• Victoria Scattergood

Ready to 'Walk This Way'?​

Learn critical skills to communicate as a team through positive reinforcement. We'll help teach you the stages of learning loose leash walking skills, how to practice AND play some fun games to help have the perfect loose leash walk.

This class is perfect for anyone who has a dog that pulls on walks, and would like to start enjoying their time with their dogs on leash.

We cannot accommodate reactive dogs for this class, thank you for understanding.

3 week class is held on Monday and Thursday at 6PM - This class is recommended for teams who can dedicate the limited time in between classes to succeed. May 31 is Start Date

6 week class is held on Wednesdays at 6PM - This class is excellent for a busy lifestyle or teams who want extra time between classes to make sure they nail the exercises before moving on. June 2 is Start Date

4 Spaces in each group Left!

$125 | 6 Classes

$50 deposit is due at time of sign up to hold your spot.

This class is eligible for our Project Trade Program!

  • Victoria Scattergood

We want to swap great discounts on our most popular services FOR your choke, prong or shock collars or any other qualifying pet gear. By participating in “Project Trade” you can earn up to 15% off our most popular services simply by giving us old pet gear* you have laying around. It couldn’t be easier!

What is “Project Trade”?

Project Trade is the Pet Professional Guild's (PPG) international advocacy program that promotes the use of force-free pet training equipment by asking pet guardians to swap choke, prong and shock collars (and any other devices that are designed to change behavior through pain or fear). Because we want all pets and their guardians to experience the huge advantages and long-lasting effectiveness of force-free training and pet care, we will give you great discounts on our most popular, effective, fun and pain-free training and pet care services in exchange for your old gear.

Effective, humane animal training and pet care methods are the foundation of any animal’s healthy socialization and training and help prevent behavior problems. Since a wide variety of equipment and tools are commonly used when training pets, the pet-owning public needs to be aware of the potential problems and dangers some equipment may pose. Specifically, the use of collars and leads that are intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain or force around a dog’s neck (such as ‘choke chains’ and ‘prong collars’) should be avoided. Distinguished veterinarians and behaviorists worldwide are joining the discussion and calling for the elimination of such devices from the training efforts of both pet owners and professionals.

What Do the Experts Say?

Respected veterinarian and thyroid expert, Dr. Jean Dodds, recommends against choke or prong collars “as they can easily injure the delicate butterfly-shaped thyroid gland thatsits just below the larynx and in front of the trachea. These collars can also injure the salivary glands and salivary lymph nodes on the side of the face underneath both ears.”

Bestselling author and canine behaviorist, Jean Donaldson, says: "These devices (choke and prong collars), when they work, do so to the degree that they hurt. With the advent of modern methods and tools they are irrelevant.”

According to veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist Dr. Soraya V. Ju

arbe-Diaz : "Using punishment to stop behaviors is not new. Notice I say ‘stop’ rather than ‘teach’ -- I can stop any behavior, but I am more interested in teaching my students, animal or human, to choose the behavior I want them to perform because they can trust me, because I do not hurt them and they are safe with me, and because the outcome is something they enjoy.”

PPG thus encourages all pet owners and pet professionals to embrace modern, scientifically based, training techniques and tools, especially the latest generation of no-pull harnesses which are free of the risks posed by traditional collars and offer far more benefits. So swap your gear and help create a kinder world for you and your pet!

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  • Victoria Scattergood

I am VERY pleased to announce that I am now a certified Pet Dog Ambassador Instructor and Assessor!

Stay tuned for upcoming classes and assessment dates Starting in May 2021!

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Its aim is to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that guardians and their dogs undertake to make their shared lives enjoyable and recognizes these efforts from a puppy’s very early training. The program aims to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge.


All dog Guardians who have reached the legal age of accountability in their country (usually 18 or 21 years) are encouraged to become actively involved in the Pet Dog Ambassador Program. The program is suitable for all, including Guardians and/or dogs with a disability or special needs.

Junior candidates

Junior candidates are those who have not yet reached the age of legal accountability. Junior candidates may, with written permission from a parent or Guardian, enter the PDA Program with a dog considered suitable by a PDA instructor or assessor. The assessor has the choice of whether or not to assess junior candidates. The assessor can also stipulate from what age they will assess junior candidates.

Canine candidates

These are dogs of any breed or mixed breed aged from four months. Dogs with special physical needs can also be assessed with exercises being adapted if necessary. It is mandatory that dogs have a veterinary health check before taking part in the assessment. Most dogs will be suitable for the Program. However, where fear and/or aggression may prevent a dog taking part in all of the exercises, a program will be developed by the Pet Professional Guild to also acknowledge the hard work that guardians of these dogs need to undertake. Watch this space for any update on the reactive dog program.

Tangible evidence of success

As well as the pride in the hard work that they do, successful dog and guardian teams are awarded certificates and medallions at every level.

How to become involved

For further details about the Program go to the website http://www.petdogambassador.com/ or

ask us how you can become involved in this wonderfully rewarding program for you and your dog.


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