Dog Training - Polite Leash Walking Class
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This course is designed to teach you how to train your dog to walk politely on a loose-leash. Many dogs pull when on leash, which makes walking both unpleasant, dangerous, and harmful for both the dog and their owner.
Included in this course are lectures and video demonstrations that cover topics such as why your dog pulls, what type of equipment we should use, and specific techniques and exercises to use as you train your dog.
Dogs that learn polite leash walking are a pleasure to take out, and as a result, they enjoy exercise, freedom, and socialization. This helps prevent both medical issues caused by lack of exercise, and behavior problems caused by not getting out for a daily walk.
This class teaches polite leash walking using positive reinforcement and force-free training.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
This lecture answers questions such as:
|This lecture covers topics such as:
|Section 2: Exercises|
|This exercise is about teaching the dog to pay attention to you. This is the first step to teaching polite leash walking.|
|This exercise is about teaching the dog where the "sweet spot" is - to stay by your side.|
|This exercise helps teach the dog to counteract their natural opposition reflex.|
|This exercise (finger target) is used for getting your dog into position and past distractions.|
|This exercise helps you utilize direction changes to teach polite leash walking.|
|This exercise covers how to release your dog to "do what they want to do".|
|Section 3: Fading Out Treats|
|This lecture covers how we intelligently fade out the use of treats in training polite leash walking.|
|Section 4: Troubleshooting|
|Common problems that students encounter are covered here. Examples include:
|Section 5: Appendix|
|This is ten minutes of outdoor training, where we provide a narrative over the exercises we are doing. This is designed to help show you what a first session with a dog that has a history of pulling should look like.|
|For students who are not familiar with clicker training, this video provides a foundation of knowledge for the rest of the course.|
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Julie Posluns is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), earned through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
Her dogs, Tyson and Delilah, both have titles in Rally Obedience and Freestyle.
Julie owns and operates Rover Achiever, a successful dog walking company, and also has run the Tricks and Canine Freestyle programs at When Hounds Fly Dog Training, in Toronto Canada.
Julie is currently located in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is completing her Master's degree in Animal Behaviour at Memorial University.
Andre is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), and a Truly Dog-Friendly Trainer.
Andre owns and operates When Hounds Fly Dog Training, one of Toronto's most successful and popular dog training schools. Thousands of dogs (and their owners) have taken classes with him and his team of instructors.