LOOSE-LEASH WALKING - Outdoor Drop in
For dogs that have completed Basic Manners Class.
This outdoor class provides an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class and to problem solve in a social group to achieve a relaxed and stress free relationship with your dog while walking on a loose leash. (Click and scroll down to read How to Help A Leash-Reactive Dog)
Everyone should have a good leash relationship with their dog. Teaching your dog good leash manners takes time and repetition. But a leash walk for your dog is often not enough exercise or stimulation and can be very unnatural or boring for your dog. If you don’t provide a proper balance then your dog may start to show some very undesirable behaviours. These behaviours often condemn your dog to the leash and can encourage the behaviour to continue or worsen.
Ideal for dogs that are:
- pulling on the leash
- rudely approaching other dogs
- jumping on others
- snapping at the heels of joggers or cyclists
- lunging, barking or appearing reactive.
We discuss topics and practice techniques such as:
- What is a walk?
- What level and type of activity works for your dog?
- How to reinforce polite behaviours
- The 3 different walk commands - Heel, Let’s Go, Go Sniff.
- How to stop encouraging pulling
- Basic Manners and/or Intermediate Class greetings
This is a drop in class held on Saturday mornings that are approximately 1+ hrs. Registration and confirmation is required because locations change and is depending on weather. Please ensure you have 2-3 different types of food rewards ranging from low value to high value and a toy, if your dog values toy rewards. Bring your long line for long distance recall. Wear sensible walking shoes and bring water, bug spray and poo bags.
Please make sure your dog's city licence has been renewed.
LOOSE-LEASH WALKING COST:
$60 for your first 3 walks (or $20 each). $30 for your next 3 walks (or $10 each). Free to join walks after that.
Possible Dates: April 4th & April 25th & May 2nd & May 30th & Jun 6 & Jun 13th
Time: 8:00 - 9:15am
Location: Rose Wood Park parking lot at Westlake Road across from Starlight Cres.
On line booking will open one date at a time. Currently open is April 4th
Once you have booked on line (Join Us), print and complete the waiver and bring it to your first walk. Best to pay cash per walk. E-Transfer is accepted with the name of your dog as a password. I will confirm walk Friday morning by 8am prior to the Saturday walk.