So many owners expect dogs to just know how to walk on leash out of the box, but unfortunately, that is not the case. There are so many stimuli luring them in all sorts of directions like, dogs, noises, people, smells, marking opportunities, etc. Teaching loose leash walking not only makes walks more enjoyable, but also serves as a platform for buildings stronger bond with your dog.
Confidence to walk your dog on the lead with other distractions around you.
How to get your dog walking beside you with a smiling loose lead.
Learn cues all the family can use.
Getting and keeping your dog’s attention on you, even in the face of distractions.
We do not generally allow switching of courses but we understand that sometimes circumstances change so we take each request on its own merit
We think it is very important that all dogs and owners start their training on the same day. This means that all the dogs are at the same level each week and minimises the disruption to the classes.
You will be reminded about what to bring on your confirmation email. We prefer that your dog is on a flat buckle type collar or harness and not a slip lead or choke chain. Flexible/ retractable leads do not work for our training classes, so an ordinary 1.5m lead is ideal. Bring high value treats for you dog such as chicken, sausage, cheese, liver cake etc
We recommend that you do not feed your dog for at least 2 hours before classes, if possible only feed a light meal at lunch time and do not feed any evening meal just before classes.
We do not currently sell dog training treats or equipment at classes. We promote responsible dog ownership and we can give advice and guide you towards suppliers of dog training and other equipment
Most dogs fit in very well to our dog training classes and high spirits are kept under control. But sometimes dog training classes are not always the best place to start training over excitable dogs or older dogs with behaviour problems. Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can best integrate your dog into our class environment.
We have had great success over the years helping nervous dogs overcome their fears. The environment we create is very safe for shy dogs. We space the dogs out and put thought in to who is at the side of who. Being in an environment with a number of other dogs can help yours gain confidence and we always let all the other handlers know that your dog is anxious and needs space.
Your dog is off lead playing and as soon as you call their name followed by ‘Come!’ they turn their head towards you and start running back to you at speed, finishing sitting in front of you - perfect!