LeashStar® – Loose Leash Manners Classes

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Ready to take the next step on this incredible journey with your four-legged friend? Join our Loose LeashStar® – Lead Manners Course and embark on a path to building a stronger connection with your dog, mastering lead manners, and preparing for exciting adventures in the real world.

This course will set you and your dog up for LeashStar success.

**Building Strong Foundations:** We understand that the key to successful socialization starts with nurturing the bond between you and your dog, especially through the connection provided by the lead.

🐕‍🦺 **Understanding Your Canine Companion:** As your dog begins to explore the outside world, it’s crucial to comprehend their behavior, reinforcement techniques, arousal, and how to work harmoniously as a team. Our course delves into these fundamentals to ensure that your dog’s lead experience becomes an enjoyable and mindful training opportunity.

🐾 **Practical Learning:** Our expert instructors guide you through practical exercises that teach you how to walk together as a team and master the art of loose lead walking. We’ll help you seamlessly transition these skills from the classroom to the real world while under the watchful eye of our sharp-eyed instructors.

🏞️ **The First Step Toward Real-World Adventures:** Our Loose LeashStar® – Lead Manners Course is your gateway to a world of socialization courses. Here, we empower adolescent dogs and their owners to understand and practice appropriate behaviors suitable for the real world. Finally, we take our classes out to experience the world, all while under the watchful guidance of our dedicated instructors.

Terms of Course Attendance

  • Your dog must be upto date with their vaccination and worming and be aged 4 months and over at the start of this course to attend. You will need to bring your vaccination book with you at the first session.
  • Only one handler to attend.
  • Punctuality is vital for the success of the lessons, the class will start on time. If you know that you will be late please text and let us know as the venue door will be locked at the start of the class for security.
  • Cancellation Policy : For booking cancelled less than 5 days prior to the start of the course or afterthe course has started, no refund will be given. If you are asked to leave the course due to any of the reasons above no refund will be given.

    Success through Communication anfd Connection

    Your dog does not speak English – obviously – and you do not speak dog. So the number one issue in dog training is communication. Our training programs teach you how to ‘speak’ your dog’s language – (which, interestingly, is 90% body language and a few other things) and we help you to ‘attach’ english words to certain desired actions or tasks your dog needs to be able to live comfortably with you and your family – e.g. sit, stay, heel, etc.

    Even if you could perfectly communicate with your dog, their willingness would still be down to the relationship that you have with them – and the context of the situation (i.e. why and when the request is given and what else is happening at the time). So we help you to develop your relationship with your furry friend – i.e. for you to better understand them and for them to better understand you.

    NOTE: on the idea of relationship: violence begets violence. The idea that we need to make our dog submit through violence is just wrong! Beating a dog into submission builds fear – not trust – and can permanently damage your relationship with your dog. Using violence and pain to train a dog builds an unstable anxious animal. It suppresses behaviour that will come out somewhere else – i.e. you might suppress the behaviour, but it may come out when the dog is playing with your kids – and that’s when dogs become dangerous.

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