Nearly all our members are simply looking for a well-trained family pet. As such we are very relaxed in our approach and the emphasis here is very much on having a lot of fun with our dogs and hopefully learning something along the way. After-all most of us chose to share our lives with a dog for enjoyment and at Leeds BAGSD we feel it is extremely important that training should be a continuation of that enjoyment. We want you to have a great life with your GSD and nothing pleases us more than hearing from current and ex members when they share a recent story, usually about them having been complimented whilst out in public.

Our Facilities

We enjoy the use of a private training field that is secure and large enough to simutaneously run a number of classes. There is a clubhouse with tea bar with plenty of seating where members can enjoy refreshments. Chat is usually lively, plentiful and not always about all things dog. Naturally dogs are welcome in the clubhouse.

Offering classes suitable for all standards from beginner to advanced our syllabus allows members to steadily progress through the various levels at their own pace. There is no pressure and progress depends on how much work you do whenever you spend time with your dog.


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

2019 Membership and Training Fees

Annual Single Membership £18

Annual Joint Membership £25

Annual Single Membership OAP £17

Annual Joint Membership OAP £24

Training Fee - Initial 6 Weeeks £35

Weekly Training Fee (Week 7 onwards) £5


Thinking of Joining?

Are you thinking of joining us? Read information on what to expect and what to bring on your first day here...