Greetings! ,
Nadine and me
Nadine and I

After fourteen years of working with dogs in a volunteer capacity, I'm so excited to be up to my eyeballs in doing what I'm passionate about - working with owners and their dogs to help them build a relationship filled with mutual respect, love and fun!  
 
In this newsletter, I'll be sharing tips, stories, upcoming classes, events and lots more to help you have a great relationship with your dog.    
  
So let's get started!
  
Lise Lausiva, CCS
Certified Positive Trainer
Paws Afoot Dog Walking and Dog Training
  
Training Tip:
 
To Pull or Not to Pull - That is the question
  Dog pulling man on leash
"My dog pulls me all over the place".  It one of the most common issues I hear from owners.  Using the old tools and techniques 
- choke collars, prong collars, electric
shock collars, yanking up on the leash
to stop a dog's pulling - is using fear and pain to correct a behavior.  And that's no way to treat a best friend!
  
The answer?  Using an anti-pull leash combined with training your dog to walk on a loose leash.  There are lots of products that claim to be anti-pull harnesses but the true ones have you clip the leash onto an O-ring located in the middle of your dog's chest, rather than from the back of his harness. Premier makes a great one. Believe me, it can make a huge difference right off the bat!!  Add training to loose leash walking and - voila! - You're both enjoying a fun and controlled walk.
Upcoming Classes & Play Groups
  
Learning the Basics Adult dogs - Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. http://www.pawsafoot.com/Services.html#anchor_123
 
Puppy Start 'em Right - Every Tuesday from 7 - 8 p.m. 
Rolling enrollment - Start anytime!  http://www.pawsafoot.com/Services.html#anchor_123
  
Small Dog Play Group - Every Sunday, 5 - 6:00 p.m. http://www.pawsafoot.com/Services.html#anchor_125
  
Puppy Play Group - Every Sunday - 6-6:30 p.m. 
  
Forever Home Dog Rescue Adoption Event -
March 30th. at Denny's Pet World:

   

  
In This Issue
Training Tip
Classes & Play Groups
Dog of the Month
Dog of the Month
  
I'll be featuring a dog of the month in each issue. For this issue, the winner is...
Sugar
Sugar
This is Sugar, a very sweet mix of Labrador and Beagle.  Imagine a lab with very short legs - That's Sugar!  When I started walking Sugar, she pulled on her leash non-stop.  After using positive training methods to teach her loose leash walking, she has become a joy to walk and is so well behaved!  Sugar's favorite past time is to have three tennis balls thrown at the same time and bring all of them back - all at once!
  

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