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If you wish to book any of the following workshops for a location near you for groups of 8 to 12 people, please contact me



Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours
Date: Saturday 2 November 2019 @ 9 am (more dates added soon)
Location: Robina (Gold Coast) - You will receive a confirmation email with the address and Google map of the location once you have booked.
Number of attendees: 6  to a maximum of 10
Suitable for: All breeds 6 months and older
Fee: $75 per dog


This workshop focuses on how to utilise leash pressure correctly, to condition your dog to walk calmly on a loose lead. I demonstrate for you, the process to go through to help condition a dog to settle down and walk more focused on the owner. I then work with each attendee and their dog to help guide them through the process.

Subjects covered:

  • Learning theory - Understanding the 4 quadrants of operant conditioning
  • Understanding opposition reflex response, and how it conditions pulling
  • Teaching a dog to yield to leash pressure, not fight it
  • Conditioning handler engagement & focus, without food
  • Strengthening your dogs pack instinct
  • The correct use of positive reinforcement
  • Understanding and utilising correct body language
  • Understanding your dogs emotional state and how it affects behaviour and walking your dog
  • How not to trigger and reinforce an anxious state in your dog

This workshop is not suitable for dogs that are on-lead aggressive towards other dogs or people. If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs or people, you may like to consider a home consultation or my Reactive Dog Class. This workshop is suitable for dogs that pull on the lead, and also those that tend to become overly stimulated around other dogs and pull on the lead towards them.

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I do not offer dog training or behaviour modification advice/assistance via email.
If you have any questions before booking an appointment, please use this form. However, please do not use this form to request an appointment with me. Please use the online booking system.
Due to the number of enquiries I am currently receiving, please allow up to 48 hours for a response via email by me. Please note, I will reply via return email. I apologise for any inconvenience.

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A short video of week 4 of my 6 week reactive dog class, Sep 2019

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