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    About the course

    Taking your dog for walks conjures up wonderful images of romping through parks and enjoying quality time together. 

    But what if you secretly dread walking the dog? Do you find excuses not to head outside for much-needed exercise for you and your furball? Your dog pulls so hard on the leash you fear he’ll pull your arm off. Walking the dog is hard work!

    Not only that, leash pulling is hazardous because: 

    • Your pooch could pull extra hard and pull you over

    • You’re not in control of your four-legged friend who could:

      •  jump up at strangers

      • leap out at cars  

      • lunge forward and eat something nasty off the ground

    • If the leash is attached to his collar, your furball can hurt his throat, gag and choke whenever he pulls

    • Constant pulling can cause injury to your shoulder or back

    With our friendly dog trainer Ian Stone, you’ll soon have your puppy or older dog under control. In his easy-to-follow videos, you’ll learn how to teach a dog to walk on a leash. That means:

    • You’ll feel confident walking your better-behaved dog

    • Your furball will know you’re keeping him safe and trust you more 

    • You’ll enjoy spending more time with your pooch because walks become more pleasurable

    • Your dog is healthier because they are getting more exercise; enjoying more mental stimuli from exploring new places; and is too tired to get bored (and we all know the chaos that bored dogs can cause!)

    • Walking your dog is fantastic for your health too. Dog owners walk an average of 300 minutes per week compared with 168 minutes per week for non-owners, according to a Canadian study

    • Other dog walkers will want to know your dog leash training secrets because your dog is so good on a leash

    Enjoy a happier, healthier relationship with your dogs. Start dog leash training with Ian Stone now.

    What you will learn

    Fun dog training techniques to teach a dog to walk on a leash. In this course you’ll:

    • Meet the trainer and have an overview of the dog leash training course

    • Get the equipment you need before you start dog training, including different types of harnesses and leashes to find the right ones for your pooch

    • Use food to teach your dog

    • Handle different training stages before taking your dog for a walk, including:

      • walking with your dog and with the leash over the shoulder

      • moving on to walking with the leash in front of you

      • the correct way to hold a leash

      • teaching your dog heel-sits - the power move when you’re out in public

      • teaching your dog to say hello to people who want to pet him while you’re out and about

    • Then you get to use this training outside, where your dog has more distractions

    • Find out how to make walks mentally and physically stimulating as well as dynamic and fun

    With dog trainer Ian Stone by your side, you’ll enjoy quality time with your dog while together you learn leash training.


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Before You Get Started
    • 1.1. Meet the trainer and course overview
    • 1.2. How to handle and use food correctly
    • 1.3. Marker training and engagement
    • 1.4. Selecting the right hardware and habituation
    • 1.5. Leash handling skills
    Module 2: Building A Strong Foundation
    • 2.1. Understanding the training stages
    • 2.2. Stage 1: leash over shoulder
    • 2.3. Stage 2: leash in front and heel-sits
    • 2.4. Stage 3: heel-sits in straightaways
    • 2.5. Stage 4: say “Hello” (sit for petting)
    Module 3: Moving Forward
    • 3.1. Tension control
    • 3.2. Layering distractions and moving outside
    • 3.3. Training aids
    • 3.4. Real world practice
    Module 4: Polishing, Troubleshooting, And Add-ons
    • 4.1. Road construction
    • 4.2. Heel and finish maneuvers
    • 4.3. Boomerang maneuver
    • 4.4. Retractables
    • 4.5. Farewell


    Who is this course for

    • All dog guardians who want walks to be fun, not frustrating. Build a stronger trust between you and your dog while enjoying lots of healthy exercise together

    • Whether you have a new puppy, adopted a shelter dog, or live with an older dog who does not walk nicely, this course is perfect for you

    • Everyone who walks dogs from time to time. Out-of-control dogs can be a danger to themselves, other people and traffic. Loose leash training helps to keep them safe

    • People who work or volunteer in animal rescue centers or shelters. Dogs pulling on the leash is one of the most common behavioral problems and could be the reason why a pet ends up in a shelter. Well-trained dogs are more likely to find their happy, forever home

    • Dog walkers and pet sitters can win the admiration of their clients by training furballs to walk politely on a leash

    How will it help me

    • You’ll be healthier, happier and live longer! Dog owners enjoy more walking and physical activity than non-owners according to studies in America, Canada, Japan and Australia

    • You’ll build a much better relationship with your pet. Not only will you bond over training but you’ll enjoy each other’s company on your walks

    • Training with Ian Stone is fun and kind to animals. He understands dogs and knows how to get them to behave - no pulling on the leash - in a kind way, with lots of treats

    • Dog walkers and dog sitters will provide a better service for clients who will feel confident leaving their furballs in your capable hands

    • You have a certificate to show clients or employers that you know how to keep dogs safe in public

    • With this accredited course created by an experienced dog trainer, you can launch a career with animals or confidently be the best pet parent possible

    Career path

    • Study an accredited certificate course in loose leash training to become a dog walker or pet sitter

    • Studying this accredited course will give you a competitive advantage over your rivals

    • If you wish to find work involving handling dogs, studying this course will prove to employers that you are a serious contender


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) centerwith the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation