Loose Leash Walking Made Simple

Loose Leash Walking Made Simple

Instructor: Devorah Sperber
Course Type: Self-Study Course

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Loose Leash Walking Made Simple is not about teaching dogs to walk on a 100% slack leash. It's about teaching dogs to respond to the tactile experience of leash pressure the moment it occurs instead of pulling steadily on the leash.

The Devorah Sperber self study course includes 40+ lessons with concise, easy-to-follow descriptions, narrated videos, and an abundance of training tips and troubleshooting guidance. You'll learn the skills necessary to transform your dog's leash from a source of conflict into a telephone line with communication flowing equally in both directions. This class exemplifies Dev's OCEAN-style dog training from the inside out and how simple actions produce astonishing outcomes when you know what simple actions you need to take! As is the case with most training methods, the dog's job is easy and the handler's job is more complex. 

How this class came to be: In 2020, Devorah Sperber's Border Collie had orthopedic surgery and was restricted to leashed walks for many months. She says, "To keep us both sane, I started experimenting with different ways to make heeling as fun as possible on our increasingly long walks. This led to the development of my online class 'Channel Heeling: A Fast and Fun Way to Teach Heeling for Dog Sports.' The techniques I developed for that class provided me with a huge insight about why I couldn’t teach my otherwise biddable dog to walk on a loose leash unless he was focusing on me or heeling. 

The first thing I had to do was change the way I was thinking about loose leash walking from being a duration behavior I needed to train my dog to do to a split-second trick that would be cued by the leash itself, rather than by me. The techniques I share in this class will take you on the step-by-step journey I embarked on with my dog that led to us both being able to take in the world around us while maintaining a light connection through a loose leash.  

You can start this self-study course whenever you like. It includes 40 lessons that you can complete at your own pace. There are no fixed deadlines or due dates.

What is included with your purchase?

  • Access to all course materials on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Keep what you buy—No expiring content

Note: Videos in this course cannot be downloaded.



Equipment needed

A flat buckle collar, a 6' leash, and a front door; because the best place to begin teaching your dog to walk on a loose leash is on the way out your front door.  This convenient location makes it easy to keep sessions super short and gradually increase the time and distance in small increments to optimize learning. 

How do I access my Learning Center purchase?

After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Just click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on https://cleanrunonline.com/home and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts). 

If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at cleanrun.com and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.

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