Walk Nicely on a Leash 


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September 30, 2018 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Teach your dog not to pull on the leash when you walk.

Location:  Training Field in Southbridge MA – the training field is one mile from the training center, address will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

  • There are no bathroom facilities at the training field.
  • We advise that you bring bug spray.
  • There is no shade, so please be prepared to keep your car cool with shade cloth, a/c or other.
  • Feel free to bring an EZ up tent if you want.
  • Rain date TBD, if necessary.

Trainer: Donna Savoie, ACDBC, CPDT, CBATI, ABCDT


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If your dog struggles with:

  • Pulling
  • Distraction
  • Self-Control
  • Focus

Join our Loose Leash Walking Workshop and learn how to use Collar Cues, Shadow Skills and environmental reinforcement to train your dog to walk nicely on a leash!

What are Collar Cues? Collar cues are valuable communication and training tools that are applicable for any service-dog work or dog-sport training. Training your dog how to move via directional collar cues opens a gateway to faster, more efficient training, and provides an additional communication tool when training new behaviors or improving existing behaviors. Training young puppies how to respond to collar cues can provide a powerful foundation skill that supports many other goals.

Additional Details:

Dog should be wearing a flat buckle collar and a Front Hook Harness (preferably Freedom Harness) for strong pulling dogs.

Please Note:  If you are interested in learning how to properly use a prong collar for control, we will be teaching safe ways to use this training tool.  Please contact us BEFORE THE WORKSHOP so that we can properly fit your dog prior to the workshop at 2:00 in the training center. We will also discuss with you the difference between a lower-end, cheap prong collar vs. a higher-end safer prong collar.

What to bring:

  • Yummy Treats that are soft, meaty, smelly and cut up very small
  • A convenient way to manage treats: Bait Pouch, Training Vest, etc.  Please call us if you have questions.
  • Water bowl and water
  • Dog should be wearing front hook walking harness as well if he (she) is hard to control when beginning class.  Safety and a great experience are always priority.
  • Short leash, 4 ft is perfect but 6 ft is good too.  No Retractable Leashes.
  • Dog’s blanket or mat.
  • Sense of humor!

No Reactive Dogs
Dogs must be friendly toward other dogs and people

Additional information

Workshop Type

Working Spot (I will be bringing a dog), Auditor (I will NOT be bringing a dog)

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.

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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