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Leash Manners

Leash Manners

Why do dogs pull?
To get to whatever is in front of them: great smells, other dogs, open spaces, squirrels, anything at all or nothing.
Pulling gets dogs to what they want faster. And it works. This is why it is best to teach dogs loose-leash walking as early as possible. Pulling is rewarding to the dog, so the more she does it, the harder it is for her to give it up. However, if you have an expert puller, don’t despair. Any dog can be taught to walk with a loose-leash. And the human success rate is nearly as high.

Why train it?
To be able to enjoy your walks with your dog. It’s not fun or safe for your dog to take you for a drag down the road, and pulling while wearing a collar can actually damage your dog’s trachea. Isn’t training them to walk with a loose leash more pleasant for those on both ends of the leash?

You sure do talk pretty, but what do you ACTUALLY do?
We’re glad you asked! Our Leash Manners Service is a 45-minute session customized to fit your dog. We work on door manners, such as calmness while putting on leashes and harnesses. Then we hit the road and start building your dog’s leash skillz using only dog-friendly methods based in science. We will also include a hand-off session for the human at the other end of the leash. We’ll teach you the principles of loose leash walking and provide all the training materials and cheerleading you need to get you strolling down the road with your dog in no time.

That sounds great! But what does it cost?
Wow, you are full of questions! Since we’re training a skill, this service is sold as a package. It includes 6 visits, at 45-minutes each, the last visit being a hand-off training session. The cost is $35 per session, at a total of $210. You can request this service by emailing us at

Leash Manners

$35 Per Session (Minimum Six Visits)

  • A total of five 45-minute training sessions focused on loose-leash walking
  • One collaborative session focused on teaching clients fundamentals of loose-leash walking
  • Training guides and support
  • Cheerleading (“Way to go! Yahoo! [high five] Well Done!, etc”)
  • A minimum of six visits are required to ensure training is successful