You’ve already learned a number of exercises that are important for taking your dog on a walk. Here’s how to put them all together.
One of the major issues with teaching dogs to walk well on lead is that they want to rush ahead to see the sights. Walking next to you, and especially stopping to wait, is boring to them compared to exploring. How do we remedy the situation? We make sticking next to you and stopping a fun game—one that’s as exciting as the people, sounds and smells on a walk.
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Frequently, when you want to start your walk, or at other times, you need to get your dog back to heel position at your side. Here is quick and simple way to teach it.
Another technique for loose leash walking that everyone should know, which has a similar function to the about-turn, is the U-turn where, when you make the turn, your dog is stationary and you walk around him. That means if your dog walks on your left side, you turn to the left and walk around him.
In this blog, I’ll introduce the about-turn which you can use: (1) if your dog gets ahead of you, (2) before she has a chance to get ahead of you, or (3) intermittently just to spice up the walk.
To improve your dog’s behavior and the enjoyment of walks for both of you, here are a few tips on training your puppy or adult dog to walk on loose leash at your side.
Working out with your dog is possible! Normally, both the down-stay training for dogs and exercise for humans can be boring and tedious, but, by combining the two, we make it fun.
Exercising with your dog can be easy. It’s the New Year and no doubt many have vowed to exercise and get into shape. But when you wake up in the morning do you look at your dog and feel guilty that you’re working out instead of playing with him? Well, here’s a short and easy indoor workout routine that includes treats and training for your dog and exercise for you.
The easy slip lead is the solution to getting the leash off of fearful dogs at the vet. This is an easy-to-loosen slip lead that you can make yourself. Find out how here.