Lovely Leads

Lovely Leads Is walking the dog a pain in the.... arm? Do they pull you all the way to the park? Would you like to enjoy your walk together? Lovely Leads course is for you! The course is suitable... [ Read more ]


£150.00 per dog



Lovely Leads

Is walking the dog a pain in the.... arm? Do they pull you all the way to the park? Would you like to enjoy your walk together?


Lovely Leads course is for you!

The course is suitable for dogs of all ages and abilities, whether you have an excitable puppy, a boisterous teenager or an older puller. The content will be tailored to ensure you are working at the level appropriate to your dog.

Please Note, this course is suitable for dogs who are comfortable in the presence of other dogs, if your dog is human or dog reactive (excessively barks, lunges) a series of 121 training would be more suitable. Please contact us prior to booking if you are unsure if this course is suitable for you.

Your Lovely Leads course will include;
  • Learning why your dog pulls
  • Equipment - advice and recommendations
  • Teaching your dog to want to stay with you
  • How to prevent jumping up
  • Social Manners - how to greet and interact with dogs/humans appropriately

Classes are relaxed, informative and fun with a maximum of 6 dogs per class to we ensure dogs and owners have space and time to progress.

Location
Classes are held outside at our private training field at Moat Farm in Stoke Mandeville.

If our class days/times don't suit we offer a variety of other services including Courses, Workshops, 121 training and a Training SOS phone/skype support call

If you have any questions please call us on 07737 506587 or email [email protected]

Reviews

05/05/2022
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Attended lovely leads with Rolo. We thought the training was very informative and also interesting. Part of the training was to follow the other dogs and also to walk pass each other without making a fuss. Also to walk comfortably on the lead at the same time. It works and can be a success. Highly recommend Potter Paws courses.
Christine and Rolo
09/02/2022
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We have just finished lovely leads with Tash and can see a huge improvement in Walter's lead walking. The course was full of helpful advice and practical exercises in a really friendly and non judgemental atmosphere (important for me as Walter can get very over excited and boisterous). He really enjoyed the course and lead walking is quickly becoming something we can enjoy (rather than endure). We had lots of fun and laughs on the course. Thanks Tash 😀
Ros and Walter
10/07/2021
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WOW! What a difference!
When we saw the photos from the previous lovely leads course the idea of Ruby walking nicely by our side seemed completely unachievable, but with Tash and Debbie’s support she smashed it! The guided techniques were easy to follow and have changed our walks more than I even thought possible. Thank you.
Rachael Myall
22/02/2021
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I thoroughly enjoyed this course with my puppy Roxy, I wanted more confidence with letting her off the lead and walking on the lead as she’s very excitable around other dogs. Managed a few face to face classes and the rest via Zoom due to lockdown- all classes were super helpful and I’m putting the things we’ve learned into action on each walk. Roxy now walks really well both on and off the lead- well recommended class- thanks Debbie!
Claire and Roxy
08/09/2020
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Bob is a 2 year old mad spanner (Cocker / Springer mix) who just loves to run, scooter and explore. I like her to have as much off lead time as possible but she also needs to be able to walk calmly on lead from time to time. We've taken the lovely Lead course a couple of times in person as well as the zoom classes during lockdown and having the online course available to dip into whenever we (by which I mean me) need a reminder of some of the useful techniques for enjoyable lead walking.We're still a work in progress but when I look back to Bob's first on lead forays, she's made huge strides. I don't think we'd have done nearly as well without Debbie's expert guidance. I've learned an awful lot - not least to see training as fun in its own right rather than something to be endured to achieve a particular goal. Since we found Potter Paws, we've had a great time together and with new friends, furry and human.
Julia Larner
08/09/2020
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Bob is a 2 year old mad spanner (Cocker / Springer mix) who just loves to run, scooter and explore. I like her to have as much off lead time as possible but she also needs to be able to walk calmly on lead from time to time. We've taken the lovely Lead course a couple of times in person as well as the zoom classes during lockdown and having the online course available to dip into whenever we (by which I mean me) need a reminder of some of the useful techniques for enjoyable lead walking.We're still a work in progress but when I look back to Bob's first on lead forays, she's made huge strides. I don't think we'd have done nearly as well without Debbie's expert guidance. I've learned an awful lot - not least to see training as fun in its own right rather than something to be endured to achieve a particular goal. Since we found Potter Paws, we've had a great time together and with new friends, furry and human.
Julia Larner
01/07/2020
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Our cocker spaniel puppy was so bad when on the lead, constantly pulling and making our daily walks more of a chore than a pleasure. Our Lovely Leads course was hosted virtually but it still worked really well from the comfort of our garden. We picked up skills to help keep Archie's focus on us, which has really helped reduce the pulling. The best thing is that he now sits down every time I stop, especially at the corner of the road, which is so helpful! He's not totally stopped pulling, but he's 75% better and we're now in a position to understand why he was doing so in the first place. I'd definitely recommend this if you struggle walking - now it's actually a joy to take him out again.
Hayley Hall
27/06/2020
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Really enjoyed our training with Debbie small groups and outside with plenty of space , and she had time for any questions i had related to the course or not , with dogs under control all the time, unlike some other trainers i’d been too , where more time was spent keeping dogs apart,
Derek and Barley
07/03/2020
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We really enjoyed the Lovely Leads course ,Debbie is a great trainer , and gives plenty of time for training and answers to general questions which we found very helpful , found I really looked forward to classes , unlike my experience with other trainers, We both learnt a lot ,
Anonymous
16/10/2019
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Picture the rabbits pulling the sled of Radighast the Brown in Lord of the Rings...that was my Bob from day one, once I was able to take her out on lead. She's a Sprocker Spaniel (working Cocker / English Springer) and wants to do everything at 200 miles an hour. Still a work in progress but doing Lovely Leads has made a huge difference and we can now do 'proper' walks.
Julia Larner