Is your dogs constant pulling spoiling your daily walks? 

 

I’m Laura, your personal trainer and I am here to help

A dog who pulls on the lead is exhausting to walk. The constant tug of war causing friction between you. 

This constant pulling can cause long term health problems for both dog and owner. The strain put on the owners arm and dogs neck can cause muscle and ligament damage, some of which may not be immediately obvious. 

I have been training dogs for over 10 years. I have taken on rescue dogs who have dragged me about leaving me feeling frustrated and out of control. Having worked with a variety of breeds from tiny Yorkshire Terriers to Great Danes and Newfoundland’s, I understand the individual needs of each dog and owner.  

Fed up with feeling like one arm is longer than the other?

Embarrassed about walking your dog with friends because of the constant pulling?

Wish you could take you dog with you for relaxing days out?

Feel like the constant pulling is spoiling your daily walks?

Stop the Pull is a free online mini course comprising of 5 videos for you to watch at your leisure. Learn where to attach the lead, and how to hold it, how to calmly leave the house, why sniffing is so important, teach your dog to wait and set realistic expectations for walks.   

Things have changed a lot in my time working with dogs. After I first qualified as a Puppy School Tutor back in 2010 I ran classes of up to 8 puppies and their families in a local village hall. Everyone is the group had different wants and needs from their dog. 

Slowly over the years the number of dogs in each class dropped to 4. This enabled me to give individual attention to each dog and handler in the group. However I still noticed there was a big difference between how the dogs behaved in class, vs walking to and from the lesson. The owners would get the dogs out of their car. There would be great excitement as the dogs saw their classmates. As the owners walked over to the hall together, the dogs would bounce about in excitement often pulling on the lead. 

In the class, I would get everyone to settle and calm their dog before we started training. The dogs would perform well in class. 

Once the lesson had finished I would then watch the dogs and owners walk back over the field to the carpark, often with owners chatting and dogs going back to their default pulling. 

I didn’t want to just entertain dogs and owners for an hour. I wanted to be teaching life skills. Create dogs that walked nicely when out for their daily exercise, not just in a class environment. 

When Covid hit, I took my business online and noticed a massive difference in the dogs training at home from pre-recorded videos. Everyone in the household was getting involved at a time to suit them. The dogs were training and using the skills at home and on walks, not just for an hour a week in class. This lead me to re-think and change the way I now teach my training classes. 

 

Training in a format convenient to you….

Face to Face (Pulling Pongo’s)

The combination of online learning materials, a 1-2-1 session and a group class creates the ideal learning environment. Start off learning at home with the online videos. In the 2nd week of the month see Laura for a 1-2-1 session to see how you are getting on. In the last week of the month meet other owners for an hours group walk to practice your skills. Sign up for multiple months to see your skills progress. 

Zoom

With clients all over the world, zoom is the perfect way to train with us no matter where you live. Get 2x 1-2-1 zoom calls as well as access to the online learning materials.

Online only

Progress through the 21 day online training plan at your convenience, and get the whole family involved.

In your home

Have Laura the trainer come to your home for 2 x 1 hour 1-2-1 sessions to help you work through the online training materials. Train in the environment where your dog lives and plays.

What you get at the Dog Owner Training School

“Laura’s support has been invaluable in producing a happy dog who is well on the way to being a delight inside and out, on and off the lead, despite not being the easiest breed.  She’s patient and creative, and is able to adapt her approach and advice to the preferences of individual owners and dogs.  There are many dog training resources out there, some good, some perhaps less so, but Laura’s non-judgemental approach and willingness to engage directly with specific challenges stand out.” Mrs Moriarty

Pre-recorded demonstration videos

Pre-recorded videos that you can watch and re-watch at a time convenient to you. 

Email, phone and WhatsApp support between sessions

Its a bit like having a dog training in your pocket.  

More than just training

The course is designed for you to practice on your daily walks. 

Training in your own environment

Learn in the environment where you and your dog need the training to work. Attending classes in a village hall is very different experience to building the training into your daily life.

A course the whole family can get involved with

It can be difficult to get everyone together at the same time. The online training is accessible to the whole family when it is convenient to them. 

Offline learning materials

As part of 21 Days to Loose Lead Dreams you will receive a paper training diary in the post. 

Watching the online videos is just one of the steps in training your dog, and the paper training diary helps keep you on track and record your progress.

“Excellent training programme. The videos are so informative, and full of advice. The benefit of having an online training programme means you can keep watching the videos time and again, and work at yours and your puppy’s pace, without feeling under pressure.


Laura is the fountain of all knowledge, who absolutely loves dogs, and is always available for a chat, and to offer advice when needed” G. Gasson

FAQ

There is no such thing as a silly question. Feel free to contact me laura@dogownertrainingschool.co.uk

“This is an amazing and informative course, at a time when so many things are having to shut down, Laura has come up with the perfect solution! As a new puppy owner this has proved to be a lifeline for us, it covers so much and Laura has been there to answer any questions we have, so it really is tailored towards your own puppy. Highly recommend” T.Harris

What exercises does 21 Days to Loose Lead Dreams cover?

21 Days to Loose Lead Dreams covers:

– Learn why I would recommend a well fitted harness to walk your dog.

– Teach your dog to walk in ‘Leisure Mode’ where the lead is clipped onto the back of their harness and they are free to wander and sniff, but they must keep the lead loose.

– Teach your dog to walk in ‘Training Mode’ where the lead is clipped onto the front of their harness and they are required to walk in the classic heelwork position focusing on you. 

– Teach your dog to ‘wait’ when crossing over the road, or if you need to stop to tie your shoe. 

– Learn how to stop your dog from pulling when they see a friend in the park, or a rabbit in the woods. 

 

 

 

Tell me more about Laura Carter and the Dog Owner Training School

Laura has been professionally helping owners train their pet dogs for over 10 years. She is registered with the Kennel Club to run the Good Citizen Awards from Puppy to Gold. 

Laura lives in Kent with her twin daughters, 4 dogs, 3 cats, a house rabbit, tortoises, chickens and a goose called Sam. 

What breeds/ age of dog is this suitable for?

This course is suitable for all breeds of dog of all ages.  

When and where are sessions held?

Face to face sessions usually take place on Thursday and Friday daytimes fortnightly in a private woodland in Lamberhurst, Kent.

Zoom sessions can take place at various days and times 

Training in your home can be booked Monday – Friday daytimes, within 30 minutes drive of Cranbrook, Kent. 

It is highly recommended you contact Laura at laura@dogownertrainingschool.co.uk to arrange a convenient time before signing up.