Teaching Leash Walking Skills

August 22nd, 2009 by Dan

Having a dog that walks nicely on a leash is one of the most rewarding outcomes of the hard work of training. However, many owners don’t know how to get to a place where they have a pooch that will walk happily next to them and instead fear strolls – as they fear they could lead to a dislocated shoulder!

Westie Biting Leash

Photo by elisharene

If you have a dog that pulls, a leash-biter or one who lags behind while you’re trying to take a walk, I’ve written an article for you. Using positive methods that reward your dog for the behaviors you want him to repeat, you’ll see results without the need for jerking or physical punishment. Take a look at our newest addition to our series Canine Manners 101: Teaching Your Dog Polite Leash Skills





2 Responses to “Teaching Leash Walking Skills”

  1. marilyn Says:

    It’s so nice to have a dog that walks along without pulling. I just wrote a blog called Taking the Lead.

    Visit blog.caninekingdom.com/

    Semper Fido,
    Marilyn

  2. Hound Hearts Says:

    Teaching leash ‘manners’ to a dog is important. As a dog would say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Some dogs do well with treats and others do well with ‘impulse control’ techniques.

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