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 struggle to remain in a STAY position?
- 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 fail to listen to you when distracted?
- Does your dog steal food or other items and run off?
- Do you struggle in sports because your dog doesn’t recall when there is distraction?
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.
No Reactive Dogs – If you need help with your dog barking or lunging at other dogs or people, please ask us about our Reactive Dog programs.
Dogs will sometimes 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 out of your car is also acceptable.
Working Spots (Max 8) – $105