Dogs are adventurous, curious, and physical beings that love to play around but as dog owners, we want to make sure everyone is safe in the off-leash outdoor environment. It’s as much fun for the owners to watch their dogs enjoy the freedom as it is for the dogs. Effective off-leash training is the best way to enjoy such freedoms and know that you are in control whenever a command is given. Your dog will listen no matter the distraction and will comply immediately.
How is your dog going to be trained?
Reliable Recall: Your dog should recognize your call and return on the first command even with the heaviest distractions. The treat you offer indoors may not be tempting enough in an outdoor environment with all the distractions that nature offers. Knowing this, we continuously and slowly add distraction over the course of your dog’s stay to ensure success throughout the entire program.
Frequent Check ins: One of the keys to off-leash training is to teach your dog to acknowledge your presence. This is called Engagement. We train the dog to check-in frequently with you. This helps to have full control of your pup regardless of scenario. A certain motivator can be given in the verbal or physical way which teaches them to associate the check-in with some type of reward. A non-conventional big reward can be given to encourage their loyalty, and to increase the likelihood of an even better behaviour next time.
When to leash up: Safety is our priority. Not every situation is compatible with off-leash time for your dog, even for a well-trained one. For many dogs, being on leash means the fun part is over and it’s time to go home. We train the dogs in such a way that they enjoy being on and off the leash. We recommend your dog be 6 months of age or older for your dog to be trained at this advanced level.