Is Walking Your Dog A Stressful Event?

The Ethical Owner's Guide To Walking A Worried Dog

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Easy Walks With Reactive Dogs

A Canine Principles Skill-Hub Course
10 Hours CPD

Turn Your Stressful Walks In To Calm, Happy Interactions

  • Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: Foundation
  • FREE eBook
  • 2 Hours CPD
  • PDF Downloads
  • Quizzes/Assessments
We can easily get into a situation where walking our dogs is stressful, especially if they react to other dogs, or are scared and anxious. This course is designed to help you understand your dog’s reactive behaviour and guide you through ten practical steps to positive change. Created specifically with walking in mind and for guardians who are worried about their dog’s behaviour on walks.

First we cover the reasons for behaviour changes on walks and how your dog may be feeling. Then we explore canine communication and how you can recognise your dog's emotional state through their body language and facial expression. Next we move onto step by step instructions for teaching new and helpful reactions through positive canine coaching. Finishing on a confidence test and collection of your certificate.

You will learn: 
  • How to use enlightened observation to understand your dog. 
  • Your dog’s natural safe distances.
  • How to recognise and protect your dog’s safety bubble. 
  • How to recognise your own effect on your dog on walks and in situations where he reacts. 
  • The importance of using the right walking equipment.
  • Why food is magic!
  • How to teach your dog to move away from something quickly. 
  • Motivators, reward types and reward scheduling in Canine Coaching. 
  • Canine coaching skills and how to put good choices on cue. 
  • The importance of your dog’s resilience and how to build it. 
  • The importance of balance and how to create it. 
  • The use of biofeedback for both you and your dog. 
  • Why even the worst days have good bits.

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Course Author

Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau.Sally lives in Lichfield with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

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