We at Seize The Leash are dedicated to helping dog owners with problem dogs. Dogs that are anxious, fearful, aggressive, dominant, or simply undisciplined are those that we can help. Our training progams encompass Puppy Socialization, Obedience Training, and Personalized One-to-one Counseling. We seek to achieve a balanced state of mind and a healthy relationship between the dog and its owners. It is important for us to help dog owners understand their dogs needs. By providing the proper information and training, the relationship between dog and owner will be a happy, joyful and balanced one.
We show you how to:
- Use your own energy to communicate with your dog and how your energy and emotions affect your dog.
- Give your dog support and coaching while your dog rebuilds his confidence, learns impulse control and builds a lasting relationship with you based on respect and trust.
- Work with your dog in a high stress environment by using the dog's energy to your benefit and teaching your dog when to ignore distractions and others& energy.
- Find the right motivators and reinforcements for your dog so that excess energy is handled.
- Build control and understanding at the same time.
The one foster dog out of about 20 that has come into my home in the last year and a half, the one that made me want to quit! There were many days I hated him. He knocked me down, went after my cats, acted like an overly aggressive bully at the dog park, beat up and drew blood from my precious Shadow! I cursed the day I brought this no good SOB home from the pound. He was an escape artist, had no manners, was aggressive. The list goes on...
This dog needs training! Every since I was a young child I have been fascinated with well trained dogs. Guide dogs, service dogs, police dogs etc, but the choke chains, shock collars, even the pushing and tugging into position has never seemed "right" to me.
Luckily the rescue I foster for believes in training, but one trainer only uses games. Games! Seriously? Fresno is an out of control jerk, there is NO way he is going to respond with just games and making choices! What have I got to lose? My life sucks with him in my house. He only gets along with one other dog. He has to be separated from everything else. He must be tethered to me to be out of his crate if he is in the house! Ugh!
Canine Behavior Training he we come! Focus work, pattern games, recalls, body awareness ( this isn't going to work). It took me 45 minutes to get him to sit. Seriously! Can't I just force his butt to the ground!?! Other dogs may take 45 SECONDS NOT 45 MINUTES!
Armed with a treat bag and games I start to periodically work\play with Fresno (aka no good sob stupid .... Dog). He starting sitting automatically, then he learned down, wait, stay... Hey this is fun, he isn't so bad after all!
Soon life was fun with Fresno and he wasn't escaping, knocking me down or acting like a jerk, but I just know he isn't going to be able to be in the same room as my foster Jack, thats okay, some dogs just don't get along. Since Fresno actually busted through his wire crate to go after Jack why force it?
I keep the games/training going and by accident one day Jack and Fresno are in the same yard together-omg! Someone is going to get killed, I just know it! "Fresno come!" He did and sat down in front of me!!! No way! A month ago he would have ripped Jack to shreds! Obviously this was a fluke, so I bought more fencing and took more precautions to make sure these two don't come in contact, ever! Wouldn't you know time passed and working with both dogs they accidentally end up in the same yard again. This time I just watch, uneasy, but hopeful. They sniffed each other, its a little tense, but they didn't go after each other Enough of that for me, this game training is great, but this still must be a fluke or a full moon or something, after all a couple months ago these guys would have killed each other. The only difference is is that I've played a few games with Fresno and used some touch therapy with Jack. Now I&m feeling brave (or stupid) and I purposely put the boys in the same yard. One of the most beautiful sights I have seen since my daughters were born... Doggie play bows between two formerly nasty enemies! They are actually playing together!!!
Thank you Jamie Robinson for showing me how to help these dogs! FRESNO HAS FINALLY BEEN OFFICIALLY ADOPTED!!! The family says he is great in the house, wonderful with their other dog and is even respecting their birds space! Wow!
Jack the Jack Russel
Seize The Leash
4998 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Once a month walking clinic is at the main entrance to FT Lowell Park.
Group Behavior Training
All brand new classes starting in the new year and new classes will be starting every two weeks all year round
Reactivity, aggression, out of control
THURSDAY at 1:00 pm
FRIDAY at 4:00 pm
SATURDAY at 7:30 am
SUNDAY at 9:00 am
Life Without A Leash
THURSDAY at 4:00 pm
FRIDAY at 7:30 am
SATURDAY at 1:00 pm
SUNDAY at 11:00 am
APDT Canine Life and Social Skills and AKC Canine Good Citizen Obedience Basics
THURSDAY at 7:30 am
FRIDAY at 5:30 pm
SATURDAY at 7:00 pm
SUNDAY at 7:30 am
This also includes the exams for both programs
AKC STAR Puppy and play group
THURSDAY at 7:00 pm
FRIDAY at 9:00 am
SATURDAY at 11:00 am
SUNDAY 5:30 pm
Iincludes the AKC STAR Puppy evaluation and certification
Sports & Games
TUESDAY 7:00 pm
FRIDAY at 4:30 pm
SATURDAY at 4:00 pm
SUNDAY at 1:00 pm
Class includes agility, nose work and tracking, Treibball, tricks and freestyle dancing.
Shy Dog & Confidence Building Workshop
THURSDAY at 9:00 am
FRIDAY at 1:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am
SUNDAY 7:00 pm.
Snake Avoidance Without Shock
THURSDAY 5:30 pm.
FRIDAY at 11:00 am
SATURDAY 5:30 pm
SUNDAY at 2:30 pm
THURSDAY at 11:00 am
FRIDAY at 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 2:30 pm.
We are also having one hour where those who foster for the various rescues in the Tucson area can come and learn and do with a current foster. During this time we are also offereing 2 free lessons for anyone who adopts from PACC, HOPE or any of the local rescues as long as they start within the first 30 days of the adoption. This hour is FREE to the foster parent, the adopter and the rescues. This hour is on Thursdays at 2:30 pm.
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