leash walking issues

leash walking issues

Leash Reactivity? Imagine walks free of frustration.

a couple walking their dog

Want to enjoy walks with your dog?

On leashed outings, your dog may be overly excited or seriously scary. You may be frustrated or embarrassed.

Regardless of your current experience, we can help. We can put the joy and ease back into walks for those on both ends of the leash.

Specializing in preventing and solving leash walking issues

Lunging, barking, growling at other dogs A dog who walks calmly by your side
Judgmental stares Smiles from fellow sidewalk and trail users
Frustration and embarrassment Confidence in your dog’s leash manners
Sore back and shoulders Connection and companionship with your best friend

Lunging, barking, growling at other dogs TO A dog who walks calmly by your side

Judgmental stares TO A dog who passes other dogs without comment

Frustration and embarrassment TO Smiles from fellow sidewalk and trail users

Sore back and shoulders TO Enjoyable, connected companionship

Two Ways to Train — Live Online or In Person

Ready to stop leash pulling for good?

Choose your ONLINE Leash Walking Relief Package

WALK RELIEF Online

Live, Online Training and Coaching Walk Relief

This online program moves at your pace. First, we’ll get to the bottom of what’s derailing your leash walks, then we’ll teach both you and your dog how to navigate the world with ease. We’ll build your strong foundation of skills, which you’ll practice to mastery, then we’ll apply them in strategically chosen environments, one successful step after the other. You’ll gain knowledge and confidence that will bring freedom to your walks and enhanced relationship with your dog. I can’t wait to share this with you and your best friend.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • avoid stressful surprises
  • read your dogs emotional signals and body language
  • get and hold your dog’s attention around distractions
  • hone your leash handling skills
  • get out of tight spots quickly
  • build trust and connection with your dog
  • enjoy relaxed walks with your best friend

What?! Is online dog training effective?

WALK RELIEF Online

Total 12 hours of trainer support including:

  • customized live online coaching sessions
  • personalized Q & A
  • video review
  • simple step-by-step instructions
  • extra trainer guidance through shared docs between meetings

$1,800

Each week we’ll map out simple steps to move you forward. We’ll meet online where I’ll coach you —teaching you the mechanical skills and conceptual knowledge you need to master the art of peaceful walks. Video review sessions provide fabulous learning opportunities and a way for me to experience your real-life walks. I’ll check in with you via a shared online task list throughout the week to guide your practice sessions. My goal is to have you relaxed and confident on your end of the leash, and your dog relaxed and calm on the other.

Special Short Programs

Less Stress, More Fun

Happy Leash Walking Package

In this online training program that moves at your pace, I’ll teach you how to master the art of reward-based leash walking. You’ll learn and integrate all that you need to know for happier outings.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • hone your leash handling skills
  • get and hold your dog’s attention
  • get out of tight spots quickly
  • build trust and connection with your dog
  • enjoy relaxed walks with your best friend

For dogs without leash reactivity. If your dog growls, barks, lunges or otherwise can’t “hold it together” on leash, consider a package that specifically addresses leash reactivity issues.

Would you like to know more about how online dog training works?

Happy Leash Walking Package

Complete this program in 2 – 4 weeks.

5.5 total trainer support hours

YOU GET:

  • 60-minute getting started session
  • 7 30-minute live online coaching sessions
  • personalized Q & A
  • video review
  • simple step-by-step instructions
  • extra trainer guidance through shared docs between meetings

$795

Three Steps to Start

Schedule a complimentary Discovery Call.

Meet with me for a 90-minute assessment.

Choose a training package to meet your goals and begin!

Unsure about Online Training?

Take A Test Drive

Experience a sample 1-hour session and decide whether online training’s for you. Added bonus — learn some classic and foundational skills you can put to use now.

Learn more about online training!

Online Trial Session: 1-Hour. $145

 

Choose your IN PERSON Leash Walking Relief Package

WALK RELIEF In Person

Private in-home training

  • I travel to you
  • Out-in-the world experiences for your dog
  • Ongoing Support: Weekly Q& A

After training the basics, I’ll take your dog out into the world for on-location training, using positive techniques to show him a new way of responding to seeing other dogs. We’ll transfer progress to you in a fun, hands-on session at the end of each week. Then we’ll use our two follow-up sessions to make sure everything is feeling good before we call it a wrap. My goal is to have you feeling relaxed and confident on your end of the leash, and your dog relaxed and calm on the other.

Choose Your In Person Package

4 weeks

Includes:

18 total hours of trainer support

  • 12 training sessions
  • 4 results transfer sessions
  • + 2 follow-ups

$3,420

Meet your Trainer

I seek every possibility to create positive learning opportunities for both dogs and their people.

I’m thrilled by the moment dog’s get it, when you can see that light bulb switch on, when they understand good things are coming their way and they offer you their best behavior. It’s equally as exciting to me, to see a human’s lightbulb of understanding flicker on, to witness the moment dog owners and guardians see their dog and his/her capacity in a new light. Training becomes fun and fascinating for everyone involved, and learning accelerates under those conditions.

Regardless of breed or age, I approach every dog with curiosity and respect. Fascinated by the universal principles of animal learning, I aim to apply them individually. Because I’m passionate about getting the best results for both you and your dog, I look for the best in your best friend. I promise to do my best to combine the specific and unique ingredients that will help propel you toward your training goals, relieve the stress of the moment, and increase enjoyment in life together.

I am finally confident taking Rosie on walks knowing that I have the skills to make sure we are both having a good time!  

Patricia Meusse

A worthy investment. We had some behavioral issues with our dog that we thought might escalate to aggressive behavior. Sara helped us streamline our training, become better trainers, and gave us the tools to ensure our dog was in a happy, structured environment. It is pricey, but it was worth it. 

Ryan Arellano