Walking politely on leash is an important skill for any dog so that walks can be enjoyable for everyone!
If you want your arm to stop aching this class will teach you how to get the nice polite leash walking you’ve always wanted!
- Components of Loose Leash Walking
- How to work with our dogs instincts instead of against them
- Fun Engagement exercises
- Teaching Loose Leash Walking
- Impulse control exercises
- Walking with distractions
- More Fun Training Games!
Dogs must be at least 6 months old at the time of the workshop. Dogs must be able to work in a busy class environment.
If you have imported a dog/puppy from outside Canada or the US, please DO NOT attend classes until you’ve had the dog for over 2 weeks with no signs of illness.
If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs. Need help with this? Let us know, we’re happy to help!
If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously or are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog’s reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog in a group setting. Need a trainer for this? Let us know! We are happy to help!