Loose Lead Walking and Recall Training (Review)
I was delighted to be asked by Claire and John Denyer to review their new online course ‘Loose Lead Walking and Recall Training’. With 4 dogs under 18 months that haven’t had enough attention with my fathers passing, I felt a refresher on what I needed to do had come at a great time.
The course covers two distinct sections, the first is on teaching your dog to heel on a loose lead without pulling, and the second is teaching your dog to recall on command.
Teaching The Heel Command
Loose lead walking can be one of the hardest commands to teach. Pups and young dogs are always excited with being out and about, so encouraging them to stay with you can be a challenge. I was really interested in what this course would cover that could help me.
The first part of the course looks at different lead options and teaching the heel command. Claire and John cover these topics in detail helping guide you to make appropriate choices for your dog. They also look at the reward options you can use with your dog.
As the course progresses John and Claire can be viewed working with a variety of different ages and breeds, and I found it interesting that they cover from very early on how to take preventative steps to stop your dog losing interest in leaving your side. along with detail on how to remove the frequency of rewarding, until you need not be rewarding with the frequency required when your first start positively teaching your dog.
Teaching The Recall Command
Another fundamental command for your dog to respond to is the recall. I’m really consistent on my behaviour when training this as I won’t take a dog out in public areas unless I know I have control.
That said, there’s been times when I’ve thought my dog had this command nailed, and then they have proven me wrong!
This section of the course had some really great ideas, ones which I will now use when training. John and Claire make some really valid points that I’d never thought about and I like the fact that they once again teach the ‘how’ , the ways to prevent issues occurring and what to do if they do.
Whose this course suitable for?
After watching this course I’d say it is suitable for anyone who doesn’t feel confident teaching their dog either to heel or to recall, for anyone having issues in this area and needs help going back to basics, or for anyone wanting to add some new ideas to their training knowledge.
Accessing The Course
The course is digital, can be purchased online and accessed through your computer or mobile device, similar to our training videos in the Masterclass Library.
I always like courses delivered in this fashion as I like to be able to watch them when I’m waiting for the little one outside school, or when I’m out training and need access to remind me.
LWDG Ladies can benefit from a 15% discount when purchasing this online course from Family Dog Services by adding a discount code kindly given to us.
LWDG Ladies get 15% discount by using the discount code LWDG15 at the check out at The Family Dog Services Website
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