MY OBEDIENT DOG - Services - loose leash walking

By: My Obedient Dog  09-12-2011
Keywords: dog, walking

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» Does your dog take YOU on a walk?
» Do you want your dog to follow you without pulling ahead or sniffing around?Then this package is right for you!

LOOSE-LEASH WALKING is a 4-week, private curriculum that teaches you structured techniques on how to walk your dog on a loose leash. You will acquire the tools and knowledge required to make for a comfortable walking experience. The training is practical, effective, and suitable for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Your dog will learn to follow you, without pulling, walking ahead, or sniffing the ground.This curriculum will also teach you how to become your dog's pack leader. Asserting the leadership role in your dog's life begins with a structured walk. The dog will learn to follow you, amidst turns and speed changes, and while going up and down stairs. The goal is to develop a fun and rewarding walking experience for both you and your dog.The training overview in week 1 takes place at our training facility, while the remaining 3 classes take place outdoors, including parks, streets, and other high-distraction settings. Classes are once a week, for 4 weeks, and are approximately 1 hour in length.Why should you practice loose-leash walking?Dogs are pack animals who love to travel. They crave to have a leader in their lives who they can follow. They are animals who seek guidance and direction. Daily walks are essential for a dog's physical and mental health. They reduce any abundance of energy and subdue unwanted behaviour. It's found that dogs that walk on a regular basis live longer, happier lives and are less likely to develop arthritis, joint problems, and weight issues. In addition, walking provides them with mental stimulation and introduces them to new environments, smells, and sounds.Some people assume that a large backyard will provide sufficient exercise for their dog, however, an enclosed environment only serves as a fish tank does to a fish. Others assume that an off-leash dog park is enough to satisfy their dogs' exercise needs. In fact, neither a large backyard nor a dog park will provide dogs with the necessary structure and guidance they so very need.Walking is a natural process for all dogs. It allows them to reach a balanced state of mind. Understanding how to effectively walk your dog is the first step in establishing the leadership role in your dog's life. Enrolling in this curriculum will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to achieve a fun and hassle-free walking experience with your dog.
Training Overview: An understanding of the training tools and techniques used.
Sit Means Sit: Where your dog will sit at heel and remain seated until told to move.
Verbal Release: Where your dog will disengage from a given command and take a break.
Heeling: Where your dog will follow you with a loose leash, without pulling or sniffing.
Heeling: Where your dog will follow you with a loose leash, without pulling or sniffing.
Speed Change and Turns: How to incorporate them on the walks.
Heeling: Where your dog will follow you with a loose leash, without pulling or sniffing.
Speed Change and Turns: How to incorporate them on the walks.
Note: Each week, we will review what you've learned in the previous weeks.

LOOSE-LEASH WALKINGPrivate41 hour$280
(taxes included)

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: dog, walking

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