Just finished our lessons with Rob.  This was money well spent!!   We are not the original owners of a German Shepard who had some very bad habits and was very stubborn.  As a result of LoseTheLeash he has turned the corner and is becoming a well behaved animal who listens and follows instructions.  If your are struggling with a pet dog, call this guy.  You won’t be disappointed.

Here’s the review from Yelp, notice it’s buried on a back page:

Here’s a quick video of Brady’s progress:

Video: Training a Vizsla that’s Aggressive with Strangers at the Door

In this video you’ll see a LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training client training his Vizsla from start to finish. As you can see, we will work with you and your dog in YOUR home so that YOU learn how to manage your dog. The beginning of the video shows that this dog is not particularly friendly with strangers at the front door. The other clips show how quickly and effectively that our training has empowered the owner to get his dog composed and under control.

We understand that not all dogs behave perfectly, that’s what we fix! We are comfortable working with aggressive dogs, shy dogs, dominant dogs, toy crazy dogs, overly social dogs, puppies and older dogs too. In order to demonstrate how safe, effective and fun our training methods are, we come you your home for a FREE In-Home dog training demo with YOUR DOG.



In-Home Dog Training for the Phoenix Arizona (AZ) East Valley Area including: Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe and more!

We specialize in private in-home training to maintain and sharpen all trained behaviors. We also cater to your specific needs and tailor our training program to fit your life. Our mission is to provide owners and their pets with the MOST rewarding lifelong relationship.

Checkout our great website:

Upcoming Dog Event: Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials April 9th and 10th, 2011

The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association (A.L.E.C.A.) in partnership with the Scottsdale, Mesa & Phoenix Police Departments, is happy to announce that Scottsdale Healthcare is once again joining as a proud sponsor of The Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials 2011. We would like to invite you to attend the DESERT DOG POLICE K-9 TRIALS, that will be held at the newly renovated Scottsdale Stadium, on April 9th & 10th, 2011.

During the weekend events, you will be able to observe many active Police, Military, Government and Security canine teams from around the nation competing in various field exercises. Most of the events will be timed for the purpose of a tiebreaker. Many of these teams will also be competing in various building exercises. Because the building, narcotics and explosives searches must take place in a controlled environment, we are unable to showcase this part of the competition. However, demonstrations will be performed during some of the intermissions. Vendors will be on site selling shirts, hats and other canine and police related products. Canine, SWAT and Fire Vehicles will be on display, hopefully even a Police Helicopter!

The events that the teams will be competing in include, Handler Protection, Tactical Building Search, Building Search, Agility / Obstacle course, Area Search, Narcotics and Explosives Search.

The annual Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials are not funded by any public funds. All costs associated with this event must be raised through donations, sales of program ad space or vendor booth fees. If you or your business would like to become involved in supporting or sponsoring these trials, setting up a vendor booth, advertising in the program, K-9 Team entry, or assisting your local K-9 unit, contact Owen Keefe at owen@desertdogk9trials, or sign up for our K-9 Team mailing list, vendor list or program ad and we will send you the information as soon as it becomes available.  More information here:

Cosmo Dog Park Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert, Arizona’s Best Dog Park Once Again Makes Top Ten In Nation!

Dog Fancy Magazine (June 2010)


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Dog Park Amenities

· Approximately 4 fenced acres
· Area lighting for night use
· Pet drinking fountains & wash stations
· Separate use areas for active and timid dogs
· Ramada, tables and benches
· Trash receptacles
· “Mutt-Mitt” waste disposal stations
· Information kiosk

Dog Park Rules:

1. Dog owners must carry a leash
2. Owners must clean up after their dogs
3. Limit 3 dogs per visit
4. Dogs must be under voice control and in sight of owners
5. Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior must be leashed
6. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated
7. Puppies using the park must be older than 4 months
8. Spayed or neutered animals recommended
9. No smoking or food allowed within the fenced area
10. Dogs “in season” not allowed
11. Owners are responsible to cover holes or turf damage caused by pets
12. Children running or chasing after dogs is prohibited
13. Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to the dog park

Cosmo Dog Park
2502 E. Ray Road
(Northeast corner of Ray Road and Santan Loop 202)
Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department (480) 503-6200
Gilbert Police Department (480) 503-6500

This Post Brought to you by LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training Gilbert, AZ

LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training : Client Video Labrador Puppy Training

In this video, you see one of our happy clients training his labrador puppy to retrieve her toys.  As you can see, the trainer can confidently control his dog, even though she is only a puppy, and has tons of motivation.  Best of all, the dog can remain happy while taking commands from the owner.  That’s what LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training is all about!  If you’d like to see this training in person, you’re in luck!  We offer a FREE In-Home dog training demonstration so that you can get to see, first hand, what our training can do your you and your dog.  Just give us a call anytime

We’ll come when You Call!!!

Having FUN while dog training in San Diego at Del Mar dog beach!

LOSE THE LEASH in San Diego Dog Training @ Del Mar Dog Beach!

In this San Diego dog training video you’ll see Rob Jewell and ‘Archer’ from LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training having fun at Del Mar Dog Beach! As you can see, having an obedient and happy dog with tremendous motivation is no problem, even on a distracting beach! LOSE THE LEASH Dog Training will come to you for a FREE Dog Training Demonstration in your home.

We’ll come when You call!!!

Winter Hiking and Off Leash Dog Training in the Cuyamaca Mountains!

With it so rarely snowing in San Diego County, Erin and I jumped at the chance to take the pack out for a hike when it snowed in the Cuyamaca Mountains early winter of 2009. Having off leash fun is definitely what we are all about! We packed up our 7, and a friend, and made the 45 minute drive out the the mountains. What a blast! I love seeing the dogs run around like hooligans, and I really love that they will come when called (wait for the whistle)!!! For more information about off leash training, and having a dog that can listen, call 619-818-6462. We’ll come out to meet you in your home, and show you what our training is all about!

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Lose The Leash Dog Training of San Diego Training a 4 month old Min Pin Puppy

San Diego Dog Trainers \"Lose The Leash\" Training a 4 Month Old Min Pin Puppy

Snake Avoidance Training with Dogs: Making Informed Choices

Dog Training San Diego

As temperatures rise in the springtime in San Diego, humans and other creatures increase their outdoor activities. Sightings of wildlife increase with an associated worry on the part of the humans about close encounters with the more dangerous types, for example California’s rattlesnakes. Dog owners in particular share concerns about keeping their canine companions safe when venturing into the desert and mountains for hiking, hunting, etc. Homeowners who live close to the desert and whose yards are exposed are also concerned about keeping their dogs safe. A service provided by a number of individuals that appears to be growing in popularity is called snake avoidance training. Some call it other things: snake proofing (a very misleading term), de-snaking (inaccurate at best), or just snake training (which sounds like it would take a very long time as snakes don’t seem to learn as quickly as other animals). The basic strategy involves a snake, an electronic shock collar and the dog. The purpose is to present the snake to the dog, usually several times under different conditions so that the dog is exposed to the sound, smell and look of the snake. When the dog approaches the snake, a “trainer” administers the shock, usually at one of the highest settings. The hope is that through rapid aversive conditioning, the dog will learn to associate pain and/or fear with the snake and, therefore, will avoid snakes in the future. It sounds simple, but this is actually a very complex situation that deserves careful attention. The purpose of the remainder of this article is to help dog owners make informed choices about snake avoidance training. In addition to notes about the training itself, humane treatment of all the animals involved is also emphasized. The end of the article is summarized with a series of questions dog owners should ask (and get answers) from any potential trainer. My main point of this article is that this is a choice for the owner to make, and I want to encourage the most informed choice possible. It is NOT my intention to say whether one should even attempt this training. That is entirely up to the individual dog owner.

Snake avoidance training is most often recommended for people whose dogs are frequently in the field. People who are active out-of-doors or who live near the desert/suburb interface are also motivated to get the training. The costs range from $40-$80 or more and sometimes include a “free” follow-up session to make sure that the learning stuck. The trainings are frequently offered in a clinic format, with a number of people bringing their dogs to one location over a day or weekend. All trainers seem to note that this process is not guaranteed to work 100%. Many trainers attempt to conduct the training in as safe a manner as possible: safe for the human, safe for the dog. As mentioned above, the usual “presentation” of the stimulus (i.e., snake) is done in several ways where the dog is exposed separately to the sight, sound, or smell so that the dog hopefully will “get it” that this is a snake, and bad things happen to you when you approach a snake. The snake is usually a rattlesnake, and is either caged in some way, loose but defanged in some way or muzzled to ensure the safety of the dog. Ideally, the dog is shocked only once and figures out that snakes are to be avoided. Unfortunately, some dogs don’t seem to get it as quickly (or some trainers don’t know what they’re doing) and multiple shocks are administered. If the timing of the trainer is off by even a millisecond, the dog will be confused. Some of the potential long-term effects on the dog when the training is done improperly range from avoidance of anything remotely resembling a snake (including shadows and other innocuous things), to attacking all snakes. For some dogs, their fear becomes so great that it may interfere with their normal activities. Let the buyer beware.


• What is your experience, training and education about the following: dogs and dog behavior, snakes and snake behavior, operant conditioning? (Check for excellent knowledge and experience… not just “OK.”

• What kind of snake is it? Where did you obtain the snake? How long have you had it? What happens to the snake once all the training is over? How many dogs are used with the one snake? How do you keep the snake on-site when you’re not training a dog? (Check for humane treatment and evidence for compliance with California law about reintroduction after captivity and moving snakes in the wild (that’s a no-no). Also, they better know exactly what kind of species it is… And so should you. If it’s a rare or other protected species of rattlesnake, you should report them to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700.)

• How will the snake be presented to the dog? If de-fanged, exactly what procedure was used for that process? (If you hear the word “pliers,” run.)

The bottom line is that snake avoidance training is not for every dog. If you decide to pay for someone’s services, choose your trainer carefully and wisely. Finally, keep in mind that there are larger issues to consider, both for your dog and for the other creatures involved.

This article was edited, the original article written by Allison Titcomb.

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