Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs

Connected Walking Means Leave the Clicker at Home

July 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 21
Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs
Connected Walking Means Leave the Clicker at Home
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Kay Laurence - Learning About Dogs
Connected Walking Means Leave the Clicker at Home
Jul 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 21
Sue McGuire
Connected walking is about the shared experience of exploring the environment with your dog.
Show Notes

Connection is about being aware of each other. There is a way to find comfort and pleasure in walks for both parties. To become a Master Dog Walker, you will need to develop skills to achieve success.

Every Dog Every Day from Learning About Dogs.

You can assess the right environment.
Respond to changes in the environment.
Walk at the right speed for you and your dog.
Alter the length of the lead according to demands the situation.
Set boundaries--gently.
Know what reconnection looks like and continue.

The walk with the dog is as much for their benefit as yours. Try not to be selfish and just consider your own agenda.

In this episode of Learning About Dogs, Kay Laurence and Sue McGuire discuss what is going on with the whole business of walking with our dogs. A scenario that doesn't necessarily warrant the use of a clicker. And connected walking isn't always about being on lead. Connection happens off leash too.

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Courses:
Kay Laurence will be conducting an eight-week online  course on Clean Training,  through Learning About Dogs. "This course will focus on examining the component skills that develop really clear communication between two different species with training and teaching that leaves no doubts, no confusion and no uncertainty." This course starts August 14th.
 
Sue McGuire will be teaching a six-week in person course at the Humane Society of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, California on "Living with Dogs. "This dog-centered approach embraces that dogs are dogs and understanding their innate behaviors opens a world of possibilities of learning for human and dog. The focus is helping people develop the kind of world in which their dogs succeed. This course starts August 17th. A second session will start October 5th.



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