Hours8 am - 10 pm


Impulse Control Games & Exercises


Interested in impulse control class? Click here to register for Control Unleashed!

Trainer: Joyce Gauthier

Learn how to teach your dog to calm themselves down, how to make good choices and refocus on you in exciting or over-stimulating environments.


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When we talk about “impulse control issues,” it means the failure to resist a temptation, an urge or an impulse.  Impulse control training involves teaching your dog skills to build self-control.

  • Does your dog bark at other dogs when on leash, in the house or in the car?
  • Does your dog have difficult focusing on you or barks when he/she sees other dogs running or playing?
  • Does your dog ignore you and your efforts at calling them to chase wildlife, dogs or run up to people to excitedly greet them?
  • Does your dog bark excitedly and ignore cues to leap on people you meet on the street or that visit your home?
  • Does your dog steal food or other items and run off?

In this workshop, we will introduce exercises to teach and reinforce leave it (to ignore something of interest), wait/stay and attention/focus — all skills which are essential for a dog to harness control of their impulses.

Reactive Dogs allowed, provided they are able to work in the presence of other dogs. Dogs must be friendly toward people. 

Dogs will be crated and covered when not working and while skills are being demonstrated. Students should bring their own crates.  If your dog can settle quietly on mat, an exception can be made, but crating is preferred.

Working Spots (Max 8) – $120
Auditor Spots – $75

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

All handlers must be 18 years or older and physically able to restrain the dog. Persons under the age of 18 are only permitted to hold the leash with an adult present and handling a secondary safety line.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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