‘Absolutely gutted’: Thieves steal over £10,000 worth of gear in dog trainer break-in in Leeds

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The Yorkshire Canine Academy, which trains dogs from across the country, reported the break-in on its social media.

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Thieves smashed a window at the establishment last night and got away with countless expensive pieces of equipment, including a Fireball Dog treadmill, specially designed for dogs and bearing the company’s logo.

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Thieves smashed a window at the establishment last night and got away with countless expensive pieces of equipment, including a Fireball Dog treadmill. Photo: Yorkshire Canine Academy.

Speaking to YEP, owner Jacob Morgan called the break-in “stupid” as the thieves only got away with dog-related items.

“We have containers that we use for storage which are our office spaces and we got to work this morning to find they had both been ransacked.” he said.

“They took all the dog training equipment. We have a dog treadmill which is a very particular niche that they took, all the dog training leashes and collars and the dog toys.”

Jacob explained how thieves left behind iPads, social media gear and even an expensive coffee machine in favor of dog toys.

Jacob explained how thieves left behind iPads, social media gear and even an expensive coffee machine in favor of dog toys. Photo: Yorkshire Canine Academy.

“There were better things to take, but they managed to take dog stuff, which is weird.” he said.

“We only opened 18 months. We invested a lot of money, me and the other co-owners, as well as our time and our efforts. So that everything was taken overnight and really insignificant things were simply stupid.”

Items taken include various soft dog toys such as Frisbees, lickimats and chews.

The thieves also got away with various Dewalt tools, including a circular saw, a combination drill, batteries and various blades.

The Yorkshire Canine Academy asks anyone with information to contact them by phone, email or Facebook DM, although this is done anonymously.

“I’m gutted, absolutely gutted. If anyone can let us know and help us get our stuff back, we’d be happy to pay a reward.” Jacob added.

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