About Us


We Train Even The Most Challenging Dogs

Liberty K9 Dog Training UK (find us on Facebook) was created to provide much needed support for those dog owners who think they have exhausted every other option and still not found the help or the results they need or want.  

We are ideally situated in the centre of England close to the M62, M1 and A1 making our location accessible to people from all over the UK (Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax and beyond) including Scotland and Wales.

Finding the right dog trainer for you can be difficult so here’s a bit about us.

Our unique and effective training approach consistently delivers results that delight our clients.   We do this by creating a happy and harmonious relationship between dog and owner.   We have a selection of programs to suit all dogs and owners whether Private Lessons or Residential Training.

We feel passionately that we will help owners who are struggling with their dog.  Especially whose daily lives have become stressful as a result. We know that using the right tools, techniques and guidance, we will help you transform your dog and your relationship for the better!

The key to creating a successful dog and owner relationship is that the training you learn continues to be applied long after your lesson has ended.   

Our Trainers

Liberty K9 Training is expanding rapidly!  At the moment there are two trainers working with your dogs on a regular basis along with other staff supporting them
Julie West

Julie West

Training Director/Managing Partner

Julie has a long history with dogs and dog training, having owned many different breeds and through training and competing in various different sports and disciplines.

Her interest in dogs doesn’t stop at training although she is a certified canine behaviourist, she also holds advanced qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy and canine nutrition.  She co-founded The Dobermann Trust rescue and continues to have an active role in supporting rescue as well as being a Judge of Kennel Club Good Citizen stakes, Dobermann breed classes, Obedience classes and in IGP.

Julie trains family dogs and specialises in aggression resolution and has competed in IGP nationally and internationally with multiple dogs.

Padraig (Paul) Flanagan

Padraig (Paul) Flanagan

Training Director

A dog trainer with almost 40 years experience training hundreds, if not thousands of dogs, for a variety of different purposes, you’re in good hands.

An ex-police service dog handler, a multi national champion in IGP and competitor at world level for almost a decade, securing top 20 places several times, dogsport is a true passion.

Paul brings all of these skills and experiences to each family dog, specialising in aggression rehabilitation, to ensure that every client can have the family pet they desire.

Why Choose Us

30+ Years of Experience

A wealth of experience in Police and Service dogs, IGP Sport, Breed Specific Rescue, Personal Protection, Working Trials, Competition Obedience and much much more!

Custom Everything

Our Residential Training packages are customised for each individual dog.  Every client and dog team are personally assessed and a suitable program developed uniquely for them.

We Deliver

You can rely on us to deliver.  We strive to delight every client and improve every dog’s life.  We don’t make promises we can’t keep and we will be honest about what can be achieved

Our Dogs

Our clients travel from all over the UK to train with us. 

Transport sometimes available.  Contact us for more info.