Hours8 am - 10 pm


Impulse Control Games & Exercises


Trainer: Donna Savoie

Learn how to teach your dog to calm themselves down, how to make good choices while excited, and refocus during stimulating environments and activities


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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 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

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.

No Refunds on any service for any reason. Once you reserve your spot in a class OR purchase an item, there is no refund opportunity for any reason. No exceptions.

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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