Loose Leash Walking Class

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Do you consider walking your dog to be a chore- One that involves tightly tied tennis shoes and a trip to your Chiropractor? Does your dog take you for a walk?!! Let’s save your back and shoulders before you pull a muscle or two. Then it’s time to join our Loose Leash Walking Class. Walking your dog should be enjoyable and a fun bonding experience for you and your dog. Teaching a dog to loose leash is a foundation skill for every dog. Walking with another being does not come naturally for them as they normally move around independently. In addiotion, having a tight leash can cause frustration and leash aggression in many dogs due to a feeling of confinement.

In our class, we will work on leash handling skills, getting your dogs use to the feel of the loose leash, as well as different tools that we will use to help keep your dogs attention while on walks. We’ll walk outside with other dogs and distractions. We will also learn troubleshooting in case your dog gets overly excited by distractions, and show you tips on how to successfully pass other dogs while walking and how to keep your dog safe! Our Loose Leash training Class will teach your dog to stop pulling you during the walks. It is not a perfect heel which keeps your dog strictly by your side. It allows your dog to sniff and explore the neighborhood as long as you leave slack in his leash.

This class is not meant for a reactive dogs that lunge and bark at approaching people and dogs. If you think your dog may be reactive, please consider taking “Reactive paws” class instead.

Class is 1 hour per week, 4week long.