Off-Leash Dog Training Aims to Create Happy Dogs and Owners
HISTORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK
Stephanie Lane has a mantra: Leave no dog behind.
She is of the opinion that every dog deserves training and, with a little guidance, can successfully go through life without a leash.
“A dog that has to be kept on a leash is nothing more than a slave,” she says.
Lane will host another round of dog training courses that specialize in off-leash obedience starting Saturday, August 28th in Hailey. Classes take place outdoors from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. From Sunday, August 29th, zoom sessions will also be offered online from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lane’s Scotch Pines Dog Training is not based on any treats, shock collars, whistles, or clickers.
“Your dog’s payment is your praise. They want you to be happy with them. You are the trainer. I’m only here to help you, ”she tells her students.
Lane prepares dogs for success with hand signals and simple commands like sit and stay. But some of their students have taught their dogs more complicated maneuvers, such as:
“Your goal is a dog that is free and obeyed without correction – a dog without correction,” says Lane. “A dog that you can take with you to your next barbecue because it knows that it won’t peel a hamburger.”
More information is available at www.spdogtraining.com. Or send an email to [email protected] or call 208-484-5284.