Walking nicely on-leash is one of the hardest behaviors for dogs to master. The world is an exciting place and they want go investigate, not just walk in a boring straight line. They also have two more legs than we do. However, using positive reinforcement and reward-based training, we can teach your dog to walk nicely with you, not against you.
There are many reason why dogs pull when they are on-leash:
- They are trying to investigate things
- They have two more legs than we do
- They've learned pulling works (it gets them where they want to go)
- They are pulling against the pressure on the leash (oppositional reflex)
To counteract this, we need to help the dog understand walking at our side on a loose leash is a far better alternative to pulling at the end of the leash. Training loose leash walking not only will make your walks more pleasant, it will also avoid injuries to both yourself (shoulder, wrist, back strain) and your dog (collapsed trachea, neck and back injuries).
In this 4-week course, we will outline how you can help your dog understand walking at your side is the ideal place to be. They will find this position to be pleasant and fun, not something they dread or fear.
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What You Will Need:
- flat or martingale collar
- front-clip harness (optional)
- 6'-8' leash
- 10'-15' long line
- LOTS of small, soft and yummy treats
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- Reward Calm Behavior and Get More Calm Behavior
- Let's Walk Together
- Putting it All Together
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.Introducing Birch Course
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I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.Introduction to Scent Work Course
The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!NW3 Trial Prep Course
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