Description: Want to turn your neighborhood walk into a joy instead of a pain? This 3-week workshop will give you the tools to help your dog learn to stop pulling and walk nicely on leash. You’ll learn which techniques are best for your particular dog’s profile and you’ll get plenty of practice on each technique during class.

We’ll cover equipment choices and give you a specific recommendation for your dog. We’ll utilize positive training methods to teach your dog to walk nicely on leash. Great leash walking isn’t something that is completed in just 3 weeks. But this workshop will give you a great start and arm you with the techniques to continue improving with every walk you take. Soon the members of your family will be arguing over who GETS to walk the dog, rather than who HAS to walk the dog!


  • Dogs must first complete Manners 1 and have approval for taking Manners 2
    • Note: dogs cannot test into this class directly from a Class Readiness Evaluation
  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations
  • What to Bring for Class
  • WAGD Policies 

Class Fee:

  • Enrollment – three consecutive weekly 50 minute class meetings at your designated day/time.
  • Class Fee – $105
  • Private make-ups for missed classes may be scheduled at the discounted rate of  $40 / half hour. After enrollment, watch for a confirmation email with important details. 

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Your Instructors

  • Founder / Head Trainer

    Maureen Patin CPDT-KA Head Trainer
    Maureen Patin CPDT-KA founded What a Great Dog! Training Center in 2007. She is the Head Trainer for both WAGD locations and the online learning division, Great Dog Online. Maureen earned her certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She keeps current on the latest evidence-based, positive training techniques through online courses and attending seminars. Maureen utilizes positive, […]