16 Jan Let’s talk about leash training!
If you’re struggling with leash training we recommend a front pull harness or a gentle leader. These tools will help remind your dog to listen while on lead! Going on a walk is very exciting and it’s easy to get distracted!
Keep the leash short and praise your pup for walking alongside you.
When they pull, stop walking and wait until they stop pulling and their is slack on your leash before you begin walking again.
Don’t use training walks as a way to exercise. You might be stopping a lot in the beginning. In fact your dog might do better if exercised another way before a training walk. We recommend a game of fetch, zoomies in the yard or a day of daycare at Melissa’s Menagerie!
Don’t give up! Time, patience and consistency will leash train any dog!