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Dog Training: Manners and Leash Walking

  • The Edney, Floor Five 1100 Market Street Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

Does your dog jump up on your guests? Does he pull on leash or stop to sniff every five feet? Is she afraid of or aggressive toward other dogs and humans on the trail? If your experiencing behavior issues with your dog or are simply interested in learning more about dog behavior this class is for you. Behavior specialist and trainer, Nicole McDermid, will discuss what motivates our canine friends and how you can dramatically change your own dog’s behavior by making small modifications at home and on the trail. Specifically, you will learn to improve both everyday manners (barking, growling, hyperactivity, etc.) and your complete leash walking experience. Your behavior issue not covered by these topics? Time will be set aside toward the end of class for your individual questions. And for you visual learners out there, Roxy will be our demonstration dog for the evening!

Unfortunately, no other dogs will be permitted at this particular class, but look for future dog-friendly training classes!

Proceeds from this class will benefit McKamey Animal Center.

About the teacher:


Nicole McDermid is a dog trainer and behavior specialist. She received her education and certification from the Misha May Foundation, located in Lakewood, Colorado and completed the requirements for K9 First-Aid and CPR through Colorado CPR & AED. Nicole focuses on force-free training methods and specializes in working with dogs in need of rehabilitation and behavior modification; the most prevalent being fear and anxiety. Nicole has volunteered with several rescue organizations along the front range in Colorado, and served on the board of directors for Do Over Dogs, a rescue in Broomfield, Colorado. Additionally, Nicole has fostered and adopted herself when space at home has allowed. She started her dog training and adventure company, Recess, in Chattanooga, TN in 2016. She and her husband, Travis, live in Chattanooga with their three canine kids.

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