Loose leash walking for reactive dogs.

  • Does your dog pull you along on walks while they frantically scan for things to react to?

  • Have you worked hard at loose leash walking but it just isn't working with your dog?

  • Do you feel as if being on a leash is making your dog's reactivity worse but don't know what to do about it?

  • Would you be interested in learning skills to help?

Leashes can be a real problem for reactive dogs. The feeling of a tight leash can be restrictive, making the dog feel trapped and then they are more likely to react. For some dogs, not being able to move toward or away from something they can see causes them to feel frustrated and that also makes them more likely to react. 

To make matters worse, lots of reactive dogs walk quicker when they see something they are bothered by – and then, of course, the leash is tight. 

If you're reading this, it's probably because you've found that keeping a loose leash is easier said than done when you have a reactive dog. This is a common problem, and one I can help with.

“Makes my heart sing to see people so very keen to help their dogs find confidence in what is a scary world for so many of them. And finding others who are having a time of it too puts things a, little more into perspective. And Tracey, who recognises that there are no problem dogs, just that some dogs and their guardians need to find the best path.”

Milena Paterson

I'm guessing if you've read down to here, that your heart doesn't sing with joy at the thought of taking your dog out for a walk on the leash. Let me see if I can help you imagine how things could be different.

What if you had a range of skills available to you that would give you options for dealing with the things you encounter on walks?

What if you started to see your leash walks as an opportunity to practice your new skills and bond with your dog at the same time?

What if you found yourself looking for excuses to nip out with your dog for a quick leash training walk? Or you found yourself planning longer routes because leash walks had become such a source of pleasure for you and your dog?

If that sounds good, this course is for you. “Lead on” is made just for people like you. In it, I'll give you six easy to master skills. Practising them will make leash walks better for you and your dog.

“I've never had a conversation with another dog owner on the street as they would usually be looking on in horror at my wild dog and me. This was most definitely a win, the man was smiling too and his dogs did not respond with barking, the first time in 3 years!”

Kay Eastoe

Course Bonuses

The course on its own is well worth the £40 it would cost to buy a spectator place. Along with the content, you also get If you are having real trouble with lead walking and are ready to work on it, then spending the extra £50 money I charge but I love to give valuable extras with all my courses. With this one you'll get.

If you are finding that the way your dog walks on the lead is utterly ruining your walks and you are ready to work on it, spending the extra £50 to get a handler place will be so worth it for you. A handler place will give you everything that a spectator spot will give you PLUS .

Hi, I'm Tracey, and I'm a dog trainer with over 15 years of experience. My focus now is on teaching life-changing dog training skills designed for the carers of reactive dogs, aggressive dogs, and prey driven dogs.

I'll be honest with you. I've never found teaching loose leash walking all that interesting and in the past wasn't terribly bothered if my dogs pulled a bit on the leash sometimes.

Then I adopted a Staffie cross. She changed everything. Roxy would pull as hard as she could against a leash. If she saw anything exciting, she would then start to throw herself against the leash as well. After about six months of this style of walking, I had an extremely painful back. I still have some nerve damage from those early months of living with Roxy. 

To make matters worse, Roxy can be reactive and the leash was clearly making her more reactive. 

I started working on it and I found that when I applied the skills I had and made a point of practising them that they helped. More than that, I found that it became a pleasure to walk Roxy on a leash.

The experience inspired me to put together this course. I really want to share my skills and knowledge with people who are experiencing what I did. Leash walking being no fun - and making their dog more reactive. If that's you, I'd love to help you.

“She walked by my side with a loose lead! I was very pleased. First time ever on a walk with other dogs and in an exciting environment.”

Pauline Mitchell

You'll get all of this.

Online course content

Do the course from the comfort of your own home and on your daily walks. You don't need a special app for this. You'll be able to access via your phone, tablet, or computer.

Lifetime Access

Don't worry about falling behind. You get lifetime access to this course content.

Drip-fed content

I give you access to the course over the course of 3 weeks. You'll get two modules each week. The content is in video and written form. Then I'll keep the forums available for another week after that.

Email prompts

I'll remind you by email to look at the course content as it appears.

Help and support

You'll have access to me via a private forum just for course members that you'll be able to use to chat with me. That's not all – we'll also have a live, recorded Zoom call at the end of the course to discuss the course in person.

Ongoing support

Buying the course gives you access to my exclusive Facebook group just for people who've done my courses.  

The course starts on Friday the 18th of June and I'll deliver the content three weeks with an extra week at the end for practice and last questions.

The course isn't available to buy just yet. It'll be available for purchase on Monday the 14th of June.

In advance of it going on sale, I'm doing a giveaway. You could win a handler place worth £90.

Click here to join my giveaway.

Your chance to join the giveaway ends in




You may still have some questions.

If I buy the course, what do I actually get?

How do I access the course?

Before you can buy the course, you'll set up a profile on my website. The course content will be accessed through the website.

How long do I have access?

For life. Well, possibly not for your life. For the lifetime of the website – which I hope will be a very long time.

What if I don't like it?

I don't have a refund policy on this course. I hope I've given enough information to let you decide. But – if you really hate the course, email me on admin@bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk, and we can discuss.

Will it work on a phone?

Yes. You can use your phone, tablet, or computer. And there is no need to download an app.

What if I can't access the course?

Email me on admin@bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk, and I'll help you.

Will I have to correct my dog?

No. All training is done with treats – and Animal Centred Education (ACE). No corrections needed.

Is a handler or a spectator place best for me?

If you can answer yes to each of the following questions, buy a handler place.

If not, a specator place will be best for you.

Tracey, what are your qualifications?

I have a BSc(Hons) degree in Canine behaviour and training. I'm an ACE Advanced Tutor and a Tellington TTouch practitioner. I'm currently studying for an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training.

“The walk certainly had the potential to go awry several times, but utilising some of the techniques learned here certainly helped.”

Kate Stuhrke

The course starts on Friday the 18th of June and I'll deliver the content three weeks with an extra week at the end for practice and last questions.

The course isn't available to buy just yet. It'll be available for purchase on Monday the 14th of June.

In advance of it going on sale, I'm doing a giveaway. You could win a handler place worth £90.

Click here to join my giveaway.

Legal Disclaimer: I would love to promise you the same results as I got from this training. I would also love to promise you how long it will take. I simply can't give any guarantees. Success in dog training depends on a range of factors including but not limited to: your own efforts, your skill at implementing the training suggested, the time you spend on training, as well as your dog's prior experiences, health, and temperament. You remain responsible for your dog's behaviour.