Workshop | Leash Walking
Walks with our dogs can be a pleasant way to add exercise and enrichment to your normal routine. However, having a dog who is miserable to walk can cause you to feel embarrassed, frustrated, exhausted, or even potentially injured. So, if you do not like walking your dog, then this workshop is for you! We will focus on getting you comfortable with walking management tools, attention skills, reinforcing polite walking behavior, and what to do if your dog forges ahead of you.
We will cover the following:
The art of the walk
Leash walking management
Loose leash walking skills
Confidence building for you and your dog
When and how to reward your dog
Redirection and attention skills
Perfecting your “Heel”
Materials needed include:
A front clipping harness (i.e., Freedom harness or Easy Walk)
Plenty of awesome treats
A favorite toy if your dog prefers toys to treats
A standard 4 or 6-foot leash with a loop handle, NO retractable leashes are allowed
**Optional but recommended; a clicker and treat pouch
We will be practicing these skills outside for half of the classes, so prepare to dress accordingly! This class is weather permitting and will be rescheduled if there is severe weather.
Length: 3 Week Course
**This class is NOT for reactive dogs.