The Novice Dog

Where's The Off-Switch

8 Steps Easy

Masterclass Details

This masterclass will introduce you to all the tools you need to teach your dog to be able to switch off in many different situations.  It starts with teaching your dog to switch off in the house when you need to get on with all those everyday normal tasks so that he becomes a pleasant companion around the home.  It then moves onto teaching your dog how to switch off in outdoor situations and then finally to switch off in a work or sport situation, in between doing their job or competing. Yes, it can be done! 

  Much of a dog’s time whether working or competing is spent waiting for their turn.  It is much more efficient to have a calm, patient dog when he is waiting as it means that he can conserve both mental and physical energy and save it for when you need it the most.  Just as important, it helps your dog to remain cognitive and able to focus on you in the most challenging and exciting circumstances.

10% discount off Leanne’s Book Where’s the Off Switch? When you quote LWDG10

Send an email to leanne@dogsrdogs.co.uk


What Our Members Thought:


Extremely Informative and Useful

I found this masterclass to be extremely informative and useful. Having 6 dogs of my own and also being a dog trainer, I know that all dogs are very different and we need to learn to teach and help them to manage their own levels of frustration or excitement. I thought that Leanne explained everything very clearly and I will most certainly be recommending her methods to a few of my clients whose dogs are fine alone, but can't manage the group environments. I also like the way that she uses the cue 'break' to release the dogs and this is certainly something that I will consider using with my dogs. I do tend to use their names as a release cue as well sometimes as having 6 of them needs to be a bit more structured. All in all some great tips. I'm hoping that you can get a soft crate big enough for a labrador!


Very Helpful for My Energetic 4yr Old Cocker

Very helpful for my energetic 4yr old cocker who I inadvertently trained to work the whole time she is with me. Looking forward to being able to relax at home without her asking 'What's next?' every few minutes.


Course Structure

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Where’s the Off Switch? - Introduction Part 1

  • Why do we need an Off Switch?
  • How to add value to doing nothing
  • Different types of dog and how they deal with frustration
  • Looking at the emotional state of our dogs when they are waiting
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Where’s the Off Switch? - Introduction Part 2

  • The benefits of teaching an Off Switch
  • Teaching dogs to remain cognitive at all times
  • Teaching invisible boundaries
  • How self-management helps other work behaviours
  • How teaching impulse control helps other work behaviours
  • Slowing everything down
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Where’s the Off Switch? - Getting Started

  • Crate Games - an overview
  • Introducing a release word
  • Impulse control around food and toys
  • Sending to the crate
  • Cue discrimination
  • Working with arousal
  • Adding duration
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Where’s the Off Switch? - Taking it on the road

  • Portable kit
  • Clear boundaries
  • On lead cue
  • Verbal cue
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Where’s the Off Switch? - Multiple dogs and conclusions

  • Releasing dogs one at a time
  • Gradually building challenges
  • Conclusions and summing up
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