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Off Leash Class 

This course is designed to teach your dog to be off leash and under your command at all times for families who want to provide off leash experiences in nature like on hiking trails, camping trips, or park excursions.

Dog must have trained with me in a previous class. Each class is 3.5 hours.

Time & Location


8:30 AM – Noon, each class is 3.5 hours

Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

4235 Monterey Rd

Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA

About the Event

Hi Pack Leaders! 

I have developed an Off Leash course designed to teach your dog to be off leash and under  your command.  This course is designed for families that want to provide off leash experiences in nature like  hiking trails, camping trips or park excursions.  

In my years training dogs off leash, the three most important commands I use are:

  • “HERE” - getting dogs to come when distracted. 

  • “LEAVE IT” - getting dogs off a distraction and focused on you 

  • “WITH ME” - getting dogs to follow you off leash and walk with you off leash


Handlers will teach their dogs to respond to these commands using low levels of eCollar  stimulation AND longline to guide and motivate your dog. I recommend Dogtra IQ Plus for most dogs,  Dogtra IQ Mini for small dogs.  You must  purchase the eCollar.  

What we cover: Solid off leash recall, Leave It, and With Me commands with real life scenarios.

Prerequisites: Your dog must have already taken my group classes or privates with me in  order to qualify for this course. Your dog must already be able to walk on a loose leash and  obey the recall command with low to medium distraction.  


This is NOT for doggies with aggressive behavior. I offer private sessions to address  aggression to enable you and your dog to participate in group classes. Dogs must be at least 6 months old, in good health and fine with other dogs and people. 


What is required from you:  Have an open mind, be willing to put in the work and have fun.  Family members are welcome as long as there is one primary handler that is committed to coming to all the classes.  Children must be under your control. 



Rules Of Engagement:

  • No retractable leashes or harnesses allowed.  Slip Lead, Pinch Collar, and/or  The Sidekick (Transitional Leash) are recommended tools.  You can order The Sidekick at  For tiny dogs, I recommend the Mendota slip leash (3/8ths 6').  For powerful breeds that are strong pullers, I recommend Herm Sprenger 2.25 or 3.0 Pinch Collar and 6' thin leather leash.  

  • Bring 15” check cord. Recommended brand is Mendota.

  • Dogtra eCollar (please stick with this recommendation and not get a brand that doesn’t work well) 

  • Bring treats and a treat bag.

  • Show up at least 15 minutes early to get acclimated and find our location.

  • If you are late, it poses a disruption to the pack.  Do your best to be on time.

  • Be responsible and keep a healthy distance from other dogs and people.

  • One dog per handler. You may bring a partner and/or children over 12 under your control.

  • You and your dog must be in good health and able to walk on uneven terrain and do moderate walking.

  • **Please wear athletic shoes or hiking shoes as we will be walking on uneven ground.

  • Bring water for you and your dog in a backpack. No handbags. You need to be hands free!


  • Trainer reserves the right to remove anyone disruptive to the class with no refund. 

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