Loose Leash Walking Master Class             dog walking 1

        

5 Weeks / One Hour session $135.00

Loose Leash walking is one of the finer pleasures of walking with your dog, just sailing along with no real rush with no where to really be. But, most people don’t get to enjoy this with their dogs often, in fact, very few ever enjoy this relaxing past time with their dogs Ever! Well this Master Class will put you on the end of the leash that doesn’t get pulled, jerked or lunged.

Loose Leash is not heel work, in fact it is quite the opposite, so just because your dog can heel does not mean he can loose leash.

And what about meeting people? Does your dog race up to people and  jump up over all over them? Or does he shy away from people.

These are all social values that your dog learned as a puppy, or perhaps you rescued a dog from a shelter or rescue organization, and he has never been properly leash trained or trained at all. Does this sound familiar? It becomes a battle the moment you put the leash on Fido; he goes into a frenzy- jumping, pulling and full speed ahead mode.  Well No More! This class will put your pup on the map so that is a more pleasurable experience for both you and your canine.

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Our Loose Leash Walking Master Class will set you and your dog up for success as a team. You will learn how to give leash pressure, rather than fight and tug against opposition reflex and then your dog how to adjust to  his or her energy level down to a relaxed calm state where pulling will never be. You will learn why dogs really pull and why most training systems will never stop this Instinct.

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Conditioning the dog to the walk cue- You will learn to reward the dog for not pulling, sounds simple, but it isn’t the whole picture. Once the dog has decided not to pull, he or she can be taught to walk properly. here we show you to intervene when the dog disengages you and begins to engage another person or dog.

 

 

You will be taught several methods of training techniques that will encourage your dog to walk nicely andloose leash 12 follow your lead. Getting your pooch to trot calmly down the street is well within your grasp.  Our tips and techniques will put your canine on the road to a life time of being the well-mannered dog.

 

Many dog owners complain that every time they take their dog for a walk, it feels like a speeding train is pulling them. As a consequence, some dog owners avoid taking their dogs on any walks, or they only rely on head halters, harnesses and prong collars to control their dogs. It can be very frustrating to have your dog walk you, instead of the other way around. Our program is designed to help you teach your dog how to walk on a loose leash successfully for the rest of your dog’s life.

 

loose-leash-walk 7 This 5 week course will solidify loose leash walking and give you the pooch you longed for. No more bolting out the door, pulling you down the street, barking, jumping or lunging. This class is for the leash reactive dogs. You will learn the appropriate skills to stop your dog from lunging, jumping and barking at guests in your home, your neighbors and kids while on a walk. Our goal is to completely diminish this behavior so that you are able to take your dog with you on vacations, trips to the vets, groomers public restaurants and parks.  loose leaseh walking-on-leash

 

 

 

 

Unless pulling a sled or a wagon, dogs do not have to pull. When a dog is pulling hard on the leash, he can injure himself and is certainly a potential danger to his owner. In addition, other dogs will not regard him kindly if he pulls hard toward them. A dog charging into another dog’s space and face is considered a rude trespasser. Thankfully, this behavior can be managed or changed.

 

Our class will permanently affect your dog’s behavior. With a problem behavior such as pulling on the leash, the goal is to teach your dog to walk nicely on a leash without pulling. This is more difficult than simply changing training tools, of course, and requires time, effort, and practice. The first training exercise to teach your dog is ‘Watch me.’ When your dog can pay attention to you, even with distractions, then you can begin working on leash skills.

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We will teach you different techniques for various situations. These techniques are to help your dog understand that he can move freely on the leash as long as he pays attention to you – where you are – and doesn’t pull on the leash.

 

What Not to do-

Please don’t yank your dog back when you’re out walking.

  1. Yanking your dog back can teach your dog that the thing dog/child/stranger he is being yanked away from is scary. This can lead to leash aggression toward the dog/child/stranger as a way of keeping “that scary thing” away.
  1. Yanking your dog back actually makes your dog pull harder in the opposite direction.
  1. Yanking doesn’t teach your dog what you want him to do.
  1. Yanking your dog back isn’t fair, especially to reactive dogs. Reactive dogs are almost always scared, and their aggression is a way to keep what they’re scared of away. You are punishing your dog for an emotion that he wishes he didn’t feel as well. And if your dog is wearing a choke, prong or electronic collar (NO! NO!), you are also causing pain

What Are Your Goals?

What would you like to do with your dog now and in the future? If you’d like to do some therapy dog volunteer work or some trick training, then leash skills are important. You’ll need to invest some time and effort into our training class. However, if you would like to walk nicely with your dog without your arm being pulled out of the socket, then our  class will give training tools to manage your dog’s behavior.

Our mission is to teach you the training techniques to help your dog understand that he can move freely on the leash as long as he pays attention to you – where you are – and doesn’t pull on the leash.

loose leash 6 Our Loose Leash walking Master Class will end the pulling once and for all. This course is open only to students who have completed our Level one Loose Leash Walking Class or for those of you who have Leash Reactive dogs. If walking your dog is a stressful event – This is the class for you. We will train you to train your dog to walk nicely and calmly.

 

 

 

We will pick up from our previous class Loose Leash Level one class and move on to more advanced training skills.Your dog will learn that pulling on a leash is inappropriate behavior. You will learn proper leash handling and communicate these rules to your dog to ensure success.

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This is an advanced course focused on leash walking, basic obedience and greeting skills in the high distraction environments.  Classes will take regular field trips to train in various outdoor environments.  We will set up courses for you and your dog to complete. You and  your dog will work as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of ‘obedience exercise obstacle course’ including simple exercises.

Just some of the dog behaviors you can expect to be addressed during this series of loose-leash dog walking training classes:

  • Pulling on leash                                                                                             loose leash 11
  • Chewing on the leash
  • Stopping to sniff constantly
  • Drifting into the street while on leash
  • Lunging at strangers without warning (and without provocation)
  • Growling at children
  • Growling at other dogs
  • Needing to be kept on a short tight lease while walking to prevent     problematic behaviors
  • Ignoring your commands unless commands are repeated several times 

In summary, Walking your dog should not be a frustrating experience- for you or your dog. You need to know that your commands will be obeyed without the canine version of an argument (ignoring you or growling), and your dog needs to know what is expected of them so they can work towards achieving your approval.  You will learn to use  advanced training skills as well as positive reinforcement – praise and reward your dog for looking at you, turning with you, and stopping when you do, and by making walks fun and interesting for your dog, he will be more attentive and responsive to you. You’ll both be able to enjoy walks again.

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Class Schedule

June 23 (6:15 pm – 7:15 pm)