About

About the course

Taking your dog for walks conjures up wonderful images of romping through parks and enjoying quality time together. But what if you secretly dread walking the dog? Do you find excuses not to head outside for much-needed exercise for you and your furball? Does your dog pull so hard on the leash you fear he’ll pull your arm off. Walking the dog is hard work!

Know how to leash train a dog so he doesn’t jump up at strangers, leap out into traffic, eat something gross on the sidewalk, or pull you over. With our friendly dog trainer Ian Stone, you’ll soon have your puppy or older dog under control. In his easy-to-follow videos, you’ll learn how to teach a dog to walk on a leash. You’ll know what equipment you need, such as different harnesses and leashes, and go through the different training stages to leash train - including using food to teach your dog.

Enjoy a happier, healthier relationship with your dogs. Start dog leash training with Ian Stone now.

Requirements

Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Before You Get Started
  • 1.1 Meet the trainer and course overview
  • 1.2 How to handle and use food correctly
  • 1.3 Marker training and engagement
  • 1.4 Selecting the right hardware and habituation
  • 1.5 Leash handling skills
Module 2: Building A Strong Foundation
  • 2.1 Understanding the training stages
  • 2.2 Stage 1: leash over shoulder
  • 2.3 Stage 2: leash in front and heel-sits
  • 2.4 Stage 3: heel-sits in straightaways
  • 2.5 Stage 4: say “Hello” (sit for petting)
Module 3: Moving Forward
  • 3.1 Tension control
  • 3.2 Layering distractions and moving outside
  • 3.3 Training aids
  • 3.4 Real world practice
Module 4: Polishing, Troubleshooting, And Add-ons
  • 4.1 Road construction
  • 4.2 Heel and finish maneuvers
  • 4.3 Boomerang maneuver
  • 4.4 Retractables
  • 4.5 Farewell

Career

Who is this course for

  • Dog guardians who want walks to be fun, not frustrating.
  • Any pet parents, whether they have a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog, or live with an older dog who does not walk nicely.
  • Anyone who walks dogs from time to time. Out-of-control dogs can be a danger to themselves, other people and traffic.
  • People who work or volunteer in animal rescue centers or shelters. Dogs pulling on the leash is one of the most common behavioral problems and could be the reason why a pet ends up in a shelter. Well-trained dogs are more likely to find their happy, forever home.
  • Dog walkers and pet sitters who want an accredited course to show their employers their commitment to animal welfare.

Career path

  • Study an accredited certificate course in loose leash training to become a dog walker or pet sitter.

  • Studying this accredited course will give you a competitive advantage over your rivals.

  • If you wish to find work involving handling dogs, studying this course will prove to employers that you are a serious contender.

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from HH.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    About the course

    Taking your dog for walks conjures up wonderful images of romping through parks and enjoying quality time together. But what if you secretly dread walking the dog? Do you find excuses not to head outside for much-needed exercise for you and your furball? Does your dog pull so hard on the leash you fear he’ll pull your arm off. Walking the dog is hard work!

    Know how to leash train a dog so he doesn’t jump up at strangers, leap out into traffic, eat something gross on the sidewalk, or pull you over. With our friendly dog trainer Ian Stone, you’ll soon have your puppy or older dog under control. In his easy-to-follow videos, you’ll learn how to teach a dog to walk on a leash. You’ll know what equipment you need, such as different harnesses and leashes, and go through the different training stages to leash train - including using food to teach your dog.

    Enjoy a happier, healthier relationship with your dogs. Start dog leash training with Ian Stone now.

    Requirements

    Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Before You Get Started
    • 1.1 Meet the trainer and course overview
    • 1.2 How to handle and use food correctly
    • 1.3 Marker training and engagement
    • 1.4 Selecting the right hardware and habituation
    • 1.5 Leash handling skills
    Module 2: Building A Strong Foundation
    • 2.1 Understanding the training stages
    • 2.2 Stage 1: leash over shoulder
    • 2.3 Stage 2: leash in front and heel-sits
    • 2.4 Stage 3: heel-sits in straightaways
    • 2.5 Stage 4: say “Hello” (sit for petting)
    Module 3: Moving Forward
    • 3.1 Tension control
    • 3.2 Layering distractions and moving outside
    • 3.3 Training aids
    • 3.4 Real world practice
    Module 4: Polishing, Troubleshooting, And Add-ons
    • 4.1 Road construction
    • 4.2 Heel and finish maneuvers
    • 4.3 Boomerang maneuver
    • 4.4 Retractables
    • 4.5 Farewell

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Dog guardians who want walks to be fun, not frustrating.
    • Any pet parents, whether they have a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog, or live with an older dog who does not walk nicely.
    • Anyone who walks dogs from time to time. Out-of-control dogs can be a danger to themselves, other people and traffic.
    • People who work or volunteer in animal rescue centers or shelters. Dogs pulling on the leash is one of the most common behavioral problems and could be the reason why a pet ends up in a shelter. Well-trained dogs are more likely to find their happy, forever home.
    • Dog walkers and pet sitters who want an accredited course to show their employers their commitment to animal welfare.

    Career path

    • Study an accredited certificate course in loose leash training to become a dog walker or pet sitter.

    • Studying this accredited course will give you a competitive advantage over your rivals.

    • If you wish to find work involving handling dogs, studying this course will prove to employers that you are a serious contender.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from HH.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.