Lead walking workshop

Going for a walk with your dog has to be one of life’s simplest pleasures. But being dragged along isn’t fun for anyone, and it can also result in injuries for both dog and owner alike.

If you’re ready to put the fun back into your dog walks, this loose lead walking workshop is exactly what you need. This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your lead smile, just like you will be when your dog learns that walking near you is the best place to be! We’ll cover techniques to help you to teach your dog to focus on you, and how to deal with different situations and environments.

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This workshop is run over two hour long sessions, with a minimum of a week’s gap in between.

During the first session, we will be working on some of the foundation exercises and skills that will help your dog to focus their attention on you while on the lead. You will be asked to continue to practice these exercises during the week so that we can progress the training in the following session. In the second session, we will continue to build on your dog’s new lead walking skills and help to apply the training to real life scenarios.

Classes are held indoors at Bramham Pavilion (with the option of using the playing field should the weather be kind to us!).

Class sizes are restricted to five, allowing Kate to give you all important 121 coaching during the class.

At a glance

Who? Anyone looking to improve their dog’s lead walking

Where? Either Bramham Pavilion, Freely Lane, Bramham, LS23 6GZ. Near Wetherby, West Yorkshire or Boston Gates, Whins Lane, Thorp Arch, Wetherby, LS23 7AL

What? 2 x one hour sessions. All attendees will also receive comprehensive guides to continue to build on their lead walking skills outside of the class environment.

Class size? Up to 5

Next class? Classes will restart in 2024

By the end of this lead walking workshop you will:

  • Have already seen improvements in your dog’s lead walking skills
  • Understand the ‘ingredients’ that go into teaching your dog to walk politely on a lead
  • Know how to build your dog’s attention and focus when out and about
  • Be able to draw on a variety of fun and effective techniques to practice every day with your dog

Please note, all workshops require dogs to be comfortable around other dogs and people. If your dog is nervous or reactive, please contact us about 121 training.

Good to know

1What happens in class?
When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by your trainer, Kate, who will guide you to your individual space. This will be an area reserved just for you and your dog to help everyone feel calm and comfortable right from the start. Classes are kept small to make sure we can give you all the support you need.
2Who will be your trainer?
You will be coached by Kate Soames. Kate has worked with dogs for 20+ years and is passionate about helping people build the relationship with their dog that they’ve always dreamed of. Kate is an assessed and qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, having passed her assessment with a distinction, and is an advocate for training methods using reward and motivation based techniques. She also holds a graduate diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour.
3Who should come to class?
Consistent communication is key to the success of your training so it’s important that anyone involved in the care of your dog has the same knowledge and understanding. However, you will receive follow up training guides so if a member of your household can’t attend, you can use them to set their homework!! If there are more than two people coming, please let us know ahead of time so that we can plan the space accordingly.
4What should I bring?
We recommend using a Y shaped harness with a front and back ring. Please bring a lead that allows your dog to have some slack; approximately 6ft is great. You will also need lots of tasty treats; you can bring a combination of lower value treats (e.g. kibble or dried biscuits) and plenty of high value treats (e.g. chicken, ham, soft cheese etc.). Toys can also act as a great motivator and can keep your dog engaged while you’re listening to the information being provided so please feel free to bring your dog’s favourite toys with you.
5Does it matter that my dog doesn't like other dogs / people?
If your dog is uncomfortable around other dogs or people, they may find this workshop overwhelming. Please have a chat with us about 121 training instead.


Have questions you’d like answering before booking? Absolutely no problem, contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Lead walking workshop
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