Professional Dog Walker Training Course
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Professional Dog Walker Training Course

How to enjoy safe and stimulating group walks
3.8 (82 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
479 students enrolled
Created by Dom Hodgson
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course dog walkers will have a blueprint to follow that will enable them to keep great control of their dogs on AND off lead.
Requirements
  • To take this course you only need a basic understanding of dog behaviour
  • The course will suit dog walker and multiple dog owning households
Description

How can you exercise multiple dogs, give them everything they need to be happy and still maintain great control?

Dom Hodgson has the answer in this Professional Dog Walker Training Course - Safe and Stimulating Dog Walks

This course if perfect for professional dog walkers who walk multiple dogs in their business.

It will also suit people who own multiple dogs and want to learn how to better control them out on a walk.

In this dog walker training video, professional dog trainer Dom Hodgson will teach you the secret to achieving safe and stimulating group dog walks.

Course Details

In this course you will discover;

How to use toys, treats and affection to keep the dogs focus laser locked onto you.

When to let your dog's off lead and avoid the crucial mistake that many dog walkers make when first let their dogs off lead.

How to safely exercise multiple dogs on a walk - In this course Dom walks Pugs, French Bulldogs, Pointers, Cocker Spaniels and Samoyeds.

What is the 'Canine Fulfilment Formula'. If you can provide all of the exercise and challenge for the dogs you look after then maintaining control (even off lead) becomes super easy.

How to safely exercise multiple dogs at the park. Dom shares the dog walking secrets to playing with (and controlling) two dogs off lead at the park.

Why you need to be a responsible dog walker who cares about the dogs, the dogs owners AND the community you live in

Dom runs Pack Leader Dog Adventures, the UK's number one dog adventure company and in this course you get to go 'behind the scenes' and join Dom on one of his famous dog adventures.

Who this course is for:
  • Dog walkers who want to learn how to have great control on their group dog walks
  • Dog owners who own more than one dog and want to learn how to safely exercise them all together
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 35:03
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:13

This is the introduction module for the 'Safe and Stimulating' Dog Walks Course

How do you control a group of dogs on a dog walk so that you provide enjoyment, exercise, stimulation and also keep the dogs safe?

After this introduction module you will have a firm understanding of how I do this in my dog walking business 'Pack Leader Dog Adventures'.

We follow a 'Canine Fulfilment Formula' that ensures we do this on every walk. This course takes you on several 'dog adventures' with professional dog trainer and dog walking business owner, Dom Hodgson.

Following the Canine Fulfilment Formula as we do in this course will mean you can enjoy safe and stimulating dog walks too.

Preview 03:13
+ Section 2 - How to improve your dog walks
4 lectures 17:25

In this module Dom spends some time in the park with  Pug, a Giant Schnauzer and a Dogue de Bordeaux, three different dogs who are all under great control. He explains why you need to provide some challenge for your dog on his daily walk. If you do this then your dog will actually want to remain near you at the park, even when there are other dogs around.

Dom uses toys and treats to get the dogs attention on the way to the park and once he gets there. This provides a focus for the

You need to think about what challenges you can provide for your dog when you take him anywhere.

Preview 05:32

In this module you see how Dom Safely gets the dogs out of the van and sets off on a dog adventure. Dom and Alex walk many different dogs each day and today they have Samoyeds, Giant Schnauzers, Pointers and French Bulldogs. There is also a lot of wildlife and livestock around including horses, sheep and rabbits and squirrels.

The start of your dog walk is often the time when things can go wrong, many people give their dogs too much freedom before they get any focus and attention from their dogs. Finding the right place to let your dogs off lead is crucial to maintaining the safety of the dogs.

Preview 03:31

In this module you will see how Dom maintains great control of the dogs using toys.

Playing 'find it' games like this gives the dogs a chance to use their amazing nose and also keeps them in one particular area. This game is super useful if you don't have a lot of space to exercise your dogs OR the place you exercise them is busy with other walkers around.

Module 4 - How to get your dog's attention off lead.
04:12

In this module Dom and Alex show you how to play a searching game with your dogs.

This is another great game that keeps your dogs in one area of the park or woods.

It's important to tease and build up the dogs drive before you let them off lead.

Module 5 - How to play a searching game with multiple dogs.
04:10
+ Section 3 - Recap of the walk in the woods
1 lecture 02:07

In this module Dom recaps how he implemented the 'Canine Fulfilment Formula' in the woods and also explains why you need to create a 'Magic Circle' for your dog's to play in. This magic circle is a the area around you that you want your dog's to stay in. This will keep them safe and under great control.

Module 6 - Creating a magic circle for your dog's to play in
02:07
+ Excerising a group of dogs in an open space
2 lectures 09:41

How to use toys and treats to play games and get your dog's interested in you.

You will learn how to get your dog to do some tricks which will test how much attention and focus you have from him. This is a great way to build on the trick training you do at home AND will also help you maintain control of your group of dogs.

Module 7 - How to use tricks to test your dog's attention level
04:52

In this module Dom show you how he uses the lead to maintain physical control of a dog with high prey drive then builds up the drive to play which enables him to eventually the dog off lead and still maintain great control.

You will also learn how to do simple 'recall training' that will help maintain control.

The more you play games like this the better control you will have with your dog's.



Module 8 - Maintaining focus with dogs who have prey drive
04:49
+ Module 9 - Conclusion Lecture
2 lectures 02:37

Dog walkers have a great responsibility not only to the dogs but also to the owners and the wider community.

The dogs - To keep them safe and ensure they have an enjoyable exercise session each day

The owners - To keep their dogs safe and out of harms way.

The community -  Not everyone likes dogs and people who don't like dogs don't want dogs bothering them, the dog walker needs to make sure they keep the dogs they are exercising away from the general public.


Conclusion
01:19

In this bonus module Dom tells you how you can get access to further training with him

BONUS MODULE - How to find out more about Dom Hodgson
01:18