Walking nicely on-leash is one of the hardest behaviors for dogs to master. The world is an exciting place and they want go investigate, not just walk in a boring straight line. They also have two more legs than we do. However, using positive reinforcement and reward-based training, we can teach your dog to walk nicely with you, not against you.
There are many reason why dogs pull when they are on-leash:
They are trying to investigate things
They have two more legs than we do
They've learned pulling works (it gets them where they want to go)
They are pulling against the pressure on the leash (oppositional reflex
To counteract this, we need to help the dog understand walking at our side on a loose leash is a far better alternative to pulling at the end of the leash. Training loose leash walking not only will make your walks more pleasant, it will also avoid injuries to both yourself (shoulder, wrist, back strain) and your dog (collapsed trachea, neck and back injuries).
In this 4-week course, we will outline how you can help your dog understand walking at your side is the ideal place to be. They will find this positioin to be pleasant and fun, not something they dread or fear.
Meet Your Instructor
Real-Life Skills Program Instructor
Qualified Dog Mobility Instructor
Service Dog Field Representative
Owner of The Stellar Dog
Should I Take This Course?
Are you struggling taking your dog for walks? In this 4-week course, you will learn how to have your dog walk nicely with you instead of fighting you all the time!
Did you just bring in a new puppy or adopt a new dog into your home? There is no better time to work on polite leash walking manners than right now! Get your puppy or dog walking nicely today!
Are you a dog training instructor? Dogs pulling when being walked on-leash is one the most common complaints by dog owners. Ensure your program is offering real solutons to this problem that are kind and effective for the dog.
What You Will Need for This Course
flat or martingale collar
front-clip harness (optional)
10'-15' long line
LOTS of small, soft and yummy treats
It's All About Attention
Reward Calm Behavior and Get More Calm Behavior
Let's Walk Together
Putting it All Together
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